Holborn Library  

 
 
ADDRESS
32-38 Theobalds Road, Bloomsbury, London WC1X 8PA
 
 
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OPENING TIMES
Mon-Thu: 10am-7pm; Fri: 10am-5pm; Sat: 11am-5pm; Sun: closed
 

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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
Chancery Lane Tube Station
 
5 minutes walk
 
Holborn Tube Station
 
6 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
 
Farringdon Rail
 
9 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Saffron Hill NCP
 
7 minutes walk
 
Bloomsbury Square Car Park
 
7 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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What's on in London 2017

With an exciting calendar of entertainment, 2017 is another special year in London. Find out what's happening throughout the capital with our thorough guide to the best 2017 London events.

 
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Hotels near Holborn Library

Near Holborn Library
Goodenough Club
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £29  30% off
23 Mecklenburgh Square, WC1N | 5 minutes from Holborn Library
Blending the traditional with the modern, the Goodenbough Club aims to help guests make a home away from home with its four-star accommodation. Housed within five ... More
 
 
 
Rosewood London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £295  28% off
252 High Holborn, WC1V | 5 minutes from Holborn Library
Located in High Holborn, Rosewood London is the most luxurious hotel in the area and is nearby to the capital's main business district and a number ... More
 
 
 
DoubleTree by Hilton London - West End
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £77  30% off
92 Southampton Row, WC1B | 5 minutes from Holborn Library
The DoubleTree by Hilton London - West End hotel is perfectly located in London's historic Bloomsbury district, between Holborn and Russell Square tube stations for convenient ... More
 
 
 
 
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Alternative Libraries nearest Holborn Library

Nearest to Holborn Library
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
St Bride Library
London > Useful Numbers > Libraries
Bride Lane, Fleet Street, City, London EC4Y | 13 minutes from Holborn 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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Pancras Square Library
London > Useful Numbers > Libraries
5 Pancras Square, Bloomsbury, London N1C | 24 minutes from Holborn 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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Women's Library
London > Useful Numbers > Libraries
25 Old Castle Street, Spitalfields, London E1 | 35 minutes from Holborn 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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Events near Holborn Library

Near Holborn Library
Today Only
Majestic Georgian Angel Wings
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Tuesday 24th October 2017 at 10.30am-12noon, 1pm-2.30pm and 3pm-4.30pm
Holborn Library, 40 Brunswick Square, WC1N | 7 minutes from Holborn Library
Literary & Education, Art Workshop....More
 
 
 
Ongoing
Basic Instincts
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 29th September 2017 to 7th January 2018 - Various Times
Holborn Library, 40 Brunswick Square, WC1N | 7 minutes from Holborn Library
Exhibitions & Art, Painting....More
 
 
 
Ongoing
Raft Of The Medusa
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 29th September 2017 to 7th January 2018 - Various Times
Holborn Library, 40 Brunswick Square, WC1N | 7 minutes from Holborn Library
Exhibitions & Art, Sculpture....More
 
 
 
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Entertainment near Holborn Library

Near Holborn Library
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Theatre Delicatessen
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Guardian House, 119 Farringdon Road, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 6 minutes from Holborn 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 | 6 minutes from Holborn 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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Piano Works
London > Entertainment > Live Music
113-117 Farringdon Road, EC1R | 7 minutes from Holborn 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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Sights and Attractions near Holborn Library

The best museums, galleries, attractions near Holborn Library
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Conway Hall
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
25 Red Lion Square, Holborn, Holborn, London WC1R | 3 minutes from Holborn Library
Conway Hall is a landmark of London's independent intellectual, political and cultural life. Completed in 1929 at a cost of about £45,000, the name was chosen ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Charles Dickens Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
48 Doughty Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 4 minutes from Holborn Library
Charles Dickens brought London to life with his imaginative depictions of city life and his fascination and passion for the foggy Victorian streets have inspired two ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Coram's Fields
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
93 Guilford Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 5 minutes from Holborn Library
Coram's Fields is a special place for children where adults are allowed in only if accompanied by a child. Tucked away in the city centre it ... More
 
 
 
