London's Big Read  

 
 

THIS EVENT ENDED ON THE 29TH MARCH 2018

ADDRESS
, 112 St Martin's Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N 4BD
 
 
Dates:
  until 
 
OPENING TIMES
1 Mar 7.30pm - press launch, 9 Mar 7pm - June Sarpong, 13 Mar 7.30pm - David Olusoga and Afua Hirsh, 20 Mar 7.30pm - Kevin Lueshing and Mike Dunn, 22 Mar 7.30pm - Bianca Miller-Cole and Byron Cole, 29 Mar 7.30pm - Paterson Joseph
 
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London's Big ReadLondon's Big Read, a new campaign to encourage Londoners to read books that have a positive impact, launches on World Book Day on 1st March. Join six selected London authors - including TV presenter June Sarpong and star of The Apprentice Bianca Miller-Cole - 'In Conversation' at private members club LIBRARY which open its doors to non-members for a month-long programme of talks and panel discussions. Entrepreneur Byron Cole, writer Afua Hirsch, historian David Olusoga, former boxing champion Kevin Lueshing, and actor Paterson Joseph complete the lineup of London-based authors. The events are free and you can vote online for your favourite of the six books.

 

About Library

Private members club housed in a five story town house, with a restaurant, hotel, bar and nightclub. Members are voted in by a committee but it's open to the public for occasional theatre or foodie events. More about Library

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Leicester Square Tube Station
 
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Charing Cross Tube Station
 
3 minutes walk
 
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Charing Cross Railway Station
 
5 minutes walk
 
City Thameslink Station
 
20 minutes walk
 
 
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St Martins Lane NCP
 
1 minutes walk
 
Leicester Square Masterpark
 
3 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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St Martins Lane, A Morgans Original
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £189  39% off
45 St Martin's Lane, WC2N | 1 minute from London's Big Read
One of the first design hotels, it certainly hasn't lost any of its cool appeal and continues to impress with great service and high standards. The ... More
 
 
 
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London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £116  41% off
Leicester Square, WC2H | 2 minutes from London's Big Read
Overlooking Leicester Square - the setting for London's regular film premieres - the Radisson Blu Edwardian Hampshire has glamorous, exclusive décor to match its high-profile setting: ... More
 
 
 
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London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £108  29% off
Whitcomb Street, WC2H | 3 minutes from London's Big Read
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London's Big Read, St Martin's Lane, WC2N | 2 minutes from London's Big Read
Hearts are broken and emotional wounds salved as young gay men in modern-day New York continue to wrestle with their feelings in the closing chapter of ...More
 
 
 
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The Inheritance: Part 1
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London's Big Read, St Martin's Lane, WC2N | 2 minutes from London's Big Read
Following a sold-out run at the Young Vic, Matthew Lopez's new play, The Inheritance, comes to the West End for a strictly limited season. Directed by ...More
 
 
 
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True West
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London's Big Read, 404 Strand, WC2R | 4 minutes from London's Big Read
Kit Harington - famous for his leading role in Game of Thrones - and Johnny Flynn - star of Lovesick, Beast and US TV series Genius, ...More
 
 
 
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London Coliseum - English National Opera (ENO)
London > Entertainment > Theatres
St Martin's Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 1 minute from London's Big Read
London Coliseum is a magnificent historic building and an excellent venue in which to enjoy the soaring sounds and high drama of some truly thrilling operas. ... More
 
 
 
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Wyndham's Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Charing Cross Road, Soho, London WC2H | 2 minutes from London's Big Read
Wyndham's Theatre opened in Charing Cross Road on 16th November 1899 and was owned by Charles Wyndham. One of its biggest hits was Sandy Wilson's The ... More
 
 
 
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Odeon Leicester Square
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
24-26 Leicester Square, Soho, London WC2H | 2 minutes from London's Big Read
One of London's biggest cinemas, the Odeon Leicester Square regularly plays host to premieres and awards ceremonies as well as screening the biggest of the week's ... More
 
 
 
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National Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Trafalgar Square, Westminster, London WC2N | 1 minute from London's Big Read
The National Gallery dominates London's Trafalgar Square with its neo-classical columns and portico designed by William Wilkins adjoining the square on its east side where it ... More
 
 
 
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National Portrait Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
St Martin's Place, WC2H | 1 minute from London's Big Read
The National Portrait Gallery houses portraits of significant figures from the late 15th century to the present day. This isn't the place to come for serious ... More
 
 
 
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St Martin-in-the-Fields
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Trafalgar Square, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 1 minute from London's Big Read
This historic church of St Martin-in-the-Fields overlooking Trafalgar Square was built in 1726 and is the best known work of Scottish architect James Gibbs whose ... More
 
 
 
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London > Shopping > Art and Design
6 Cecil Court, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 1 minute from London's Big Read
Tenderproduct is the second tender venture by Etan Ilfeld, who previously founded the neighbouring Tenderpixel Gallery, an innovative space for emerging talent. Tenderproduct is a shop ... More
 
 
 
