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St Bride Library  

 
 
ADDRESS
Bride Lane, City, Fleet Street, London EC4Y 8EE
 
 
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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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Crowne Plaza London The City
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £92  37% off
19 New Bridge Street, EC4V | 2 minutes from St Bride Library
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1-2 Serjeant's Inn, EC4Y | 3 minutes from St Bride Library
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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
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London > Useful Numbers > Libraries
5 Pancras Square, Bloomsbury, London N1C | 37 minutes from St Bride Library
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Ragtime
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 20th to 23rd Nov 2019 - Various Times
St Bride Library, Bride Lane, Fleet Street, EC4Y | 1 minute from St Bride Library
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St Paul's Christmas Carols & Services
London > Events > Seasonal  Dates: 27th November to 28th December 2019
St Bride Library, St Paul's Churchyard, City, London EC4M | 6 minutes from St Bride Library
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Cancer Research UK: Carol Concert at St Paul's Cathedral
London > Events > Seasonal  Dates: Tuesday 10th December 2019
St Bride Library, St Paul's Churchyard, City, London EC4M | 6 minutes from St Bride Library
Celebrities including Jeremy Irons, Dominic West and Emily Watson come together with St Paul's Cathedral Choir and The Band of the Welsh Guard for a special ...More
 
 
 
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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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London > Entertainment > Cinemas
20 Upper Ground, South Bank, London SE1 | 7 minutes from St Bride Library
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London > Attractions >
New Street Square, City, London EC4A | 4 minutes from St Bride Library
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Fleet Street
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Holborn, 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 > 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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SHOT: Simple, Healthy, Organic and Tasty
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
23-23a Bride Lane, EC4Y | 1 minute from St Bride Library
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Eat Cafe
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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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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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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
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Hilliard
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
26A Tudor Street, City, London EC4Y | 2 minutes from St Bride Library
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London > Nightlife > Pubs
145 Fleet Street, City, London EC4A | 2 minutes from St Bride Library
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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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Bounce Farringdon
London > Nightlife > Bars
121 Holborn, Holborn, London EC1N | 7 minutes from St Bride Library
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Oriole Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
East Poultry Avenue, Smithfield Markets, EC1A | 7 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
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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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Mary Sibande: I Came Apart at the Seams
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