Marx Memorial Library  

 
 
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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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Farringdon Tube Station
 
4 minutes walk
 
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8 minutes walk
 
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Bowling Green Lane NCP
 
2 minutes walk
 
Saffron Hill NCP
 
3 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £60  38% off
St John's Square 86-88 Clerkenwell Road, EC1M | 2 minutes from Marx Memorial Library
Found in the trendy neighbourhood of Clerkenwell, The Zetter Hotel provides stylish boutique accommodation within a converted Victorian warehouse. With 59 rooms, each individually designed and ... More
 
 
 
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49-50 St John's Square, EC1V | 2 minutes from Marx Memorial Library
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30 Greville Street, EC1N | 5 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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St Bartholomew the Great
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
West Smithfield, Clerkenwell, London EC1A | 7 minutes from Marx Memorial Library
St Bartholomew the Great is a historic church founded in 1123 and the oldest parish church in the City of London. Features include the pre-Reformation octagonal ... More
 
 
 
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The Werkstatt
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
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
A rich hunting ground for restaurants and bars, Exmouth Market twinkles under the fairy lights that zig-zag overhead across the scenic pedestrianised street. Hip hang outs ... More
 
 
 
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Clockmaker's Museum, Guildhall Library
London > Attractions > Museums
Science Museum, Exhibition Road, Clerkenwell, London SW7 | 6 minutes from Marx Memorial Library
An exceptional collection of historic clocks, watches, and marine timekeepers. The majority of items in the collection range from c . 1600-c . 1850. ... More
 
 
 
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Giggle And Give - Comedy Quiz Night
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Wednesday 5th October 2016 - 6.30pm
Marx Memorial Library, Clerkenwell Close, EC1R | 1 minute from Marx Memorial Library
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INsight TV's Dracula Escape Experience
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 30th September, 1st October and 2nd October 2016 - 9am-9pm
Marx Memorial Library, Sans Walk, EC1R | 2 minutes from Marx Memorial Library
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Victorians Decoded: Art And Telegraphy
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 20th September 2016 to 22nd January 2017 - Various Times
Marx Memorial Library, Guildhall Yard, Off Gresham Street, EC2P | 6 minutes from Marx Memorial Library
Never-before-seen paintings from the City Corporation's art gallery and work by prominent Victorian artists will be on display as well as rare artefacts such as code ...More
 
 
 
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The Piano Works
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113-117 Farringdon Road, EC1R | 2 minutes from Marx Memorial Library
Housed in an intimately lit Victorian warehouse, The Piano Works is a non-stop live music venue that presents soul, funk, R&B and ... More
 
 
 
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Theatre Delicatessen
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Guardian House, 119 Farringdon Road, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 2 minutes from Marx Memorial 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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London > Entertainment > Theatres
Guardian House, 119 Farringdon Road, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 2 minutes from Marx Memorial 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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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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Leather Lane Market
London > Shopping > Markets
Leather Lane, Holborn, London EC1N | 5 minutes from Marx Memorial Library
This down to earth market in Leather Lane is what traditional London street stalls should look like. A bit scruffy it may be but you never ... More
 
 
 
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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
French-eclectic cuisine eaten in total darkness.Dining without the distractions, Dans le Noir? is basically just what it says it is - dinner "in the black". Emphasising ... More
 
 
 
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Sosharu
London > Restaurants > Japanese restaurants
Turnmill, 63 Clerkenwell Road, EC1M | 1 minute from Marx Memorial Library
A departure for top British chef Jason Atherton, Sosharu is an informal Japanese restaurant that serves tapas-style food and ... More
 
 
 
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Giant Robot
London > Restaurants > American restaurants
45 Clerkenwell Road, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 1 minute from Marx Memorial Library
Serving brunch, lunch, dinner and drinks from 10am till late seven days a week, Giant Robot in Clerkenwell is the latest incarnation of cocktail bar Match ... More
 
 
 
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ATC Ltd
London > Education > Arts and Drama
16 Clerkenwell Close, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 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
Featuring six catering stations, a demonstration bench and a communal dining table, B&H Kitchen , the cookery school from Bourne & Hollingsworth Group, guides Londoners ... More
 
 
 
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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
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
 
 
 
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Vie
London > Leisure > Fitness
122 Clerkenwell Road, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 2 minutes from Marx Memorial Library
Vie is a friendly private health club which makes a welcome retreat in the heart of the bustling city in EC1. Facilities include gymnasium, swimming pool, ... More
 
 
 
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Spa Fields Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Northampton Road, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 4 minutes from Marx Memorial Library
A busy park in Islington beside the Three Corners Centre youth centre and Adventure Playground, the 2.02 acre Spa Fields include a children's playground, tarmac ... More
 
 
 
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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
Immerse yourself in a world of chocolate with this mouth-watering workshop. You will discover how chocolate is processed from bean to bar. Sample a variety of ... More
 
