The Women's Library  

 
 
ADDRESS
25 Old Castle Street, Spitalfields, London E1 7NT
 
 
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OPENING TIMES
Tue to Fri 9.30am-5pm/5.30pm, Thu till 8pm | Sat 10am-4pm (Closed Saturdays in Aug)
 
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Free
 

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The Women's LibraryThe 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 by Millicent Fawcett. Today its purpose is to document women's lives in Britain, serving as a record of women's history in the UK. There's a Reading Room where you can use reference books, archives and browse museum collections. There's also an exhibition hall as well as education and events facilities.

 

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The Women's Library  The Women's Library, Suff-hat, part of 'Fe:MAIL: Suffragettes and the Post' exhibition, 2010. Photo by: Norman Watson  

The Women's Library - The Women's Library, Suff-hat, part of 'Fe:MAIL: Suffragettes and the Post' exhibition, 2010. Photo by: Norman Watson

The Women's Library The Women's Library, Suff-hat, part of 'Fe:MAIL: Suffragettes and the Post' exhibition, 2010. Photo by: Norman Watson 

The Women's Library - The Women's Library, Suff-hat, part of 'Fe:MAIL: Suffragettes and the Post' exhibition, 2010. Photo by: Norman Watson More Images
 

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Aldgate East Tube Station
 
3 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

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Whitechapel Overground Station
 
10 minutes walk
 
 
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Spitalfields Car Park
 
5 minutes walk
 
Arch Car Parking
 
9 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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People Show: 50th Year
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: Friday 2nd December 2016 at 12noon-8pm & Saturday 3rd December 2016 at 12noon-9pm
The Women's Library, 28 Commercial Street, E1 | 1 minute from The Women's Library
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People Tree Festive Sample Sale
London > Events > Leisure  Dates: Friday 2nd December 2016 at 11am-8pm & Saturday 3rd December 2016 at 11am-5pm
The Women's Library, Heneage Street, E1 | 4 minutes from The Women's Library
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The Ulm Model
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 16th November to 17th December 2016 - 11am-6pm
The Women's Library, 56 Artillery Lane, E1 | 4 minutes from The Women's Library
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Curtain Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Toynbee Hall 28 Commercial Street, Spitalfields, London E1 | 1 minute from The Women's Library
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Bishopsgate Institute
London > Entertainment > Classical Music
230 Bishopsgate, Spitalfields, London EC2M | 5 minutes from The Women's Library
Built in 1891-94 by Charles Harrison Townsend, the Bishopsgate Institute's facade has a theme of arts and crafts. Inside you will find 19th century tiling, a ... More
 
 
 
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The Old Truman Brewery
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
91 Brick Lane, Spitalfields, London E1 | 6 minutes from The Women's Library
Popular with the Shoreditch crowd on the weekends, The Old Truman Brewery houses more than 200 small, creative businesses, a bar and several areas for hire. ... More
 
 
 
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Electric Blue Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
64 Middlesex Street, Spitalfields, London E1 | 2 minutes from The Women's Library
The Electric Blue Gallery gallery, co-owned by Jessica Tibbles and Olivier Bernay, opened in January 2009. By February, Wallpaper* magazine was calling the launch "a highlight ... More
 
 
 
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Brick Lane
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Brick Lane, Spitalfields, London E1 | 3 minutes from The Women's Library
London's own "Curry Mile", Brick Lane is home to so much more than first-rate spiced food, it also plays host to Jewish bagel shops, Indian sari ... More
 
 
 
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Whitechapel Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
77-82 Whitechapel High Street, Tower Hamlets, London E1 | 3 minutes from The Women's Library
Designed in a distinctive Arts and Crafts architecture style by Charles Harrison Townsend, the Whitechapel, Britain's first purpose-built arts gallery, is renowned both for the beauty ... More
 
 
 
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Petticoat Lane Market
London > Shopping > Markets
Between Middlesex and Goulston Streets, Spitalfields, London E1 | 2 minutes from The Women's Library
Petticoat Lane is London's world famous Sunday market and sells mainly clothes for men, women and children, from street-cred clubwear to over-orders of designer goods and ... More
 
 
 
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Lola's Cupcakes, Spitalfields
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Bishops Square, Spitalfields, London E1 | 3 minutes from The Women's Library
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Hummingbird Bakery
London > Shopping > Delicatessens
11 Frying Pan Alley , Spitalfields, London E1 | 3 minutes from The Women's Library
All-American cupcakes are the speciality here but you can also tuck into many other finger-licking sticky treats. Chocolate Devil's Food Cake, New York style cheesecake and ... More
 
 
 
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Som Saa
London > Restaurants > Thai restaurants
43a Commercial Street, E1 | 1 minute from The Women's Library
London Fields pop-up Som Saa establishes a permanent home in Spitalfields in 2016. What started out as a three month residency at ... More
 
 
 
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Hungry Donkey
London > Restaurants > Greek restaurants
56 Wentworth Street, Aldgate, Spitalfields, London E1 | 1 minute from The Women's Library
Modern all-day Greek restaurant specialising in simple, authentic Greek cuisine, Hungry Donkey has been inspired by classic Greek street food. Open ... More
 
