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Guildhall Library

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Guildhall Library of London

As others have mentioned, this library has a vast collection of books and written material... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Treasure trove of information

This is a huge collection of printed and other material relating to London and the City of London... read more

Reviewed 8 December 2018
Nicholas H
London, United Kingdom
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“Guildhall Library of London”
7 Dec 2018
“Treasure trove of information ”
Guildhall Library is the library of London history. Comprising over 200,000 titles from the 15th to the 21st centuries, we cover all aspects of London life; hold extensive collections on maritime history, business history, and wine and food; and...more
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Guildhall Library Guildhall Library 5 Aldermanbury, London EC2V 7HH, England
City of London
+44 20 7332 1868
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Reviewed 1 week ago

As others have mentioned, this library has a vast collection of books and written material specifically about London. It's more of a reference library than a general library, so useful for anyone doing research on London. Not so much for the general public though.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 8 December 2018 via mobile

This is a huge collection of printed and other material relating to London and the City of London in particular. It has special exhibitions from time to time, as well as running s range of training courses. The interior is modern, so it seems a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Nicholas H
Reviewed 9 August 2017

A rich library. Readers go here to have references about History of London. A collection of almost 200,000 books is there. News papers, periodicals are available. Photography is not permitted. They hold many events and exhibitions. Good we found time to visit this place.

Date of experience: September 2016
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Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

We visited specifically to see one of their small exhibitions, about Roman London. On arriving, as we entered, we were told that it had closed. As it happened, it hadn't - it still has ten days to run. We persisted, and saw the exhibition. In...More

Date of experience: March 2017
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Reviewed 8 December 2015

A great place to visit if you are interested in London's history. It is sited next to the City Business Library (great for lots of free business information and some inexpensive courses). I went along for a short training session and stayed the rest of...More

Date of experience: December 2015
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Reviewed 18 November 2015

A City of London tour guide alerted us to this small exhibition in the Guildhall Library which is running from 12 Oct - 8 Jan 2016. It tells the story of how in 1915, army chaplain Philip 'Tubby' Clayton established the Everyman's Club at Talbot...More

Date of experience: November 2015
Thank Gerry W
Reviewed 18 December 2013

I have attended many of the regular evening events held at Guildhall Library since they were introduced around 18 months ago. The topics are wide-ranging and varied, but almost always relevant to the libraries key collections, the History of London, Maritime, or Food. Some of...More

Date of experience: November 2013
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