The London Library  

 
 
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14 St. James's Square, St James's, London SW1Y 4LB
 
 
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Mon to Wed 9.30am-7.30pm, Thu to Sat 9.30am-5.30pm | Closed Sun
 
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Membership: £395 (per year) | Temporary reference tickets are available for non-members, Tickets: £10 (one day), £30 (one week)
 

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The London LibraryAround one million volumes occupy 15 miles of open-access shelves at The London Library which includes two reading rooms for quiet reading and research. Membership is open to all and more than 97 per cent of the books are available for loan. With books dating from the 16th century to the latest publications in print and electronic form, there's plenty to browse through - from reference works to back issues of all the major daily newspapers.

 

The London Library events

 
Shimmering Zen | Book LaunchShimmering Zen | Book LaunchLiterary & Education, Author Event.2017-11-03T18:30:00+00002017-11-03T00:00:00+0000 Where:
The London Library, 14  St. James's Square      SW1Y 4LB
Category: event
Free Event 
Shimmering Zen | Book Launch
 

LondonTown.com - The London Library Location Map

 
 
 
Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
Piccadilly Circus Tube Station
 
3 minutes walk
 
Green Park Tube Station
 
5 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Charing Cross Railway Station
 
11 minutes walk
 
Victoria Railway Station
 
18 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Arlington House Pure Parking
 
4 minutes walk
 
Leicester Square Masterpark
 
5 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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What's on in London 2017

Find out the best London 2017 events with our comprehensive guide to the top entertainment in the city throughout the year. From January through to December, 2017 is packed with unmissable events - so read on to get the best out of London town.

 
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Hotels near The London Library

Near The London Library
Cavendish London Hotel
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £133  27% off
81 Jermyn Street, SW1Y | 1 minute from The London Library
Situated on prestigious Jermyn Street, in the heart of Piccadilly, the 4 star deluxe Cavendish Hotel is perfectly located for London's theatres, shops and arts. It ... More
 
 
 
Le Meridien Piccadilly
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £166  35% off
21 Piccadilly, W1J | 2 minutes from The London Library
A hotel that is distinctly in the old English style, with magnificent antique décor, staff who are attentive, discreet, and ever so polite and, most importantly, ... More
 
 
 
Cafe Royal Hotel
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £270  34% off
68 Regent Street, W1B | 3 minutes from The London Library
Café Royal is a 160-bedroom 5-star luxury hotel on Regent Street, in London's city centre overlooking Piccadilly Circus. The hotel has conference facilities, a cafe, bar ... More
 
 
 
 
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Alternative Libraries nearest The London Library

Nearest to The London Library
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Pancras Square Library
London > Useful Numbers > Libraries
5 Pancras Square, Bloomsbury, London N1C | 2.2 miles from The London 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 | 2.8 miles from The London 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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
St Bride Library
London > Useful Numbers > Libraries
Bride Lane, Fleet Street, City, London EC4Y | 27 minutes from The London 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 The London Library

Near The London Library
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Comedy About A Bank Robbery
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 31st March 2016 to 1st April 2018
The London Library, 218-223 Piccadilly, Piccadilly Circus, W1V | 4 minutes from The London Library
Mischief Theatre, creators of The Play That Goes Wrong - winner of the Olivier Award for Best New Comedy - and Peter Pan Goes Wrong, have ...More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Gruffalo's Child: Tall Stories
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 22nd November 2017 to 7th January 2018
The London Library, Shaftesbury Avenue, Soho, London W1D | 5 minutes from The London Library
The sequel to The Gruffalo, which proved such a hit and a popular Christmas outing in the West End, The Gruffalo's Child is a stage version ...More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Ferryman
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 20th June 2017 to 6th January 2018
The London Library, Shaftesbury Avenue, W1D | 6 minutes from The London Library
Following a sold out run at the Royal Court, (the fastest selling show in the theatre's history) Jez Butterworth's The Ferryman is enjoying an equally popular ...More
 
 
 
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Entertainment near The London Library

