Southwark Local Studies Library / John Harvard Library  

 
 
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211Borough High Street, Southwark, SE1 1JA
 
 
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Weekdays: 9am-7pm; Sat: 9am-5pm; Sun: closed
 

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London Bridge Railway Station
 
7 minutes walk
 
 
 
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Union Car Parks
 
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Snowsfields NCP
 
5 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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London Bridge Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £120  21% off
8-18 London Bridge Street, SE1 | 6 minutes from Southwark Local Studies Library / John Harvard Library
The London Bridge Hotel is an independent 4 star boutique hotel located right in the heart of London, making it an ideal accommodation choice for those ... More
 
 
 
Shangri-La Hotel at The Shard, London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £283  29% off
31 St Thomas Street, SE1 | 6 minutes from Southwark Local Studies Library / John Harvard Library
The first ever luxury Shangri-La Hotel in London has the unique selling point of occupying the upper floors of one of the tallest buildings in Europe. ... More
 
 
 
Mercure London Bridge Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £64  41% off
71-79 Southwark Street, SE1 | 8 minutes from Southwark Local Studies Library / John Harvard Library
This hotel in the Bankside area, just a five minute walk from London Bridge Tube station and Borough Market, offers good value for money. Walk from ... More
 
 
 
 
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Events near Southwark Local Studies Library / John Harvard Library

Near Southwark Local Studies Library / John Harvard Library
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Into The Woods
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 1st July to 17th September 2016
Menier Chocolate Factory, 53 Southwark Street, SE1 | 4 minutes from Southwark Local Studies Library / John Harvard Library
After a successful run in New York and a feature film adaptation, the Tony Award-winning Into The Woods comes to London this summer to be staged ...More
 
 
 
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Ends Today
Great British Summer at The Refinery Bankside
London > Events > Sporting Events  Dates: 27th June to 31st August 2016
The Refinery, 110 Southwark Street, Blue Fin Building, SE1 | 6 minutes from Southwark Local Studies Library / John Harvard Library
The Refinery, on the ground floor of the landmark Blue Fin Building in Southwark, gives the Great British Summer a Latin twist, teaming up with Bacardi ...More
 
 
 
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Therese Raquin
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 11th August to 3rd September 2016 - Various Times
Southwark Playhouse, 77-85 Newington Causeway, SE1 | 7 minutes from Southwark Local Studies Library / John Harvard Library
Secret/Heart present a new version of the novel by Emile Zola. It follows the titular character who embarks on an illicit affair with her husband's friend ...More
 
 
 
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Roxy Bar & Screen
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
128-132 Borough High Street, SE1 | 1 minute from Southwark Local Studies Library / John Harvard Library
The Roxy Bar and Screen on Borough High Street is an independent cinema which hosts monthly VJ/DJ nights and has a Popcorn Comedy night as well ... More
 
 
 
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The Jellyfish Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Marlborough Playground, 11-25 Union Street, SE1 | 1 minute from Southwark Local Studies Library / John Harvard Library
London's first fully-functioning theatre made entirely from recycled and reclaimed materials was constructed over the summer of 2010 and will be open from late August through ... More
 
 
 
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Omeara
London > Entertainment > Live Music
Arches 32 & 33 Flat Iron Square, Union Street, SE1 | 4 minutes from Southwark Local Studies Library / John Harvard Library
Mumford and Sons band member Ben Lovett, co-founder of independent record label Communion, bucks the trend for closing down ... More
 
 
 
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Sights and Attractions near Southwark Local Studies Library / John Harvard Library

The best museums, galleries, attractions near Southwark Local Studies Library / John Harvard Library
Marshalsea Prison
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Borough High Street, SE1 | Same location as Southwark Local Studies Library / John Harvard Library
Little remains of the once famous Marshalsea Prison and all that is left can be seen on one side of a pathway leading to Southwark Local ... More
 
 
 
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Flat Iron Square
London > Attractions >
68 Union Street, SE1 | 4 minutes from Southwark Local Studies Library / John Harvard Library
The Flat Iron Square project is an exciting piece of town planning and urban renewal. This Bankside development has ... More
 
 
 
