Sights and Attractions near Shoe Lane Library  

 
 
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, Little New Street, City, London EC4A 3JR
 
 
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New Street Square
London > Attractions
New Street Square, City, London EC4A | 1 minute from Shoe Lane 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... More
 
 
 
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Temple Church
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Fleet Street, Temple, Holborn, London EC4Y | 4 minutes walk from Shoe Lane 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... More
 
 
 
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Middle Temple Hall
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Middle Temple Lane, Holborn, London EC4Y | 6 minutes walk from Shoe Lane 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... More
 
 
 
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Inns of Court and Royal Courts of Justice
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Strand, Holborn, London WC2A | 6 minutes walk from Shoe Lane Library
A stunning example of Gothic architecture, London's Inns of Court date back to before the 14th century. It is here that barristers train and traditionally... More
 
 
 
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Two Temple Place
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
2 Temple Place, Holborn, London WC2R | 7 minutes walk from Shoe Lane Library
With its castle like façade and a striking interior, Two Temple Place is one of London's most prestigious settings for corporate and private events. As... More
 
 
 
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St Bartholomew the Great
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
West Smithfield, Clerkenwell, London EC1A | 8 minutes walk from Shoe Lane Library
St Bartholomew the Great is a historic church founded in 1123 and the oldest parish church in the City of London. Features include the pre-Reformation... More
 
 
 
Dr Johnson's House
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
17 Gough Square, off Fleet Street, City, London EC4A | 1 minute from Shoe Lane Library
This fine home belonged to writer Dr Samuel Johnson (1709-1784), who lived here when he compiled what is recognised as the worlds first dictionary. Dr... More
 
 
 
Doctor Johnson's House
London > Attractions > Museums
17 Gough Square, City, London EC4A | 1 minute from Shoe Lane Library
Johnson's house is an early 18th-century residence with some interesting furniture and a collection of portrait prints of the man himself and his circle of... More
 
 
 
St Andrew's Church
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
5 St Andrew Street, Holborn, City, London EC4A | 2 minutes walk from Shoe Lane Library
Large parish church near the Holborn viaduct whose distinctive white marble tower stands tall, presiding over the busy crossroads and opposite the huge glass façade... More
 
 
 
St Dunstan in the West
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
184 Fleet Street, Holborn, London EC4A | 2 minutes walk from Shoe Lane Library
This church, located on the north side of Fleet Street, was designed by John Shaw in 1833 and comes complete with a Gothic lantern tower.... More
 
 
 
St Brides Fleet Street
London > Attractions > Museums
Fleet Street, City, London EC4Y | 2 minutes walk from Shoe Lane Library
This church, restored by Sir Christopher Wren, has a large crypt museum which tells the story of the six previous churches which stood here. Pepys... More
 
 
 
Fleet Street
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
London, Holborn, London EC4A | 3 minutes walk from Shoe Lane 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... More
 
 
 
Old Bailey
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Old Bailey, City, London EC4M | 4 minutes walk from Shoe Lane Library
Universally known as the Old Bailey, this is probably the most famous criminal court in the world, and has been London's principal criminal court for... More
 
 
 
St Etheldreda's Church
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
14 Ely Place, Clerkenwell, London EC1N | 4 minutes walk from Shoe Lane Library
Built around 1250, this the oldest Catholic Church in London and one of a very few surviving buildings from the reign of Edward I. Originally... More
 
 
 
The Honourable Society of the Inner Temple
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
The Inner Temple, Holborn, London EC4Y | 4 minutes walk from Shoe Lane Library
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St Sepulchre-without-Newgate
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Holborn Viaduct, City, London EC1A | 4 minutes walk from Shoe Lane Library
Dating back to 1137, St Sepulchre's is the largest parish church in the centre of London. Nowadays, St. Sepulchre's is best known as the National... More
 
 
 
St Martin-within-Ludgate
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Ludgate Hill, City, London EC4M | 4 minutes walk from Shoe Lane Library
Sir Christopher Wren church which was rebuilt after the Great Fire of London in 1666 and opened in 1684. It also has Grinling Gibbons... More
 
 
 
Stationers' Hall
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Ave Maria Lane, City, London EC4M | 5 minutes walk from Shoe Lane Library
The historic Stationers' Hall, home to the Worshipful Company of Stationers and Newspaper Makers, has stood on this site since 1606. The present building, however,... More
 
 
 
St Bartholomew the Less
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Smithfield Gate West Smithfield CITY OF LONDON, City, London EC1A | 5 minutes walk from Shoe Lane Library
This is a small parish church of 15th century origin - the tower and West Wall date back to that period and form the oldest... More
 
 
 
St Bartholomew's Hospital Museum and Archives
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
West Smithfield, City, London EC1A | 5 minutes walk from Shoe Lane Library
The museum in the North Wing of St Bartholomew's Hospital tells the inspiring story of Bart's Hospital. Founded nearly four centuries ago, in 1123, it... More
 
