Westminster Reference Library  

 
 
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Charing Cross Railway Station
 
6 minutes walk
 
City Thameslink Station
 
22 minutes walk
 
 
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Leicester Square Masterpark
 
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St Martins Lane NCP
 
3 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Find out the best London 2018 events with our comprehensive guide to the top entertainment in the city throughout the year. From January through to December, 2018 is packed with unmissable events - so read on to get the best out of London town.

 
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Radisson Blu Edwardian Hampshire Hotel
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £116  26% off
Leicester Square, WC2H | 1 minute from Westminster Reference Library
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
 
 
 
Thistle Trafalgar Square, The Royal Trafalgar
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £108  21% off
Whitcomb Street, WC2H | 1 minute from Westminster Reference Library
Thistle Trafalgar Square, The Royal Trafalgar is a recently refurbished 4 star hotel located right in the heart of London's famous West End. Leicester Square, Piccadilly ... More
 
 
 
Every Hotel Piccadilly
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £50  38% off
Coventry Street, W1D | 2 minutes from Westminster Reference Library
Located right next to Leicester Square, in the heart of London's West End, the Every Hotel Piccadilly is the perfect hotel for those wanting to enjoy ... More
 
 
 
 
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Alternative Libraries nearest Westminster Reference Library

Nearest to Westminster Reference Library
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Pancras Square Library
London > Useful Numbers > Libraries
5 Pancras Square, Bloomsbury, London N1C | 2 miles from Westminster Reference 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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The Women's Library
London > Useful Numbers > Libraries
25 Old Castle Street, Spitalfields, London E1 | 2.5 miles from Westminster Reference 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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St Bride Library
London > Useful Numbers > Libraries
Bride Lane, Fleet Street, City, London EC4Y | 21 minutes from Westminster Reference Library
This 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, ... More
 
 
 
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Events near Westminster Reference Library

Near Westminster Reference Library
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Inheritance: Part 2
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 28th September 2018 to 5th January 2019
Westminster Reference Library, St Martin's Lane, WC2N | 3 minutes from Westminster Reference Library
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
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 21st September 2018 to 5th January 2019
Westminster Reference Library, St Martin's Lane, WC2N | 3 minutes from Westminster Reference Library
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
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 23rd November 2018 to 16th February 2019
Westminster Reference Library, 404 Strand, WC2R | 6 minutes from Westminster Reference Library
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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Entertainment near Westminster Reference Library

Near Westminster Reference Library
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Odeon Leicester Square
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
24-26 Leicester Square, Soho, London WC2H | 1 minute from Westminster Reference Library
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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The 99 Club
London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
Storm Nightclub, 28a Leicester Square, Soho, London WC2H | 1 minute from Westminster Reference Library
Playing across multiple venues across London seven days a week and 52 weeks a year - do they really put on shows on Christmas Day? - ... More
 
 
 
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Haymarket Theatre Royal
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Haymarket, SW1Y | 2 minutes from Westminster Reference Library
The Haymarket Theatre was built by John Potter on the site of the King's Head Inn and the Gun Smith shop in 1702. It has had ... More
 
 
 
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Sights and Attractions near Westminster Reference Library

The best museums, galleries, attractions near Westminster Reference Library
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National Portrait Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
St Martin's Place, WC2H | 1 minute from Westminster Reference Library
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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Leicester Square
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Leicester Square, Soho, London WC2H | 2 minutes from Westminster Reference Library
With Trafalgar Square to the south, Piccadilly Circus to the west, China Town to the north and Covent Garden to the east, Leicester Square is right ... More
 
 
 
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The West End
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Soho, London WC2H | 2 minutes from Westminster Reference Library
Taking in Oxford Street, Regent Street and Bond Street, Soho, Theatreland, Chinatown, Covent Garden and Leicester Square, The West End really does have it ... More
 
 
 
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Shopping near Westminster Reference Library

The best shops and markets near Westminster Reference Library
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Ben & Jerry's
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
Vue West End, 3 Cranbourn Street, Leicester Square, Soho, London WC2H | 2 minutes from Westminster Reference Library
Fosil Fuel, Phish Food and Baked Alaska, no, not a tour of the Natural History Museum but the names that Ben & Jerry have come up ... More
 
 
 
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Godiva
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
28 Haymarket, Soho, London SW1Y | 2 minutes from Westminster Reference Library
Belgium's finest export, the first Godiva was opened in Brussels approximately 75 years ago by master chocolatier Joseph Draps and named after the legendary Lady Godiva. ... More
 
 
 
