Library Street  

 
 
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Library Street, Southwark, SE1
 
 

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Welcome to our guide for the area around Library Street in Southwark. Below we present a selection of upcoming events, local attractions and great places to eat and shop.

The nearest station to Library Street is Elephant & Castle Railway Station which is about 5 minutes to the South East.

 

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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
Elephant & Castle Tube Station
 
6 minutes walk
 
Southwark Tube Station
 
6 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
 
Waterloo Railway Station
 
10 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Library Street NCP
 
1 minutes walk
 
Elephant and Castle NCP
 
7 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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The Bridge Hotel London
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £35  24% off
30 Borough Road, SE1 | 2 minutes from Library Street
Located just south of the River Thames, The Bridge Hotel is the perfect accommodation choice for those wishing to explore the many sights and attractions London ... More
 
 
 
H10 London Waterloo Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £83  37% off
284-302 Waterloo Road, SE1 | 3 minutes from Library Street
The H10 London Waterloo is a recently-built hotel providing comfortable and well-lit rooms and an ideally-located base from which to get around central London. The hotel ... More
 
 
 
Hampton by Hilton London Waterloo
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £66  34% off
157 Waterloo Road, SE1 | 5 minutes from Library Street
Situated just a five minute walk from London Waterloo Station, the Hampton by Hilton London Waterloo is nearby to many central London locations, with the London ... More
 
 
 
 
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The Island
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 21st to 24th Jun 2017 - Various Times
Library Street, 77-85 Newington Causeway, SE1 | 5 minutes from Library Street
John Terry directs Athol Fugard, John Kani and Winston Ntshona's political drama set in South Africa, about two men who prepare for an act of defiance, ...More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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Woyzeck
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 15th May to 24th June 2017
Library Street, 103 The Cut, SE1 | 6 minutes from Library Street
Known for Skins, This Is England, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, and The Solid Life of Sugar Water, multi-award winning screenwriter and playwright Jack Thorne ...More
 
 
 
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Between Dog And Wolf: A South London Twilight
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 8th to 29th June 2017 - Various Times
Library Street, 61 Westminster Bridge Road, SE1 | 6 minutes from Library Street
...More
 
 
 
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Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Southwark Playhouse
London > Entertainment > Theatres
77-85 Newington Causeway, Bankside, London SE1 | 5 minutes from Library Street
The Southwark Playhouse, one of London's best fringe theatres, has found a temporary home for five years at 77-85 Newington Causeway, a huge warehouse in ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Union Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
229 Union Street, SE1 | 6 minutes from Library Street
The Union Theatre was set up by actor/producer Sacha Regan in 1998 in an old paper warehouse and with the help of a Prince's Youth Business ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Old Vic Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
103 The Cut, South Bank, London SE1 | 6 minutes from Library Street
With the exception of The Globe, the Old Vic has had a greater influence on the history of drama than any theatre standing today. From John ... More
 
 
 
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Sights and Attractions near Library Street

The best museums, galleries, attractions near Library Street
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Alma Enterprises
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
38-40 Glasshill Street, SE1 | 4 minutes from Library Street
After five years at 1 Vyner Street Alma Enterprises, the project-space which began as a base for successful young artists' collective 'Land', moved to this new ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
St George's Cathedral
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Westminster Bridge Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 5 minutes from Library Street
One of two cathedrals in Southwark, St George's Cathedral opened in 1848 as the first Catholic cathedral in the UK after the Reformation. The impressive building ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
IWM London (Imperial War Museums)
London > Attractions > Museums
Lambeth Road, Elephant and Castle, Southwark, London SE1 | 6 minutes from Library Street
The IWM London, the flagship Imperial War Museum which offers a thoughtful look at what day-to-day life is like for both citizens and soldiers in times ... More
 
 
 
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Shopping near Library Street

The best shops and markets near Library Street
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Mercato Metropolitano
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
42 Newington Causeway, SE1 | 4 minutes from Library Street
At 45,000 square foot, new Italian market Mercato Metropolitano has no shortage of artisanal talent. Housed in a disused paper factory, it brings together bakers, fishmongers, ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Evans Cycles
London > Shopping > Bicycle Shops
77 The Cut, South Bank, London SE1 | 6 minutes from Library Street
With over 80 years experience in selling bikes, Evans brings something special to the cycle scene. This shop is the original Evans bike shop. ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
I Knit London
London > Shopping > Clothing
106 Lower Marsh, South Bank, London SE1 | 8 minutes from Library Street
Stocking a wide range of yarns, needles, patterns and accessories, I Knit London started as a knitting community in Vauxhall in January 2006, meeting at the ... More
 
 
 
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Restaurants near Library Street

