Westminster Reference Library  

 
 
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35 St. Martin's Street, Soho, London WC2H 7HP
 
 
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Weekdays: 10am-8pm; Sat: 10am-5pm; Sun: closed
 

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Leicester Square Tube Station
 
3 minutes walk
 
Piccadilly Circus Tube Station
 
3 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

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Charing Cross Railway Station
 
6 minutes walk
 
City Thameslink Station
 
22 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

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Leicester Square Masterpark
 
1 minutes walk
 
St Martins Lane NCP
 
3 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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London Events 2018

With an exciting calendar of entertainment, 2018 is another special year in London. Find out what's happening throughout the capital with our thorough guide to the best 2018 London events.

 
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Hotels near Westminster Reference Library

Near Westminster Reference Library
Radisson Blu Edwardian Hampshire Hotel
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £121  41% off
Leicester Square, WC2H | 1 minute from Westminster Reference Library
Overlooking Leicester Square - the setting for London's regular film premieres - the Radisson Blu Edwardian Hampshire has glamorous, exclusive décor to match its high-profile setting: ... More
 
 
 
Thistle Trafalgar Square, The Royal Trafalgar
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £108  28% off
Whitcomb Street, WC2H | 1 minute from Westminster Reference Library
Thistle Trafalgar Square, The Royal Trafalgar is a recently refurbished 4 star hotel located right in the heart of London's famous West End. Leicester Square, Piccadilly ... More
 
 
 
Every Hotel Piccadilly
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £50  39% off
Coventry Street, W1D | 2 minutes from Westminster Reference Library
Located right next to Leicester Square, in the heart of London's West End, the Every Hotel Piccadilly is the perfect hotel for those wanting to enjoy ... More
 
 
 
 
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Alternative Libraries nearest Westminster Reference Library

Nearest to Westminster Reference Library
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Pancras Square Library
London > Useful Numbers > Libraries
5 Pancras Square, Bloomsbury, London N1C | 2 miles from Westminster Reference 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 | 2.5 miles from Westminster Reference 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 | 21 minutes from Westminster Reference 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 Westminster Reference Library

Near Westminster Reference Library
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Young Frankenstein
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 28th September 2017 to 29th September 2018
Westminster Reference Library, 2 Charing Cross Road, WC2H | 2 minutes from Westminster Reference Library
Ross Noble, Lesley Joseph and Hadley Fraser lead the cast of Young Frankenstein, Mel Brooks' uproarious musical based on his Oscar-nominated 1974 film about a New ...More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
We're Going On A Bear Hunt
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 4th July to 2nd September 2018
Westminster Reference Library, Shaftesbury Avenue, W1D | 4 minutes from Westminster Reference Library
Go squelching through mud, slide through the long grass and splash through water as you join a family happily hunting a big bear, 'We're not scared' ...More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Tiger Who Came To Tea
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 28th June to 9th September 2018
Westminster Reference Library, 16 Denman Street, W1D | 5 minutes from Westminster Reference Library
David Wood's Olivier award-nominated musical adaptation of Judith Kerr's picture book The Tiger Who Came To Tea returns to the London ...More
 
 
 
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Entertainment near Westminster Reference Library

Near Westminster Reference Library
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Odeon Leicester Square
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
24-26 Leicester Square, Soho, London WC2H | 1 minute from Westminster Reference Library
One of London's biggest cinemas, the Odeon Leicester Square regularly plays host to premieres and awards ceremonies as well as screening the biggest of the week's ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The 99 Club
London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
Storm Nightclub, 28a Leicester Square, Soho, London WC2H | 1 minute from Westminster Reference Library
Playing across multiple venues across London seven days a week and 52 weeks a year - do they really put on shows on Christmas Day? - ... More
 
 
 
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Haymarket Theatre Royal
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Haymarket, SW1Y | 2 minutes from Westminster Reference 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 Westminster Reference Library

