St Bride Library  

 
 
ADDRESS
Bride Lane, City, Fleet Street, London EC4Y 8EE
 
 
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Tue 12noon-5.30pm, Wed 12noon-9pm, Thu 12noon-5.30pm
 
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St Bride LibraryThis 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, if it can be printed you'll find it here. If you're not sure what you're looking for, staff are happy to help. When it first opened in 1895, the library also house a printing school; the school eventually moved out and is now the London College of Communication. Not just a depository for academic research on medieval printing, the collection is kept up to date with the latest on digital typography and web design. Type is one of the highlights, with punches, matrices and founders' type from the seventeenth to the twentieth century. Early forms of printing including wood blocks, copper plate and lithographic stones show the various techniques used to reproduce images over the years. The library also runs an active events programme for and by people who are passionate about typography, graphic design and print.

 

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St. Paul's Tube Station
 
6 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

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City Thameslink Station
 
1 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Snowhill NCP
 
5 minutes walk
 
Smithfield Central Market NCP
 
8 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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19 New Bridge Street, EC4V | 2 minutes from St Bride Library
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London > Useful Numbers > Libraries
Little New Street, City, London EC4A | 3 minutes from St Bride Library
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The Women's Library
London > Useful Numbers > Libraries
25 Old Castle Street, Spitalfields, London E1 | 26 minutes from St Bride Library
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London > Useful Numbers > Libraries
5 Pancras Square, Bloomsbury, London N1C | 37 minutes from St Bride Library
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Seraphic Echoes
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Thursday 23rd February 2017 - 7pm
St Bride Library, Fleet Street, Temple, EC4Y | 5 minutes from St Bride Library
Live Music, Choir....More
 
 
 
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Bill Viola
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 8th September 2016 to 11th August 2018 - 8.30am-4.30pm
St Bride Library, St Paul's Churchyard, EC4M | 6 minutes from St Bride Library
The internationally-acclaimed artist displays a second permanent large-scale installation, titled Mary, the first moving-image artworks to be installed in a British cathedral, to coincide with the ...More
 
 
 
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Bill Viola: Mary
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 8th September 2016 to 31st December 2018
St Bride Library, St Paul's Churchyard, EC4M | 6 minutes from St Bride Library
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Kings Reach, Victoria Embankment, Holborn, London EC4Y | 5 minutes from St Bride Library
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London > Entertainment > Theatres
9 Norwich Street, Holborn, London EC4A | 5 minutes from St Bride Library
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London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
213 Strand, Holborn, London WC2R | 7 minutes from St Bride Library
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London > Attractions >
New Street Square, City, London EC4A | 4 minutes from St Bride Library
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Temple Church
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Fleet Street, Temple, Holborn, London EC4Y | 5 minutes from St Bride Library
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London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Middle Temple Lane, Holborn, London EC4Y | 5 minutes from St Bride Library
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London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
15-17 New Street Square, Fetter Lane, City, London EC4A | 4 minutes from St Bride Library
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London > Shopping > Clothing
93 Chancery Lane, Holborn, London WC2A | 6 minutes from St Bride Library
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London > Shopping > Jewellery
16-18 Hatton Garden, Holborn, London EC1N | 7 minutes from St Bride Library
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London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
23-23a Bride Lane, EC4Y | 1 minute from St Bride Library
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London > Restaurants > French restaurants
85 Fleet Street, Bloomsbury, London EC4Y | 1 minute from St Bride Library
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London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
109 Fleet Street, City, London EC4A | 1 minute from St Bride Library
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London > Education > Career Services
4-6 Staple Inn, Holborn, London WC1V | 7 minutes from St Bride Library
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London > Education > Universities and Colleges
1 Sheffield Street, Holborn, London WC2A | 10 minutes from St Bride Library
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London > Education > Arts and Drama
Somerset House, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 11 minutes from St Bride Library
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London > Leisure > Martial Arts
Topnotch Health Club, 3 Tudor Street, City, London EC4Y | 2 minutes from St Bride Library
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London > Leisure > Golf
12 Smithfield Street, City, London EC1A | 6 minutes from St Bride Library
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Mondrian London, 20 Upper Ground, South Bank, London SE1 | 7 minutes from St Bride Library
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The Tipperary
London > Nightlife > Pubs
66 Fleet Street, City, London EC4Y | 1 minute from St Bride Library
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London > Restaurants > Gastropub
26A Tudor Street, City, London EC4Y | 2 minutes from St Bride Library
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London > Nightlife > Pubs
145 Fleet Street, City, London EC4A | 2 minutes from St Bride Library
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Humble Grape Fleet Street
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
1 St Brides Passage, Fleet Street, EC4Y | 1 minute from St Bride Library
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Bounce Farringdon
London > Nightlife > Bars
121 Holborn, Holborn, London EC1N | 7 minutes from St Bride Library
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London > Nightlife > Bars
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The Mermaid
London > Business > Venue Hire
The Mermaid, Puddledock, City, London EC4V | 4 minutes from St Bride Library
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Middle Temple Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
2 Plowden Buildings Middle Temple Lane, Holborn, London EC4Y | 5 minutes from St Bride Library
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Haberdashers' Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
18 West Smithfield, City, London EC1A | 6 minutes from St Bride Library
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The Royal Ballet: The Sleeping Beauty
Dance | Until 14th March 2017 

Royal Opera House 1 minute walk from St Bride Library

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Royal Ballet: The Sleeping Beauty
Dance | Until 14th March 2017 

Royal Opera House 1 minute walk from St Bride Library

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Yinka Shonibare: Globe Head Ballerina
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Royal Opera House 1 minute walk from St Bride Library

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

 
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Cambridge Theatre 3 minutes walk from St Bride Library

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Concerts | On 23rd February 2017 

Strand Palace Hotel 3 minutes walk from St Bride Library

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The Lion King
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Theatre | Until 4th June 2017 

The Lyceum Theatre 3 minutes walk from St Bride Library

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Theatre | Until 10th September 2017 

Duchess Theatre 3 minutes walk from St Bride Library

Presented by the award-winning, international comedy company Mischief Theatre, The Play That Goes Wrong follows the inept and accident prone ...More

 
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Theatre | Until 14th October 2017 

Novello Theatre 3 minutes walk from St Bride Library

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Theatre | Until 18th February 2017 

Aldwych Theatre 4 minutes walk from St Bride Library

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