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Shopping near Holborn Library

The best shops and markets near Holborn Library
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Ben Pentreath Ltd
London > Shopping > House and Garden
17 Rugby Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 2 minutes from Holborn Library
Ben, the man behind this pretty interiors shop in Bloomsbury, is an architectural designer now based in London after spending five years in New York. His ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
French's Dairy
London > Shopping > Jewellery
13 Rugby Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 2 minutes from Holborn Library
Artist Maggie Owen took a former dairy and turned it into an Art Deco emporium dripping in achingly hip designer jewellery. And the good news is ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Simon Carter Bloomsbury
London > Shopping > Menswear
36A Lamb's Conduit Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 2 minutes from Holborn Library
Founded by a businessman of the same name in the 1980s, Simon Carter is a menswear retailer known especially for their accessories such as cufflinks, ... More
 
 
 
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Restaurants near Holborn Library

What are the best dining options near Holborn Library London?
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Bea's of Bloomsbury
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
44 Theobald's Road, Bloomsbury, London WC1X | 1 minute from Holborn Library
An oasis of cupcake calm, Bea's of Bloomsbury provide afternoon teas for the weary passer-by turning off the noisy Theobald's Road. Bea Vo's Bloomsbury patisserie "feels ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Grill Market, Holborn
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
10 Theobalds Road, Bloomsbury, London WC1X | 2 minutes from Holborn Library
Inspired by the traditional delis of New York, Grill Market in Holborn offers city workers a tasty alternative to bland pre-packed lunches. Following a month-long refurbishment, ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Fryer's Delight
London > Restaurants > Fish and Seafood
19 Theobald's Road, Bloomsbury, London WC1X | 2 minutes from Holborn Library
Fish & Chips ... More
 
 
 
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Education near Holborn Library

Near Holborn Library
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Method Studio
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, Holborn, London WC1R | 3 minutes from Holborn Library
Learn to act by becoming the person you are portraying. Think yourself into the role... eat what they would eat, weigh what they would weigh, behave ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
London Wine Academy
London > Education > Evening Classes
Garden Floor, 6 Coldbath Square, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 5 minutes from Holborn 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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Career Energy
London > Education > Career Services
4-6 Staple Inn, Holborn, London WC1V | 6 minutes from Holborn 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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Leisure near Holborn Library

Holborn Library gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Ted's Grooming Room & Ottoman Lounge
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
31 Theobalds Road, Bloomsbury, London WC1X | 3 minutes from Holborn Library
Inspired by the skills and techniques of the Ottoman Empire's barbers, Ted's Grooming Room provides a sanctuary for men seeking the perfect shave. With ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Lincoln's Inn Fields
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Holborn, Holborn, London WC2A | 5 minutes from Holborn Library
The largest public square in London, Lincoln's Inn Fields has a rich and varied history. In 1683 it was the site of the public beheading of ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Sense Spa at Rosewood London
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
252 High Holborn, Holborn, London WC1V | 5 minutes from Holborn Library
Launched in November 2013, the Sense Spa at Rosewood London is a sanctuary within central London. With Rosewood being an award-winning signature spa brand, visitors can ... More
 
 
 
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Pubs near Holborn Library

The best pubs near London Holborn Library.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Duke (of York)
London > Nightlife > Pubs
7 Roger Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 2 minutes from Holborn Library
... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Lamb
London > Nightlife > Pubs
94 Lamb's Conduit Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 4 minutes from Holborn Library
On the peaceful, pedestrianised Lamb's Conduit Street, hidden behind an 18th century facade, is The Lamb, a beautifully preserved Grade II listed Victorian pub. The pub ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Cittie of Yorke
London > Nightlife > Pubs
22 High Holborn, Holborn, London WC1V | 4 minutes from Holborn Library
Although the site of the Cittie of Yorke has been home to a public house since the 15th century, it has been housed in many different ... More
 
 
 
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Nightlife near Holborn Library

