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St Bride Library  

 
 
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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
 
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City Thameslink Station
 
1 minutes walk
 
 
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Snowhill NCP
 
5 minutes walk
 
Smithfield Central Market NCP
 
8 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Find out the best London 2019 events with our comprehensive guide to the top entertainment in the city throughout the year. From January through to December, 2019 is packed with unmissable events - so read on to get the best out of London town.

 
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Crowne Plaza London The City
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £88  30% off
19 New Bridge Street, EC4V | 2 minutes from St Bride Library
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Apex Temple Court Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £79  37% off
1-2 Serjeant's Inn, EC4Y | 3 minutes from St Bride Library
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London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £98  31% off
24 Ludgate Hill, EC4M | 3 minutes from St Bride Library
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Kensington Central Library
London > Useful Numbers > Libraries
12 Philimore Walk, Kensington, London W8 | 4 miles from St Bride 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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The Women's Library
London > Useful Numbers > Libraries
25 Old Castle Street, Spitalfields, London E1 | 26 minutes from St Bride 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 ... More
 
 
 
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Pancras Square Library
London > Useful Numbers > Libraries
5 Pancras Square, Bloomsbury, London N1C | 37 minutes from St Bride 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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Istrian National Theatre Pula & Croatian National Theatre: Caccia Lontana
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Wednesday 21st and Thursday 22nd August 2019 - 7.30pm
St Bride Library, Bride Lane, Fleet Street, EC4Y | 1 minute from St Bride Library
Antonio Smareglia's 1875 opera of courtly intrigue and forbidden love, performed in Italian with English surtitles....More
 
 
 
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London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Friday 23rd and Saturday 24th August 2019 - 7.30pm
St Bride Library, Bride Lane, Fleet Street, EC4Y | 1 minute from St Bride Library
Award-nominated contemporary opera combining music and dance and is about fashion at the end of the world....More
 
 
 
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Macbeth
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 20th August to 7th September 2019 - Various Times
St Bride Library, Fleet Street, Temple, EC4Y | 5 minutes from St Bride Library
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HMS President
London > Entertainment >
Kings Reach, Victoria Embankment, Holborn, London EC4Y | 5 minutes from St Bride Library
One of the last three surviving warships of the Royal Navy built during the First World War and the first type of warship built specifically for ... More
 
 
 
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The Funny Side of Covent Garden (Upstairs at The George)
London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
213 Strand, Holborn, London WC2R | 7 minutes from St Bride Library
The Funny Side comedy group runs comedy clubs in three locations in London, including the flagship Covent Garden venue above The George pub which puts on ... More
 
 
 
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Curzon Mondrian
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
20 Upper Ground, South Bank, London SE1 | 7 minutes from St Bride Library
Situated within Mondrian London, Curzon Mondrian is a 56-seat cinema run by the independent cinema company from Friday evenings through to Sunday. Screenings include new releases, ... More
 
 
 
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New Street Square
London > Attractions >
New Street Square, City, London EC4A | 4 minutes from St Bride Library
Just off New Fetter Lane, New Street Square is a quiet space in Holborn where you can shop and stop off for a bite to eat. ... More
 
 
 
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Fleet Street
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Holborn, London EC4A | 4 minutes from St Bride Library
Once the thriving hub of Britain's newspaper publishing industry, Fleet Street now plays host to some very historic pubs, beautiful old churches and large financial buildings, ... More
 
 
 
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Temple Church
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Fleet Street, Temple, Holborn, London EC4Y | 5 minutes from St Bride Library
Temple Church sits within the Inner Temple of the Inns of Court, and was originally consecrated in 1185 as the spiritual and actual home of the ... More
 
 
 
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The Natural Kitchen
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
15-17 New Street Square, Fetter Lane, City, London EC4A | 4 minutes from St Bride Library
Organic, wild and artisan food is supplied by the likes of the River Cottage at this food emporium which, is the second Natural Kitchen to open ... More
 
 
 
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Ede & Ravenscroft
London > Shopping > Clothing
93 Chancery Lane, Holborn, London WC2A | 6 minutes from St Bride Library
Founded in Aldwych in 1689 Ede and Ravenscroft has the rare distinction of being the tailors and robe makers of choice for twelve coronations and holds ... More
 
 
 
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Nicholas James
London > Shopping > Jewellery
16-18 Hatton Garden, Holborn, London EC1N | 7 minutes from St Bride Library
A trip to Hatton Garden is a rite of passage for any newly engaged couple but it can also be a confusing one. With so many ... More
 
 
 
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What are the best dining options near St Bride Library London?
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SHOT: Simple, Healthy, Organic and Tasty
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
23-23a Bride Lane, EC4Y | 1 minute from St Bride Library
An abbreviation of Simple, Healthy, Organic and Tasty, SHOT offers healthy food in the heart of The City at its two locations: this one on ... More
 
 
 
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Eat Cafe
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
109 Fleet Street, City, London EC4A | 1 minute from St Bride Library
Food to go in its simplest form. Freeshly baked bread for hand-made made sandwhiches; home made soups; simple salads. Another high street option for fresh. fast ... More
 
 
 
