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25 Old Castle Street, Spitalfields, 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 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 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

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Aldgate East Tube Station
3 minutes walk
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Spitalfields Car Park
5 minutes walk
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Arch Car Parking
9 minutes walk

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Grange Tower Bridge Hotel

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South Place Hotel

from 113 42% off
3 South Place, London, EC2M 2AF 8 minutes away from The Women's Library

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Pancras Square Library

5 Pancras Square, Bloomsbury, N1C 4AG 2.6 miless away from The Women's Library

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City Business Library

Aldermanbury, City, EC2V 7HH 16 minutes away from The Women's Library

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St Bride Library

Bride Lane, Fleet Street, City, EC4Y 8EE 26 minutes away from The Women's Library

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Rich Mix Centre, 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, Shoreditch, E1 6LA 10 minutes away from The Women's Library

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Dates: 1st January 2012
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The Old Blue Last, 38 Great Eastern Street, London, EC2A 3ES 11 minutes away from The Women's Library

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Bishopsgate Institute

230 Bishopsgate, Spitalfields, EC2M 4QH 5 minutes away from The Women's Library

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The Old Truman Brewery

91 Brick Lane, Spitalfields, E1 6QL 6 minutes away from The Women's Library

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ClueQuest

11 Plough Yard, Shoreditch, EC2A 3LP 9 minutes away from The Women's Library

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Electric Blue Gallery

64 Middlesex Street, Spitalfields, E1 7EZ 2 minutes away from The Women's Library

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Brick Lane

Brick Lane, Spitalfields, E1 6PU 3 minutes away from The Women's Library

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Whitechapel Gallery

77-82 Whitechapel High Street, Tower Hamlets, E1 7QX 3 minutes away from The Women's Library

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The best shops and markets near The Women's Library
Petticoat Lane Market London
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Petticoat Lane Market

Between Middlesex and Goulston Streets, Spitalfields, E1 7HT 2 minutes away from The Women's Library

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Lola's Cupcakes, Spitalfields

Bishops Square, Spitalfields, E1 6EW 3 minutes away from The Women's Library

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Hummingbird Bakery

11 Frying Pan Alley , Spitalfields, E1 7HS 3 minutes away from The Women's Library

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Zengi

44 Commercial Street, Spitalfields, E1 6LT 1 minutes away from The Women's Library

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The Culpeper

40 Commercial Street, Spitalfields, E1 6LP 2 minutes away from The Women's Library

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La Pietra

54 Commercial Street, Spitalfields, E1 6LT 2 minutes away from The Women's Library

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Education near The Women's Library

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Workers' Educational Association London
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Workers' Educational Association

4 Luke Street, Shoreditch, EC2A 4XW 12 minutes away from The Women's Library

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The Making Space

10 Sunbury Workshops, Swanfield Street, Shoreditch, E2 7LF 13 minutes away from The Women's Library

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City Journalism

106 Bunhill Row, City, EC1Y 8YY 18 minutes away from The Women's Library

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All Star Lanes, Brick Lane

95 Brick Lane, Spitalfields, E1 6QL 6 minutes away from The Women's Library

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L!FE Shoreditch

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Tower Bridge Health and Fitness Club

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The George

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The White Horse

2 Exchange Square, Appold Street, City, EC2M 2QA 8 minutes away from The Women's Library

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The Crown and Shuttle

226 Shoreditch High Street, Shoreditch, E1 6PJ 8 minutes away from The Women's Library

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Smiths Spitalfields

109 Commercial Street, Spitalfields, E1 6BG 4 minutes away from The Women's Library

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Shoreditch House

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The Rhythm Factory

16-18 Whitechapel Road, Tower Hamlets, E1 1EW 5 minutes away from The Women's Library

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Christ Church Spitalfields London
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Christ Church Spitalfields

2 Fournier Street, Broadgate, Spitalfields, E1 6QE 3 minutes away from The Women's Library

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Coopers' Hall

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Andaz Liverpool Street

40 Liverpool Street, City, EC2M 7QN 6 minutes away from The Women's Library

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Exhibitions | Until 4th October 2015
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Whitechapel Gallery  3 minutes walk from The Women's Library

A display of archive film and photographs, original theatre programmes and posters from the festival.... More

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Exhibitions | Until 30th August 2015
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Whitechapel Gallery  3 minutes walk from The Women's Library

An installation of mixed-media capes by the Brazilian artist, exploring childhood phobias, based on research gathered from children from London, ... More

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Exhibitions | Until 6th September 2015
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Whitechapel Gallery  3 minutes walk from The Women's Library

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Leisure | Until 7th August 2015
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Devonshire Square  3 minutes walk from The Women's Library

Epicurean Events are resident hosts of world street food at some of London's prime locations. The purveyors of premier streetfood ... More

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Concerts | On 4th August 2015
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Rough Trade East  7 minutes walk from The Women's Library

London-born acoustic folk and soul singer.... More

Nantucket Beach Club
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Foodie Events | Until 5th September 2015
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Skylounge  9 minutes walk from The Women's Library

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Exhibitions | Until 20th August 2015
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Rich Mix Centre  10 minutes walk from The Women's Library

A site-specific installation showcasing artists who have explored the theme of faith.... More

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Music | On 4th August 2015
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Rich Mix Centre  10 minutes walk from The Women's Library

Singer-songwriter Kali Perkins, musician Arthur Lea and drummer Isaac Palm play funk music.... More

The Urban Food Fest
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Foodie Events | Until 19th December 2015
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Euro Car Parks  11 minutes walk from The Women's Library

The Urban Food Fest returns this March, running every Saturday night at the Euro Car Parks in Shoreditch. The ... More

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Attraction | Next performance 4th August 2015
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Tower Of London  11 minutes walk from The Women's Library

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