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The Women's Library  

 
 
ADDRESS
25 Old Castle Street, Spitalfields, London E1 7NT
 
 
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Tue to Fri 9.30am-5pm/5.30pm, Thu till 8pm | Sat 10am-4pm (Closed Saturdays in Aug)
 
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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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London Calendar 2019

Plan the perfect year in the capital with our pick of the best events in London 2019. From January to December, every month boasts an impressive line-up of entertainment. So take a look at our guide and be sure not to miss a thing.

 
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196 Bishopsgate Serviced Apartments
London > Apartment > Apartment   from £99  23% off
196 Bishopsgate, EC2M | 5 minutes from The Women's Library
From studio apartments to one and two beds, 196 Bishopsgate offers a full range of self-catering flats that give you more independence than a hotel. Apartments ... More
 
 
 
South Place Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel
3 South Place, EC2M | 8 minutes from The Women's Library
Located within arms reach of both Moorgate and Liverpool Street stations, is South Place Hotel, a luxury London hotel featuring three swanky bars and two top-notch ... More
 
 
 
DoubleTree by Hilton Tower of London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £76  31% off
7 Pepys Street, EC3N | 8 minutes from The Women's Library
The brand new purpose built DoubleTree Hotel Tower of London is a few minutes walk from Tower Hill and Fenchurch Street stations. With iMac entertainment systems ... More
 
 
 
 
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Nearest to 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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Kensington Central Library
London > Useful Numbers > Libraries
12 Philimore Walk, Kensington, London W8 | 5.3 miles from The Women's 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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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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The Film London Jarman Award
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 4th to 8th Dec 2019 - Various Times
The Women's Library, 77-82 Whitechapel High Street, E1 | 3 minutes from The Women's Library
Films by the six artists shortlisted for the Jarman Award 2019; Ceclie B Evans, Beatrice Gibson, Mikhail Karikis, Hetain Patel, Imran Perretta and Rehana Zaman....More
 
 
 
Ongoing
Eileen Simpson And Ben White (Open Music Archive): Once Heard Before
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 27th August 2019 to 5th January 2020 - Various Times
The Women's Library, 77-82 Whitechapel High Street, E1 | 3 minutes from The Women's Library
Beat-makers and emcees mutate hit records from the 1950s and 1960s into new sounds, plus a screening of the film Once Heard Before....More
 
 
 
On Soon
Christmas Wreath Workshop With Rebel Rebel
London > Events > Seasonal  Dates: 4th, 11th and 18th December 2019 - 6pm-8pm
The Women's Library, 105a Commercial Street, E1 | 4 minutes from The Women's Library
Community & Lifestyle, Christmas/Xmas Lights....More
 
 
 
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Dabbers Social Bingo
London > Entertainment >
13-22 Houndsditch, EC3A | 4 minutes from The Women's Library
The UK's first immersive modern bingo hall, Dabbers Social Bingo revitalises the iconic British pastime with a theatrical drinking, dining and entertainment experience. Cups of ... 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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Curzon Aldgate
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
Goodman's Fields, 2 Canter Way, E1 | 6 minutes from The Women's Library
Part of an upmarket development, Goodman's Fields, Curzon Aldgate is a new-build cinema in the East End. Enter through the lounge/bar with its leather sofas ... More
 
 
 
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The best museums, galleries, attractions near The Women's Library
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Electric Blue Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
64 Middlesex Street, Spitalfields, London E1 | 2 minutes from The Women's Library
The Electric Blue Gallery gallery, co-owned by Jessica Tibbles and Olivier Bernay, opened in January 2009. By February, Wallpaper* magazine was calling the launch "a highlight ... 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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The best shops and markets near The Women's Library
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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, Spitalfields, London 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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Som Saa
London > Restaurants > Thai restaurants
43a Commercial Street, E1 | 1 minute from The Women's Library
London Fields pop-up Som Saa establishes a permanent home in Spitalfields in 2016. What started out as a three month residency at ... More
 
 
 
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Gul and Sepoy
London > Restaurants > Indian/South Asian restaurants
65 Commercial Street, E1 | 1 minute from The Women's Library
Harneet and Devina Baweja, owners of Gunpowder who opened Madame D's in 2017, launch Gul and Sepoy in ... More
 
 
 
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Unity Diner
London > Restaurants >
60 Wentworth Street, E1 | 1 minute from The Women's Library
Entirely vegan and run as a non-profit, Unity Diner is a plant-based ... More
 
 
 