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Wagamama
London > Restaurants > South East Asian restaurants
109 Fleet Street, City, London EC4A | 1 minute from St Bride Library
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Career Energy
London > Education > Career Services
4-6 Staple Inn, Holborn, London WC1V | 7 minutes from St Bride Library
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Saw Swee Hock Student Centre
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
1 Sheffield Street, Holborn, London WC2A | 10 minutes from St Bride Library
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Courtauld Institute of Art
London > Education > Arts and Drama
Somerset House, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 11 minutes from St Bride Library
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Chang's Hapkido Academy
London > Leisure > Martial Arts
Topnotch Health Club, 3 Tudor Street, City, London EC4Y | 2 minutes from St Bride Library
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Urban Golf
London > Leisure > Golf
12 Smithfield Street, City, London EC1A | 6 minutes from St Bride Library
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Agua Bathhouse and Spa
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
Sea Containers 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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Hilliard
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
26A Tudor Street, City, London EC4Y | 2 minutes from St Bride Library
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Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese
London > Nightlife > Pubs
145 Fleet Street, City, London EC4A | 2 minutes from St Bride Library
Sprawling 17th century tavern with rabbit-warren of bars and a rich history. Steeped in history, this pub’s story stretches back through the reigns of fifteen monarchs. While ... More
 
 
 
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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
A wine bar and shop selling wines directly from independent vineyards, Humble Grape opened its first wine bar and shop in Battersea ... More
 
 
 
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Bounce Farringdon
London > Nightlife > Bars
121 Holborn, Holborn, London EC1N | 7 minutes from St Bride Library
Paddles at the ready! Europe's first social ping-pong club has arrived in London and, quite brilliantly, is built in the exact spot that table tennis was ... More
 
 
 
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Lyaness
London > Nightlife > Bars
Sea Containers London, 20 Upper Ground, SE1 | 7 minutes from St Bride Library
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The Mermaid
London > Business > Venue Hire
The Mermaid, Puddledock, City, London EC4V | 4 minutes from St Bride Library
The self-proclaimed best kept events secret in the City, the newly refurbished Mermaid events and conference centre in Blackfriars boasts a 600-seat theatre-style auditorium and numerous ... More
 
 
 
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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
Middle Temple Hall, completed in 1574, is late-Gothic in style. Its attractions are a rare double-hammer beam roof, an intricately carved screen (which, although heavily damaged ... More
 
 
 
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Haberdashers' Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
18 West Smithfield, City, London EC1A | 6 minutes from St Bride Library
Opened by the Queen in 2002 and designed by Sir Michael Hopkins and Partners Haberdashers' Hall was the first new livery hall in the Square Mile ... More
 
 
 
 

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UU Studios: Wear
Concerts | Until 24th August 2019 

Bridewell Theatre EC4Y 8EQ EC4Y 8EE - 0 minute walk from St Bride Library

Award-nominated contemporary opera combining music and dance and is about fashion at the end of the world....More

Beasts of London
Beasts of London
Exhibitions | Until 5th January 2020 

Museum of London 9 minutes walk from St Bride Library

From the soaring eagle to the infectious bacterium, Beasts of London shows the history of London, seen from the perspective ...More

 
Dora Maurer
Dora Maurer
Exhibitions | Until 5th July 2020 

Tate Modern 9 minutes walk from St Bride Library

The playful works of Dora Maurer come to Tate Modern this summer in what will be the first UK survey ...More

 
Olafur Eliasson: In Real Life
Olafur Eliasson: In Real Life
Exhibitions | Until 5th January 2020 

Tate Modern 9 minutes walk from St Bride Library

This summer, Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson, whose 2003 weather project flooded the Turbine Hall with fake sunlight, returns to Tate ...More

 
Henry IV Part 1 or Hotspur
Theatre | Until 11th October 2019 

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre 10 minutes walk from St Bride Library

Harry Hotspur aims to bring conflict to England because of a slight on his family, whilst Prince Hal is uninterested ...More

The Merry Wives Of Windsor
Theatre | Until 12th October 2019 

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre 10 minutes walk from St Bride Library

Shakespeare's well-known comedy, The Merry Wives of Windsor, is about Sir John Falstaff setting about improving his financial situation by ...More

Pericles
Theatre | Until 24th August 2019 

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre 10 minutes walk from St Bride Library

Pericles, Prince of Tyre, is forced to flee his own kingdom and wander the world in Shakespeare's romance. Shakespeare's Globe ...More

Bartholomew Fair
Theatre | Until 12th October 2019 

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre 10 minutes walk from St Bride Library

Ben Jonson's dazzling comedy. Expect an excess of drink, a distinct lack of morals and a whole heap of sin ...More

Get Up, Stand Up Now
Exhibitions | Until 15th September 2019 

Somerset House 11 minutes walk from St Bride Library

A group of around 100 interdisciplinary artists come together at Somerset House to celebrate the past 50 years of black ...More

Hansard
Hansard
Theatre | Until 24th October 2019 

National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre 11 minutes walk from St Bride Library

A new play by Simon Woods, Hansard is a witty and devastating portrait of the governing class. Set on a ...More

 

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