Shoe Lane Library  

 
 
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Little New Street, City, London EC4A 3JR
 
 
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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 to do in London throughout 2016

Find out the best London 2016 events with our comprehensive guide to the top entertainment in the city throughout the year. From January through to December, 2016 is packed with unmissable events - so read on to get the best out of London town.

 
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Hotels near Shoe Lane Library

Near Shoe Lane Library
Apex Temple Court Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £73  33% 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 £93  32% 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 £75  24% 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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Events near Shoe Lane Library

Near Shoe Lane Library
Ongoing
Dr Johnsons Houses
London > Events > Tours  Dates: 1st January 2010 to 31st December 2016
Shoe Lane Library, 17 Gough Square, EC4A | 1 minute from Shoe Lane Library
A 300 year old town house, nestled amongst a maze of courts and alleys. It was built in 1700 and was both the home and workplace ...More
 
 
 
Ends Today
The Ritual Slaughter Of Gorge Mastromas
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 29th September and 30th September 2016 at 7.30pm & 1st October 2016 at 2.30pm and 7.30pm
Shoe Lane Library, Bride Lane, Fleet Street, EC4Y | 3 minutes from Shoe Lane Library
Dennis Kelly's dark and brooding tale....More
 
 
 
Now On
Never The Same
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 29th Sep to 1st Oct and 4th Oct to 7th Oct 2016 - 1pm-1.45pm
Shoe Lane Library, Bride Lane, Fleet Street, EC4Y | 3 minutes from Shoe Lane Library
Liz and Sarah reunite for the first time in seven years and ghosts of the past torment them in Lily Lowe-Myers' drama, directed by Matt Costain....More
 
 
 
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Entertainment near Shoe Lane Library

Near Shoe Lane Library
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Volupte Lounge
London > Entertainment > Theatres
9 Norwich Street, Holborn, London EC4A | 3 minutes from Shoe Lane Library
Quirky, alternative cabaret club. From cream teas to secret organic cocktails, cabaret and comedy, Kuki La-Belle and Delores von Cotier’s cheeky club combines the naughty with the ... More
 
 
 
Bridewell Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Bride Lane, Fleet Street, City, London EC4Y | 3 minutes from Shoe Lane Library
Lunchbox Theatre performances at the Bridewell are a great alternative to a limp sandwich at your desk. These short plays start at 1pm prompt and are ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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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Sights and Attractions near Shoe Lane Library

The best museums, galleries, attractions near Shoe Lane Library
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Middle Temple Hall
London > Attractions > Historic 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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Shopping near Shoe Lane Library

The best shops and markets near Shoe Lane Library
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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?
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Pizza Express
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
7 St Bride Street, City, London EC4A | 2 minutes from Shoe Lane Library
Pizza Express has become something of a London institution. Serving consistently excellent Italian pizzas quickly in pleasant unfussy surroundings, this is always a convenient and acceptable ... More
 
 
 
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Education near Shoe Lane Library

Near Shoe Lane Library
Gresham College
London > Education > Evening Classes
Barnard's Inn Hall, Holborn, London EC1N | 4 minutes from Shoe Lane Library
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Inner Temple
London > Education > Law
Crown Office Row, Holborn, London EC4Y | 4 minutes from Shoe Lane Library
... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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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Leisure near Shoe Lane Library

Shoe Lane Library gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
Fitness First
London > Leisure > Gyms
1 Thavies Inn, Holborn, London EC4A | 2 minutes from Shoe Lane Library
The largest privately owned health club in the world, Fitness First has more than 60 gyms in London, all of which are fitted with the latest ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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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Pubs near Shoe Lane Library

The best pubs near London Shoe Lane Library.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The White Swan
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
108 Fetter Lane, Holborn, London EC4A | 3 minutes from Shoe Lane Library
Tucked into a quiet corner near Lincoln's Inn Fields, The White Swan is an absolute delight. The owners, Tom and Ed Martin, also run The Gun ... More
 
 
 
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Nightlife near Shoe Lane Library

Shoe Lane Library clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Bleeding Heart Bistro
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
Bleeding Heart Yard, off Greville Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1 | 5 minutes from Shoe Lane 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 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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Bleeding Heart Yard
London > Business > Venue Hire
Bleeding Heart Yard, off Greville Street, Farringdon, Clerkenwell, London EC1N | 5 minutes from Shoe Lane Library
... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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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Royal Opera: Il Barbiere Di Siviglia
Concerts | Until 11th October 2016 

Royal Opera House 1 minute walk from Shoe Lane Library

Henrik Nanasi conducts Javier Camarena and Daniela Mack in this revival of Rossini's The Barber of Seville. Sung in Italian ...More

Royal Opera: Norma
Concerts | Until 8th October 2016 

Royal Opera House 1 minute walk from Shoe Lane Library

Antonio Pappano conducts Sonya Yoncheva, Joseph Calleja and Sonia Ganassi in a new production of Bellini's operatic masterpiece about the ...More

Yinka Shonibare: Globe Head Ballerina
Yinka Shonibare: Globe Head Ballerina
Exhibitions | Until 19th June 2017 

Royal Opera House 1 minute walk from Shoe Lane Library

A new piece of artwork by Yinka Shonibare will be displayed on the exterior of the Royal Opera House this ...More

 
The Woman In Black
The Woman In Black
Theatre | Until 21st January 2017 

Fortune Theatre 2 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 since ...More

 
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Theatre | Until 7th January 2017 

Theatre Royal Drury Lane 3 minutes walk from Shoe Lane Library

Nominated for a staggering seven gongs in the 2014 Olivier Awards including Best New Musical, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory ...More

 
Kinky Boots
Kinky Boots
Theatre | Until 14th January 2017 

Adelphi Theatre 3 minutes walk from Shoe Lane Library

Inspired by a true story and based on the 2005 British film of the same name, Cyndi Lauper and Harvey ...More

 
David Baddiel: My Family: Not The Sitcom
David Baddiel: My Family: Not The Sitcom
Theatre | Until 15th October 2016 

Vaudeville Theatre 3 minutes walk from Shoe Lane Library

Following a critically acclaimed, sell-out run at the Menier Chocolate Factory, My Family: Not The Sitcom comes to the Vaudeville ...More

 
Matilda The Musical
Matilda The Musical
Theatre | Until 28th May 2017 

Cambridge Theatre 3 minutes walk from Shoe Lane Library

The Royal Shakespeare Company's multiple award-winning musical adaptation of Roald Dahl's celebrated children's book Matilda is a big hit at ...More

 
99 Club Covent Garden
Comedy | On 1st October 2016 

Strand Palace Hotel 3 minutes walk from Shoe Lane Library

Tom Webb is the host when Brett Goldstein, Arj Barker and Tiffany Stevenson perform their stand-up routines....More

99 Club Late Show
Comedy | On 1st October 2016 

Strand Palace Hotel 3 minutes walk from Shoe Lane Library

Paddy Lennox is the MC when Brett Goldstein, Matt Green and Joel Dommett bring their acts to the stage....More

 
 
 
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