The best museums, galleries, attractions near Westminster Reference Library
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
National Portrait Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
St Martin's Place, WC2H | 1 minute from Westminster Reference Library
The National Portrait Gallery houses portraits of significant figures from the late 15th century to the present day. This isn't the place to come for serious ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Leicester Square
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Leicester Square, Soho, London WC2H | 2 minutes from Westminster Reference Library
With Trafalgar Square to the south, Piccadilly Circus to the west, China Town to the north and Covent Garden to the east, Leicester Square is right ... More
 
 
 
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The West End
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Soho, London WC2H | 2 minutes from Westminster Reference Library
Taking in Oxford Street, Regent Street and Bond Street, Soho, Theatreland, Chinatown, Covent Garden and Leicester Square, The West End really does have it ... More
 
 
 
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Shopping near Westminster Reference Library

The best shops and markets near Westminster Reference Library
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Ben & Jerry's
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
Vue West End, 3 Cranbourn Street, Leicester Square, Soho, London WC2H | 2 minutes from Westminster Reference Library
Fosil Fuel, Phish Food and Baked Alaska, no, not a tour of the Natural History Museum but the names that Ben & Jerry have come up ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Godiva
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
28 Haymarket, Soho, London SW1Y | 2 minutes from Westminster Reference Library
Belgium's finest export, the first Godiva was opened in Brussels approximately 75 years ago by master chocolatier Joseph Draps and named after the legendary Lady Godiva. ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Dover Street Market
London > Shopping > Department Stores
18-22 Haymarket, Mayfair, London SW1Y | 2 minutes from Westminster Reference Library
A department store but not as we know it, Dover Street Market is Harvey Nics for the hip. A haven for high end fashion brands like ... More
 
 
 
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Restaurants near Westminster Reference Library

What are the best dining options near Westminster Reference Library London?
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Wagamama
London > Restaurants > South East Asian restaurants
140 Irving Street, Soho, London WC2H | 1 minute from Westminster Reference Library
Taking inspiration from Japanese ramman-noodle bars, Wagamama is the ultimate in high-quality, fast food. Huge bowls of steaming, soupy noodles, chicken dumplings with a chilli-soy dipping ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Portrait Restaurant
London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place, Soho, London WC2H | 1 minute from Westminster Reference Library
Housed on top of the National Portrait Gallery, the Portrait Restaurant boasts panoramic views across Trafalgar Square and the London Eye, making it a convenient but ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Stockpot
London > Restaurants > Brasseries
40 Panton Street, Soho, London SW1Y | 2 minutes from Westminster Reference Library
Despite its central location between Leicester Square and Piccadilly Circus, The Stockpot offers traditional English fare at decent prices in the heart of tourist London. With ... More
 
 
 
THE BEST

Education near Westminster Reference Library

Near Westminster Reference Library
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The London Film School
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
24 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, WC2H | 6 minutes from Westminster Reference 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
English [Out There!]
London > Education > English Language Courses
10 Coptic Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 11 minutes from Westminster Reference Library
English [Out There!] takes a very hands-on approach to learning English. The course places an emphasis on using what you have learned. Students are taken out ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Courtauld Institute of Art
London > Education > Arts and Drama
Somerset House, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 11 minutes from Westminster Reference 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 Westminster Reference Library

Westminster Reference Library gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
AWAY Spa W London
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
10 Wardour Street, Soho, London W1D | 2 minutes from Westminster Reference Library
On the 6th floor of the W London the AWAY Spa certainly takes you away from the manic pace of life in Leicester Square ... 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 Westminster Reference 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
Victoria Embankment Gardens
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Victoria Embankment, Villiers Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 5 minutes from Westminster Reference Library
Created in 1874, the Victoria Embankment Gardens run parallel to the River Thames, creating a green walkway between Waterloo Bridge and Embankment, and are dotted with ... More
 
 
 
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Pubs near Westminster Reference Library

The best pubs near London Westminster Reference Library.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Salisbury
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
90 St Martins Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 3 minutes from Westminster Reference Library
Gastropub ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Waxy's Little Sister
London > Nightlife > Pubs
20 Wardour Street, Soho, London W1D | 3 minutes from Westminster Reference 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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Waxy O'Connor's
London > Nightlife > Pubs
14-16 Rupert Street, Soho, London W1D | 3 minutes from Westminster Reference 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
 
