Hackney Central Library  

 
 
ADDRESS
1 Reading Lane, E8 1GQ
 
 
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OPENING TIMES
Mon-Thu: 9am-8pm; Fri: 9am-6pm; Sat: 9am-5pm; Sun: closed
 

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In the heart of Hackney, The Hackney Central Library offers a wide range of adult fiction and non-fiction books for loan, along with large print books and talking books, a children's library service, books and audio-visual material in community languages, DVDs, videos and music CDs and music scores. Regular events at the library include a newspaper reading group for adults with learning disabilities, the coffee, cake and reading group and boys only book club. There is also wheelchair access, a lift and adapted toile.

 

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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
Bethnal Green Tube Station
 
23 minutes walk
 
Hackney Wick Overground Station
 
26 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
 
Homerton Overground Station
 
12 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Town Hall Hotel & Apartments
London > Apartment > Apartment   from £100  34% off
Patriot Square, E2 | 18 minutes from Hackney Central Library
The Town Hall building in Bethnal Green has been beautifully restored creating a unique designer hotel which fuses old and new. With a mix of bedrooms, ... More
 
 
 
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London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £134  34% off
335-337 Old Street, EC1V | 30 minutes from Hackney Central Library
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100 Shoreditch High Street, E1 | 31 minutes from Hackney Central Library
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Hackney Town Hall
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Mare Street, E8 | 1 minute from Hackney Central Library
Hackney Town Hall was built in Mare Street East London. in the 1930s. The old Town Hall was demolished and a formal square and gardens ... More
 
 
 
GaleriE8
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
195-205 Richmond Road, E8 | 3 minutes from Hackney Central Library
GaleriE8 is a contemporary art gallery and social space located in the Arthaus building of Hackney's London Fields (E8 - geddit?). With a 250 square metre ... More
 
 
 
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Sutton House
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
2 & 4 Homerton High Street, E9 | 7 minutes from Hackney Central Library
The royal connections of this rare, red-brick Tudor manor house reach back to Henry VIII whose Principal Secretary of State, Sir Ralph Sadler, built Sutton House ... More
 
 
 
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Allo Darlin'
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Saturday 10th December 2016 - 2pm-4pm
Hackney Central Library, Old Trades Hall, Valette Street, E9 | 2 minutes from Hackney Central Library
Australian singer-songwriter and musician Elizabeth Morris leads the London-based four-piece for a performance of indie and twee pop....More
 
 
 
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Locomotive Disco: SlothBoogie Takeover
London > Events > Clubbing and Nightlife  Dates: Saturday 10th December 2016 - 9pm-4am
Hackney Central Library, 1A-1C Amhurst Road, E8 | 5 minutes from Hackney Central Library
A night of pure disco, funk and boogie sounds courtesy of SlothBoogie DJs, Cadillac and Executive Realness....More
 
 
 
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Sutton House Christmas
London > Events > Seasonal  Dates: 26th November to 18th December 2016
Hackney Central Library, 2 & 4 Homerton High Street, E9 | 7 minutes from Hackney Central Library
Hackney's oldest country house is home to a Christmas market every weekend from 26th November until 18th December, the halls are decorated with Pantomime characters and ...More
 
 
 
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Hackney Picturehouse
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
270 Mare Street, Hackney, E8 | 1 minute from Hackney Central Library
Picturehouse Cinemas, who run the popular Greenwich Picturehouse and Clapham Picturehouse opened the Hackney Picturehouse on Mare Street in October 2011 which features the biggest ... More
 
 
 
Moth Club
London > Entertainment > Live Music
Old Trades Hall, Valette Street, E9 | 2 minutes from Hackney Central Library
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Hackney Empire
London > Entertainment > Theatres
291 Mare Street, E8 | 2 minutes from Hackney Central Library
Renowned East London entertainment venue designed by celebrated architect Frank Matcham. Stan Laurel and Charlie Chaplin both trod the boards here in the Hackney Empire's music ... More
 
 
 
