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Royal Festival Hall

Royal Festival Hall

Foyles, Southbank Centre, Riverside, London, SE1 8XX
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7440 3212
Fax: +44 (02) 0 7981 9739

Opening hours
Monday - Sunday10.00am - 10.00pm
Easter and Bank holidaysNormal hours apply
21st, 22nd 23rd December9.00am - 10pm
24th December (Christmas Eve)9.00am - 5pm
25th December (Christmas Day)Closed
26th December (Boxing Day)12noon - 7.00pm
31st December (New Year's Eve)9.00am - 3.00pm
1st January 2016 (New Year's Day)11.00am - 7.00pm

Special Opening Hours

Please see the table above right for variations to our normal opening hours during this year's Christmas/New Year holiday period.

About This Bookstore

Nearest Underground Station: Waterloo. Orientation - follow signs to the Royal Festival Hall from whichever exit taken from Waterloo station.


Opened in June 2005 our Royal Festival Hall branch sits right on the riverside in the heart of the Southbank Centre. Open from 10am-10pm every day, it offers the perfect destination whether you’re attending a concert or event, or simply enjoying the delights of the area. We stock a broad range of subjects from fiction, literature and poetry to philosophy, biography, science, cookery, health, graphics, art, travel, London guides and children's titles. In the summer months you can while away the hours lounging in a deckchair on our lawn, reading your favourite book or just watching the world go by. We also run a bookstall at all the Southbank Centre’s Literary events and frequently have available signed copies by many of the authors appearing, as well as holding our own signings in-store.


Upcoming Events

Foyles Festivities: Meet Kipper at Royal Festival Hall Foyles Festivities: Meet Kipper at Royal Festival Hall
28th November 2015 1pm - 2pm | Royal Festival Hall Children's Event, Free Event

Mick Inkpen’s beloved Kipper is stepping off of the page this year and appearing at our Birmingham store to greet his fans and pose for photos!

Foyles Festivities: Late Night Shopping at Royal Festival Hall Foyles Festivities: Late Night Shopping at Royal Festival Hall
17th December 2015 6pm - 8pm | Royal Festival Hall Free Event

Christmas shopping doesn’t have to be stressful and (as ‘tis the season to be generous) we come bearing an early Christmas gift to help make your browsing as tranquil as possible.

Latest Blogs

23rd October 2014 - 12 Midnight Laura Anderson

Autumn's natural wonders, even in a city like London, can offer all manner of fun and adventure this half-term, suggests Laura from our Royal Festival Hall shop.

8th July 2013 - 12 Midnight Julie Fisher

Julie Fisher shares some of her heavenly home-made ice cream recipes, including Honey Ice Cream with Honeycomb and Toasted Almonds and mango and Passion Fruit Sorbet.

10th December 2012 - 12 Midnight Isobel Moore

Isobel Moore, from our Royal Festival Hall branch, recalls her father's nightly readings of Bilbo Baggins' adventures and how stories of Middle-earth helped her through tough times.

10th September 2012 - 12 Midnight Sean O'Conor

Sean O'Conor from our Royal Festival Hall branch pays tribute to the late Ray Bradbury, the writer who first kindled his love of reading and who never accepted the label of science fiction for his work.

23rd June 2012 - 12 Midnight Sean O'Conor

Intelligent football writing didn't begin with Nick Hornby's Fever Pitch, reports Sean, but the it's only recently that British publishers have started properly catering for the demand from fans.

Latest Blog
A world where turtles dance

Today marks the 150th anniversary of the publication of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll's timeless tale of treacle wells, catless grins and recalcitrant croquet mallets. Laura Anderson looks at why this unique children's book has enchanted every new generation of readers.

All-encompassing short stories

The editor of Tramp Press anthology A Kind of Compass explains how authors including Sara Baume, Kevin Barry and Yoko Ogawa explore the many ways in which it is possible to feel far from home in their stories.

Transcending religion in the kitchen

Amina Elshafei shares her experiences of being in the spotlight as the first Muslim contestant on Masterchef Australia, as well as her recipe for Korean dish Tukbaegi Gaeranjim, or Clay-Steamed Egg, from her new book Amina's Home Cooking.

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