The Women's Library  

 
 
ADDRESS
25 Old Castle Street, Spitalfields, London E1 7NT
 
 
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Tue to Fri 9.30am-5pm/5.30pm, Thu till 8pm | Sat 10am-4pm (Closed Saturdays in Aug)
 
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The Women's LibraryThe 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 by Millicent Fawcett. Today its purpose is to document women's lives in Britain, serving as a record of women's history in the UK. There's a Reading Room where you can use reference books, archives and browse museum collections. There's also an exhibition hall as well as education and events facilities.

 

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The Women's Library  The Women's Library, Suff-hat, part of 'Fe:MAIL: Suffragettes and the Post' exhibition, 2010. Photo by: Norman Watson  

The Women's Library - The Women's Library, Suff-hat, part of 'Fe:MAIL: Suffragettes and the Post' exhibition, 2010. Photo by: Norman Watson

The Women's Library The Women's Library, Suff-hat, part of 'Fe:MAIL: Suffragettes and the Post' exhibition, 2010. Photo by: Norman Watson 

The Women's Library - The Women's Library, Suff-hat, part of 'Fe:MAIL: Suffragettes and the Post' exhibition, 2010. Photo by: Norman Watson More Images
 

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With an exciting calendar of entertainment, 2020 is another special year in London. Find out what's happening throughout the capital with our thorough guide to the best 2020 London events.

 
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196 Bishopsgate Serviced Apartments
London > Apartment > Apartment   from £223  25% off
196 Bishopsgate, EC2M | 5 minutes from The Women's Library
From studio apartments to one and two beds, 196 Bishopsgate offers a full range of self-catering flats that give you more independence than a hotel. Apartments ... More
 
 
 
South Place Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel
3 South Place, EC2M | 8 minutes from The Women's Library
Located within arms reach of both Moorgate and Liverpool Street stations, is South Place Hotel, a luxury London hotel featuring three swanky bars and two top-notch ... More
 
 
 
DoubleTree by Hilton Tower of London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £98  27% off
7 Pepys Street, EC3N | 8 minutes from The Women's Library
The brand new purpose built DoubleTree Hotel Tower of London is a few minutes walk from Tower Hill and Fenchurch Street stations. With iMac entertainment systems ... More
 
 
 
 
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Alternative Libraries nearest The Women's Library

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Pancras Square Library
London > Useful Numbers > Libraries
5 Pancras Square, Bloomsbury, London N1C | 2.6 miles from The Women's 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
 
 
 
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Kensington Central Library
London > Useful Numbers > Libraries
12 Philimore Walk, Kensington, London W8 | 5.3 miles from The Women's 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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St Bride Library
London > Useful Numbers > Libraries
Bride Lane, Fleet Street, City, London EC4Y | 26 minutes from The Women's 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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Carlos Bunga: Something Necessary And Useful
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 14th July to 6th September 2020 - Various Times
The Women's Library, 77-82 Whitechapel High Street, E1 | 3 minutes from The Women's Library
The Portuguese artist creates monumental structures out of everyday materials such as cardboard, and repurposes domestic furnishings to create an evolving installation....More
 
 
 
Ongoing
The Return Of The Spirit In Painting
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 14th July to 27th September 2020 - Various Times
The Women's Library, 77-82 Whitechapel High Street, E1 | 3 minutes from The Women's Library
Works by artists in a series of shows curated by Nicholas Serota after the landmark 1981 exhibition A New Spirit In Painting at the Royal Academy ...More
 
 
 
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Ongoing
Jeff Wayne's War of The Worlds, The Immersive Experience
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 16th May 2019 to 30th August 2020
The Women's Library, 56 Leadenhall Street, EC3A | 7 minutes from The Women's Library
Jeff Wayne's epic 1978 musical version of War of the Worlds has been brought to life as an immersive VR experience. Combining immersive theatre, virtual reality, ...More
 
 
 
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Dabbers Social Bingo
London > Entertainment >
13-22 Houndsditch, EC3A | 4 minutes from The Women's Library
The UK's first immersive modern bingo hall, Dabbers Social Bingo revitalises the iconic British pastime with a theatrical drinking, dining and entertainment experience. Cups of ... More
 
 
 
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Bishopsgate Institute
London > Entertainment > Classical Music
230 Bishopsgate, Spitalfields, London EC2M | 5 minutes from The Women's Library
Built in 1891-94 by Charles Harrison Townsend, the Bishopsgate Institute's facade has a theme of arts and crafts. Inside you will find 19th century tiling, a ... More
 
