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Shoe Lane Library  

 
 
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Little New Street, City, London EC4A 3JR
 
 
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Mon, Wed-Fri: 9am-5.30pm; Tue: 9am-6.30pm; Sat-Sun: closed
 

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Chancery Lane Tube Station
 
6 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

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City Thameslink Station
 
3 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

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Snowhill NCP
 
3 minutes walk
 
Smithfield Central Market NCP
 
7 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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What's on in London 2020

Plan the perfect year in the capital with our pick of the best events in London 2020. From January to December, every month boasts an impressive line-up of entertainment. So take a look at our guide and be sure not to miss a thing.

 
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Apex Temple Court Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £99  28% off
1-2 Serjeant's Inn, EC4Y | 3 minutes from Shoe Lane Library
Amazing hotel, located right in the heart of the city. The Apex Temple Court Hotel is a landmark building that has been converted into a four ... More
 
 
 
Crowne Plaza London The City
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £80  24% off
19 New Bridge Street, EC4V | 5 minutes from Shoe Lane Library
Located in the very heart of the Square Mile, Crowne Plaza London The City is a newly renovated hotel set on the site of Henry VIII's ... More
 
 
 
Club Quarters St Pauls Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £79  33% off
24 Ludgate Hill, EC4M | 5 minutes from Shoe Lane Library
This neat and simple hotel gets all the basics right. The prices are sensible, the rooms are simply and attractively decorated, there's a decent little bistro, ... More
 
 
 
 
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Alternative Libraries nearest Shoe Lane Library

Nearest to Shoe Lane Library
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
St Bride Library
London > Useful Numbers > Libraries
Bride Lane, Fleet Street, City, London EC4Y | 3 minutes from Shoe Lane 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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The Women's Library
London > Useful Numbers > Libraries
25 Old Castle Street, Spitalfields, London E1 | 27 minutes from Shoe Lane 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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Pancras Square Library
London > Useful Numbers > Libraries
5 Pancras Square, Bloomsbury, London N1C | 34 minutes from Shoe Lane 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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Unbound: Visionary Women Collecting Textiles
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 25th January to 19th April 2020
Shoe Lane Library, 2 Temple Place, WC2R | 7 minutes from Shoe Lane Library
The importance of textiles, seen through the eyes of seven female collectors, is revealed through 18th-century costume, traditional Balkan costume and contemporary works at this free ...More
 
 
 
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Entertainment near Shoe Lane Library

Near Shoe Lane Library
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The Funny Side of Covent Garden (Upstairs at The George)
London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
213 Strand, Holborn, London WC2R | 6 minutes from Shoe Lane Library
The Funny Side comedy group runs comedy clubs in three locations in London, including the flagship Covent Garden venue above The George pub which puts on ... More
 
 
 
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HMS President
London > Entertainment >
Kings Reach, Victoria Embankment, Holborn, London EC4Y | 6 minutes from Shoe Lane Library
One of the last three surviving warships of the Royal Navy built during the First World War and the first type of warship built specifically for ... More
 
 
 
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Curzon Mondrian
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
20 Upper Ground, South Bank, London SE1 | 9 minutes from Shoe Lane Library
Situated within Mondrian London, Curzon Mondrian is a 56-seat cinema run by the independent cinema company from Friday evenings through to Sunday. Screenings include new releases, ... More
 
 
 
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Sights and Attractions near Shoe Lane Library

The best museums, galleries, attractions near Shoe Lane Library
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New Street Square
London > Attractions >
New Street Square, City, London EC4A | 1 minute from Shoe Lane Library
Just off New Fetter Lane, New Street Square is a quiet space in Holborn where you can shop and stop off for a bite to eat. ... More
 
 
 
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Fleet Street
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Holborn, London EC4A | 3 minutes from Shoe Lane Library
Once the thriving hub of Britain's newspaper publishing industry, Fleet Street now plays host to some very historic pubs, beautiful old churches and large financial buildings, ... More
 
 
 
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Temple Church
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Fleet Street, Temple, Holborn, London EC4Y | 4 minutes from Shoe Lane Library
Temple Church sits within the Inner Temple of the Inns of Court, and was originally consecrated in 1185 as the spiritual and actual home of the ... More
 
 
 
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Shopping near Shoe Lane Library

The best shops and markets near Shoe Lane Library
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The Natural Kitchen
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
15-17 New Street Square, Fetter Lane, City, London EC4A | 2 minutes from Shoe Lane Library
Organic, wild and artisan food is supplied by the likes of the River Cottage at this food emporium which, is the second Natural Kitchen to open ... More
 
