St Bride Library  

 
 
ADDRESS
Bride Lane, City, Fleet Street, London EC4Y 8EE
 
 
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OPENING TIMES
Tue 12noon-5.30pm, Wed 12noon-9pm, Thu 12noon-5.30pm
 
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St Bride LibraryThis 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, if it can be printed you'll find it here. If you're not sure what you're looking for, staff are happy to help. When it first opened in 1895, the library also house a printing school; the school eventually moved out and is now the London College of Communication. Not just a depository for academic research on medieval printing, the collection is kept up to date with the latest on digital typography and web design. Type is one of the highlights, with punches, matrices and founders' type from the seventeenth to the twentieth century. Early forms of printing including wood blocks, copper plate and lithographic stones show the various techniques used to reproduce images over the years. The library also runs an active events programme for and by people who are passionate about typography, graphic design and print.

 

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St. Paul's Tube Station
 
6 minutes walk
 
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City Thameslink Station
 
1 minutes walk
 
 
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Snowhill NCP
 
5 minutes walk
 
Smithfield Central Market NCP
 
8 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Little New Street, City, London EC4A | 3 minutes from St Bride Library
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9 To 5: The Musical
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 19th to 23rd Jul 2016 - Various Times
Bridewell Theatre, Bride Lane, Fleet Street, EC4Y | 1 minute from St Bride Library
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London > Events > Tours  Dates: 1st January 2010 to 31st December 2016
Dr Johnson's House, 17 Gough Square, EC4A | 3 minutes from St Bride Library
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St Andrew's Church, 5 St Andrew Street, Holborn, EC4A | 5 minutes from St Bride Library
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London > Entertainment > Theatres
Bride Lane, Fleet Street, City, London EC4Y | 1 minute from St Bride Library
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Kings Reach, Victoria Embankment, Holborn, London EC4Y | 5 minutes from St Bride Library
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9 Norwich Street, Holborn, London EC4A | 5 minutes from St Bride Library
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New Street Square
London > Attractions >
New Street Square, City, London EC4A | 4 minutes from St Bride Library
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Temple Church
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Fleet Street, Temple, Holborn, London EC4Y | 5 minutes from St Bride Library
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London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Middle Temple Lane, Holborn, London EC4Y | 5 minutes from St Bride Library
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London > Shopping > Cleaning and Repairs
3 Bride Court, City, London EC4Y | 1 minute from St Bride Library
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The Natural Kitchen
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
15-17 New Street Square, Fetter Lane, City, London EC4A | 4 minutes from St Bride Library
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Ede & Ravenscroft
London > Shopping > Clothing
93 Chancery Lane, Holborn, London WC2A | 6 minutes from St Bride Library
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SHOT: Simple, Healthy, Organic and Tasty
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23-23a Bride Lane, EC4Y | 1 minute from St Bride Library
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London > Restaurants > French restaurants
85 Fleet Street, Bloomsbury, London EC4Y | 1 minute from St Bride Library
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London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
109 Fleet Street, City, London EC4A | 1 minute from St Bride Library
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London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Temple Chambers, Temple Avenue, Holborn, London EC4Y | 3 minutes from St Bride Library
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Crown Office Row, Holborn, London EC4Y | 4 minutes from St Bride Library
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4-6 Staple Inn, Holborn, London WC1V | 7 minutes from St Bride Library
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Chang's Hapkido Academy
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Topnotch Health Club, 3 Tudor Street, City, London EC4Y | 2 minutes from St Bride Library
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12 Smithfield Street, City, London EC1A | 6 minutes from St Bride Library
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Postman's Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
King Edward Street, City, London EC4M | 8 minutes from St Bride Library
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The Tipperary
London > Nightlife > Pubs
66 Fleet Street, City, London EC4Y | 1 minute from St Bride Library
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26A Tudor Street, City, London EC4Y | 2 minutes from St Bride Library
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145 Fleet Street, City, London EC4A | 2 minutes from St Bride Library
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24 Bride Lane, City, London EC4Y | 1 minute from St Bride Library
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1 St Brides Passage, Fleet Street, EC4Y | 1 minute from St Bride Library
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121 Holborn, Holborn, London EC1N | 7 minutes from St Bride Library
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18 West Smithfield, City, London EC1A | 6 minutes from St Bride Library
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Nabucco
Nabucco
Concerts | Until 30th June 2016 

Royal Opera House 1 minute walk from St Bride Library

"With this opera, it can truly be said that my artistic career began" were the words of Giuseppe Verdi following ...More

 
Yinka Shonibare: Globe Head Ballerina
Yinka Shonibare: Globe Head Ballerina
Exhibitions | Until 19th June 2017 

Royal Opera House 1 minute walk from St Bride Library

A new piece of artwork by Yinka Shonibare will be displayed on the exterior of the Royal Opera House this ...More

 
The Royal Opera: Werther
Concerts | Until 13th July 2016 

Royal Opera House 1 minute walk from St Bride Library

Joyce DiDonato and Vittorio Grigolo lead the cast in Benoit Jacquot's production of Massenet's operatic tragedy, Werther . Based ...More

Bobbi Brown Afternoon Tea at Balthazar
Bobbi Brown Afternoon Tea at Balthazar
Foodie Events | Until 29th September 2016 

Balthazar 2 minutes walk from St Bride Library

Plumped up lips made from sponge, chocolate torte as gel eyeliner, and rhubarb and ginger cream lined up like brush-on ...More

 
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Theatre | Until 7th January 2017 

Theatre Royal Drury Lane 3 minutes walk from St Bride Library

Nominated for a staggering seven gongs in the 2014 Olivier Awards including Best New Musical, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory ...More

 
Hobson's Choice
Hobson's Choice
Theatre | Until 10th September 2016 

Vaudeville Theatre 3 minutes walk from St Bride Library

Marking the 100th anniversary of the first UK production of Harold Brighouse's classic comedy, Hobson's Choice comes to the Vaudeville ...More

 
Matilda The Musical
Matilda The Musical
Theatre | Until 28th May 2017 

Cambridge Theatre 3 minutes walk from St Bride Library

The Royal Shakespeare Company's multiple award-winning musical adaptation of Roald Dahl's celebrated children's book Matilda is a big hit at ...More

 
The Lion King
The Lion King
Theatre | Until 4th June 2017 

The Lyceum Theatre 3 minutes walk from St Bride Library

The Lion King tells the story of Simba - the epic adventure of his battles, his friendships, his dreams and ...More

 
Faith Healer
Theatre | Until 20th August 2016 

The Donmar Warehouse 3 minutes walk from St Bride Library

Following her productions of Fathers and Sons and Philadelphia, Here I Come!, Lyndsey Turner returns to the ...More

The Play That Goes Wrong
The Play That Goes Wrong
Theatre | Until 11th September 2016 

Duchess Theatre 3 minutes walk from St Bride Library

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