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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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The Women's Library gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
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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, Shoreditch, London 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, Tower Hamlets, London 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 best pubs near London The Women's Library.
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Leman Street Tavern
London > Nightlife > Pubs
31 Leman Street, E1 | 5 minutes from The Women's Library
Between Wapping and Aldgate is the Leman Street Tavern , a 1.5 million pound pub that's owned by the Geronimo Inns group ... 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, City, London EC2M | 8 minutes from The Women's Library
A Geronimo Inns pub in the City, The White Horse gives city workers a bright, airy space to eat, drink and relax and its pub garden ... More
 
 
 
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The Women's Library clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
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Discount Suit Company
London > Nightlife > Bars
29A Wentworth Street, Petticoat Lane Market, E1 | 2 minutes from The Women's Library
In a former suit tailor's storeroom on Wentworth Street near Petticoat Lane you'll find the Discount Suit Company. No longer a place ... More
 
 
 
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Jin Bo Law
London > Nightlife > Bars
Dorsett City London, 9 Aldgate High Street, EC3N | 3 minutes from The Women's Library
Located on the 14th floor of the Dorsett City London, Jin Bo Law offers unrivalled views of the City of London and beyond. Guests seated on ... More
 
 
 
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BOTTLES Wine Bar
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
67 Brushfield Street, E1 | 4 minutes from The Women's Library
The co-founders of Bottles & Battles in Mercato Metropolitano have teamed up with pop-up restaurant, SOOD Family, to create BOTTLES, a ... More
 
 
 
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Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near The Women's Library.
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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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Coopers' Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
13 Devonshire Sq, Broadgate, City, London EC2M | 4 minutes from The Women's Library
... 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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Anna Maria Maiolino: Making Love Revolutionary
Exhibitions | Until 12th January 2020 

Whitechapel Gallery 3 minutes walk from The Women's Library

This retrospective of the artist's work spans six decades and includes drawings, sculpture prints and film....More

La Caixa: Collection Of Contemporary Art: Selected By Tom McCarthy
Exhibitions | Until 5th January 2020 

Whitechapel Gallery 3 minutes walk from The Women's Library

Photography, sculpture and multimedia works by Sophie Ristelhueber, Steve McQueen, Isa Genzken, Aitor Ortiz, Pedro Mora, Eugenio Ampudia and Eve ...More

The Film London Jarman Award
Exhibitions | Until 8th December 2019 

Whitechapel Gallery 3 minutes walk from The Women's Library

Films by the six artists shortlisted for the Jarman Award 2019; Ceclie B Evans, Beatrice Gibson, Mikhail Karikis, Hetain Patel, ...More

Sense Sound/Sound Sense
Exhibitions | Until 1st February 2020 

Whitechapel Gallery 3 minutes walk from The Women's Library

With works by John Cage, Philip Corner, Dick Higgins, Alison Knowles, George Maciunas, Claes Oldenburg and Yoko Ono, the exhibition ...More

Eileen Simpson And Ben White (Open Music Archive): Once Heard Before
Exhibitions | Until 5th January 2020 

Whitechapel Gallery 3 minutes walk from The Women's Library

Beat-makers and emcees mutate hit records from the 1950s and 1960s into new sounds, plus a screening of the film ...More

The Winter Forest
The Winter Forest
Seasonal | Until 20th December 2019 

Broadgate Circle 8 minutes walk from The Women's Library

A fairytale pop-up, The Winter Forest returns to Broadgate Circle this winter with snow-covered pine trees, twinkling lights and festive ...More

 
Viz Magazine - Signing Copies of the Viz Annual 2020: The Trumpeter's Lips
Exhibitions | On 5th December 2019 

Waterstone's - Leadenhall Market 9 minutes walk from The Women's Library

As is becoming tradition, Waterstones Leadenhall Market are pleased to welcome Viz Magazine for a signing of their new Annual ...More

Queen of Hoxton Rooftop: The Emerald City
Queen of Hoxton Rooftop: The Emerald City
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 1st May 2020 

The Queen Of Hoxton 9 minutes walk from The Women's Library

Follow the yellow brick road up to The Queen of Hoxton Rooftop this winter for its latest pop-up extravaganza, The ...More

 
Christmas Carol: A Fairy Tale
Theatre | Until 4th January 2020 

Wilton's Music Hall 10 minutes walk from The Women's Library

Piers Torday's retelling of Charles Dickens's famous festive story as told by Ebenezer Scrooge's equally-notorious sister Fan, widow of John ...More

Tower of London Ice Rink
Tower of London Ice Rink
Seasonal | Until 5th January 2020 

Tower Of London 11 minutes walk from The Women's Library

Nestled in the rounded hollow of the dry moat, the Tower of London's ice rink area forms a wonderfully festive ...More

 

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