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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

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, with recent authors ranging from Michael Palin to Terry Pratchett and Ngugi wa Thiong’o.


In Our Bookstore Now

At Southbank in April

April at Southbank Centre marks the launch of The Barenboim Project, a series of concerts and recitals with world-class conductor and pianist Daniel Barenboim. Starting with a pair of concerts with his home orchestra Berlin Staatskapelle on the 20th and 21st April, these are set to be a major highlight of the classical calendar. April also kicks off Southbank Centre's Changing Britain festival in earnest, a series of events reflecting the recent cultural and social history of our country inspired by David Kynaston's Tales of New Jerusalem including two weekends packed full of talks and debates. We'll be selling a range of books to tie in with the festival both in our shop and at stalls across the site.



Daniela's Picks

Over the coming months, one member of staff here at Foyles at Royal Festival Hall will be taking over a table with their selection of favourite books. This month it's Daniela's turn and, because she's leaving us, take care Daniela!




Modern Library Classics: Pride and Prejudice
Throughout 2015 we will be highlighting a different Modern Library Classics title each month by selling it at half-price. Our selection this April is Jane Austen's cherished social commentary on nineteenth century Britain, Pride and Prejudice.






New York Review of Books

The publishing arm of one of the most respected and influential literary journals in the world, New York Review Books have been publishing some of the most interesting titles from around the world since 1998. Here's a selection of some of their greatest offerings, including T H White's The Goshawk - the book that inspired some of today's most prominent nature writers such as Phillip Hoare and Helen MacDonald.

What If?

There's more to fantasy than Westeros, and there's more to sci-fi that Katniss Everdeen. Here's our selection of some of the most distinctive and fantastical literary works, from underappreciated genre masters like John Crowley Tim Powers to future classics like The Flame Alphabet and Annihilation.





Wordless Wonders

Here at Foyles we happen to be big fans of the written word but sometimes an artist can capture in a picture something that words can't. These beautiful graphic works speak volumes without saying anything at all.







For some, running isn't just putting one foot in front of the other quickly - it's a way of life. Whether you're wheezing after fifty metres or a seasoned pavement pounder, these books will help you take that next step.






Ever wondered how to build a billion dollar app? Or even a universe? Maybe your ambitions aren't so lofty and you simply want to know how to sit and be alone. Either way, our esoteric selection of how-to books has got you covered.








With the return of a certain Mother of Dragons to our TV screens, it's time to celebrate the most fearsome creature of worldwide folklore. These books for children and adults feature dragons of all shapes and sizes, from the cuddly, eastern-inspired luck dragon of The Neverending Story to the fearsome monster of Beowulf.




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
Judging a debut novel award

Jonathan Ruppin, a judge for debut novel award the Desmond Elliott Prize, looks at why literary awards for first-time writers are so important and explains why the criteria are a little different from other prizes.

GUEST BLOG: A rolling Stoner

Frances Macmillan, Senior Editor at Vintage Classics, looks at how John Williams' Stoner, published 50 years ago, was rescued from obscurity and eventually became acknowledged as a 20th-century classic.

GUEST BLOG: The great book giveaway

Elizabeth Fremantle, whose novel Queen's Gambit is on of the 20 being given away all over Britain today by volunteers for World Book Night, reveals how she first got involved as a volunteer.

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