 
 
Barts Pathology Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
St. Bartholomews Hospital West Smithfield, EC1A | 5 minutes walk from Shoe Lane Library
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St Andrew-by-the-Wardrobe Church
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Queen Victoria Street, City, London EC4V | 6 minutes walk from Shoe Lane Library
Built by Sir Christopher Wren (1685-1695) this church took its name from the nearby building (The Wardrobe) that stored the royal armoury and formal wear.... More
 
 
 
Twinings
London > Attractions > Museums
216 The Strand, Holborn, London WC2R | 6 minutes walk from Shoe Lane Library
It was at these premises, taking over from Tom's Coffee House in 1706, that the famous R. Twinings tea company was founded by Thomas Twining.... More
 
 
 
Royal Courts of Justice
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Strand, Westminster, Holborn, London WC2A | 6 minutes walk from Shoe Lane Library
The grand and elaborate Gothic architecture of this esteemed building seems apt for the centrepiece of the British Legal system. Built by the architect... More
 
 
 
Slaughterhouse Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
63 Charterhouse Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 6 minutes walk from Shoe Lane Library
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Inns of Court and City Yeomanry Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
10 Stone Buildings, Lincolns Inn Fields, Holborn, London WC2A | 7 minutes walk from Shoe Lane Library
This exhibition covers almost two centuries of the combined history of the regiments, The Inns of Court Regiment (The Devil\'s Own), and the City of... More
 
 
 
St Albans the Martyr Church
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
18 Brooke Street Holborn, Holborn, London EC1N | 7 minutes walk from Shoe Lane Library
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The Walks, Gray's Inn
London > Attractions > Parks and Gardens
8 South Square, Holborn, London WC1R | 7 minutes walk from Shoe Lane Library
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Royal Opera: Il Trovatore
Concerts | Until 9th February 2017 

Royal Opera House 1 minute walk from Shoe Lane Library

Richard Farnes conducts two casts including singers Maria Agresta, Lianna Haroutounian, Anita Rachvelishvili and Dmitri Hvorostovsky in David Bosch's production ...More

Royal Ballet Live: The Nutcracker
Royal Ballet Live: The Nutcracker
Dance | Until 12th January 2017 

Royal Opera House 1 minute walk from Shoe Lane Library

That great seasonal stalwart The Nutcracker starts playing at the Royal Opera House on 23rd November, offering families a fun ...More

 
Covent Garden Christmas Lights 2016
Covent Garden Christmas Lights 2016
Seasonal | Until 2nd January 2017 

Covent Garden Piazza 1 minute walk from Shoe Lane Library

The Royal Opera Chorus and The Royal Ballet fill Covent Garden's famous Piazza with song and dance before the Sugar ...More

 
Yinka Shonibare: Globe Head Ballerina
Yinka Shonibare: Globe Head Ballerina
Exhibitions | Until 19th June 2017 

Royal Opera House 1 minute walk from Shoe Lane Library

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

 
The Royal Opera: Il Trovatore
Concerts | Until 9th February 2017 

Royal Opera House 1 minute walk from Shoe Lane Library

Verdi's "muddled masterpiece" (Telegraph) begins mid-way through the story of a gypsy, Azucena, who plans to avenge the Luna family's ...More

Dolce by Ferrero Rocher
Dolce by Ferrero Rocher
Foodie Events | Until 11th December 2016 

21 Slingsby Place 2 minutes walk from Shoe Lane Library

If you're a fan of Ferrero Rocher, you won't want to miss Dolce by Ferrero Rocher, a pop-up dessert destination ...More

 
St Martin's Courtyard Christmas Lights
St Martin's Courtyard Christmas Lights
Seasonal | Until 31st December 2016 

St Martin's Courtyard 2 minutes walk from Shoe Lane Library

St Martin's Courtyard, a pedestrianised, pretty shopping district in Covent Garden, reveals its new Christmas Lights on Thursday 17th November ...More

 
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Theatre | Until 7th January 2017 

Theatre Royal Drury Lane 3 minutes walk from Shoe Lane Library

Nominated for a staggering seven gongs in the 2014 Olivier Awards including Best New Musical, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory ...More

 
Matilda The Musical
Matilda The Musical
Theatre | Until 28th May 2017 

Cambridge Theatre 3 minutes walk from Shoe Lane Library

The Royal Shakespeare Company's multiple award-winning musical adaptation of Roald Dahl's celebrated children's book Matilda is a big hit at ...More

 
The Lion King
The Lion King
Theatre | Until 4th June 2017 

The Lyceum Theatre 3 minutes walk from Shoe Lane Library

The Lion King tells the story of Simba - the epic adventure of his battles, his friendships, his dreams and ...More

 
 
 
 
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