St Bride Library

 
 
ADDRESS
Bride Lane, City, Fleet Street, London EC4Y 8EE 
 
TELEPHONE
 
OPENING TIMES
Tue 12noon-5.30pm, Wed 12noon-9pm, Thu 12noon-5.30pm
 
PRICES
Free
 

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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.

 

St Bride Library images

St Bride Library  The view from St Bride Library, 1899  

St Bride Library - The view from St Bride Library, 1899

St Bride Library The view from St Bride Library, 1899 

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Opening and closing times for St Bride Library

Today (Saturday) St Bride Library is closed.

Monday:

Closed
 
 

Tuesday:

12.00
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17.30
 
 

Wednesday:

12.00
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21.00
 
 

Thursday:

12.00
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17.30
 
 

Friday:

Closed
 
 

Saturday:

Closed
 
 

Sunday:

Closed
 
 

LondonTown.com - St Bride Library Location Map

 
 
 
Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
Blackfriars Tube Station
 
3 minutes walk
 
St. Paul's Tube Station
 
6 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
 
City Thameslink Station
 
1 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Snowhill NCP
 
5 minutes walk
 
Smithfield Central Market NCP
 
8 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Crowne Plaza London The City
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £72  21% off
19 New Bridge Street, EC4V | 2 minutes from St Bride Library
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Apex Temple Court Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £88  25% off
1-2 Serjeant's Inn, EC4Y | 3 minutes from St Bride Library
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Club Quarters St Pauls Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £79  25% off
24 Ludgate Hill, EC4M | 3 minutes from St Bride Library
This neat and simple hotel gets all the basics right. The prices are sensible, the rooms are simply and attractively decorated, there's a decent little bistro, ... More
 
 
 
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Alternative Libraries nearest St Bride Library

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Shoe Lane Library
London > Useful Numbers > Libraries
Little New Street, City, London EC4A | 3 minutes from St Bride Library
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City Business Library
London > Useful Numbers > Libraries
Aldermanbury, City, London EC2V | 11 minutes from St Bride 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
 
 
 
Barbican Library
London > Useful Numbers > Libraries
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | 12 minutes from St Bride Library
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Mummenschanz: Musicians Of Silence
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 19th to 27th July 2014
Peacock Theatre, Portugal Street, Holborn, London WC2A | 11 minutes from St Bride Library
Inspiring and captivating illusions using colourful masks, incredible props and skillful sleight of hand, producing a magical world of possibilities, all without uttering a word. See ...More
 
 
 
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The Play That Goes Wrong
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 5th September 2014 to 1st February 2015
Duchess Theatre, Catherine Street, WC2B | 12 minutes from St Bride Library
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Bakersfield Mist
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 10th May to 30th August 2014
Duchess Theatre, Catherine Street, WC2B | 12 minutes from St Bride Library
Kathleen Turner, who famously bared all when she last appeared in the West End - in a stage adaptation of The Graduate fourteen years ago - ...More
 
 
 
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Volupte Lounge
London > Entertainment > Theatres
9 Norwich Street, Holborn, London EC4A | 5 minutes from St Bride Library
Quirky, alternative cabaret club. From cream teas to secret organic cocktails, cabaret and comedy, Kuki La-Belle and Delores von Cotier’s cheeky club combines the naughty with the ... More
 
 
 
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The Funny Side of Covent Garden (Upstairs at The George)
London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
213 Strand, Holborn, London WC2R | 7 minutes from St Bride Library
The Funny Side comedy group runs comedy clubs in three locations in London, including the flagship Covent Garden venue above The George pub which puts on ... More
 
 
 
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Shakespeare's Globe Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
21 New Globe Walk, Bankside, Bankside, London SE1 | 10 minutes from St Bride Library
This replica of the Shakespeare's 16th century theatre, reconstructed just 200 yards from its original site, is the brainchild of American actor and director Sam Wanamaker. ... More
 
 
 
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Temple Church
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Fleet Street, Holborn, London EC4Y | 5 minutes from St Bride Library
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Middle Temple Hall
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Middle Temple Lane, Holborn, London EC4Y | 5 minutes from St Bride Library
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St Paul's Cathedral Tickets
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
St Paul's Churchyard, City, London EC4M | 6 minutes from St Bride Library
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Shopping near St Bride Library

The best shops and markets near 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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Nicholas James
London > Shopping > Jewellery
16-18 Hatton Garden, Holborn, London EC1N | 7 minutes from St Bride Library
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Restaurants near St Bride Library

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Lutyens Restaurant
London > Restaurants > French restaurants
85 Fleet Street, Bloomsbury, London EC4Y | 1 minute from St Bride Library
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Eat Cafe
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
109 Fleet Street, City, London EC4A | 1 minute from St Bride Library
Food to go in its simplest form. Freeshly baked bread for hand-made made sandwhiches; home made soups; simple salads. Another high street option for fresh. fast ... More
 
 
 
