Holborn Library  

 
 
ADDRESS
32-38 Theobalds Road, Bloomsbury, London WC1X 8PA
 
 
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OPENING TIMES
Mon-Thu: 10am-7pm; Fri: 10am-5pm; Sat: 11am-5pm; Sun: closed
 

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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
Chancery Lane Tube Station
 
5 minutes walk
 
Holborn Tube Station
 
6 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
 
Farringdon Rail
 
9 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Saffron Hill NCP
 
7 minutes walk
 
Bloomsbury Square Car Park
 
7 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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London Events 2017

Find out the best London 2017 events with our comprehensive guide to the top entertainment in the city throughout the year. From January through to December, 2017 is packed with unmissable events - so read on to get the best out of London town.

 
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Goodenough Club
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £29  36% off
23 Mecklenburgh Square, WC1N | 5 minutes from Holborn Library
Blending the traditional with the modern, the Goodenbough Club aims to help guests make a home away from home with its four-star accommodation. Housed within five ... More
 
 
 
Rosewood London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £295  25% off
252 High Holborn, WC1V | 5 minutes from Holborn Library
Located in High Holborn, Rosewood London is the most luxurious hotel in the area and is nearby to the capital's main business district and a number ... More
 
 
 
DoubleTree by Hilton London - West End
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £77  40% off
92 Southampton Row, WC1B | 5 minutes from Holborn Library
The DoubleTree by Hilton London - West End hotel is perfectly located in London's historic Bloomsbury district, between Holborn and Russell Square tube stations for convenient ... More
 
 
 
 
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Alternative Libraries nearest Holborn Library

Nearest to Holborn Library
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
St Bride Library
London > Useful Numbers > Libraries
Bride Lane, Fleet Street, City, London EC4Y | 13 minutes from Holborn 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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Pancras Square Library
London > Useful Numbers > Libraries
5 Pancras Square, Bloomsbury, London N1C | 24 minutes from Holborn 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
The Women's Library
London > Useful Numbers > Libraries
25 Old Castle Street, Spitalfields, London E1 | 35 minutes from Holborn 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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Events near Holborn Library

Near Holborn Library
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Now On
Nine Lessons and Carols for Godless People
London > Events > Comedy  Dates: 16th to 22nd Dec 2017
Holborn Library, 25 Red Lion Square, Holborn, Bloomsbury, London WC1R | 3 minutes from Holborn Library
Not seen in London since 2013, Robin Ince's hugely popular Christmas variety shows, Nine Lessons and Carols for Godless People, returns with a fine line-up of ...More
 
 
 
Now On
Robin Ince: Nine Lessons And Carols For Godless People
London > Events > Comedy  Dates: 16th, 19th, 20th and 22nd Dec 2017 - 7pm
Holborn Library, 25 Red Lion Square, Holborn, WC1R | 3 minutes from Holborn Library
Four nights of science, comedy, music and the usual shambles from Ince, back due to popular demand....More
 
 
 
On Soon
Christmas Housemaid's Tour
London > Events > Leisure  Dates: Sunday 17th December 2017 at 10am, 11am and 11.45am
Holborn Library, 48 Doughty Street, WC1N | 4 minutes from Holborn Library
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Entertainment near Holborn Library

Near Holborn Library
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Theatre Delicatessen
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Guardian House, 119 Farringdon Road, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 6 minutes from Holborn Library
Taking over the old Guardian building in Farringdon and filling it with rehearsal rooms and performance spaces, Theatre Delicatessen not only takes an entrepreneurial approach to ... More
 
 
 
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Theatre Delicatessen
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Guardian House, 119 Farringdon Road, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 6 minutes from Holborn Library
Taking over the old Guardian building in Farringdon and filling it with rehearsal rooms and performance spaces, Theatre Delicatessen not only takes an entrepreneurial approach to ... More
 
 
 
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The Piano Works
London > Entertainment > Live Music
113-117 Farringdon Road, EC1R | 7 minutes from Holborn Library
Housed in an intimately lit Victorian warehouse, The Piano Works is a non-stop live music venue where in-house musicians take centre ... More
 
 
 
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Sights and Attractions near Holborn Library