 
 
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Curzon Aldgate
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
Goodman's Fields, 2 Canter Way, E1 | 6 minutes from The Women's Library
Part of an upmarket development, Goodman's Fields, Curzon Aldgate is a new-build cinema in the East End. Enter through the lounge/bar with its leather sofas ... More
 
 
 
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Sights and Attractions near The Women's Library

The best museums, galleries, attractions near The Women's Library
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Electric Blue Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
64 Middlesex Street, Spitalfields, London E1 | 2 minutes from The Women's Library
The Electric Blue Gallery gallery, co-owned by Jessica Tibbles and Olivier Bernay, opened in January 2009. By February, Wallpaper* magazine was calling the launch "a highlight ... More
 
 
 
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Brick Lane
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Brick Lane, Spitalfields, London E1 | 3 minutes from The Women's Library
London's own "Curry Mile", Brick Lane is home to so much more than first-rate spiced food, it also plays host to Jewish bagel shops, Indian sari ... More
 
 
 
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Whitechapel Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
77-82 Whitechapel High Street, Tower Hamlets, London E1 | 3 minutes from The Women's Library
Designed in a distinctive Arts and Crafts architecture style by Charles Harrison Townsend, the Whitechapel, Britain's first purpose-built arts gallery, is renowned both for the beauty ... More
 
 
 
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Shopping near The Women's Library

The best shops and markets near The Women's Library
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Petticoat Lane Market
London > Shopping > Markets
Between Middlesex and Goulston Streets, Spitalfields, London E1 | 2 minutes from The Women's Library
Petticoat Lane is London's world famous Sunday market and sells mainly clothes for men, women and children, from street-cred clubwear to over-orders of designer goods and ... More
 
 
 
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Lola's Cupcakes, Spitalfields
London > Shopping > Delicatessens
Bishops Square, Spitalfields, London E1 | 3 minutes from The Women's Library
Sweet to taste, cute to look at and made with natural ingredients, Lola's Cupcakes can hold their own when it comes to the coveted title of ... More
 
 
 
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Hummingbird Bakery
London > Shopping > Delicatessens
11 Frying Pan Alley , Spitalfields, London E1 | 3 minutes from The Women's Library
All-American cupcakes are the speciality here but you can also tuck into many other finger-licking sticky treats. Chocolate Devil's Food Cake, New York style cheesecake and ... More
 
 
 
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What are the best dining options near The Women's Library London?
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Som Saa
London > Restaurants > Thai restaurants
43a Commercial Street, E1 | 1 minute from The Women's Library
London Fields pop-up Som Saa establishes a permanent home in Spitalfields in 2016. What started out as a three month residency at ... More
 
 
 
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Gul and Sepoy
London > Restaurants > Indian/South Asian restaurants
65 Commercial Street, E1 | 1 minute from The Women's Library
Harneet and Devina Baweja, owners of Gunpowder who opened Madame D's in 2017, launch Gul and Sepoy in ... More
 
 
 
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Unity Diner
London > Restaurants >
60 Wentworth Street, E1 | 1 minute from The Women's Library
Entirely vegan and run as a non-profit, Unity Diner is a plant-based ... More
 
 
 
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Education near The Women's Library

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Workers' Educational Association
London > Education > Evening Classes
4 Luke Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 12 minutes from The Women's Library
National charity for adult learning which also runs an excellent selection of theatre, literature, history and politics evening classes.... More
 
 
 
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The Making Space
London > Education > Evening Classes
10 Sunbury Workshops, Swanfield Street, Shoreditch, London E2 | 13 minutes from The Women's Library
Learn some crafty manouveurs at Making Space where classes on mask making, glass engraving, pyrography (burning patterns into wood or leather), chainmail knitting, and book hollowing ... More
 
 
 
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City Journalism
London > Education > Professional Training
106 Bunhill Row, City, London EC1Y | 18 minutes from The Women's Library
City’s Print Journalism course is recognised as the best in London. Although places like Goldsmith’s are trendier, City is respected in the industry thanks to a ... More
 
 
 
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The Women's Library gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
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All Star Lanes, Brick Lane
London > Leisure > Activities
95 Brick Lane, Spitalfields, London E1 | 6 minutes from The Women's Library
The third of these increasingly popular 1950s retro-America style bowling alleys opened in late 2008 to much critical acclaim. Located in the Old Truman Brewery on ... More
 
 
 