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Dover Street Market
London > Shopping > Department Stores
18-22 Haymarket, Mayfair, London SW1Y | 2 minutes from Westminster Reference Library
A department store but not as we know it, Dover Street Market is Harvey Nics for the hip. A haven for high end fashion brands like ... More
 
 
 
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Wagamama
London > Restaurants > South East Asian restaurants
140 Irving Street, Soho, London WC2H | 1 minute from Westminster Reference Library
Taking inspiration from Japanese ramman-noodle bars, Wagamama is the ultimate in high-quality, fast food. Huge bowls of steaming, soupy noodles, chicken dumplings with a chilli-soy dipping ... More
 
 
 
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The Portrait Restaurant
London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place, Soho, London WC2H | 1 minute from Westminster Reference Library
Housed on top of the National Portrait Gallery, the Portrait Restaurant boasts panoramic views across Trafalgar Square and the London Eye, making it a convenient but ... More
 
 
 
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B&H Garden Room
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
27-31 Charing Cross Road, 10th Floor Assembly Hotel, WC2H | 1 minute from Westminster Reference Library
High up on the 10th floor of the Assembly Hotel the Garden Room , brought to you ... More
 
 
 
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Education near Westminster Reference Library

Near Westminster Reference Library
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The London Film School
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
24 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, WC2H | 6 minutes from Westminster Reference Library
The London Film School is the oldest-established international school of film technique in the world. The school has contributed significantly to ... More
 
 
 
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English [Out There!]
London > Education > English Language Courses
10 Coptic Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 11 minutes from Westminster Reference Library
English [Out There!] takes a very hands-on approach to learning English. The course places an emphasis on using what you have learned. Students are taken out ... More
 
 
 
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Courtauld Institute of Art
London > Education > Arts and Drama
Somerset House, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 11 minutes from Westminster Reference Library
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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AWAY Spa W London
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
10 Wardour Street, Soho, London W1D | 2 minutes from Westminster Reference Library
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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So SPA Sofitel St James
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
6 Waterloo Place, St James's, London SW1Y | 4 minutes from Westminster Reference Library
Opened in July 2009, So SPA by Sofitel is a stunning relaxation space - all marble and modern design - housed within the Sofitel St James ... More
 
 
 
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Victoria Embankment Gardens
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Victoria Embankment, Villiers Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 5 minutes from Westminster Reference Library
Created in 1874, the Victoria Embankment Gardens run parallel to the River Thames, creating a green walkway between Waterloo Bridge and Embankment, and are dotted with ... More
 
 
 
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Pubs near Westminster Reference Library

The best pubs near London Westminster Reference Library.
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The Salisbury
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
90 St Martins Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 3 minutes from Westminster Reference Library
Gastropub ... More
 
 
 
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Waxy's Little Sister
London > Nightlife > Pubs
20 Wardour Street, Soho, London W1D | 3 minutes from Westminster Reference Library
If you're not up for the hectic atmosphere of Waxy O'Connors it might be worth slipping across the street to her infinitely more tranquil Little Sister. ... More
 
 
 
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Waxy O'Connor's
London > Nightlife > Pubs
14-16 Rupert Street, Soho, London W1D | 3 minutes from Westminster Reference Library
Located where it is, Waxy's is fairly predictable. It's busy, it's Irish and it's got a fair smattering of tourists, but it also has that certain ... More
 
 
 
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Nightlife near Westminster Reference Library

Westminster Reference Library clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
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Cork & Bottle
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
44 Cranbourn Street, Soho, London WC2H | 2 minutes from Westminster Reference Library
Located in the heart of the West End you’d expect it to be packed with the usual crowds but hidden in a basement below a sex ... More
 
 
 
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Library
London > Nightlife > Bars
112 St Martin's Lane , Covent Garden, London WC2N | 2 minutes from Westminster Reference 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 ... More
 
 
 
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The Perception
London > Nightlife > Bars
W London Leicester Square, 10 Wardour Street, W1D | 2 minutes from Westminster Reference Library
Opened in late 2017, The Perception has taken over the lobby of the W London. Designed by Amsterdam-based firm Concrete, the bar is inspired by London's ... More
 
 
 
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Meeting venue hire near Westminster Reference Library

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near Westminster Reference Library.
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Odeon, Leicester Square
London > Business > Venue Hire
24-26 Leicester Square, Soho, London WC2H | 1 minute from Westminster Reference Library
One of London's biggest cinemas, the Odeon Leicester Square regularly plays host to premieres and awards ceremonies as well as screening the week's big releases. Aside ... More
 
 
 
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Haymarket Hotel
London > Business > Venue Hire
1 Suffolk Place, St James's, London SW1Y | 2 minutes from Westminster Reference Library
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
 
 
 
