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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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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.

 

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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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Crowne Plaza London The City
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £73  32% 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 £86  26% 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 £70  34% off
24 Ludgate Hill, EC4M | 3 minutes from St Bride Library
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Kensington Central Library
London > Useful Numbers > Libraries
12 Philimore Walk, Kensington, London W8 | 4 miles from St Bride Library
Library full of books for lending and reference, CDs and DVDs, computers and community events. There's an adults reading group on the third Monday of ... More
 
 
 
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The Women's Library
London > Useful Numbers > Libraries
25 Old Castle Street, Spitalfields, London E1 | 26 minutes from St Bride Library
The 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 ... More
 
 
 
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Pancras Square Library
London > Useful Numbers > Libraries
5 Pancras Square, Bloomsbury, London N1C | 37 minutes from St Bride 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
 
 
 
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Jubel Ski Lodge
London > Events > Foodie Events  Dates: 31st January to 27th March 2020
St Bride Library, 1 Fleet Place, Farringdon, EC4M | 4 minutes from St Bride Library
Escape the London winter without leaving the city by visiting a lively, warm apres ski bar, the Jubel Ski Lodge in Farringdon. Falmouth-based brewers Jubel first ...More
 
 
 
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Genealogy Of A Genius - Bach Family Motets
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Thursday 12th March 2020 - 7.30pm-9.30pm
St Bride Library, 5 St Andrew Street, Holborn, EC4A | 5 minutes from St Bride Library
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London > Entertainment >
Kings Reach, Victoria Embankment, Holborn, London EC4Y | 5 minutes from St Bride Library
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213 Strand, Holborn, London WC2R | 7 minutes from St Bride Library
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Curzon Mondrian
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
20 Upper Ground, South Bank, London SE1 | 7 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
Just off New Fetter Lane, New Street Square is a quiet space in Holborn where you can shop and stop off for a bite to eat. ... More
 
 
 
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Fleet Street
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Holborn, London EC4A | 4 minutes from St Bride Library
Once the thriving hub of Britain's newspaper publishing industry, Fleet Street now plays host to some very historic pubs, beautiful old churches and large financial buildings, ... More
 
 
 
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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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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
Organic, wild and artisan food is supplied by the likes of the River Cottage at this food emporium which, is the second Natural Kitchen to open ... More
 
 
 
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Ede & Ravenscroft
London > Shopping > Clothing
93 Chancery Lane, Holborn, London WC2A | 6 minutes from St Bride Library
Founded in Aldwych in 1689 Ede and Ravenscroft has the rare distinction of being the tailors and robe makers of choice for twelve coronations and holds ... More
 
 
 
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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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SHOT: Simple, Healthy, Organic and Tasty
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
23-23a Bride Lane, EC4Y | 1 minute from St Bride Library
An abbreviation of Simple, Healthy, Organic and Tasty, SHOT offers healthy food in the heart of The City at its two locations: this one on ... More
 
 
 
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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 > Career Services
4-6 Staple Inn, Holborn, London WC1V | 7 minutes from St Bride Library
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Saw Swee Hock Student Centre
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
1 Sheffield Street, Holborn, London WC2A | 10 minutes from St Bride Library
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Courtauld Institute of Art
London > Education > Arts and Drama
Somerset House, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 11 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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Sea Containers London, 20 Upper Ground, South Bank, London SE1 | 7 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
Visit this pub and you'll soon find out it's really not a long way to Tipperary. In fact it's merely a ten minute walk (stumble) ... More
 
 
 
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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
Sprawling 17th century tavern with rabbit-warren of bars and a rich history. Steeped in history, this pub’s story stretches back through the reigns of fifteen monarchs. While ... More
 
 
 
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Humble Grape Fleet Street
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
1 St Brides Passage, Fleet Street, EC4Y | 1 minute from St Bride Library
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Charles Merser & Co.
London > Nightlife > Bars
44 Essex Street, Sign of the Post and Hound, WC2R | 6 minutes from St Bride Library
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Bounce Farringdon
London > Nightlife > Bars
121 Holborn, Holborn, London 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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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
Middle Temple Hall, completed in 1574, is late-Gothic in style. Its attractions are a rare double-hammer beam roof, an intricately carved screen (which, although heavily damaged ... More
 
 
 
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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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Unbound: Visionary Women Collecting Textiles
Unbound: Visionary Women Collecting Textiles
Exhibitions | Until 19th April 2020 

Two Temple Place 7 minutes walk from St Bride Library

The importance of textiles, seen through the eyes of seven female collectors, is revealed through 18th-century costume, traditional Balkan costume ...More

 
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Tate Modern 9 minutes walk from St Bride Library

He's the only UK artist to have won both the Turner Prize and an Oscar, and in spring 2020 '12 ...More

 
Dora Maar
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Exhibitions | Until 15th March 2020 

Tate Modern 9 minutes walk from St Bride Library

The Surrealist artist and photographer Dora Maar, lover to Pablo Picasso for eight or nine years, is celebrated as an ...More

 
Dora Maurer
Dora Maurer
Exhibitions | Until 5th July 2020 

Tate Modern 9 minutes walk from St Bride Library

The playful works of Dora Maurer come to Tate Modern this summer in what will be the first UK survey ...More

 
Playing Shakespeare With Deutsche Bank Macbeth
Theatre | Until 21st March 2020 

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

A psychological thriller examining the dangers of political ambition based on the Shakespeare tragedy and suitable for family audiences....More

Women Beware Women
Theatre | Until 18th April 2020 

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

Two young women are corrupted by male desire, ruined by their own dark impulses and betrayed by their own sex ...More

International Art Fair for Modern Craft & Design: Collect 2020
International Art Fair for Modern Craft & Design: Collect 2020
Exhibitions | Until 1st March 2020 

Somerset House 11 minutes walk from St Bride Library

The only gallery-presented art fair dedicated to modern craft and design, Collect 2020 comes to Somerset House this February. Returning ...More

 
Mushrooms: The Art, Design And Future Of Fungi
Mushrooms: The Art, Design And Future Of Fungi
Exhibitions | Until 26th April 2020 

Somerset House 11 minutes walk from St Bride Library

Take a trip into the weird and wonderful world of mushrooms this winter with Mushrooms: The Art, Design and Future ...More

 
Death Of England
Theatre | Until 7th March 2020 

National Theatre: Dorfman 11 minutes walk from St Bride Library

Black Mirror and Hedda Gabler actor Rafe Spall returns to the National Theatre this winter to star in Clint Dyer ...More

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