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L!FE Shoreditch
London > Leisure >
The Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, Shoreditch, London E1 | 7 minutes from The Women's Library
Spread over three floors L!FE is a unique space within The Old Truman Brewery where yoga, food and music sit side-by-side. ... More
 
 
 
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Tower Bridge Health and Fitness Club
London > Leisure >
45 Prescot Street, Tower Hamlets, London E1 | 7 minutes from The Women's Library
Free to use for all hotel residents, the Tower Bridge Health and Fitness Club boasts a range of luxury fitness and spa services. The fully equipped ... More
 
 
 
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The best pubs near London The Women's Library.
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Leman Street Tavern
London > Nightlife > Pubs
31 Leman Street, E1 | 5 minutes from The Women's Library
Between Wapping and Aldgate is the Leman Street Tavern , a 1.5 million pound pub that's owned by the Geronimo Inns group ... More
 
 
 
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The George
London > Nightlife > Pubs
40 Liverpool Street, City, London EC2M | 6 minutes from The Women's Library
One of five different restaurants and bars within the confines of the Andaz hotel, the George is a traditional looking pub - not your typical hotel ... More
 
 
 
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The White Horse
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
2 Exchange Square, Appold Street, City, London EC2M | 8 minutes from The Women's Library
A Geronimo Inns pub in the City, The White Horse gives city workers a bright, airy space to eat, drink and relax and its pub garden ... More
 
 
 
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Nightlife near The Women's Library

The Women's Library clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
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Discount Suit Company
London > Nightlife > Bars
29A Wentworth Street, Petticoat Lane Market, E1 | 2 minutes from The Women's Library
In a former suit tailor's storeroom on Wentworth Street near Petticoat Lane you'll find the Discount Suit Company. No longer a place ... More
 
 
 
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Milroy's of Spitalfields
London > Nightlife > Bars
76 Commercial Street, E1 | 3 minutes from The Women's Library
London's oldest whisky specialists, Milroy's of Soho, established in 1964, headed east for their second site, Milroy's of Spitalfields, ... More
 
 
 
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Jin Bo Law
London > Nightlife > Bars
Dorsett City London, 9 Aldgate High Street, EC3N | 3 minutes from The Women's Library
Located on the 14th floor of the Dorsett City London, Jin Bo Law offers unrivalled views of the City of London and beyond. Guests seated on ... More
 
 
 
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Meeting venue hire near The Women's Library

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near The Women's Library.
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Christ Church Spitalfields
London > Business > Venue Hire
2 Fournier Street, Broadgate, Spitalfields, London E1 | 3 minutes from The Women's Library
Built in 1729, Nicholas Hawksmoor's Christ Church creation was declared dangerous and closed in 1956. Vigorous campaigning, from the poet Sir John Betjeman among others, eventually ... More
 
 
 
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Coopers' Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
13 Devonshire Sq, Broadgate, City, London EC2M | 4 minutes from The Women's Library
... More
 
 
 
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Andaz Liverpool Street
London > Business > Venue Hire
40 Liverpool Street, City, London EC2M | 6 minutes from The Women's Library
Housed in one of the great Victorian station hotels, this showstopper is a mixture of meticulous nineteenth century restoration and the glittering wit of Terrence Conran's ... More
 
 
 
 

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Jeff Wayne's War of The Worlds, The Immersive Experience
Jeff Wayne's War of The Worlds, The Immersive Experience
Theatre | Until 30th August 2020 

The Hallmark Building 7 minutes walk from The Women's Library

Jeff Wayne's epic 1978 musical version of War of the Worlds has been brought to life as an immersive VR ...More

 
Masculinities: Liberation Through Photography
Exhibitions | Until 23rd August 2020 

Barbican Centre 17 minutes walk from The Women's Library

Photography and film examining depictions of masculinity from the 1960s to the present day, featuring images by Laurie Anderson, Sunil ...More

Evita
Evita
Theatre | Until 22nd August 2020 

Barbican Theatre 17 minutes walk from The Women's Library

After a sold out run at Regent's ParkOpen Air Theatre last year - when it became the theatre's highest grossing ...More

 
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The View From The Shard Tickets
Attraction | Until 31st December 2022 

The Shard 18 minutes walk from The Women's Library

London looks like a city in miniature from The View From The Shard which at 244 metres tall is the ...More

 
The View from The Shard
The View from The Shard
Tours | Next performance 3rd August 2020 

The Shard 18 minutes walk from The Women's Library

The View from The ShardAt almost twice the height of any other viewing platform in London, The View from The ...More

 
 
 
 
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