 
 
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Absurd Bird Spitalfields
London > Restaurants > South American restaurants
54 Commercial Street, E1 | 1 minute from The Women's Library
Using only ethically sourced, hormone-free chickens from Fosse Meadows Farm - where traditional free-range farming techniques are used - Absurd Bird feeds Londoners with some of ... More
 
 
 
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London Metropolitan University (formerly London Guildhall University)
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
133 Whitechapel High Street, Tower Hamlets, London E1 | 2 minutes from The Women's Library
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City of London College
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71 Whitechapel High Street, Tower Hamlets, London E1 | 4 minutes from The Women's Library
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College of Central London
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Frazer House, 23-38 Leman Street, Shoreditch, London E1 | 4 minutes from The Women's Library
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City Darts
London > Leisure > Games
40-42 Commercial Street, Aldgate East, Spitalfields, London E1 | 2 minutes from The Women's Library
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Fitness Exchange
London > Leisure > Fitness
Spitalfields Health and Fitness, Fruit Exchange Building, Brushfield Street, Spitalfields, London E1 | 3 minutes from The Women's Library
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95 Brick Lane, Spitalfields, London E1 | 6 minutes from The Women's Library
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Leman Street Tavern
London > Nightlife > Pubs
31 Leman Street, E1 | 5 minutes from The Women's Library
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The George
London > Nightlife > Pubs
40 Liverpool Street, City, London EC2M | 6 minutes from The Women's Library
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The Lamb Tavern
London > Nightlife > Pubs
10-12 Leadenhall Market, Gracechurch Street, City, London EC3V | 9 minutes from The Women's Library
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Smiths Spitalfields
London > Nightlife > Bars
109 Commercial Street, Spitalfields, London E1 | 4 minutes from The Women's Library
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Simmons Liverpool Street
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21 Widegate Street, E1 | 4 minutes from The Women's Library
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B.Y.O.C. East
London > Nightlife > Bars
19 Bevis Marks, EC3A | 5 minutes from The Women's Library
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Christ Church Spitalfields
London > Business > Venue Hire
2 Fournier Street, Broadgate, Spitalfields, London E1 | 3 minutes from The Women's Library
Built in 1729, Nicholas Hawksmoor's Christ Church creation was declared dangerous and closed in 1956. Vigorous campaigning, from the poet Sir John Betjeman among others, eventually ... More
 
 
 
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13 Devonshire Sq, Broadgate, City, London EC2M | 4 minutes from The Women's Library
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30 St Mary Axe, Aldgate, City, London EC3A | 6 minutes from The Women's Library
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She Loves Me
Theatre | Until 4th March 2017 

Menier Chocolate Factory 1.35 miles from The Women's Library

Matthew White directs the swoonsome romantic musical with a book by Joe Masteroff, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick, and music by ...More

The Market Paintings
Exhibitions | Until 3rd December 2016 

Menier Chocolate Factory 1.35 miles from The Women's Library

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Galleria Campari On Tour
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2016 

Barbican Centre 1.36 miles from The Women's Library

A dynamic collection of the most representative artworks from Campari's rich history, recounting the story of the brand through modern ...More

An Outstanding Showcase Of New Contemporary Jewellery
Exhibitions | Until 1st January 2017 

Barbican Centre 1.36 miles from The Women's Library

The Designer Jewellers Group's winter showcase. On show will be jewellery in a range of styles, from the traditional to ...More

The Fantastic Barbican World
Exhibitions | Until 16th April 2017 

Barbican Centre 1.36 miles from The Women's Library

Explore Chamberlin, Powell and Bon's endeavour to combine spaciousness with high density development. The exhibition includes a number of residential ...More

The Vulgar: Fashion Redefined
Exhibitions | Until 5th February 2017 

Barbican Centre 1.36 miles from The Women's Library

Over 120 garments and accessories drawn from major public and private collections worldwide, providing an insight into the inherently challenging ...More

King Lear
Theatre | Until 23rd December 2016 

Barbican Centre 1.36 miles from The Women's Library

Gregory Doran directs Antony Sher as the ageing ruler unable to see beyond the lies of his eldest daughters in ...More

Bedwyr Williams
Exhibitions | Until 8th January 2017 

Barbican Centre 1.36 miles from The Women's Library

Dreamlike and immersive installations courtesy of the acclaimed Welsh artist who works with a diverse range of mediums including performance, ...More

The Vulgar
The Vulgar
Exhibitions | Until 5th February 2017 

Barbican Art Gallery 1.36 miles from The Women's Library

What makes something vulgar? Drawing on a wealth of stunning exhibits from the Renaissance ...More

 
Cymbeline
Theatre | Until 17th December 2016 

Barbican Centre 1.36 miles from The Women's Library

Shakespeare's erotic and politically charged study of marital discord and deception. Directed by Melly Still with Gillian Bevan as the ...More

 
 
 
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