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St Martins Lane Hotel
London > Business > Venue Hire
45 St. Martin's Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 3 minutes from Westminster Reference Library
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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Gainsborough's Family Album
Gainsborough's Family Album
Exhibitions | Until 3rd February 2019 

National Portrait Gallery 1 minute walk from Westminster Reference Library

The National Portrait Gallery brings together all surviving portraits of Thomas Gainsborough's daughters for the first time for its major ...More

 
Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize
Exhibitions | Until 27th January 2019 

National Portrait Gallery 1 minute walk from Westminster Reference Library

The leading international competition, open to all, which celebrates and promotes the very best in contemporary portrait photography from around ...More

Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2018
Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2018
Exhibitions | Until 27th January 2019 

National Portrait Gallery 1 minute walk from Westminster Reference Library

A mother holding her baby, a child from a remote village in the jungle in Sierra Leone, a series on ...More

 
Don Quixote
Don Quixote
Theatre | Until 2nd February 2019 

Garrick Theatre 2 minutes walk from Westminster Reference Library

David Threlfall, best known as Frank Gallagher in Channel 4's Shameless, and Rufus Hound reprise their roles as Don Quixote ...More

 
Peppa Pig's Adventure
Theatre | Until 6th January 2019 

Haymarket Theatre Royal 2 minutes walk from Westminster Reference Library

Peppa Pig and her school friends head into the woods on an exciting camping trip....More

Christmas in Leicester Square
Christmas in Leicester Square
Seasonal | Until 5th January 2019 

Leicester Square 2 minutes walk from Westminster Reference Library

The festive feeling returns as Christmas in Leicester Square transforms the famous square in the centre of London into a ...More

 
Santa's Grotto in Leicester Square
Santa's Grotto in Leicester Square
Seasonal | Until 24th December 2018 

Leicester Square 2 minutes walk from Westminster Reference Library

Part of Christmas in Leicester Square, when Underbelly's spiegeltent and a Christmas Market are set up, Santa's Grotto comes to ...More

 
99 Comedy Club Leicester Square
Comedy | On 16th December 2018 

Ruby Blue 2 minutes walk from Westminster Reference Library

Nathan Caton shares his comedic observations, plus Chris McCausland and Marlon Davis....More

Courtauld Impressionists: From Manet To Cezanne
Exhibitions | Until 20th January 2019 

National Gallery 2 minutes walk from Westminster Reference Library

Highlights from the Courtauld Gallery, including famous works by Cezanne, Toulouse-Lautrec, Renoir, Manet and Seurat alongside a selection of much-loved ...More

Mantegna and Bellini
Mantegna and Bellini
Exhibitions | Until 27th January 2019 

National Gallery 2 minutes walk from Westminster Reference Library

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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Mamma Mia! The Party
Mamma Mia! The Party
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The O2 Arena

Be immersed in the world of sunshine and ABBA songs as Mamma Mia! The Party ...More

 
Richard Alston Dance Company: Quartermark
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Sadler's Wells Theatre

The acclaimed Richard Alston Dance Company, entering its 25th year, makes the first of its final two visits to Sadler's Wells. The company presents two new works and ...More

Damien Jalet & Kohei Nawa: Vessel
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Sadler's Wells Theatre

Filling the Sadler's Wells stage with 7,500 litres ...More

 
Les Antliaclastes: Waltz Of The Hommelettes
Les Antliaclastes: Waltz Of The Hommelettes
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Barbican The Pit

Masked performers, sound, music, automatons and sculptural puppets ...More

 
Grief Is The Thing With Feathers
Grief Is The Thing With Feathers
Theatre | From 25th March 

Barbican Centre

Peaky Blinders star Cillian Murphy "is riveting as ...More

 
Lee Krasner: Living Colour
Lee Krasner: Living Colour
Exhibitions | From 30th May 

Barbican Art Gallery

One of the pioneers of Abstract Expressionism, Lee ...More

 
The Lehman Trilogy
The Lehman Trilogy
Theatre | From 11th May 

Piccadilly Theatre

Following a sold-out run at the National Theatre, the critically acclaimed The Lehman Trilogy transfers ...More

 
Mary Quant
Mary Quant
Exhibitions | From 6th April 

Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum

Following on from Christian Dior and Balenciaga, both the subject of fashion forward V&A exhibitions, ...More

 
The Moon
The Moon
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National Maritime Museum

Not just for the lunatics and the conspiracy theorists, The Moon is a major exhibition ...More

 
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December in London 2018
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Christmas favourites like The Nutcracker, Carols at The Royal Albert Hall and the Santa Dash return along with a Festive Feast at Hampton Court Palace and a new puppet show from the puppeteers behind ...More

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