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The Laughing Gravy
London > Restaurants > International restaurants
154 Blackfriars Road, Southwark, SE1 | 3 minutes from Library Street
International cuisine. Booking advised for lunch. Separate room for parties. Tables on patio. ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
El Vergel
London > Restaurants > South American restaurants
132 Webber Street, SE10QL | 3 minutes from Library Street
Tiny Latino restaurant and café tucked away behind Borough tube which is much loved by local office workers and residents. Owned and run by a lovely ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Masters Super Fish
London > Restaurants > Fish and Seafood
191 Waterloo Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 4 minutes from Library Street
Fish & Chips ... More
 
 
 
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Education near Library Street

Near Library Street
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
London College Of Communication
London > Education > Professional Training
Elephant & Castle, Elephant and Castle, London SE1 | 7 minutes from Library Street
From a clutch of excellent courses in London, this is the best and among the premier specialist media courses in the world. Formerly London College of ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Courtauld Institute of Art
London > Education > Arts and Drama
Somerset House, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 19 minutes from Library Street
The Courtauld is one of the most prestigious art schools in the country, affiliated with the Oxbridge system and boasting a huge private location and prime ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Saw Swee Hock Student Centre
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
1 Sheffield Street, Holborn, London WC2A | 24 minutes from Library Street
The award-winning Saw Swee Hock Student Centre, designed by Irish architects O'Donnell + Tuomey and awarded the RIBA London Building of the Year Award in 2014, ... More
 
 
 
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Leisure near Library Street

Library Street gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Rebus Tourist Guides
London > Leisure > Activities
33, Vanbrugh Court, Wincott St, Lambeth, London SE11 | 11 minutes from Library Street
What is the oldest annual sporting event in the world? Where was the Roman Forum? How do I become Lord Mayor? What was (and is!) the ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Bernie Spain Gardens
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Upper Ground, South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | 12 minutes from Library Street
Located between Oxo Tower Wharf and Gabriel's Wharf, Bernie Spain Gardens is a pleasant green space to stop off on a riverside walk along the South ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Agua Bathhouse and Spa
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
Mondrian London, 20 Upper Ground, South Bank, London SE1 | 13 minutes from Library Street
Six private treatment rooms, including a couples' suite and a private thermal suite, make up agua Bathhouse and Spa within Mondrian London at Sea Containers. Bringing ... More
 
 
 
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Pubs near Library Street

The best pubs near London Library Street.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Elephant and Castle Pub
London > Nightlife > Pubs
119 Newington Causeway Road, SE1 | 5 minutes from Library Street
After a lengthy closure, the historic Elephant and Castle pub reopened in summer 2016 revealing a re-imagined interior ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Anchor & Hope
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
36 The Cut, South Bank, London SE1 | 6 minutes from Library Street
The Anchor & Hope is a gastropub that takes both parts of its name seriously, and you can certainly have a good evening just popping in ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Charles Dickens
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
160 Union Street, SE1 | 7 minutes from Library Street
... More
 
 
 
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Nightlife near Library Street

Library Street clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Union Street Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
47-51 Union Street, SE1 | 6 minutes from Library Street
A local urban living room found beneath Union Street Cafe in Borough, Union Street Bar is Gordon Ramsay's first destination bar. Open until 2am on Thursday, ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Distillery
London > Nightlife > Bars
Hilton London Bankside, 2-8 Great Suffolk Street, SE1 | 8 minutes from Library Street
Cocktails incorporating homemade aromatics hark back to the heritage of the site of The Distillery , the ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Corsica Studios
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
Unit 5 Farrell Court, 4-5 Elephant Road, Elephant and Castle, London SE17 | 8 minutes from Library Street
A superbly designed two-room club and arts venue that captures the feeling of an illegal party in a squatted industrial space - while still being clean, ... More
 
 
 
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Meeting venue hire near Library Street

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near Library Street.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Imperial War Museum
London > Business > Venue Hire
Lambeth Road, Southwark, London SE1 | 6 minutes from Library Street
This museum of 20th-century warfare offers a thoughtful look at what day-to-day life was like for both citizens and soldiers in the two world wars. The ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Tate Modern
London > Business > Venue Hire
Bankside, Bankside, London SE1 | 11 minutes from Library Street
Located along the banks of the River Thames in the former Bankside Power Station, originally designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott in 1947, the architect of ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Vinopolis
London > Business > Venue Hire
London Bridge, Bankside, Bankside, London SE1 | 13 minutes from Library Street
This conference and event venue caters for between 10 and 1250 guests. Ideal for dinners, conferences, exhibitions, meetings, product launches & AGMs. ... More
 
 
 

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The Gallery
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 23rd June 2017 

Ministry of Sound 4 minutes walk from Library Street

Poignant anthems spun by Judge Jules, Tall Paul, Matt Darey, Nick The Kid and Baby Box, plus very special guests ...More

