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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)
 
PRICES
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
 

LondonTown.com - The Women's Library Location Map

 
 
 
Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
 
Aldgate East Tube Station
 
3 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
 
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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Andaz Liverpool Street Hotel
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £120  38% off
40 Liverpool Street, EC2M | 6 minutes from The Women's Library
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London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £89  29% off
45 Prescot Street, E1 | 7 minutes from The Women's Library
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South Place Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £113  35% off
3 South Place, EC2M | 8 minutes from The Women's Library
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Pancras Square Library
London > Useful Numbers > Libraries
5 Pancras Square, Bloomsbury, London N1C | 2.6 miles from The Women's 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
 
 
 
City Business Library
London > Useful Numbers > Libraries
Aldermanbury, City, London EC2V | 16 minutes from The Women's Library
Free public reference library – no membership requirements (but ID required to see some items). One of the UK's leading business information libraries. Major collection of ... More
 
 
 
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St Bride Library
London > Useful Numbers > Libraries
Bride Lane, Fleet Street, City, London EC4Y | 26 minutes from The Women's 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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Dante's Inferno - A Modern Telling
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 29th Jan to 1st Feb 2015 - Various Times
The Rag Factory, Heneage Street, E1 | 4 minutes from The Women's Library
Craft Theatre present a modern retelling of the classic poem, directed by Rocky Rodriguez Jr....More
 
 
 
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The Art of the Brick
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 26th September 2014 to 12th April 2015
The Old Truman Brewery, 91 Brick Lane, E1 | 6 minutes from The Women's Library
See the Mona Lisa in LEGO when you visit The Art of the Brick, a display of over 75 sculptures created out of more than ...More
 
 
 
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Pillow Cinema
London > Events > Film Events  Dates: 7th January to 1st February 2015
Shoreditch Underground, Pedley Street, Shoreditch, E1 | 8 minutes from The Women's Library
Aimed at those struggling to tear themselves away from the sofa this January, the team behind the Hot Tub Cinema have launched the Pillow Cinema. Billed ...More
 
 
 
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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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ClueQuest
London > Entertainment >
11 Plough Yard, EC2A | 9 minutes from The Women's Library
Following Pinky and the Brain's failed attempt at taking over the world, it's now time for another mouse to have a crack at it. Having escaped ... 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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Christ Church Spitalfields
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Commercial Street, 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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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, 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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Zengi
London > Restaurants > Mediterranean restaurants
44 Commercial Street, E1 | 1 minute from The Women's Library
Mediterranean Cuisine... More
 
 
 
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The Culpeper
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
40 Commercial Street, E1 | 2 minutes from The Women's Library
The pub on 40 Commercial Street formerly had two upper floors but for one reason or another - there are a number of stories as to ... More
 
 
 
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La Pietra
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
54 Commercial Street, E1 | 2 minutes from The Women's Library
In an intimate setting that proudly displays the artisan deli items used in the dishes, La Pietra is an accomplished Italian eatery. With recipes cooked in ... More
 
 
 
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Education near The Women's Library

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Workers' Educational Association
London > Education > Evening Classes
4 Luke Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 12 minutes from The Women's Library
National charity for adult learning which also runs an excellent selection of theatre, literature, history and politics evening classes.... More
 
 
 
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The Making Space
London > Education > Evening Classes
10 Sunbury Workshops, Swanfield Street, Shoreditch, London E2 | 13 minutes from The Women's Library
Learn some crafty manouveurs at Making Space where classes on mask making, glass engraving, pyrography (burning patterns into wood or leather), chainmail knitting, and book hollowing ... More
 
 
 
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City Journalism
London > Education > Professional Training
106 Bunhill Row, City, London EC1Y | 18 minutes from The Women's Library
City’s Print Journalism course is recognised as the best in London. Although places like Goldsmith’s are trendier, City is respected in the industry thanks to a ... 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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L!FE Shoreditch
London > Leisure >
The Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, E1 | 7 minutes from The Women's Library
Spread over three floors L!FE is a unique space within The Old Truman Brewery where yoga, food and music sit side-by-side. ... More
 
 
 