Near The London Library
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Criterion Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
218-223 Piccadilly, Piccadilly Circus, Soho, London W1V | 4 minutes from The London Library
The tiny entrance of the Criterion Theatre is almost invisible among the massive advertisements, traffic and crowds of Piccadilly Circus. To ignore it, however, is to ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Comedy Store
London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
1a Oxendon Street, Soho, London SW1Y | 5 minutes from The London Library
The Comedy Store is the spiritual home of stand-up in the UK. Despite being the best large comedy venue in the country, the Store still succeeds ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Haymarket Theatre Royal
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Haymarket, SW1Y | 5 minutes from The London Library
The Haymarket Theatre was built by John Potter on the site of the King's Head Inn and the Gun Smith shop in 1702. It has had ... More
 
 
 
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Sights and Attractions near The London Library

The best museums, galleries, attractions near The London Library
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
White Cube Mason's Yard
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
25-26 Mason's Yard, Off Duke Street, St James's, London SW1Y | 1 minute from The London Library
In 2000, Jay Jopling's pioneering White Cube gallery - the spiritual home of the Young British Artists - upped sticks from its original home in St ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Bowman Sculpture
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
6 Duke Street, St James's, London SW1Y | 1 minute from The London Library
Bowman Sculpture in St James's is a presitgious gallery where art collectors with deep pockets can get their hands on an original Rodin. Specialising in 19th ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Hauser & Wirth (Piccadilly)
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
196A Piccadilly, St James's, London W1J | 1 minute from The London Library
Art-dealer, gallery-owner and collector Iwan Wirth was recently voted one of the ten most powerful people in the art world. Hauser & Wirth London opened at ... More
 
 
 
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Shopping near The London Library

The best shops and markets near The London Library
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Paxton & Whitfield
London > Shopping > Delicatessens
93 Jermyn Street, St James's, London SW1Y | 1 minute from The London Library
Specialising in French and English artisan cheeses, this historic venue served as cheesemonger to HM Queen Victoria. Pick up a selection of finest quality cheeses and ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Prestat
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
14 Princes Arcade, St James's, London SW1Y | 1 minute from The London Library
With Roald Dahl and Her Majesty counted as just a couple of their biggest fans, this brightly-coloured, richly scented, teeny tiny chocolate shop tucked away in ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
T.M. Lewin
London > Shopping > Menswear
103-108 Jermyn Street, St James's, London SW1Y | 1 minute from The London Library
T.M.Lewin was established in 1898 in Jermyn Street by Thomas Mayes Lewin and nearly 100 years ago he became one of the first tailors to come ... More
 
 
 
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Restaurants near The London Library

What are the best dining options near The London Library London?
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Al Duca
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
4 - 5 Duke of York Street, St James, St James's, London SW1Y | 1 minute from The London Library
Italian cuisine. Dress smart casual. ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Eat Cafe
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
3 Duke Of York Street, St James's, London SW1Y | 1 minute from The London Library
Food to go in its simplest form. Freeshly baked bread for hand-made made sandwhiches; home made soups; simple salads. Another high street option for fresh. fast ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Petrichor at The Cavendish London
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
81 Jermyn Street, St James's, London SW1Y | 1 minute from The London Library
British Cuisine... More
 
 
 
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Education near The London Library

Near The London Library
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The London Film School
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
24 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, WC2H | 12 minutes from The London Library
The London Film School is the oldest-established international school of film technique in the world. The school has contributed significantly to ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Cookery School
London > Education > Cookery Courses
15B Little Portland Street, Fitzrovia, London W1W | 13 minutes from The London Library
Awarded The Best City Cookery School 2013, the Cookery School at Little Portland Street has been teaching people to make simple, honest food for more than ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
L'Atelier des Chefs
London > Education > Adult Education
19 Wigmore Street, Marylebone, London W1U | 15 minutes from The London Library
Whether you're a Nigella or not in the kitchen, the L'atelier des Chefs cookery school can teach you something. Classes are given in the basement kitchens ... More
 
 
 
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Leisure near The London Library