 
 
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Ede & Ravenscroft
London > Shopping > Clothing
93 Chancery Lane, Holborn, London WC2A | 4 minutes from Shoe Lane Library
Founded in Aldwych in 1689 Ede and Ravenscroft has the rare distinction of being the tailors and robe makers of choice for twelve coronations and holds ... More
 
 
 
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Nicholas James
London > Shopping > Jewellery
16-18 Hatton Garden, Holborn, London EC1N | 5 minutes from Shoe Lane Library
A trip to Hatton Garden is a rite of passage for any newly engaged couple but it can also be a confusing one. With so many ... More
 
 
 
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Restaurants near Shoe Lane Library

What are the best dining options near Shoe Lane Library London?
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Caffe Nero
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
Athene Place, Shoe Lane, City, London EC4A | 1 minute from Shoe Lane Library
Nero is probably the best of the Capital’s coffee shop chains. Offers a wide range of authentic Italian coffee in a pleasant relaxed environment. Snacks include ... More
 
 
 
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Yolk
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
3 New Street Square, EC4A | 1 minute from Shoe Lane Library
In 2017 Yolk popped up in a shipping container in Finsbury Avenue Square but ... More
 
 
 
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Chilango
London > Restaurants > Mexican restaurants
142 Fleet Street, City, London EC4A | 1 minute from Shoe Lane Library
Don't be put off by the lunchtime queue out the door, the service is fast at Chilango Mexican restaurant on Fleet Street. You can get a ... More
 
 
 
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Education near Shoe Lane Library

Near Shoe Lane Library
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Career Energy
London > Education > Career Services
4-6 Staple Inn, Holborn, London WC1V | 5 minutes from Shoe Lane 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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Saw Swee Hock Student Centre
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
1 Sheffield Street, Holborn, London WC2A | 9 minutes from Shoe Lane Library
The award-winning Saw Swee Hock Student Centre, designed by Irish architects O'Donnell + Tuomey and awarded the RIBA London Building of the Year Award in 2014, ... More
 
 
 
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Courtauld Institute of Art
London > Education > Arts and Drama
Somerset House, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 11 minutes from Shoe Lane Library
The Courtauld is one of the most prestigious art schools in the country, affiliated with the Oxbridge system and boasting a huge private location and prime ... More
 
 
 
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Leisure near Shoe Lane Library

Shoe Lane Library gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
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Chang's Hapkido Academy
London > Leisure > Martial Arts
Topnotch Health Club, 3 Tudor Street, City, London EC4Y | 5 minutes from Shoe Lane Library
Grandmaster Gedo Chang's Hapkido martial arts schools emphasises practical self-defence, confidence, balance and fitness. The ancient Korean martial art of Hapkido is made up of three components: ... More
 
 
 
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Urban Golf
London > Leisure > Golf
12 Smithfield Street, City, London EC1A | 5 minutes from Shoe Lane 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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My Chocolate Workshops
London > Leisure > Activities
Hatton Square Business Centre, 16-16a Baldwin Gardens, Holborn, London EC1N | 7 minutes from Shoe Lane 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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Pubs near Shoe Lane Library

The best pubs near London Shoe Lane Library.
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Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese
London > Nightlife > Pubs
145 Fleet Street, City, London EC4A | 1 minute from Shoe Lane Library
Sprawling 17th century tavern with rabbit-warren of bars and a rich history. Steeped in history, this pub’s story stretches back through the reigns of fifteen monarchs. While ... More
 
 
 
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The Tipperary
London > Nightlife > Pubs
66 Fleet Street, City, London EC4Y | 2 minutes from Shoe Lane Library
Visit this pub and you'll soon find out it's really not a long way to Tipperary. In fact it's merely a ten minute walk (stumble) ... More
 
 
 
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The Conductor
London > Nightlife > Pubs
1 Fleet Place, Farringdon, EC4M | 3 minutes from Shoe Lane Library
The Conductor is a Fullers pub and restaurant on Fleet Place in Farringdon serving indulgent craft beer, cocktails, mocktails and premium non-alcoholic tipples. Food options ... More
 
 
 
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Nightlife near Shoe Lane Library

Shoe Lane Library clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
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Humble Grape Fleet Street
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
1 St Brides Passage, Fleet Street, EC4Y | 3 minutes from Shoe Lane Library
A wine bar and shop selling wines directly from independent vineyards, Humble Grape opened its first wine bar and shop in Battersea ... More
 
