Marx Memorial Library  

 
 
ADDRESS
37A Clerkenwell Green, Clerkenwell, London EC1R 0DU
 
 
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OPENING TIMES
Mon-Thu: 1pm-6pm; Fri-Sun: closed
 

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This library contains over 100,000 books, pamphlets and periodicals connected with Marxism and the broad Labour Movement, all housed in an 18th century Grade II listed building.

Specialised collections include: the Bernal Peace Library, International Brigade Spanish Civil War Archives, the James Klugman Collection of Radical and Chartist Literature, and US Labour Movement collection.

There are study facilities and the loan of books is available to members.

Spring and autumn lectures are open to the public.

 

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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
Farringdon Tube Station
 
4 minutes walk
 
Barbican Tube Station
 
8 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
 
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Bowling Green Lane NCP
 
2 minutes walk
 
Saffron Hill NCP
 
3 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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St John's Square 86-88 Clerkenwell Road, EC1M | 2 minutes from Marx Memorial Library
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49-50 St John's Square, EC1V | 2 minutes from Marx Memorial Library
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1 Kings Cross Road, WC1X | 8 minutes from Marx Memorial Library
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St Bride Library
London > Useful Numbers > Libraries
Bride Lane, Fleet Street, City, London EC4Y | 12 minutes from Marx Memorial 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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Pancras Square Library
London > Useful Numbers > Libraries
5 Pancras Square, Bloomsbury, London N1C | 26 minutes from Marx Memorial Library
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The Women's Library
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25 Old Castle Street, Spitalfields, London E1 | 28 minutes from Marx Memorial Library
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Dans Le Noir
London > Events > Leisure  Dates: 24th April to 8th May 2017 - Various Times
Marx Memorial Library, 30-31 Clerkenwell Green, Farringdon, EC1R | Same location as Marx Memorial Library
Food & Drink, Pop Ups....More
 
 
 
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Sheraz Yousaf: The Pursuit of Manly-ness
London > Events > Comedy  Dates: Thursday 25th May and Thursday 22nd June 2017 - 7.30pm
Marx Memorial Library, 56 Farringdon Road, EC1R | 2 minutes from Marx Memorial Library
A witty stand-up show based on the idea of manliness, what is takes to make a man, and whether it is a trait you can learn....More
 
 
 
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Echoes Across The Century
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 31st March to 16th July 2017 - Various Times
Marx Memorial Library, Guildhall Yard, Off Gresham Street, EC2P | 6 minutes from Marx Memorial Library
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The Piano Works
London > Entertainment > Live Music
113-117 Farringdon Road, EC1R | 2 minutes from Marx Memorial Library
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Theatre Delicatessen
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Guardian House, 119 Farringdon Road, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 2 minutes from Marx Memorial Library
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Guardian House, 119 Farringdon Road, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 2 minutes from Marx Memorial Library
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House of Detention
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Sans Walk, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 2 minutes from Marx Memorial Library
The House of Detention gets its name from its former purpose - as a prison - and there has been a prison on this site since ... More
 
 
 
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The Werkstatt
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7-9 Woodbridge Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 2 minutes from Marx Memorial Library
The Werkstatt - meaning workshop in German - is a workshop for international designers and architects to meet, be inspired, play and create. A showcase for ... More
 
 
 
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Exmouth Market
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Exmouth Market, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 5 minutes from Marx Memorial Library
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Lesley Craze Gallery
London > Shopping > Jewellery
34 Clerkenwell Green, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | Same location as Marx Memorial Library
Lesley Craze houses contemporary pieces of jewellery design in an interesting gallery shop. A range of materials is used, including both precious and semi-precious metals, and ... More
 
 
 
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International Magic Shop
London > Shopping > Specialists
89 Clerkenwell Road, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 4 minutes from Marx Memorial Library
Superb family-run magic shop, offering props, books and videos for magicians of all abilities. Pick a deck of cards, any deck of cards, from their mysterious ... More
 
 
 