The London Library gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Catalyst Health and Fitness Ltd
London > Leisure > Fitness
30 Bury Street, St James's, London SW1Y | 2 minutes from The London Library
Catalyst personal trainers are among the best in London. Get fit without doing yourself an injury, lose weight with a specially devised programme or build your ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
So SPA Sofitel St James
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
6 Waterloo Place, St James's, London SW1Y | 4 minutes from The London Library
Opened in July 2009, So SPA by Sofitel is a stunning relaxation space - all marble and modern design - housed within the Sofitel St James ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Urban Golf Soho
London > Leisure > Golf
33 Great Pulteney Street, Soho, London W1F | 6 minutes from The London 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 The London Library

The best pubs near London The London Library.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Reform Club
London > Nightlife > Pubs
104 Pall Mall, St James's, London SW1Y | 3 minutes from The London Library
Located in the heart of London's traditional Clubland in Pall Mall, The Reform Club was founded in 1836 and was membership was initially restricted to those who ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Waxy O'Connor's
London > Nightlife > Pubs
14-16 Rupert Street, Soho, London W1D | 5 minutes from The London Library
Located where it is, Waxy's is fairly predictable. It's busy, it's Irish and it's got a fair smattering of tourists, but it also has that certain ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Waxy's Little Sister
London > Nightlife > Pubs
20 Wardour Street, Soho, London W1D | 6 minutes from The London Library
If you're not up for the hectic atmosphere of Waxy O'Connors it might be worth slipping across the street to her infinitely more tranquil Little Sister. ... More
 
 
 
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Nightlife near The London Library

The London Library clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Fortnum & Mason: 1707 Wine Bar
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
181 Piccadilly, St James's, London W1A | 2 minutes from The London Library
The Fortnum's wine bar has had a makeover as part of the store's refurbishment in 2007, three hundred years after this grand old department store first ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Longitude 0°8
London > Nightlife > Bars
Le Meridien Piccadilly, 21 Piccadilly, Mayfair, London W1J | 2 minutes from The London Library
The Le Meridien hotel's in-house bar, Longitude 0°8, is a stylish destination that uses music and lighting to offer a unique experience dependant on whether you ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Electric Carousel
London > Nightlife >
215-217 Piccadilly, St James's, London W1J | 3 minutes from The London Library
The team behind Madame Jojo's (RIP) return (hurrah!) with The Electric Carousel on the site where the legendary Pigalle Supper Club used to be, at 215-217 ... More
 
 
 
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Meeting venue hire near The London Library

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near The London Library.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
195 Piccadilly (BAFTA)
London > Business > Venue Hire
195 Piccadilly, St James's, London W1J | 1 minute from The London Library
The home of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) is also available to hire for your own event. The iconic building at 195 ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Royal Academy of Arts
London > Business > Venue Hire
Burlington House, Piccadilly, Mayfair, London W1J | 3 minutes from The London Library
Lord Burlington's spectacular London palace is home to the Royal Academy of Arts, a set of galleries that houses the country's premier art school and a ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Ritz Hotel
London > Business > Venue Hire
150 Piccadilly, St James's, London W1J | 4 minutes from The London Library
World famous luxury hotel, right on Piccadilly, with a roof terrace looking across Green Park. The fine food (particularly the Afternoon Tea) at the Ritz attract ... More
 
 
 
 
 

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Fashion Together
Exhibitions | Until 13th January 2018 

Fashion Space Gallery, London College Of Fashion 1 minute walk from The London Library

Exhibitions & Art, Drawings/Illustration....More

Food For Being Looked At
Food For Being Looked At
Exhibitions | Until 8th October 2017 

Photographers' Gallery 3 minutes walk from The London Library

A small exhibition at The Photographers' Gallery, Food For Being Looked At explores the new social appetite for food photography. ...More

 
Gregory Crewdson: Cathedral Of The Pines
Exhibitions | Until 8th October 2017 

Photographers' Gallery 3 minutes walk from The London Library

Photographs documenting human relationships in natural environments and small rural towns, exploring notions of connection, separation, intimacy and isolation....More