The best museums, galleries, attractions near Holborn Library
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Conway Hall
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
25 Red Lion Square, Holborn, Holborn, London WC1R | 3 minutes from Holborn Library
Conway Hall is a landmark of London's independent intellectual, political and cultural life. Completed in 1929 at a cost of about £45,000, the name was chosen ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Charles Dickens Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
48 Doughty Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 4 minutes from Holborn Library
Charles Dickens brought London to life with his imaginative depictions of city life and his fascination and passion for the foggy Victorian streets have inspired two ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Coram's Fields
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
93 Guilford Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 5 minutes from Holborn Library
Coram's Fields is a special place for children where adults are allowed in only if accompanied by a child. Tucked away in the city centre it ... More
 
 
 
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Shopping near Holborn Library

The best shops and markets near Holborn Library
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Ben Pentreath Ltd
London > Shopping > House and Garden
17 Rugby Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 2 minutes from Holborn Library
Ben, the man behind this pretty interiors shop in Bloomsbury, is an architectural designer now based in London after spending five years in New York. His ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
French's Dairy
London > Shopping > Jewellery
13 Rugby Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 2 minutes from Holborn Library
Artist Maggie Owen took a former dairy and turned it into an Art Deco emporium dripping in achingly hip designer jewellery. And the good news is ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Simon Carter Bloomsbury
London > Shopping > Menswear
36A Lamb's Conduit Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 2 minutes from Holborn Library
Founded by a businessman of the same name in the 1980s, Simon Carter is a menswear retailer known especially for their accessories such as cufflinks, ... More
 
 
 
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Restaurants near Holborn Library

What are the best dining options near Holborn Library London?
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Bea's of Bloomsbury
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
44 Theobald's Road, Bloomsbury, London WC1X | 1 minute from Holborn Library
An oasis of cupcake calm, Bea's of Bloomsbury provide afternoon teas for the weary passer-by turning off the noisy Theobald's Road. Bea Vo's Bloomsbury patisserie "feels ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Grill Market, Holborn
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
10 Theobalds Road, Bloomsbury, London WC1X | 2 minutes from Holborn Library
Inspired by the traditional delis of New York, Grill Market in Holborn offers city workers a tasty alternative to bland pre-packed lunches. Following a month-long refurbishment, ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Fryer's Delight
London > Restaurants > Fish and Seafood
19 Theobald's Road, Bloomsbury, London WC1X | 2 minutes from Holborn Library
Fish & Chips ... More
 
 
 
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Education near Holborn Library

Near Holborn Library
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Method Studio
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, Holborn, London WC1R | 3 minutes from Holborn Library
Learn to act by becoming the person you are portraying. Think yourself into the role... eat what they would eat, weigh what they would weigh, behave ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
London Wine Academy
London > Education > Evening Classes
Garden Floor, 6 Coldbath Square, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 5 minutes from Holborn Library
One day workshops, offering a friendly no-nonsense approach to teaching about wine, suitable for everyone from beginners to experts. Courses take place at the following venues: Atlas PH, ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Career Energy
London > Education > Career Services
4-6 Staple Inn, Holborn, London WC1V | 6 minutes from Holborn Library
Situated in the heart of London, Career Energy – formed in March 2002 - offers comprehensive advice on careers, career change and job searching. They’ll analyse ... More
 
 
 
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Leisure near Holborn Library

Holborn Library gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Ted's Grooming Room & Ottoman Lounge
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
31 Theobalds Road, Bloomsbury, London WC1X | 3 minutes from Holborn Library
Inspired by the skills and techniques of the Ottoman Empire's barbers, Ted's Grooming Room provides a sanctuary for men seeking the perfect shave. With ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Lincoln's Inn Fields
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Holborn, Holborn, London WC2A | 5 minutes from Holborn Library
The largest public square in London, Lincoln's Inn Fields has a rich and varied history. In 1683 it was the site of the public beheading of ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Sense Spa at Rosewood London
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
252 High Holborn, Holborn, London WC1V | 5 minutes from Holborn Library
Launched in November 2013, the Sense Spa at Rosewood London is a sanctuary within central London. With Rosewood being an award-winning signature spa brand, visitors can ... More
 
 
 