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Old Operating Theatre Museum and Herb Garret
London > Attractions > Museums
9a St Thomas Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 6 minutes from Southwark Local Studies Library / John Harvard Library
Hidden away in the roof space of the old St Thomas Baroque church, this restored 1821 women's operating theatre is the oldest operating theatre in England. ... More
 
 
 
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O W Loeb
London > Shopping > Wine Merchants
3 Archie Street, SE1 | 4 minutes from Southwark Local Studies Library / John Harvard Library
Specialists in fine German wine, this shop has moved to larger premises and taken its customers with it - they have a deserved reputation for excellence ... More
 
 
 
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The Wine Pantry
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
1 Stoney Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 5 minutes from Southwark Local Studies Library / John Harvard Library
The only wine shop in the world selling nothing but English wine, The Wine Pantry in Borough Market offers customers something quite unique. It may come ... More
 
 
 
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Borough Market
London > Shopping > Markets
Southwark Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 5 minutes from Southwark Local Studies Library / John Harvard Library
Nestled in-between Borough High Street, Bedale Street, Stoney Street and Winchester Walk lives "London's Larder", more formally known as Borough Market. This gourmand's delight is London's ... More
 
 
 
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Simply Indian
London > Restaurants > Indian/South Asian restaurants
25 Tabard Street, Southwark, SE1 | 1 minute from Southwark Local Studies Library / John Harvard Library
Indian/South Asian Cuisine... More
 
 
 
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Tas
London > Restaurants > Turkish restaurants
72 Borough High Street, SE1 | 3 minutes from Southwark Local Studies Library / John Harvard Library
Turkish cuisine. ... More
 
 
 
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St Christopher's Inn
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
121 Borough High Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Southwark Local Studies Library / John Harvard Library
A traditional English pub on the vibrant Borough High Street, St Christopher's Inn serves fresh and flavourful food created with the finest produce from nearby Borough ... More
 
 
 
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Education near Southwark Local Studies Library / John Harvard Library

Near Southwark Local Studies Library / John Harvard Library
The Art Academy
London > Education > Evening Classes
Mermaid Court, 165a Borough High Street, SE11HR | 1 minute from Southwark Local Studies Library / John Harvard Library
Art classes encompassing glass, metal, moulding and casting, life drawing and loads more.... More
 
 
 
Linguarama
London > Education > English Language Courses
101 Finsbury Pavement, Bankside, London EC1A | 6 minutes from Southwark Local Studies Library / John Harvard Library
Over £1000pw. One-to-one business English courses.... More
 
 
 
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Red Cross Garden
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
76 Redcross Way, SE1 | 2 minutes from Southwark Local Studies Library / John Harvard Library
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Skypool at the Shangri-La Hotel
London > Leisure >
Floor 52, Shangri-La Hotel at The Shard, Bankside, London SE1 | 6 minutes from Southwark Local Studies Library / John Harvard Library
High up on the 52nd floor of the highest hotel in Western Europe sits the highest pool in Western Europe. The 11 by 4 metre ... More
 
 
 
National Register of Personal Trainers
London > Leisure > Fitness
16 Borough High Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 6 minutes from Southwark Local Studies Library / John Harvard Library
Personal Trainer ... More
 
 
 
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National Trust: George Inn, The George Inn Yard
London > Nightlife > Pubs
77 Borough High Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 4 minutes from Southwark Local Studies Library / John Harvard Library
Borough High Street was once crammed full of old coaching inns, providing accommodation and refreshment to weary pilgrims, merchants and travellers on their way up from ... More
 
 
 
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Wheatsheaf
London > Nightlife > Pubs
6 Stoney Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 5 minutes from Southwark Local Studies Library / John Harvard Library
Following a three-year closure due to the Thameslink building works, the Wheatsheaf pub next to Borough Market reopened in December 2012. Drinkers who mourned the loss ... More
 
 
 
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Elephant and Castle Pub
London > Nightlife > Pubs
119 Newington Causeway Road, SE1 | 9 minutes from Southwark Local Studies Library / John Harvard Library
After a lengthy closure, the historic Elephant and Castle pub reopened in summer 2016 revealing a re-imagined interior ... More
 
 
 