 
 
THE BEST

Nightlife near Westminster Reference Library

Westminster Reference Library clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Cork & Bottle
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
44 Cranbourn Street, Soho, London WC2H | 2 minutes from Westminster Reference Library
Located in the heart of the West End you’d expect it to be packed with the usual crowds but hidden in a basement below a sex ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Library
London > Nightlife > Bars
112 St Martin's Lane , Covent Garden, London WC2N | 2 minutes from Westminster Reference Library
Private members club housed in a five story town house, with a restaurant, hotel, bar and nightclub. Members are voted in by a committee but it's ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Perception
London > Nightlife > Bars
W London Leicester Square, 10 Wardour Street, W1D | 2 minutes from Westminster Reference Library
Opened in late 2017, The Perception has taken over the lobby of the W London. Designed by Amsterdam-based firm Concrete, the bar is inspired by London's ... More
 
 
 
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Meeting venue hire near Westminster Reference Library

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near Westminster Reference Library.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Odeon, Leicester Square
London > Business > Venue Hire
24-26 Leicester Square, Soho, London WC2H | 1 minute from Westminster Reference Library
One of London's biggest cinemas, the Odeon Leicester Square regularly plays host to premieres and awards ceremonies as well as screening the week's big releases. Aside ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Haymarket Hotel
London > Business > Venue Hire
1 Suffolk Place, St James's, London SW1Y | 2 minutes from Westminster Reference Library
A hip designer hotel by Tim and Kit Kemp in a grand building on the prestigious Haymarket, the broad boulevard street making for an impressive entrance. ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
St Martins Lane Hotel
London > Business > Venue Hire
45 St. Martin's Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 3 minutes from Westminster Reference Library
To enter the stunning St Martins Lane Hotel in the heart of London's Theatreland you pass through the tallest revolving door in London, a luminescent yellow-glass ... More
 
 
 
 
 

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BP Portrait Award 2018
BP Portrait Award 2018
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National Portrait Gallery 1 minute walk from Westminster Reference Library

The popular BP Portrait Award returns for a 39th year at the National Portrait ...More

 
Tartuffe
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Given current world events, this is a well timed adaptation of Moliere's classic comedy. Adapted by Christopher Hampton, this take ...More

 
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Ruby Blue 2 minutes walk from Westminster Reference Library

Social observations from Nathan Caton, plus Chris McCausland and Larry Dean....More

Consent
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Harold Pinter Theatre 2 minutes walk from Westminster Reference Library

Nina Raine examines the topical and controversial subject of Consent in her latest play. Staged at the National Theatre's Dorfman ...More

 
Ed Ruscha: Course of Empire
Ed Ruscha: Course of Empire
Exhibitions | Until 7th October 2018 

National Gallery 2 minutes walk from Westminster Reference Library

Ed Ruscha, whose 2005 Venice Biennale installation evoked Thomas Cole's famous 'The Course of Empire' painting cycle of 183336, has ...More

 
Thomas Cole's Journey
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Exhibitions | Until 7th October 2018 

National Gallery 2 minutes walk from Westminster Reference Library

The National Gallery stages the first exhibition to establish British-born Thomas Cole, one of America's leading painters of the mid-19th ...More

 
The Credit Suisse Exhibition: Monet & Architecture
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Exhibitions | Until 29th July 2018 

National Gallery 2 minutes walk from Westminster Reference Library

Monet maybe best known for his paintings of lilies - impressionistic images of the floating flowers immediately spring to mind ...More

 
The Moderate Soprano
The Moderate Soprano
Theatre | Until 30th June 2018 

Duke of York's Theatre 2 minutes walk from Westminster Reference Library

Hampstead Theatre's 2015 hit The Moderate Soprano transfers to the West End in April 2018. David Hare's play tells of ...More

 
Comedy Store Players
Comedy | On 24th June 2018 

Comedy Store 2 minutes walk from Westminster Reference Library

Improvised humour from Paul Merton, Josie Lawrence, Lee Simpson, Richard Vranch, Neil Mullarkey and Andy Smart....More

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