Marx Memorial Library  

 
 
ADDRESS
37A Clerkenwell Green, Clerkenwell, London EC1R 0DU
 
 
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OPENING TIMES
Mon-Thu: 1pm-6pm; Fri-Sun: closed
 

Nearby

 

This library contains over 100,000 books, pamphlets and periodicals connected with Marxism and the broad Labour Movement, all housed in an 18th century Grade II listed building.

Specialised collections include: the Bernal Peace Library, International Brigade Spanish Civil War Archives, the James Klugman Collection of Radical and Chartist Literature, and US Labour Movement collection.

There are study facilities and the loan of books is available to members.

Spring and autumn lectures are open to the public.

 

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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
Farringdon Tube Station
 
4 minutes walk
 
Barbican Tube Station
 
8 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
 
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Bowling Green Lane NCP
 
2 minutes walk
 
Saffron Hill NCP
 
3 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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The Zetter Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £125  24% off
St John's Square 86-88 Clerkenwell Road, EC1M | 2 minutes from Marx Memorial Library
Found in the trendy neighbourhood of Clerkenwell, The Zetter Hotel provides stylish boutique accommodation within a converted Victorian warehouse. With 59 rooms, each individually designed and ... More
 
 
 
The Zetter Townhouse Clerkenwell
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £205  29% off
49-50 St John's Square, EC1V | 2 minutes from Marx Memorial Library
Located nearby to trendy neighbourbood Farringdon, The Zetter Townhouse Clerkenwell has been affectionately named the Great Aunt of the original Zetter Hotel. Within the Georgian townhouse, ... More
 
 
 
Crowne Plaza Kings Cross
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £59  31% off
1 Kings Cross Road, WC1X | 8 minutes from Marx Memorial Library
Halfway between the City and the west End, the Bloomsbury area is an oasis of calm in the very heart of the capital. It's a lovely ... More
 
 
 
 
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Alternative Libraries nearest Marx Memorial Library

Nearest to Marx Memorial Library
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
St Bride Library
London > Useful Numbers > Libraries
Bride Lane, Fleet Street, City, London EC4Y | 12 minutes from Marx Memorial Library
This specialist library off Fleet Street houses 50,000 books and 3,500 periodicals, catalogues and directories on printing. From techniques to type faces, graphic design to typography, ... More
 
 
 
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Pancras Square Library
London > Useful Numbers > Libraries
5 Pancras Square, Bloomsbury, London N1C | 26 minutes from Marx Memorial Library
In July 2014 St Pancras Library closed in its former location, Argyle Street, and relocated to shiny new premises at 5 Pancras Square, a new-build 14-storey ... More
 
 
 
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The Women's Library
London > Useful Numbers > Libraries
25 Old Castle Street, Spitalfields, London E1 | 28 minutes from Marx Memorial Library
The Women's Library was established in 1926, as the Library of the London Society for Women's Service, the successor of the London women's suffrage organisation led ... More
 
 
 
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On Soon
OutSmart Your Comfort Zone
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Sunday 28th January 2018 - 4.30pm-6pm
Marx Memorial Library, Rosebery Avenue, EC1R | 5 minutes from Marx Memorial Library
Literary & Education, Lecture....More
 
 
 
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Fabric
London > Events > Clubbing and Nightlife  Dates: Saturday 3rd February 2018 - 11pm-8am
Marx Memorial Library, 77a Charterhouse Street, EC1M | 5 minutes from Marx Memorial Library
Top house and techno tunes supplied by Tony Humphries, Steven Dunn, a guest, Cassy, D'Julz and Terry Francis in two rooms....More
 
 
 
Ongoing
Nature Morte
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 7th September 2017 to 2nd April 2018 - Various Times
Marx Memorial Library, Guildhall Yard, Off Gresham Street, EC2P | 6 minutes from Marx Memorial Library
Nature Morte seeks to illustrate how leading artists of the 21st century have reinvigorated still life, a genre previously synonymous with the 16th and 17th centuries. ...More
 
 
 
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The Piano Works
London > Entertainment > Live Music
113-117 Farringdon Road, EC1R | 2 minutes from Marx Memorial Library
Housed in an intimately lit Victorian warehouse, The Piano Works is a non-stop live music venue where in-house musicians take centre ... More
 
 
 
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Theatre Delicatessen
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Guardian House, 119 Farringdon Road, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 2 minutes from Marx Memorial Library
Taking over the old Guardian building in Farringdon and filling it with rehearsal rooms and performance spaces, Theatre Delicatessen not only takes an entrepreneurial approach to ... More
 
 
 
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Theatre Delicatessen
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Guardian House, 119 Farringdon Road, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 2 minutes from Marx Memorial Library
Taking over the old Guardian building in Farringdon and filling it with rehearsal rooms and performance spaces, Theatre Delicatessen not only takes an entrepreneurial approach to ... More
 
 
 
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Sights and Attractions near Marx Memorial Library

The best museums, galleries, attractions near Marx Memorial Library
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House of Detention
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Sans Walk, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 2 minutes from Marx Memorial Library
The House of Detention gets its name from its former purpose - as a prison - and there has been a prison on this site since ... More
 