Indian Treasures
Indian Treasures
Exhibitions | Until 7th October 2017 

Getty Images Gallery 3 minutes walk from The London Library

A new exhibition at the Getty Images Gallery, Indian Treasures marks the 70th anniversary of India's independence from Britain. The ...More

 
Hernan Bas: Cambridge Living
Exhibitions | Until 21st October 2017 

Victoria Miro Mayfair 3 minutes walk from The London Library

Exhibitions & Art, Painting....More

Sorrento Terrace at Sartoria
Sorrento Terrace at Sartoria
Seasonal | Until 30th September 2017 

Sartoria 5 minutes walk from The London Library

In the heart of Mayfair, Sartoria's sunny terrace is festooned with lemon garlands and lemon trees, bringing a piece of ...More

 
Sir Andras Schiff
Concerts | On 23rd September 2017 

Wigmore Hall 6 minutes walk from The London Library

The pianist performs Mendelssohn's Fantasia (Sonate Ecossaise) In F Sharp Minor, Beethoven's Piano Sonata No 24 In F Sharp, Brahms's ...More

Emma Stibbon: Volcano
Exhibitions | Until 30th September 2017 

Alan Cristea Gallery 6 minutes walk from The London Library

New drawings and a woodcut in response to the artist's residency in Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park where she lived and ...More

The Small Fakers: Small Faces Tribute
Music | On 23rd September 2017 

The 100 Club 6 minutes walk from The London Library

The band plays the hits of the rock'n'roll and mod group, including Itchycoo Park, Lazy Sunday and All Or Nothing....More

Chu Teh-Chun At Waddington Custot
Exhibitions | Until 4th November 2017 

Waddington Galleries 7 minutes walk from The London Library

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Backyard Cinema: Snow Kingdom
Backyard Cinema: Snow Kingdom
Film Events | From 25th October 

Mercato Metropolitano

Following on from the festive Winter Night Garden ...More

 
Macellaio RC - Northcote Road
Macellaio RC - Northcote Road
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Combining restaurant and butcher, Macellaio RC doesn't shy ...More

 
The Queen of Hoxton Winter Rooftop: The Moroccan Medina
The Queen of Hoxton Winter Rooftop: The Moroccan Medina
Foodie Events | From 26th October 

The Queen Of Hoxton

The Queen of Hoxton presents another seasonal rooftop ...More

 
The Dark Room
The Dark Room
Theatre | From 8th November 

Theatre 503

Angela Betzien's award-winning The Dark Room comes to Theatre503 for its UK premiere. Transferring from ...More

 
Megan's by the Green
Megan's by the Green
Dining 

A dog-friendly neighbourhood cafe with fairy lights and a great place for after-school pizzas....More

 
Rochelle Canteen at the Institute of Contemporary Arts
Rochelle Canteen at the Institute of Contemporary Arts
Dining 

Margot Henderson and Melanie Arnold, known for their ...More

 
Frog by Adam Handling
Frog by Adam Handling
Dining 

The flagship restaurant for Adam Handling, one of the hottest young chefs in London....More

 
Yamagoya
Yamagoya
Dining 

Yamagoya, specialising in traditional Japanese ramen, open their first real home in London on The ...More

 
Olle
Olle
Dining 

DIY is 'de rigueur' at Olle, a Korean BBQ restaurant in Chinatown where you do ...More

 
Lambeth Fireworks
Lambeth Fireworks
Seasonal | On 4th November 

Brockwell Park

In 2017 Lambeth Council's annual Fireworks display at Brockwell Park takes on 'A Night at ...More

 
The Store Studios
Attractions 

Creative space and broadcast studios housed in a Brutalist building and home of London Fashion Week....More

Pizza Pilgrims, West India Quay
Pizza Pilgrims, West India Quay
Dining 

The largest pizzeria from Pizza Pilgrims James and ...More

 
West India Quay
West India Quay
Attractions 

A stone's throw from Canary Wharf and Poplar, West India Quay is a dockside area ...More

 
Acosta Danza
Acosta Danza
Dance | From 27th September 

Sadler's Wells Theatre

Embracing all dance forms, Carlos Acosta's new dance company performs at Sadler's Wells on their ...More

 
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