Woyzeck
Woyzeck
Theatre | Until 24th June 2017 

Old Vic Theatre 6 minutes walk from Library Street

Known for Skins, This Is England, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, and The Solid Life of Sugar Water, multi-award ...More

 
People Power: Fighting For Peace
People Power: Fighting For Peace
Exhibitions | Until 28th August 2017 

IWM London (Imperial War Museums) 6 minutes walk from Library Street

The Imperial War Museum explores how peace movements have influenced perceptions of war and conflict with its new exhibition, ...More

 
Sergey Ponomarev: A Lens on Syria
Sergey Ponomarev: A Lens on Syria
Exhibitions | Until 3rd September 2017 

IWM London (Imperial War Museums) 6 minutes walk from Library Street

Part of Syria: A Conflict Explored - a series of exhibitions and events reflecting on the ongoing conflict in Syria ...More

 
Find Me In The Dark X Antinote X Bfdm
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 23rd June 2017 

Corsica Studios 8 minutes walk from Library Street

There are two rooms of dance music being supplied by Zaltan, D.K., Geena, J-Zbel, The Pilotwings and others....More

Alberto Giacometti
Alberto Giacometti
Exhibitions | Until 10th September 2017 

Tate Modern 11 minutes walk from Library Street

Swiss artist Alberto Giacometti, "one of the most highly regarded and distinctive artists of the last century" (The Guardian) "wowed ...More

 
Fahrelnissa Zeid
Fahrelnissa Zeid
Exhibitions | Until 8th October 2017 

Tate Modern 11 minutes walk from Library Street

One of the first female artists to exhibit at the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) in London in the late ...More

 
Alice's Adventures Underground
Alice's Adventures Underground
Theatre | Until 10th September 2017 

The Vaults, Arch 233 11 minutes walk from Library Street

Les Enfants Terribles and ebp's Olivier Award nominated wonderland, a huge hit here at the the Vaults deep underneath Waterloo ...More

 
Adventures in Wonderland
Adventures in Wonderland
Kids Events | Until 3rd September 2017 

The Vaults, Arch 233 11 minutes walk from Library Street

Further to the main adult show, Alice's Adventures Underground, the Vaults under Waterloo also hosts the return of the children's ...More

 

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Shikumen at Dorsett City follows in the footsteps of its flagship restaurant at Dorsett Shepherds Bush, which has received Bib Gourmand from the Michelin guide inspectors....More

The Ivy Tower Bridge
The Ivy Tower Bridge
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Part of the Ivy's brasserie style restaurants, this one has a rather good riverside location ...More

 
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Tom Simmons
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Tom Simmons, a former star of MasterChef: The Professionals, dishes up cockle popcorn, laverbread mayonnaise ...More

 
Rola Wala
Rola Wala
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After the success of Street Feast residencies Rola Wala serves up authentic, healthy, every day ...More

 
Tibits Bankside
Dining 

Displaying over vegetarian 40 dishes, tibits retains its showcase centrepiece at its second London restaurant....More

The Oystermen Seafood Bar and Kitchen
The Oystermen Seafood Bar and Kitchen
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The Oystermen, aka Matt Lovell and Rob Hampton, ...More

 
Duddell's
Duddell's
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A sibling to Duddell's in Hong Kong, akin to walking into the home of a ...More

 
Gabeto
Gabeto
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Modern brasserie in Camden Market with Lee Andrews, formerly of Chiltern Firehouse, as head chef ...More

 
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JW3

Summer's coming to Hampstead with an urban beach at JW3 with golden sand, free entry, ...More

 
Waiting for Godot
Theatre | From 5th September 

Arts Theatre

Samuel Beckett's controversial Waiting for Godot comes to the Arts Theatre in September. The show sees Didi and Gogo and their aching feet pass the time playing games near a tree while they wait for ...More

Venus In Fur
Venus In Fur
Theatre | From 6th October 

Haymarket Theatre Royal

David Ives' hit Broadway show Venus in Fur opens in the West End this August, ...More

 
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National Theatre: Dorfman Theatre

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Bishopsgate Institute

Create your own protest publication in a zine-making ...More

 
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Plywood: Material Of The Modern World
Exhibitions | From 15th July 

Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum

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The City Is Ours
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Exhibitions | From 14th July 

Museum of London

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Art Night London 2017
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Exhibitions | On 1st July 

Whitechapel Gallery

Stay up all night on Saturday 1st July for Art Night, a night of free ...More

 
Eid Festival 2017
Eid Festival 2017
Exhibitions | On 2nd July 

Trafalgar Square

Where Christians have Christmas, Muslims have Eid - which gives you an idea of how ...More

 
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Film Events | From 29th September 

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The Barnes Film Festival returns for a second year in 2017, offering an alternative to the central London film festivals dominating the scene. The festival brings together the great and good of south west London's ...More

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