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Tower Bridge Health and Fitness Club
London > Leisure >
45 Prescot Street, E1 | 7 minutes from The Women's Library
Free to use for all hotel residents, the Tower Bridge Health and Fitness Club boasts a range of luxury fitness and spa services. The fully equipped ... 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 White Horse
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
2 Exchange Square, Appold Street, EC2M | 8 minutes from The Women's Library
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The Crown and Shuttle
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
226 Shoreditch High Street, E1 | 8 minutes from The Women's Library
After serving two queens and a king, surviving The Blitz and enjoying a period as a notorious strip club, The Crown and Shuttle sadly closed its ... More
 
 
 
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Smiths Spitalfields
London > Nightlife > Bars
109 Commercial Street, 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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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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The Rhythm Factory
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
16-18 Whitechapel Road, Tower Hamlets, London E1 | 5 minutes from The Women's Library
Scuzzy venue on the outskirts of Shoreditch which looks like a crummycafe from the outside. Walk past the crowded plastic tables and chairsand through a discreet ... 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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Andaz Liverpool Street
London > Business > Venue Hire
40 Liverpool Street, City, London 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 Terrence Conran's ... More
 
 
 
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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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Kaleidoscope
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 1st February 2015 

93 Feet East 6 minutes walk from The Women's Library

DJs Isherwood, Jade Seatle, Rupes, Chris Graham & Ewan Smith, Mohson Stars and Dan Beaven spin techno and house....More

The City's Yours
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 1st March 2015 

Cafe 1001 8 minutes walk from The Women's Library

Underground electronica from Giggles In The Dark resident DJs....More

Smile Acoustic
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 1st February 2015 

Rich Mix Centre 10 minutes walk from The Women's Library

Three artists take to the stage and perform poetry, music, beatbox or whatever they feel like in this multi-genre open ...More

Pitschi, The Kitten With Dreams
Theatre | On 1st February 2015 

Rich Mix Centre 10 minutes walk from The Women's Library

A children's show based on Hans Fischer's picture book....More

All Twerk and No Play
Sporting Events | Until 15th February 2015 

The Book Club 12 minutes walk from The Women's Library

All Twerk And No Play is half-dance class/half-bashment social, our very own 'Queen of Bounce', Scarlett O'Hora, teaching you how ...More

All Twerk and No Play
Sporting Events | On 1st February 2015 

The Book Club 12 minutes walk from The Women's Library

All Twerk And No Play is half-dance class/half-bashment social....More

Le Boutique Bazaar - Valentine's Decadence
Leisure | On 1st February 2015 

McQueen 14 minutes walk from The Women's Library

Fast becoming a favourite with stylists, trendsetters, artistes & fashionistas favouring a dramatic look, the Bazaar features 40 brands representing ...More

London Symphony Orchestra
Concerts | On 1st February 2015 

Barbican Centre 17 minutes walk from The Women's Library

David Afkham conducts the orchestra with pianist Nicholas Angelich through Beethoven's Piano Concerto No 3 and Brahms' Symphony No 2....More

SHHHH
Exhibitions | Until 1st February 2015 

Barbican Centre 17 minutes walk from The Women's Library

An all-day celebration of music and art....More

Laurence Corns
Concerts | On 1st February 2015 

The Nightjar Bar 17 minutes walk from The Women's Library

Swing-jazz by the London-based singer-guitarist....More

 

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Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum

From a sandal decorated in pure gold lead from ancient Egypt to the most elaborate designs by contemporary makers, Shoes: ...More

 
The Last of the De Mullins
The Last of the De Mullins
Theatre | 3rd February 2015 - 28th February 2015 

Jermyn Street Theatre

Stephen McGill and Joel Marvin present a play set in the Edwardian England of 1908 in which one woman defies ...More

 
The Candlelight Club's St Valentine's Day Ball
The Candlelight Club's St Valentine's Day Ball
Theatre | On 14th February 2015 

Secret Location

Clandestine pop-up cocktail bar the Candlelight Club is hosting a special Valentine's Day ball. Taking place in a 1920s ballroom, ...More

 
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Exhibitions | On 11th February 2015 

School of Life

Lecturer, style educator and happiness consultant Samantha Clarke asks, "Do we need a relationship in order to live a ...More

Treasure Island (Over 10s)
Treasure Island (Over 10s)
Theatre | Until 8th April 2015 

National Theatre: Olivier Theatre

Seeing Treasure Island activates that "little spark of adolescent runaway that still hankers after adventure and treasure," so ...More

 
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