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Call Me Mr Lucky
London > Nightlife > Bars
, The Breakfast Club, Bankside, London SE1 | 4 minutes from Southwark Local Studies Library / John Harvard Library
Not content with leading London's breakfast scene, The Breakfast Club are now also pioneers in cocktail bars. Along with the opening of their café in London ... More
 
 
 
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Gong
London > Nightlife > Bars
31 St Thomas Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 6 minutes from Southwark Local Studies Library / John Harvard Library
On level 52 of The Shard Gong is London's highest bar. Part of the Shangri-La Hotel, the tallest hotel in Western Europe, Gong takes its name ... More
 
 
 
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Viva Verdi
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
6 Canvey Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 8 minutes from Southwark Local Studies Library / John Harvard Library
Located just behind the Tate Modern is the delightful wine bar Viva Verdi where the prosciutto is served with piles of Palma ham, just like in ... More
 
 
 
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London Bridge - Lyon House
London > Business > Venue Hire
160-166 Borough High St Bridge, SE1 | 1 minute from Southwark Local Studies Library / John Harvard Library
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London Bridge - Delta House (MLS)
London > Business > Venue Hire
175-177 Borough High Street Bridge, SE1 | 1 minute from Southwark Local Studies Library / John Harvard Library
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London > Business > Venue Hire
100 Borough High Street Bridge, SE1 | 2 minutes from Southwark Local Studies Library / John Harvard Library
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The Deep Blue Sea
The Deep Blue Sea
Theatre | Until 17th August 2016 

National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre 11 minutes walk from Southwark Local Studies Library / John Harvard Library

After working together on the acclaimed 2014 production of Medea, Helen McCrory and director Carrie Cracknell reunite for an adaptation ...More

 
Dr Johnsons Houses
Tours | Until 31st December 2016 

Dr Johnson's House 13 minutes walk from Southwark Local Studies Library / John Harvard Library

A 300 year old town house, nestled amongst a maze of courts and alleys. It was built in 1700 and ...More

Yerma
Yerma
Theatre | Until 10th September 2016 

The Young Vic 18 minutes walk from Southwark Local Studies Library / John Harvard Library

After presenting a critically acclaimed version Ibsen's The Wild Duck in 2015, Simon Stone has now written and directed his ...More

 
Groundhog Day
Groundhog Day
Theatre | Until 17th September 2016 

Old Vic Theatre 19 minutes walk from Southwark Local Studies Library / John Harvard Library

Based on the 1993 comedy starring Bill Murray, a new stage musical of Groundhog Day will ...More

 
Artist Rooms: Louise Bourgeois
Artist Rooms: Louise Bourgeois
Exhibitions | Until 17th June 2017 

Tate Modern 21 minutes walk from Southwark Local Studies Library / John Harvard Library

Louise Bourgeois, the artist whose giant spiders first welcomed visitors to Tate Modern in 2000, is back 16 years later ...More

 
Artist Rooms: Phyllida Barlow
Artist Rooms: Phyllida Barlow
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2016 

Tate Modern 21 minutes walk from Southwark Local Studies Library / John Harvard Library

British sculptor Phyllida Barlow, who was awarded a CBE for services to art in the 2016 New Year's Honours list, ...More

 
Georgia O'Keeffe
Georgia O'Keeffe
Exhibitions | Until 30th October 2016 

Tate Modern 21 minutes walk from Southwark Local Studies Library / John Harvard Library

The first large-scale, monographic show on Georgia O'Keeffe in the UK for more than twenty years, this ...More

 
Bill Viola
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2016 

Tate Modern 21 minutes walk from Southwark Local Studies Library / John Harvard Library

Display of works by the pioneering video artist, best known for his 1993 piece Tiny Deaths. Recent works include Martyrs ...More

The BFG at Hilton Bankside
The BFG at Hilton Bankside
Kids Events | Until 31st August 2016 

Hilton London Bankside 21 minutes walk from Southwark Local Studies Library / John Harvard Library

Take a seat at the Giant's Table, make your own dream jar and get a discount on family rooms at ...More

 
946 - The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips
946 - The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips
Theatre | Until 11th September 2016 

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre 23 minutes walk from Southwark Local Studies Library / John Harvard Library

Shakespeare's Globe brings Emma Rice's triumphant Kneehigh family show, 946 , to London for the first time ...More

 
 
 
 
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