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Paton Gallery
London > Shopping > Arts and Crafts
282 Richmond Road, E8 | 1 minute from Hackney Central Library
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257A Mare Street, E8 | 2 minutes from Hackney Central Library
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E5 Bakehouse
London > Shopping > Delicatessens
Arch 395 Mentmore Terrace, Hackney, London E8 | 5 minutes from Hackney Central Library
Ben Mackinnon brings the art of sourdough baking to Hackney through his E5 Bakehouse located in a spruced up railway arch near London Fields in East ... More
 
 
 
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Tre Viet
London > Restaurants > Indian/South Asian restaurants
251 Mare Street, E8 | 2 minutes from Hackney Central Library
Vietnamese... More
 
 
 
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Lardo
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
197-205 Richmond Road, E8 | 3 minutes from Hackney Central Library
Based in the Arthaus building on Richmond Road, near London Fields in Hackney, Lardo is a pizza and charcuterie restaurant set up by ex-Bistrotheque general manager ... More
 
 
 
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Rawduck
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
197 Richmond Road, E8 | 3 minutes from Hackney Central Library
After being forces to close as its original location, 5 Amhurst Road, Rawduck reopens in Hackney, at 197 Richmond Road near London Fields. This wine shop, ... More
 
 
 
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The Learning Trust
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
1 Reading Lane, E8 | 3 minutes from Hackney Central Library
Hackney's Learning Trust is one of the oldest community projects of it's kind, and a local institution.... More
 
 
 
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Titan Fitness Centre
London > Leisure > Fitness
164 Mare Street, E8 | 2 minutes from Hackney Central Library
Fitness Club ... More
 
 
 
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London Fields
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Martello Road, E8 | 4 minutes from Hackney Central Library
Located in a bustling, regenerated area of east London, London Fields park has been transformed from a neglected area of common ground into a thriving rich ... More
 
 
 
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London Fields Lido
London > Leisure > Activities
London Fields, Westside, E8 | 5 minutes from Hackney Central Library
London's only Olympic sized heated outdoor swimming pool, the luxurious London Fields Lido was re-opened amid much excitement in October 2006 after almost 20 years of ... More
 
 
 
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Pub on the Park
London > Nightlife > Pubs
19 Martello Street, Hackney, E8 | 4 minutes from Hackney Central Library
Perched overlooking London Fields the Pub on the Park is is one of the finest pubs in the East to spend a summer's day. Outside there's ... More
 
 
 
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Prince George
London > Nightlife > Pubs
40 Parkholme Road, E8 | 10 minutes from Hackney Central Library
The gentrification of Dalston means that the Prince George is now less of an old man's backstreet local and more of a skinny-jeans-and-ironic-haircut establishment filled with ... More
 
 
 
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The Dove
London > Nightlife > Pubs
24 Broadway Market, Hackney, London E8 | 11 minutes from Hackney Central Library
Award winning Hackney stalwart The Dove is a wonderful traditional pub on Broadway Market and sister pub to hidden Clerkenwell gem, The Dovetail. A great place ... More
 
 
 
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Hackney Central
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
Amhurst Road, E8 | 5 minutes from Hackney Central Library
Hackney’s freshest venue is a converted railway station with a plush bar / restaurant on the ground floor and a nightclub upstairs. The kitchen serves excellent ... More
 
 
 
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Behind This Wall
London > Nightlife > Bars
Basement, 411 Mare Street, E8 | 5 minutes from Hackney Central Library
Putting a different spin on hipster minimalism, Behind This Wall replaces Edison bulbs and copper touches with white walls and wooden stalls. ... More
 
 
 
District
London > Nightlife > Bars
19 Amhurst Road, E8 | 5 minutes from Hackney Central Library
Bar ... More
 
 
 
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Sutton House
London > Business > Venue Hire
2 & 4 Homerton High Street, Hackney, E9 | 7 minutes from Hackney Central Library
The royal connections of this rare, red-brick Tudor manor house reach back to Henry VIII whose Principal Secretary of State, Sir Ralph Sadler, built Sutton House ... More
 
 
 
 

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