Southbank Centre Book Market


Tucked under Waterloo Bridge, you'll find the Southbank Centre Book Market. Stocked with second-hand books, including classics, contemporary titles, maps and prints, it's a lovely spot to browse. Open every day until 7pm - whatever the weather!

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Venue Details & Map

Southbank Centre Book Market

Belvedere Road
Public transport:
Waterloo, Underground
Yelp Reviews

4.0 out of 5 based on 26 reviews

Top 5 reviews of Southbank Centre Book Market

3.0 out of 5 6 November 2015
by Kristine T.

In a city with lots of food markets book markets are more rare to come across. However books are always fun to browse so being able to pass by an open air book market when you go for a walk by the river is really cool and can provide a nice distraction. You never know what you are going to discover in the market so it's worth having a look to see what you may discover.more

3.0 out of 5 23 September 2015
by Karishma P.

I've stopped at this book market every time I'm in the area, but I've never bought a single book (and for someone like me, that's really strange as I belong to the compulsive book-buyer category)

I think part of the reason, is that the books that I have seen at this market, tend to be a bit yellowed and more than gently used and those don't appeal to me at all. I've never really "found"...more

4.0 out of 5 22 December 2014
by Hui C.

Selection was kind of haphazardly organized (I don't even know if I can say anything was organized, because it was more or less a jumble of random things sellers decided to cart over) but if you do find things, they're incredibly cool. A friend and I picked up some old maps and prints as gifts. Location can't be beat - right under the Waterloo Bridge and overlooking the Thames and Millennium...more

4.0 out of 5 8 September 2014
by Geoff Y.

A semi-permanent fixture on the South Bank, under Waterloo bridge, this collection of sellers is here most days. The method is simple, there are no sales people just tables. Peruse at your leisure, find a book you want, check the inside flap to find a price and a code. If the price agrees with you, take it to the seller with the corresponding code on their sign and pay. No muss, no fuss....more

4.0 out of 5 29 October 2013
by Caroline H.

A brilliant place to browse and to people watch. Don't come on a Saturday afternoon, it's too busy to find anything, but other than that it's great.

As the books aren't in any sort of discernible order, I wouldn't recommend coming here if you have a specific one in mind, but if you just want something to read for a couple of quid then definitely pay a visit. I've spent many happy hours, and...more

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