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Pubs near Holborn Library

The best pubs near London Holborn Library.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Duke (of York)
London > Nightlife > Pubs
7 Roger Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 2 minutes from Holborn Library
... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Lamb
London > Nightlife > Pubs
94 Lamb's Conduit Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 4 minutes from Holborn Library
On the peaceful, pedestrianised Lamb's Conduit Street, hidden behind an 18th century facade, is The Lamb, a beautifully preserved Grade II listed Victorian pub. The pub ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Cittie of Yorke
London > Nightlife > Pubs
22 High Holborn, Holborn, London WC1V | 4 minutes from Holborn Library
Although the site of the Cittie of Yorke has been home to a public house since the 15th century, it has been housed in many different ... More
 
 
 
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Nightlife near Holborn Library

Holborn Library clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Perseverance
London > Nightlife > Bars
63 Lamb's Conduit Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 3 minutes from Holborn Library
Formerly run by Billy Drew (who has opened The Chippy in Soho), The Perseverance in Lamb's Conduit Street re-opened in April 2007 under new management. It's ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Scarfes Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
252 High Holborn, Holborn, Holborn, London WC1V | 5 minutes from Holborn Library
Named after the cartoonist Gerald Scarfe (whose characterful illustrations will adorn the bar's walls), Scarfes Bar is a shining beacon in the otherwise lacking High Holborn ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Ghost Farringdon
London > Nightlife >
113-117 Farringdon Road, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 7 minutes from Holborn Library
Most people's gripe about South Ken's graffiti chic venue Ghost INC is that it would be better suited to the edgier East End than the haughty ... More
 
 
 
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Meeting venue hire near Holborn Library

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near Holborn Library.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Honourable Society of Gray's Inn
London > Business > Venue Hire
8 South Square, Gray's Inn, Holborn, London WC1R | 4 minutes from Holborn Library
... More
 
 
 
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Sir John Soane's Museum
London > Business > Venue Hire
13 Lincoln's Inn Fields, Holborn, London WC2A | 6 minutes from Holborn Library
An appealingly higgledy-piggledy treasure trove of artefacts, the extraordinary Sir John Soane's Museum elegantly located on Lincoln's Inn Fields is well worth an exploratory rummage. Lurking ... More
 
 
 
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Honourable Society of Lincoln's Inn
London > Business > Venue Hire
Treasury Office, Holborn, London WC2A | 6 minutes from Holborn Library
... More
 
 
 
 

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Nine Lessons and Carols for Godless People
Nine Lessons and Carols for Godless People
Comedy | Until 22nd December 2017 

Conway Hall 3 minutes walk from Holborn Library

Not seen in London since 2013, Robin Ince's hugely popular Christmas variety shows, Nine Lessons and Carols for Godless People, ...More

 
London Mozart Players Chamber Ensemble
Concerts | On 17th December 2017 

Conway Hall 3 minutes walk from Holborn Library

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A Christmas Carol - Performed By Dominic Gerrard
Leisure | Until 30th December 2017 

Charles Dickens Museum 4 minutes walk from Holborn Library

Attractions & Museums, Tourist Attraction....More

Christmas Housemaid's Tour
Leisure | Until 17th December 2017 

Charles Dickens Museum 4 minutes walk from Holborn Library

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Rosewood London: Monkey 47 Winter Lodge
Rosewood London: Monkey 47 Winter Lodge
Seasonal | Until 28th February 2018 

Rosewood London 5 minutes walk from Holborn Library

This festive season, Rosewood London has partnered with German gin brand Monkey 47 to transform the hotel's courtyard into a ...More

 
The London Cabaret Club: A Christmas Cabaret
The London Cabaret Club: A Christmas Cabaret
Theatre | Until 23rd December 2017 

The Bloomsbury Ballroom 6 minutes walk from Holborn Library

A candy cane forest and a milk and cookies pop up bar... the London Cabaret Club has laid on a ...More

 
Animal Christmas Crackers: Art Workshops
Exhibitions | On 17th December 2017 

The Foundling Museum 7 minutes walk from Holborn Library

Literary & Education, Art Workshop....More

Animal Christmas Crackers: Concert
Concerts | On 17th December 2017 

The Foundling Museum 7 minutes walk from Holborn Library

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The Snowman
The Snowman
Theatre | Until 31st December 2017 