Holborn Library clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Perseverance
London > Nightlife > Bars
63 Lamb's Conduit Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 3 minutes from Holborn Library
Formerly run by Billy Drew (who has opened The Chippy in Soho), The Perseverance in Lamb's Conduit Street re-opened in April 2007 under new management. It's ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Scarfes Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
252 High Holborn, Holborn, Holborn, London WC1V | 5 minutes from Holborn Library
Named after the cartoonist Gerald Scarfe (whose characterful illustrations will adorn the bar's walls), Scarfes Bar is a shining beacon in the otherwise lacking High Holborn ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Ghost Farringdon
London > Nightlife >
113-117 Farringdon Road, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 7 minutes from Holborn 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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Meeting venue hire near Holborn Library

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near Holborn Library.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Honourable Society of Gray's Inn
London > Business > Venue Hire
8 South Square, Gray's Inn, Holborn, London WC1R | 4 minutes from Holborn Library
... More
 
 
 
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Sir John Soane's Museum
London > Business > Venue Hire
13 Lincoln's Inn Fields, Holborn, London WC2A | 6 minutes from Holborn Library
An appealingly higgledy-piggledy treasure trove of artefacts, the extraordinary Sir John Soane's Museum elegantly located on Lincoln's Inn Fields is well worth an exploratory rummage. Lurking ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Honourable Society of Lincoln's Inn
London > Business > Venue Hire
Treasury Office, Holborn, London WC2A | 6 minutes from Holborn Library
... More
 
 
 
 

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Basic Instincts
Exhibitions | Until 7th January 2018 

The Foundling Museum 7 minutes walk from Holborn Library

Exhibitions & Art, Painting....More

Raft Of The Medusa
Exhibitions | Until 7th January 2018 

The Foundling Museum 7 minutes walk from Holborn Library

Exhibitions & Art, Sculpture....More

Majestic Georgian Angel Wings
Exhibitions | On 24th October 2017 

The Foundling Museum 7 minutes walk from Holborn Library

Literary & Education, Art Workshop....More

Vamos Cuba!
Dance | Until 11th November 2017 

Peacock Theatre 9 minutes walk from Holborn Library

Cuban choreographer Nilda Guerra's sizzling spectacle of modern and traditional dance styles unfolds against the backdrop of Havana airport, accompanied ...More

BA Johnston
Comedy | On 24th October 2017 

The Harrison 9 minutes walk from Holborn Library

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Scythians: Warriors of Ancient Siberia
Scythians: Warriors of Ancient Siberia
Exhibitions | Until 14th January 2018 

British Museum 9 minutes walk from Holborn Library

Exceptional horsemen and warriors, the Scythians were powerful nomadic tribes of Siberia and this autumn the British Museum reveals their ...More

 
Motown The Musical
Motown The Musical
Theatre | Until 5th January 2019 

Shaftesbury Theatre 11 minutes walk from Holborn Library

Telling the story of Berry Gordy, who went from being a featherweight boxer to Motown music mogul, Motown The Musical ...More

 
42nd Street
Theatre | Until 10th February 2018 

Theatre Royal Drury Lane 12 minutes walk from Holborn Library

Broadway comes to the West End in 2017 with classic musical 42nd Street. Replacing Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, the ...More

Royal Ballet: The Judas Tree/English National Ballet: Song Of The Earth
Dance | Until 1st November 2017 

Royal Opera House 12 minutes walk from Holborn Library

The ballet companies present two of Kenneth MacMillan's most complex and important works, in the second programme of Kenneth MacMillan: ...More

Kenneth MacMillan: A National Celebration
Kenneth MacMillan: A National Celebration
Dance | Until 1st November 2017 

Royal Opera House 12 minutes walk from Holborn Library

This autumn, the Royal Opera House invites six British dance companies to come together in celebration of Kenneth MacMillan on ...More

 

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Blisters: The Paperback Edition
Exhibitions | On 27th October 

MC Motors

Blisters: The Paperback Edition will be the sixth edition of Print Club London's Blisters show, returning after three years away. Taking place at MC Motors, the end of ...More

The Magic Roundabout
The Magic Roundabout
Dining 

After a successful summer season, the Magic Roundabout is back is back for winter....More

 
Smoking Goat
Smoking Goat
Dining 

Opened in 2014, Soho dive bar and dining room Smoking Goat is a popular side ...More