 
 
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The Werkstatt
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
7-9 Woodbridge Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 2 minutes from Marx Memorial Library
The Werkstatt - meaning workshop in German - is a workshop for international designers and architects to meet, be inspired, play and create. A showcase for ... More
 
 
 
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Exmouth Market
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Exmouth Market, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 5 minutes from Marx Memorial Library
A rich hunting ground for restaurants and bars, Exmouth Market twinkles under the fairy lights that zig-zag overhead across the scenic pedestrianised street. Hip hang outs ... More
 
 
 
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Shopping near Marx Memorial Library

The best shops and markets near Marx Memorial Library
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Lesley Craze Gallery
London > Shopping > Jewellery
34 Clerkenwell Green, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | Same location as Marx Memorial Library
Lesley Craze houses contemporary pieces of jewellery design in an interesting gallery shop. A range of materials is used, including both precious and semi-precious metals, and ... More
 
 
 
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International Magic Shop
London > Shopping > Specialists
89 Clerkenwell Road, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 4 minutes from Marx Memorial Library
Superb family-run magic shop, offering props, books and videos for magicians of all abilities. Pick a deck of cards, any deck of cards, from their mysterious ... More
 
 
 
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ec one Exmouth Market
London > Shopping > Jewellery
41 Exmouth Market, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 5 minutes from Marx Memorial Library
Established in Clerkenwell in 1997, EC One jewellery has built up a glittering reputation for its individual, stylish jewellery. Husband and wife team Jos and Alison ... More
 
 
 
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Restaurants near Marx Memorial Library

What are the best dining options near Marx Memorial Library London?
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Dans Le Noir?
London > Restaurants > French restaurants
30-31 Clerkenwell Green, Farringdon, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | Same location as Marx Memorial Library
French-eclectic cuisine eaten in total darkness.Dining without the distractions, Dans le Noir? is basically just what it says it is - dinner "in the black". Emphasising ... More
 
 
 
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Sosharu
London > Restaurants > Japanese restaurants
Turnmill, 63 Clerkenwell Road, EC1M | 1 minute from Marx Memorial Library
A departure for top British chef Jason Atherton, Sosharu is an informal Japanese restaurant that serves tapas-style food and ... More
 
 
 
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Giant Robot
London > Restaurants > American restaurants
45 Clerkenwell Road, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 1 minute from Marx Memorial Library
Serving brunch, lunch, dinner and drinks from 10am till late seven days a week, Giant Robot in Clerkenwell is the latest incarnation of cocktail bar Match ... More
 
 
 
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Education near Marx Memorial Library

Near Marx Memorial Library
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B&H Kitchen
London > Education > Cookery Courses
Bourne & Hollingsworth Buildings, 42 Northampton Road, EC1R | 4 minutes from Marx Memorial Library
Featuring six catering stations, a demonstration bench and a communal dining table, B&H Kitchen , the cookery school from Bourne & Hollingsworth Group, guides Londoners ... More
 
 
 
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London Wine Academy
London > Education > Evening Classes
Garden Floor, 6 Coldbath Square, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 4 minutes from Marx Memorial Library
One day workshops, offering a friendly no-nonsense approach to teaching about wine, suitable for everyone from beginners to experts. Courses take place at the following venues: Atlas PH, ... More
 
 
 
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Career Energy
London > Education > Career Services
4-6 Staple Inn, Holborn, London WC1V | 8 minutes from Marx Memorial Library
Situated in the heart of London, Career Energy – formed in March 2002 - offers comprehensive advice on careers, career change and job searching. They’ll analyse ... More
 
 
 
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Marx Memorial Library gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
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Spa Fields Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Northampton Road, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 4 minutes from Marx Memorial Library
A busy park in Islington beside the Three Corners Centre youth centre and Adventure Playground, the 2.02 acre Spa Fields include a children's playground, tarmac ... More
 
 
 
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My Chocolate Workshops
London > Leisure > Activities
Hatton Square Business Centre, 16-16a Baldwin Gardens, Holborn, London EC1N | 5 minutes from Marx Memorial Library
Immerse yourself in a world of chocolate with this mouth-watering workshop. You will discover how chocolate is processed from bean to bar. Sample a variety of ... More
 
 
 
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Urban Golf
London > Leisure > Golf
12 Smithfield Street, City, London EC1A | 7 minutes from Marx Memorial Library
OK, so you may not be able to soak up the rays on this indoor course but it’s a brilliant idea that has been stylishly executed. ... More
 
 
 
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Pubs near Marx Memorial Library

The best pubs near London Marx Memorial Library.
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The Three Kings
London > Nightlife > Pubs
7 Clerkenwell Close, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 1 minute from Marx Memorial Library
Tucked away down a Clerkenwell backstreet next to the graveyard of St James Church, The Three Kings is popular with the locals and a real find for ... More
 
 
 
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Crown Tavern
London > Nightlife > Pubs
43 Clerkenwell Green, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 1 minute from Marx Memorial Library
Hideaway snugs where Stalin and Lenin held secret meetings and real ales make the Crown Tavern a popular ... More
 
 
 