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Wagamama
London > Restaurants > South East Asian restaurants
109 Fleet Street, City, London EC4A | 1 minute from St Bride Library
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Career Energy
London > Education > Careers Services
4-6 Staple Inn, Holborn, London WC1V | 7 minutes from St Bride Library
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The Method Studio
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, Holborn, London WC1R | 14 minutes from St Bride Library
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London Wine Academy
London > Education > Evening Classes
Garden Floor, 6 Coldbath Square, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 14 minutes from St Bride Library
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Chang's Hapkido Academy
London > Leisure > Martial Arts
Topnotch Health Club, 3 Tudor Street, City, London EC4Y | 2 minutes from St Bride Library
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Urban Golf
London > Leisure > Golf
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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Hilliard
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
26A Tudor Street, City, London EC4Y | 2 minutes from St Bride Library
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Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese
London > Nightlife > Pubs
145 Fleet Street, City, London EC4A | 2 minutes from St Bride Library
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Galadari
London > Nightlife > Bars
Crowne Plaza London - The City Hotel, 19 New Bridge Street, EC4V | 2 minutes from St Bride Library
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Bounce
London > Nightlife > Bars
121 Holborn, EC1N | 7 minutes from St Bride Library
Paddles at the ready! Europe's first social ping-pong club has arrived in London and, quite brilliantly, is built in the exact spot that table tennis was ... More
 
 
 
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Oxo Tower Bar & Brasserie
London > Nightlife > Bars
Oxo Tower Wharf, Barge House Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 8 minutes from St Bride Library
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The Mermaid
London > Business > Venue Hire
The Mermaid, Puddledock, City, London EC4V | 4 minutes from St Bride Library
The self-proclaimed best kept events secret in the City, the newly refurbished Mermaid events and conference centre in Blackfriars boasts a 600-seat theatre-style auditorium and numerous ... More
 
 
 
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Middle Temple Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
2 Plowden Buildings Middle Temple Lane, Holborn, London EC4Y | 5 minutes from St Bride Library
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Haberdashers' Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
18 West Smithfield, City, London EC1A | 6 minutes from St Bride Library
Opened by the Queen in 2002 and designed by Sir Michael Hopkins and Partners Haberdashers' Hall was the first new livery hall in the Square Mile ... More
 
 
 
 

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The Funny Side...Of Covent Garden
Comedy | On 12th July 2014 

The Funny Side of Covent Garden (Upstairs at The George) 7 minutes walk from St Bride Library

Sharp and caustic humour from Piccadilly Comedy New Act Of The Year 2012 finalist Fern Brady. Also featuring Mark Simmons, ...More

Fabric
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 12th July 2014 

Fabric 8 minutes walk from St Bride Library

Techno and house courtesy of Superfreq, Jay Tripwire and Andrew Weatherall....More

Tate Lab: June 2014 (Ages 15-25s)
Exhibitions | Until 26th July 2014 

Tate Modern 9 minutes walk from St Bride Library

Experiment with grids and photographic collections....More

Robert Mapplethorpe
Robert Mapplethorpe
Exhibitions | Until 26th October 2014 

Tate Modern 9 minutes walk from St Bride Library

Photographs and self-portraits by the avant-garde American artist Robert Mapplethorpe are the subject of a free display at Tate Modern, ...More

 
Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs
Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs
Exhibitions | Until 7th September 2014 

Tate Modern 9 minutes walk from St Bride Library

In this exhibition of the work of Henri Matisse (1869-1954), Tate Modern ignores the artist's famous colourist paintings to focus ...More

 
Antony and Cleopatra
Antony and Cleopatra
Theatre | Until 24th August 2014 

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre 10 minutes walk from St Bride Library

Eve Best, who played Wallis Simpson in the Oscar-winning film The King's Speech, returns to Shakespeare's Globe to play Cleopatra ...More

 
Agnes Obel
Agnes Obel
Concerts | On 12th July 2014 

Somerset House 11 minutes walk from St Bride Library

Alternative folk by Agnes Caroline Thaarup Obel, the angelic Danish singer-songwriter fills the Somerset House courtyard on Saturday 12th July ...More

 
Somerset House Summer Series
Somerset House Summer Series
Concerts | Until 20th July 2014 

Somerset House 11 minutes walk from St Bride Library

Chvrches, Bastille, Kelis, Sam Smith, and Franz Ferdinand are just some of the live acts dropping into the central courtyard ...More

 
Time: Tattoo Art Today
Time: Tattoo Art Today
Exhibitions | Until 5th October 2014 

Somerset House 11 minutes walk from St Bride Library

Time: Tattoo Art Today at Somerset House is a free exhibition that presents original artworks from 70 of the world's ...More

 
Hamlet
Theatre | On 12th July 2014 

Peacock Theatre 11 minutes walk from St Bride Library

Yohangza Theatre Company puts a fresh spin on Shakespeare's bloody tale of tragedy, revenge and intrigue in contemporary Korean language....More

 
 
 
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