The Women's Library  

 
 
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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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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
 
Aldgate East Tube Station
 
3 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
 
Whitechapel Overground Station
 
10 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Spitalfields Car Park
 
5 minutes walk
 
Arch Car Parking
 
9 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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London's Best Events 2017

Plan the perfect year in the capital with our pick of the best events in London 2017. From January through to December, every month boasts an impressive line-up of entertainment. So, take a look at our guide and be sure not to miss a thing.

 
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196 Bishopsgate Serviced Apartments
London > Apartment > Apartment   from £100  37% 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
 
 
 
Grange Tower Bridge Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £85  27% off
45 Prescot Street, E1 | 7 minutes from The Women's Library
The Grange Tower Bridge Hotel combines luxury accommodation and events facilities, making it a great choice for your stay whether it's business or leisure oriented. Within ... More
 
 
 
South Place Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £128  24% off
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
 
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
City Business Library
London > Useful Numbers > Libraries
Aldermanbury, City, London EC2V | 16 minutes from The Women's Library
Free public reference library – no membership requirements (but ID required to see some items). One of the UK's leading business information libraries. Major collection 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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Emanuel Almborg: Learning Matter
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 18th, 19th and 20th August 2017 - 11am-6pm
The Women's Library, 77-82 Whitechapel High Street, E1 | 3 minutes from The Women's Library
The Swedish artist explores the role technology plays in our everyday lives and relationships, in a multimedia piece developed in collaboration with young schoolchildren from east ...More
 
 
 
Ongoing
ISelf Collection: Self Portrait As The Billy Goat
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 18th, 19th and 20th August 2017 - 11am-6pm
The Women's Library, 77-82 Whitechapel High Street, E1 | 3 minutes from The Women's Library
Physical, psychological and imaginary self-portraits by international artists including Pawel Althamer, Louise Bourgeois, Andre Breton and the Surrealists, Enrico David, Tracey Emin, Gabriel Kuri, Yayoi Kusama, ...More
 
 
 
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FEAST Summer Party
London > Events > Clubbing and Nightlife  Dates: Saturday 19th August 2017 - 1pm
The Women's Library, 150 Brick Lane, E1 | 6 minutes from The Women's Library
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Entertainment near The Women's Library

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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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The Old Truman Brewery
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
91 Brick Lane, Spitalfields, London E1 | 6 minutes from The Women's Library
Popular with the Shoreditch crowd on the weekends, The Old Truman Brewery houses more than 200 small, creative businesses, a bar and several areas for hire. ... More
 
 
 
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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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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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Hungry Donkey
London > Restaurants > Greek restaurants
56 Wentworth Street, Aldgate, Spitalfields, London E1 | 1 minute from The Women's Library
Modern all-day Greek restaurant specialising in simple, authentic Greek cuisine, Hungry Donkey has been inspired by classic Greek street food. Open ... More
 
 
 
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Absurd Bird Spitalfields
London > Restaurants > South American restaurants
54 Commercial Street, E1 | 1 minute from The Women's Library
Using only ethically sourced, hormone-free chickens from Fosse Meadows Farm - where traditional free-range farming techniques are used - Absurd Bird feeds Londoners with some of ... More
 
 
 
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Education near The Women's Library

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.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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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The Women's Library clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
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Smiths Spitalfields
London > Nightlife > Bars
109 Commercial Street, Spitalfields, London E1 | 4 minutes from The Women's Library
Inspired by its sister bar, the long-standing Smiths of Smithfield, Smiths Spitalfields follows in its famous sibling's footsteps as an all-day dining venue celebrating the best ... More
 
 
 
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Simmons Liverpool Street
London > Nightlife > Bars
21 Widegate Street, E1 | 4 minutes from The Women's Library
The award-winning Simmons bar group, whose bars keep cropping up all over town, is best known for its weird and wonderful interiors and ... More
 
 
 
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B.Y.O.C. East
London > Nightlife > Bars
19 Bevis Marks, EC3A | 5 minutes from The Women's Library
Hidden in the basement of James Cochran's restaurant in EC3, this subterranean parlour is the fifth instalment of the much-loved bring ... 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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