Peacock Theatre 9 minutes walk from Holborn Library

This staging of Raymond Briggs's The Snowman by Sadlers Wells, suitable for children aged 4 and over, staged in the ...More

 
Old Time & Bluegrass Jam Session
Concerts | On 17th December 2017 

The Harrison 9 minutes walk from Holborn Library

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The Lehman Trilogy
Theatre | From 1st July 

National Theatre

From July 2018, Sam Mendes directs the epic story of Lehman Brothers from its beginning in 1844 to its end 163 years later. Few will forget the scenes of bankers leaving in 2008, their personal ...More

Exit the King
Theatre | From 1st July 

National Theatre

This July at the National, Patrick Marber directs his own adaptation of Ionesco's dark comedy, Exit the King, starring Rhys Ifans as the King opposite Indira Varma as Queen with designs by Anthony Ward....More

The Divide
Theatre | From 1st February 

Old Vic Theatre

Brother and sister Elihu and Soween glimpse cracks in the system of a dystopian regime that embraces brutal repression, forbidden love and insurrection in the world premiere of Alan Ayckbourn's landmark drama. This tale for ...More

English National Ballet: Voices Of America
Dance | From 12th April 

Sadler's Wells Theatre

English National Ballet return to Sadler's Wells in 2018 with a mixed bill of American-style neo-classic ballet. Voices of America brings together works from three generations of American ...More

Lee Bul: Wayward Wander
Exhibitions | From 30th May 

The Hayward Gallery

The Southbank Centre's Hayward Gallery hosts a mid-career survey of the work of acclaimed South Korean artist Lee Bul. The first retrospective of the artist in London, Wayward Wander explores the artist's extensive investigation into ...More

Burne-Jones
Burne-Jones
Exhibitions | From 24th October 

Tate Britain

Tate Britain presents London's first comprehensive retrospective of Edward Burne-Jones in 40 years, showcasing 150 ...More

 
Anni Albers
Anni Albers
Exhibitions | From 11th October 

Tate Modern

In 2018, Tate Modern presents this century's first major UK museum exhibition of the work ...More

 
Christian Marclay: The Clock
Christian Marclay: The Clock
Exhibitions | From 14th September 

Tate Modern

Sees Christian Marclay's unique installation, The Clock, at ...More

 
Shape of Light: 100 Years of Photography and Abstract Art
Shape of Light: 100 Years of Photography and Abstract Art
Exhibitions | From 2nd May 

Tate Modern

Shape of Light at Tate Modern is the ...More

 
The Way Of The World
The Way Of The World
Theatre | From 29th March 

The Donmar Warehouse

James Macdonald returns to the Donmar to direct Linda Bassett as Lady Wishfort in William ...More

 
London Events 2018
London Events 2018
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The Old Vic celebrates its bicentenary in 2018, the Royal Academy of Arts is 250 ...More

 
June in London 2018
Article 

Summer concerts return to Kenwood House in June 2018, Michael Jackson is On the Wall at the National Portrait Gallery, Katy Perry plays the O2 and the LIFT festival gets a new Artistic Director....More

Crazy Coqs
Nightlife 

Sharing a doorman with Brasserie Zedel, Crazy Coqs is an intimate cabaret and live music venue....More

Scarlatto
Scarlatto
Dining 

Enver (manager) and best friend Toni (chef) would like to welcome you to their beautiful ...More

 
St Columba's Church of Scotland
Attractions 

The chapel for the London Scottish Regiment, a Grade II listed building, houses a fine array of Scottish county arms....More

May in London 2018
Article 

The Royal Ballet presents Queen Elizabeth, the Chelsea Flower Show blossoms, Rita Ora plays Brixton Academy and Regent's Park Open Air Theatre opens with Peter Pan in May 2018....More

Peckham Levels
Peckham Levels
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Previously a disused car park, the building that's home to rooftop bar Frank's Café has ...More

 
April in London 2018
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Don't be fooled, Easter falls on 1st April in 2018. It's the London Marathon on 22nd and Chess returns to the West End for the first time since 1986. ...More

Christmas in London 2017
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Tis the season to be jolly, the decorations are up, the lights are on, the ...More

 
 
 
 
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