 
 
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Bounce Farringdon
London > Nightlife > Bars
121 Holborn, Holborn, London EC1N | 4 minutes from Shoe Lane Library
Paddles at the ready! Europe's first social ping-pong club has arrived in London and, quite brilliantly, is built in the exact spot that table tennis was ... More
 
 
 
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Oriole Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
East Poultry Avenue, Smithfield Markets, EC1A | 5 minutes from Shoe Lane Library
Located underneath London's historic Smithfield Market, Oriole is an underground cabinet of curiosities and a classy cocktail bar with a great atmosphere and live ... More
 
 
 
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Meeting venue hire near Shoe Lane Library

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near Shoe Lane Library.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Haberdashers' Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
18 West Smithfield, City, London EC1A | 5 minutes from Shoe Lane Library
Opened by the Queen in 2002 and designed by Sir Michael Hopkins and Partners Haberdashers' Hall was the first new livery hall in the Square Mile ... More
 
 
 
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Bleeding Heart Yard
London > Business > Venue Hire
Bleeding Heart Yard, off Greville Street, Farringdon, Clerkenwell, London EC1N | 5 minutes from Shoe Lane Library
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Middle Temple Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
2 Plowden Buildings Middle Temple Lane, Holborn, London EC4Y | 6 minutes from Shoe Lane Library
Middle Temple Hall, completed in 1574, is late-Gothic in style. Its attractions are a rare double-hammer beam roof, an intricately carved screen (which, although heavily damaged ... More
 
 
 
 
 

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Unbound: Visionary Women Collecting Textiles
Unbound: Visionary Women Collecting Textiles
Exhibitions | Until 19th April 2020 

Two Temple Place 7 minutes walk from Shoe Lane Library

The importance of textiles, seen through the eyes of seven female collectors, is revealed through 18th-century costume, traditional Balkan costume ...More

 
Langlands & Bell: Degrees of Truth
Langlands & Bell: Degrees of Truth
Exhibitions | Until 31st May 2020 

Sir John Soane's Museum 10 minutes walk from Shoe Lane Library

A major new exhibition at Sir John Soane's Museum, Langlands & Bell: Degrees of Truth puts the spotlight on contemporary ...More

 
Denise Van Outen: Cabaret All Stars
Denise Van Outen: Cabaret All Stars
Theatre | Until 11th April 2020 

Proud Embankment 11 minutes walk from Shoe Lane Library

Following her unveiling on The Masked Singer, Denise Van Outen takes up residency at Proud Cabaret Embankment, staging Cabaret All ...More

 
Now Play This
Now Play This
Exhibitions | Until 5th April 2020 

Somerset House 11 minutes walk from Shoe Lane Library

A celebration of games and play, popular gaming festival Now Play This returns to Somerset House this April. Coinciding with ...More

 
The Play That Goes Wrong
The Play That Goes Wrong
Theatre | Until 2nd May 2021 

Duchess Theatre 12 minutes walk from Shoe Lane Library

Presented by the award-winning, international comedy company Mischief Theatre, The Play That Goes Wrong follows the inept and accident prone ...More

 
Andy Warhol
Andy Warhol
Exhibitions | Until 6th September 2020 

Tate Modern 12 minutes walk from Shoe Lane Library

Explore themes of faith, fame, immigration and mortality in the first major Andy Warhol exhibition at Tate Modern for close ...More

 
Steve McQueen
Steve McQueen
Exhibitions | Until 11th May 2020 

Tate Modern 12 minutes walk from Shoe Lane Library

He's the only UK artist to have won both the Turner Prize and an Oscar, and in spring 2020 '12 ...More

 
Dora Maurer
Dora Maurer
Exhibitions | Until 5th July 2020 

Tate Modern 12 minutes walk from Shoe Lane Library

The playful works of Dora Maurer come to Tate Modern this summer in what will be the first UK survey ...More

 
The Woman In Black
The Woman In Black
Theatre | Until 27th March 2021 

Fortune Theatre 12 minutes walk from Shoe Lane Library

One of the less well-known West End fixtures, this adaptation of Susan Hill's gothic novel has been packing out houses ...More

 
Toyin Ojih Odutola: A Countervailing Theory
Toyin Ojih Odutola: A Countervailing Theory
Exhibitions | Until 26th July 2020 

Barbican - Curve Gallery 12 minutes walk from Shoe Lane Library

The Barbican Centre presents the first-ever UK exhibition by Nigerian-American artist Toyin Ojih Odutola with a new site-specific installation created ...More

 

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