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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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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Car Parks

 
Spitalfields Car Park
 
5 minutes walk
 
Arch Car Parking
 
9 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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Andaz Liverpool Street Hotel
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £122  21% 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
 
 
 
Grange Tower Bridge Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £80  31% 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
 
 
 
South Place Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £117  36% off
3 South Place, EC2M | 8 minutes from The Women's Library
Located within arms reach of both Moorgate and Liverpool Street stations, is South Place Hotel, a luxury London hotel featuring three swanky bars and two top-notch ... More
 
 
 
 
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Electronic Superhighway
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 29th January to 15th May 2016
Whitechapel Gallery, 77-82 Whitechapel High Street, E1 | 3 minutes from The Women's Library
Arranged in reverse chronological order, Electronic Superhighway charts the development of the Internet, beginning in the present day and travelling back in time to 1966. ...More
 
 
 
Now On
Channa Horwitz
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 29th April, 30th April and 1st May 2016 - 11am-6pm
Raven Row, 56 Artillery Lane, E1 | 4 minutes from The Women's Library
This exhibition reconfigures the first survey of Horwitz's work at KW Institute For Contemporary Art, Berlin, in 2015, and is curated again by Ellen Blumenstein, Chief ...More
 
 
 
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Max Chapman
London > Events > Clubbing and Nightlife  Dates: Saturday 30th April 2016 - 1pm-1am
93 Feet East, 150 Brick Lane, E1 | 6 minutes from The Women's Library
The London-based DJ supplies underground house and techno music, alongside Raffa FL, Luvstuff, Jack See, Tatemae, Summerdaze and more....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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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
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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
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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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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The Culpeper
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
40 Commercial Street, Spitalfields, London E1 | 2 minutes from The Women's Library
From the outset, when Nico Treguer, Gareth Roberts and Bash Redford began restoring The Culpeper pub in June 2014, they created a rooftop kitchen garden and ... More
 
 
 
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Education near The Women's Library

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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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The Women's Library gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
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
 
 
 
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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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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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Shoreditch House
London > Nightlife > Bars
Ebor Street, Shoreditch, London E1 | 5 minutes from The Women's Library
In a former tea warehouse in the part of town where the City meets the East End you'll find another off-shoot from Soho House founder Nick ... 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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The Truth
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Lindsay Posner directs the UK premiere of Florian Zeller's coruscating portrait of marriages in crisis in which an adulterous husband ...More

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Exhibitions | Until 30th April 2016 

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Shakespeare And Modernism Symposium
Business Events | On 30th April 2016 

Barbican Centre 1.36 miles from The Women's Library

Talks and discussions exploring the relationship between modernist thinking, scenography, art and literature in the early to mid-20th century....More

BBC SO Total Immersion: Henri Dutilleux
Concerts | On 30th April 2016 

Barbican Centre 1.36 miles from The Women's Library

Cellist Alban Gerhardt joins the orchestra for Dutilleux's Symphony No 1, Tout Un Monde Lointain, The Shadows Of Time: Cinq ...More

An Introduction To Henri Dutilleux And His Music: Talk
Exhibitions | On 30th April 2016 

Barbican Centre 1.36 miles from The Women's Library

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Kings Of War Backstage Tours
Tours | Until 1st May 2016 

Barbican Centre 1.36 miles from The Women's Library

An informative tour of the behind the scenes areas....More

Kings of War
Kings of War
Theatre | Until 1st May 2016 

Barbican Centre 1.36 miles from The Women's Library

Olivier Award-winning Ivo van Hove, who recently enjoyed success with Antigone and A View from the Bridge, brings ...More

 
Strange And Familiar: Britain As Revealed By International Photographers
Exhibitions | Until 19th June 2016 

Barbican Centre 1.36 miles from The Women's Library

British artist Martin Parr curates a portrait of the social, cultural and political identity of the UK, told through the ...More

Imran Qureshi: Where the Shadows are so Deep
Imran Qureshi: Where the Shadows are so Deep
Exhibitions | Until 10th July 2016 

Barbican - Curve Gallery 1.36 miles from The Women's Library

For his first major London commission award-winning Pakistani artist Imran Qureshi creates a new work for ...More

 
Strange and Familiar: Britain as Revealed by International Photographers
Strange and Familiar: Britain as Revealed by International Photographers
Exhibitions | Until 19th June 2016 

Barbican Art Gallery 1.36 miles from The Women's Library

Celebrated British photographer Martin Parr curates this Barbican exhibition which looks at how ...More

 
 
 
 
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