 
 
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The Three Kings
London > Nightlife > Pubs
7 Clerkenwell Close, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 1 minute from Marx Memorial Library
Tucked away down a Clerkenwell backstreet next to the graveyard of St James Church, The Three Kings is popular with the locals and a real find for ... More
 
 
 
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The Coach & Horses
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
26-28 Ray Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 3 minutes from Marx Memorial Library
Although the excellent food is the main attraction here that doesn't mean the beers aren't important too. A choice of Young's Special, Fuller's London Pride, Adnam's ... More
 
 
 
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The Hat & Tun
London > Nightlife > Pubs
3 Hatton Wall, Clerkenwell, London EC1N | 3 minutes from Marx Memorial Library
There's a return to tradition with the takeover of The Hat & Tun pub by Tom and Ed Martin (owners of nearby pubs The Well and ... More
 
 
 
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Ghost Farringdon
London > Nightlife >
113-117 Farringdon Road, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 2 minutes from Marx Memorial 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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7 Tales
London > Nightlife > Bars
64 Turnmill Street, EC1M | 2 minutes from Marx Memorial Library
"Restaurateurs the world over could learn a thing or two from Jason Atherton when it comes to what makes a great restaurant bar," says ... More
 
 
 
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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
Set in an attractive cobbled courtyard, this candlelit bistro/wine bar is a taste of an older, more civilised world. Uniformed French waiters glide unobtrusively between tables ... More
 
 
 
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Crypt on the Green
London > Business > Venue Hire
Clerkenwell Close, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 1 minute from Marx Memorial Library
The Crypt on the Green, underneath St James Church in Clerkenwell, is on the site of the first nunnery to be built in London dating back ... More
 
 
 
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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
The Museum of the Order of St John tells the story of the St John's Ambulance from within a 16th century gatehouse which was formerly the ... More
 
 
 
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The Rookery
London > Business > Venue Hire
Peter's Lane, Cowcross Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 5 minutes from Marx Memorial Library
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Royal Opera: Il Barbiere Di Siviglia
Concerts | Until 11th October 2016 

Royal Opera House 1 minute walk from Marx Memorial Library

Henrik Nanasi conducts Javier Camarena and Daniela Mack in this revival of Rossini's The Barber of Seville. Sung in Italian ...More

Royal Opera: Norma
Concerts | Until 8th October 2016 

Royal Opera House 1 minute walk from Marx Memorial Library

Antonio Pappano conducts Sonya Yoncheva, Joseph Calleja and Sonia Ganassi in a new production of Bellini's operatic masterpiece about the ...More

Yinka Shonibare: Globe Head Ballerina
Yinka Shonibare: Globe Head Ballerina
Exhibitions | Until 19th June 2017 

Royal Opera House 1 minute walk from Marx Memorial Library

A new piece of artwork by Yinka Shonibare will be displayed on the exterior of the Royal Opera House this ...More

 
The Woman In Black
The Woman In Black
Theatre | Until 21st January 2017 

Fortune Theatre 2 minutes walk from Marx Memorial Library

One of the less well-known West-End fixtures, this adaptation of Susan Hill's gothic novel has been packing out houses since ...More

 
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Theatre | Until 7th January 2017 

Theatre Royal Drury Lane 3 minutes walk from Marx Memorial Library

Nominated for a staggering seven gongs in the 2014 Olivier Awards including Best New Musical, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory ...More

 
Kinky Boots
Kinky Boots
Theatre | Until 14th January 2017 

Adelphi Theatre 3 minutes walk from Marx Memorial Library

Inspired by a true story and based on the 2005 British film of the same name, Cyndi Lauper and Harvey ...More

 
David Baddiel: My Family: Not The Sitcom
David Baddiel: My Family: Not The Sitcom
Theatre | Until 15th October 2016 

Vaudeville Theatre 3 minutes walk from Marx Memorial Library

Following a critically acclaimed, sell-out run at the Menier Chocolate Factory, My Family: Not The Sitcom comes to the Vaudeville ...More

 
Matilda The Musical
Matilda The Musical
Theatre | Until 28th May 2017 

Cambridge Theatre 3 minutes walk from Marx Memorial Library

The Royal Shakespeare Company's multiple award-winning musical adaptation of Roald Dahl's celebrated children's book Matilda is a big hit at ...More

 
99 Club Covent Garden
Comedy | On 1st October 2016 

Strand Palace Hotel 3 minutes walk from Marx Memorial Library

Tom Webb is the host when Brett Goldstein, Arj Barker and Tiffany Stevenson perform their stand-up routines....More

99 Club Late Show
Comedy | On 1st October 2016 

Strand Palace Hotel 3 minutes walk from Marx Memorial Library

Paddy Lennox is the MC when Brett Goldstein, Matt Green and Joel Dommett bring their acts to the stage....More

 
 
 
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