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
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Spitalfields Car Park
 
5 minutes walk
 
Arch Car Parking
 
9 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £120  33% off
40 Liverpool Street, EC2M | 6 minutes from The Women's Library
Housed in one of the great Victorian station hotels, this showstopper is a mixture of meticulous nineteenth century restoration and the glittering wit of Terence Conran's ... More
 
 
 
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London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £89  40% off
45 Prescot Street, E1 | 7 minutes from The Women's Library
The Grange Tower Bridge Hotel combines luxury accommodation and events facilities, making it a great choice for your stay whether it's business or leisure oriented. Within ... More
 
 
 
 
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White Rabbit: Are You Sitting Comfortably'
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Friday 9th September 2016 - 7.30pm-10pm
Toynbee Studios, 28 Commercial Street, E1 | 1 minute from The Women's Library
Literary & Education, Poetry....More
 
 
 
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Spits
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Thursday 1st September 2016 - 6pm-10pm
Christ Church Spitalfields, Commercial Street, E1 | 3 minutes from The Women's Library
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Now On
Cider Festival and Hog Roast
London > Events > Seasonal  Dates: 27th, 28th and 29th August 2016
The Water Poet, 9-11 Folgate Street, E1 | 6 minutes from The Women's Library
Popular east London pub The Water Poet is hosting a Cider Festival & Hog Roast once again this August bank holiday weekend. Taking place in the ...More
 
 
 
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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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Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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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The best museums, galleries, attractions near The Women's Library
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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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Shopping near The Women's Library

The best shops and markets near The Women's Library
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
London > Shopping > Delicatessens
Bishops Square, Spitalfields, London E1 | 3 minutes from The Women's Library
Sweet to taste, cute to look at and made with natural ingredients, Lola's Cupcakes can hold their own when it comes to the coveted title of ... More
 
 
 
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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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Zengi
London > Restaurants > Mediterranean restaurants
44 Commercial Street, Spitalfields, London E1 | 1 minute from The Women's Library
Mediterranean Cuisine... 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
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
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
A relatively new player in the health and fitness market, the Exchanges offer well equipped gyms, as well as classes, beauty therapy and swimming. New members ... More
 
 
 
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All Star Lanes, Brick Lane
London > Leisure > Activities
95 Brick Lane, Spitalfields, London E1 | 6 minutes from The Women's Library
The third of these increasingly popular 1950s retro-America style bowling alleys opened in late 2008 to much critical acclaim. Located in the Old Truman Brewery on ... More
 
 
 
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Leman Street Tavern
London > Nightlife > Pubs
31 Leman Street, E1 | 5 minutes from The Women's Library
Between Wapping and Aldgate is the Leman Street Tavern , a 1.5 million pound pub that's owned by the Geronimo Inns group ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The George
London > Nightlife > Pubs
40 Liverpool Street, City, London EC2M | 6 minutes from The Women's Library
One of five different restaurants and bars within the confines of the Andaz hotel, the George is a traditional looking pub - not your typical hotel ... More
 
 
 
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The Bricklayers Arms
London > Nightlife > Pubs
63 Charlotte Road, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 14 minutes from The Women's Library
This bohemian boozer was an integral part of the Shoreditch explosion. Tucked away down a cobbled East End alley it was originally a mecca for local ... More
 
 
 
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Smiths Spitalfields
London > Nightlife > Bars
109 Commercial Street, Spitalfields, London E1 | 4 minutes from The Women's Library
Inspired by its sister bar, the long-standing Smiths of Smithfield, Smiths Spitalfields follows in its famous sibling's footsteps as an all-day dining venue celebrating the best ... More
 
 
 
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Simmons Liverpool Street
London > Nightlife > Bars
21 Widegate Street, E1 | 4 minutes from The Women's Library
The award-winning Simmons bar group, whose bars keep cropping up all over town, is best known for its weird and wonderful interiors and ... More
 
 
 
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WM Barker & Co
London > Nightlife > Bars
202 Bishopsgate, EC2M | 5 minutes from The Women's Library
Go underground at this below stairs drinking den beneath Bishopsgate and you'll be greeted by cocktails, craft beers, homemade soup and hot toasties. WM Barker & ... More
 
 
 
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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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Coopers' Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
13 Devonshire Sq, Broadgate, City, London EC2M | 4 minutes from The Women's Library
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30 St Mary Axe - Top Floor Restaurant at The Gherkin
London > Business > Venue Hire
30 St Mary Axe, Aldgate, City, London EC3A | 6 minutes from The Women's Library
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Into The Woods
Theatre | Until 17th September 2016 

Menier Chocolate Factory 1.35 miles from The Women's Library

After a successful run in New York and a feature film adaptation, the Tony Award-winning Into The Woods comes to ...More

The City Garden by Rebecca Louise Law
The City Garden by Rebecca Louise Law
Exhibitions | Until 25th September 2016 

The City Centre 1.39 miles from The Women's Library

For the first exhibition at The City Centre artist Rebecca Louise Law, who works from a studio on Columbia Road, ...More

 
Roald Dahl Afternoon Tea at Aqua Shard
Roald Dahl Afternoon Tea at Aqua Shard
Foodie Events | Until 31st October 2016 

Aqua Shard 1.7 miles from The Women's Library

Presented in Charlie's Great Glass Elevator and served on bespoke crockery showing Quentin Blake's famous illustrations, this special Afternoon Tea ...More

 
Santa Monica at Skylounge
Santa Monica at Skylounge
Foodie Events | Until 30th September 2016 

Skylounge 1.88 miles from The Women's Library

Following on from last year's Nantucket Beach Club, the SkyLounge presents another summer residency in 2016, this time taking inspiration ...More

 
A Tribute to Dr Strange
A Tribute to Dr Strange
Seasonal | Until 1st October 2016 

The Queen Of Hoxton 1.93 miles from The Women's Library

The Queen of Hoxton Rooftop has been transformed once again for its summer residency, A Tribute to Dr Strange. The ...More

 
The Last Days of Shoreditch
The Last Days of Shoreditch
Foodie Events | Until 17th September 2016 

Red Market 1.99 miles from The Women's Library

The much-loved Red Market is back for its sixth year in 2016, returning to Shoreditch for possibly the last time. ...More

 
The Scoop at More London Free Festival
The Scoop at More London Free Festival
Theatre | Until 31st October 2016 

The Scoop at More London 2 miles from The Women's Library

The Scoop at More London, next to City Hall, is a huge open air amphitheatre next to the Thames, making ...More

 
Tower Of London Tickets
Tower Of London Tickets
Attraction | Next performance 28th August 2016 

Tower Of London 2.04 miles from The Women's Library

With close to 1,000 years of royal history lurking within its highly fortified walls, a trip to the Tower of ...More

 
Cider Festival and Hog Roast
Cider Festival and Hog Roast
Seasonal | Until 29th August 2016 

The Water Poet 2.06 miles from The Women's Library

Popular east London pub The Water Poet is hosting a Cider Festival & Hog Roast once again this August bank ...More

 
Tower Bridge Exhibition Tickets
Tower Bridge Exhibition Tickets
Attraction | Next performance 28th August 2016 

Tower Bridge Exhibition 2.11 miles from The Women's Library

Competing with the London Eye for the capital's most vertiginous experience, Tower Bridge offers one of the best vantage points ...More

 
 
 
 
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