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The Coach & Horses
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
26-28 Ray Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 3 minutes from Marx Memorial Library
Although the excellent food is the main attraction here that doesn't mean the beers aren't important too. A choice of Young's Special, Fuller's London Pride, Adnam's ... More
 
 
 
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Marx Memorial Library clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
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Ghost Farringdon
London > Nightlife >
113-117 Farringdon Road, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 2 minutes from Marx Memorial Library
Most people's gripe about South Ken's graffiti chic venue Ghost INC is that it would be better suited to the edgier East End than the haughty ... More
 
 
 
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7 Tales
London > Nightlife > Bars
64 Turnmill Street, EC1M | 2 minutes from Marx Memorial Library
"Restaurateurs the world over could learn a thing or two from Jason Atherton when it comes to what makes a great restaurant bar," says ... More
 
 
 
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Bleeding Heart Bistro
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
Bleeding Heart Yard, off Greville Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1 | 5 minutes from Marx Memorial Library
Set in an attractive cobbled courtyard, this candlelit bistro/wine bar is a taste of an older, more civilised world. Uniformed French waiters glide unobtrusively between tables ... More
 
 
 
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Meeting venue hire near Marx Memorial Library

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near Marx Memorial Library.
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Crypt on the Green
London > Business > Venue Hire
Clerkenwell Close, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 1 minute from Marx Memorial Library
The Crypt on the Green, underneath St James Church in Clerkenwell, is on the site of the first nunnery to be built in London dating back ... More
 
 
 
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Museum of the Order of St John
London > Business > Venue Hire
St. Johns Gate, 26 St. John's Lane, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 3 minutes from Marx Memorial Library
The Museum of the Order of St John tells the story of the St John's Ambulance from within a 16th century gatehouse which was formerly the ... More
 
 
 
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The Rookery
London > Business > Venue Hire
Peter's Lane, Cowcross Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 5 minutes from Marx Memorial Library
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American Black And White
Exhibitions | Until 23rd February 2018 

Magnum Photos 8 minutes walk from Marx Memorial Library

Exhibitions & Art, Photography....More

New Adventures: Matthew Bourne's Cinderella
Dance | Until 27th January 2018 

Sadler's Wells Theatre 9 minutes walk from Marx Memorial Library

Matthew Bourne commemorates the 70th anniversary of the Blitz with a revised production of his sweeping wartime romance set to ...More

Futureshocks: Human
Exhibitions | On 24th January 2018 

Museum of London 10 minutes walk from Marx Memorial Library

Literary & Education, Talk....More

February Half Term: The City Today
Kids Events | On 24th January 2018 

Museum of London 10 minutes walk from Marx Memorial Library

Community & Lifestyle, Family Event....More

London Visions
London Visions
Exhibitions | Until 15th April 2018 

Museum of London 10 minutes walk from Marx Memorial Library

See London through a crystal ball. The Museum of London presents London Visions, fantastical future scenarios of the city. Artists, ...More

 
Basquiat: Boom for Real
Basquiat: Boom for Real
Exhibitions | Until 28th January 2018 

Barbican Art Gallery 11 minutes walk from Marx Memorial Library

This September, the Barbican hosts the first large-scale exhibition in the UK on late American artist Jean-Michel Basquiat. Basquiat: Boom ...More

 
Peeping Tom: Mother
Dance | Until 27th January 2018 

Barbican Centre 11 minutes walk from Marx Memorial Library

Gabriela Carrizo and her performers present a non-narrative piece, taking the audience into recognisable spaces to trigger disquieting reflections on ...More

Vincent Moon And Priscilla Telmon: Hibridos
Exhibitions | Until 11th February 2018 

Barbican Centre 11 minutes walk from Marx Memorial Library

An audiovisual showcase of various forms of Afro-Brazilian spiritual ceremonies....More

Rosewood London: Monkey 47 Winter Lodge
Rosewood London: Monkey 47 Winter Lodge
Seasonal | Until 28th February 2018 

Rosewood London 12 minutes walk from Marx Memorial Library

This festive season, Rosewood London has partnered with German gin brand Monkey 47 to transform the hotel's courtyard into a ...More

 
First Amongst Equals
First Amongst Equals
Exhibitions | Until 13th January 2019 

The Foundling Museum 13 minutes walk from Marx Memorial Library

The Foundling Museum celebrates the remarkable women who have shaped contemporary British society with the year-long First Amongst Equals. Spanning ...More

 

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Cadogan Hall

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Library full of books for lending and reference, CDs and DVDs, computers and community events....More

Brixton Rooftop: The Last Dance
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Kaleidoscope Festival
Concerts | On 21st July 

Alexandra Palace

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Valentine's Day at the Museum of Brands
Seasonal | From 10th February 

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This Valentine's, enjoy 2for1 admission at the Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising. The venue is offering the deal to anyone who brings date between February 10th to ...More

St. Valentine's Day at The Zetter
Seasonal | On 14th February 

The Zetter Hotel

The Zetter Hotel in Clerkenwell invites you and your better half to indulge in a decadent seven-course tasting menu this Valentine's Day. Being served in Club Zetter, the ...More

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Southbank Centre

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