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ec one Exmouth Market
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41 Exmouth Market, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 5 minutes from Marx Memorial Library
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Dans Le Noir?
London > Restaurants > French restaurants
30-31 Clerkenwell Green, Farringdon, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | Same location as Marx Memorial Library
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Sosharu
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Turnmill, 63 Clerkenwell Road, EC1M | 1 minute from Marx Memorial Library
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Giant Robot
London > Restaurants > American restaurants
45 Clerkenwell Road, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 1 minute from Marx Memorial Library
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B&H Kitchen
London > Education > Cookery Courses
Bourne & Hollingsworth Buildings, 42 Northampton Road, EC1R | 4 minutes from Marx Memorial Library
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London Wine Academy
London > Education > Evening Classes
Garden Floor, 6 Coldbath Square, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 4 minutes from Marx Memorial Library
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Career Energy
London > Education > Career Services
4-6 Staple Inn, Holborn, London WC1V | 8 minutes from Marx Memorial Library
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Spa Fields Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Northampton Road, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 4 minutes from Marx Memorial Library
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My Chocolate Workshops
London > Leisure > Activities
Hatton Square Business Centre, 16-16a Baldwin Gardens, Holborn, London EC1N | 5 minutes from Marx Memorial Library
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Urban Golf
London > Leisure > Golf
12 Smithfield Street, City, London EC1A | 7 minutes from Marx Memorial Library
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The Three Kings
London > Nightlife > Pubs
7 Clerkenwell Close, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 1 minute from Marx Memorial Library
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Crown Tavern
London > Nightlife > Pubs
43 Clerkenwell Green, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 1 minute from Marx Memorial Library
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The Coach & Horses
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
26-28 Ray Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 3 minutes from Marx Memorial Library
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Ghost Farringdon
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113-117 Farringdon Road, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 2 minutes from Marx Memorial Library
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7 Tales
London > Nightlife > Bars
64 Turnmill Street, EC1M | 2 minutes from Marx Memorial Library
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Bleeding Heart Bistro
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
Bleeding Heart Yard, off Greville Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1 | 5 minutes from Marx Memorial Library
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Crypt on the Green
London > Business > Venue Hire
Clerkenwell Close, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 1 minute from Marx Memorial Library
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Museum of the Order of St John
London > Business > Venue Hire
St. Johns Gate, 26 St. John's Lane, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 3 minutes from Marx Memorial Library
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The Rookery
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Peter's Lane, Cowcross Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 5 minutes from Marx Memorial Library
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Dans Le Noir
Leisure | Until 8th May 2017 

Dans Le Noir?

Food & Drink, Pop Ups....More

Fabriclive
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 28th April 2017 

Fabric 5 minutes walk from Marx Memorial Library

Two rooms of D&B and grime courtesy of Netsky, Friction, Loadstar, Logan Sama, Skepsis, Darkzy and many more....More

Echoes Across The Century
Exhibitions | Until 16th July 2017 

Guildhall Art Gallery 6 minutes walk from Marx Memorial Library

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Perspectives Of Destruction: Images Of London, 1940-44
Exhibitions | Until 8th May 2017 

Museum of London 10 minutes walk from Marx Memorial Library

This exhibition explores the way artists and photographers responded to the bombing of London during the Second World War. Includes ...More

Perspectives of destruction: Images of London, 1940-44
Exhibitions | Until 8th May 2017 

Museum of London 10 minutes walk from Marx Memorial Library

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The Japanese House: Architecture and Life After 1945
The Japanese House: Architecture and Life After 1945
Exhibitions | Until 25th June 2017 

Barbican Centre 11 minutes walk from Marx Memorial Library

In 2017, the Barbican hosts the first major UK exhibition on Japanese domestic architecture from the end of the Second ...More

 
Obsession
Obsession
Theatre | Until 20th May 2017 

Barbican Centre 11 minutes walk from Marx Memorial Library

Renowned director Ivo van Hove takes on Visconti's Obsession this spring, forming one part of a three production Toneelgroep Amsterdam ...More

 
Picture This: The Music Photography Of Sheila Rock
Exhibitions | Until 4th July 2017 

Barbican Centre 11 minutes walk from Marx Memorial Library

This exhibition showcases a selection of the legendary photographer's work from Barenboim to U2 and from Rattle to Siouxsie Sioux....More

Alex Mead And Jack Wates: Find Yourself
Exhibitions | Until 21st May 2017 

Barbican Centre 11 minutes walk from Marx Memorial Library

A projected tapestry of live video feeds from around the Hall's adjacent spaces which audiences can explore the foyers to ...More

Sophie Clements: Shall I This Time Hold You'
Exhibitions | Until 1st May 2017 

Barbican Centre 11 minutes walk from Marx Memorial Library

A large-scale projection and surround sound work that explores the beauty captured in a chance moment....More

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