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Pan de Vie
London > Shopping > Delicatessens
5 New Row, WC2N | 2 minutes from London's Big Read
Combining classic European baking with exotic flavours of the Far East, Pan de Vie delivers a visual treat of brilliantly-coloured sweet patisseries and ... More
 
 
 
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Davenports Magic Shop
London > Shopping > Specialists
7 Charing Cross Underground Shopping Arcade, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 2 minutes from London's Big Read
From budding Harry Potters and bumbling Tommy Coopers to dynamic David Copperfields, Davenports is a haven for magicians of every level and ability. Non-magicians too are ... More
 
 
 
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London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
31 St Martin's Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 1 minute from London's Big Read
Coffee-cum-wine-bar Notes occupies a great spot close to Trafalgar Square and Leicester Square in what was a record shop of more than 15 years ... More
 
 
 
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Fumo London
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
37 St Martin's Lane, WC2N | 1 minute from London's Big Read
From the Italian family owned San Carlo restaurant group, who also own Signor Sassi in Knightsbridge and Cicchetti in Piccadilly ... More
 
 
 
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Les Deux Salons
London > Restaurants > French restaurants
40-42 William IV Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 1 minute from London's Big Read
Set over two glorious floors in the heart of Theatreland, Les Deux Salons is an all-day French Brasserie. The grand interior has a beautiful, ornately tiled ... More
 
 
 
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London > Education > Universities and Colleges
24 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, WC2H | 5 minutes from London's Big Read
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Courtauld Institute of Art
London > Education > Arts and Drama
Somerset House, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 9 minutes from London's Big Read
The Courtauld is one of the most prestigious art schools in the country, affiliated with the Oxbridge system and boasting a huge private location and prime ... More
 
 
 
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English [Out There!]
London > Education > English Language Courses
10 Coptic Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 10 minutes from London's Big Read
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Victoria Embankment Gardens
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Victoria Embankment, Villiers Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 3 minutes from London's Big Read
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AWAY Spa W London
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10 Wardour Street, Soho, London W1D | 4 minutes from London's Big Read
On the 6th floor of the W London the AWAY Spa certainly takes you away from the manic pace of life in Leicester Square ... More
 
 
 
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The Sanctuary
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12 Floral Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 4 minutes from London's Big Read
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90 St Martins Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 1 minute from London's Big Read
Gastropub ... More
 
 
 
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The Harp
London > Nightlife > Pubs
47 Chandos Place, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 1 minute from London's Big Read
The Harp, a welcoming bar in Covent Garden, is a traditional pub where the emphasis is firmly on real ale - earning it CAMRA's National Pub ... More
 
 
 
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Lamb & Flag
London > Nightlife > Pubs
33 Rose Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 3 minutes from London's Big Read
One of the oldest pubs in London, the Lamb & Flag was once known as the Bucket of Blood, thanks to the bare-knuckle fights held here. ... More
 
 
 
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Library
London > Nightlife > Bars
112 St Martin's Lane , Covent Garden, London WC2N | Same location as London's Big Read
Private members club housed in a five story town house, with a restaurant, hotel, bar and nightclub. Members are voted in by a committee but it's ... More
 
 
 
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Blind Spot
London > Nightlife > Bars
45 St Martins Lane, WC2N | 1 minute from London's Big Read
Set behind the facade of a boutique tea counter and a secret golden hand-shaped handle is Blind Spot at ... More
 
 
 
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The Den St Martins Lane
London > Nightlife > Bars
45 St Martin's Lane, WC2N | 1 minute from London's Big Read
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St Martins Lane Hotel
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45 St. Martin's Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 1 minute from London's Big Read
To enter the stunning St Martins Lane Hotel in the heart of London's Theatreland you pass through the tallest revolving door in London, a luminescent yellow-glass ... More
 
 
 
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Odeon, Leicester Square
London > Business > Venue Hire
24-26 Leicester Square, Soho, London WC2H | 2 minutes from London's Big Read
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Haymarket Hotel
London > Business > Venue Hire
1 Suffolk Place, St James's, London SW1Y | 4 minutes from London's Big Read
A hip designer hotel by Tim and Kit Kemp in a grand building on the prestigious Haymarket, the broad boulevard street making for an impressive entrance. ... More
 
 
 

Library events

 
Elliot Porter - Album Preview Show - 'Lanes'Elliot Porter - Album Preview Show - 'Lanes'2019-02-01T19:30:00+00002019-02-01T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Library, 112  St Martin's Lane      WC2N 4BD
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Elliot Porter - Album Preview Show - 'Lanes'
 

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Regarded as one of the greatest portraitists of the Italian Renaissance, Lorenzo Lotto portrayed a cross section of middle-class sitters ...More

 
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Giovanni Bellini and Andrea Mantegna, two of the greatest artists of the Italian Renaissance, who were also related by marriage, ...More

 
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Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2018
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A mother holding her baby, a child from a remote village in the jungle in Sierra Leone, a series on ...More

 
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Andrew Earis conducts the vocal ensemble in Christmas carols, accompanied by organist Ben Giddens....More

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St Martin-in-the-Fields is a perfect venue for any kind of service or concert - especially when candlelit and on a ...More

 

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