 
Smoking Goat Shoreditch
Smoking Goat Shoreditch
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Ben Chapman, Brian Hannon and head chef Ali Borer open a second Smoking Goat, in ...More

 
Shake Shack Cambridge Circus
Shake Shack Cambridge Circus
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Shake Shack the modern day 'roadside' burger stand ...More

 
The Watch House
Dining 

A former spice factory near Tower Bridge has become a cool coffee shop, offering signature cocktails at night....More

The Watch House
Dining 

Once a shelter for men guarding St Mary Magdalane Church graveyard at night, now a cosy Bermondsey Street coffee shop....More

The Watch House
The Watch House
Dining 

Chancery Lane coffee shop The Watch House becomes, from 5pm each evening, a cosy wine ...More

 
Claw Carnaby
Dining 

Claw Carnaby is the first bricks and mortar site for the seafood specialist....More

The Good Egg
The Good Egg
Dining 

Chefs Joel Braham, Alex Coppard and Oded Mizrachi repeat the success of their much-loved Stoke ...More

 
Bombay Bustle
Bombay Bustle
Dining 

The team behind Jamavar honour the men who use Mumbai's local railway to deliver home ...More

 
Picasso
Theatre | From 1st November 

The Playground Theatre

The refurbished London theatre opens with Terry d'Alfonso's biographical drama, which explores the professional triumphs and personal tribulations of the revered Spanish painter and sculptor. Peter Tate plays the title role, directed by Michael Hunt....More

Autumn 2016 in London
Article 

No excuse to hide and hibernate with London's impressive calendar of events over the coming months. With frightful Halloween happenings and banging Bonfire Night celebrations, excellent exhibitions and fabulous foodie pop-ups, there's a whole host ...More

Halloween Horror Movie Ball
Halloween Horror Movie Ball
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 28th October 

The Grand, Clapham

The Grand, Clapham pays homage to the finest ...More

 
Awful Auntie
Theatre | From 2nd November 

Richmond Theatre

The Birmingham Stage Company, who recently completed a record-breaking tour of David Walliams' Gangsta Granny, now turn their attention to Walliams' Awful Auntie. Awfully thrilling fun for everyone over five, the stage show tells the ...More

Stylist Live
Exhibitions | From 10th November 

Olympia London

Presented by Stylist Magazine, Stylist Live is back for its third year in 2017 and it has doubled in size since launching in 2015. Taking place at Olympia London, the event expects to welcome 21,000 ...More

Gilbert & George: The Beard Pictures And Their Fuckosophy
Gilbert & George: The Beard Pictures And Their Fuckosophy
Exhibitions | From 22nd November 

White Cube Bermondsey

White Cube Bermondsey marks the 50th anniversary of ...More

 
Miss Julie
Theatre | From 14th November 

Jermyn Street Theatre

Howard Brenton's adaptation of August Strindberg's Miss Julie gets its London premiere this November at the Jermyn Street Theatre. Directed by Tom Littler, it will be the first West End staging of the play since ...More

Rose Wylie
Rose Wylie
Exhibitions | From 30th November 

Serpentine Sackler Gallery

A new exhibition at the Serpentine presents the work of British artist Rose Wylie, showcasing ...More

 
Vegan Nights
Foodie Events | On 23rd November 

The Boiler House

After the roaring success of the original Vegan Nights market - the queue stretched all the way down Brick Lane - it's coming back this November. Hosted by the Truman Markets and King Cook of ...More

MTV Europe Music Awards
Concerts | On 12th November 

SSE Arena, Wembley

In 2017, the MTV European Music Awards (EMAs) are to be held in London for the first time in 21 years. Coming to Wembley's SSE Arena in November, the awards will be hosted by Rita ...More

Oktoberfest in London
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Oktoberfest comes to London this autumn with themed parties popping up all over the ...More

 
Affordable Afternoon Tea in London
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December in London 2017
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Multi Tony Award-winning musical Hamilton comes to Victoria, Robert Lindsay reprises his role as ...More

 
 
 
 
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