About Us

With more than one million books and periodicals in over 50 languages, the collection includes works from the 16th century to the latest publications in print and electronic form.

 

Mayfair Times 3 web

We were delighted to find ourselves among the winners at this year's Mayfair Times 'Mayfair & St James's Community Awards', designed to celebrate the area by "recognising the efforts of people and organisations who have made a positive contribution to local life".

The awards ceremony was held at ​Claridges Hotel on 22nd January 2018 and was hosted by actor and TV host Alexander Armstrong. It followed an awards selection made by a judging panel comprising Dylan Jones, editor-in-chief of GQ magazine; Ewan Venters, CEO of Fortnum & Mason; Lydia Forte, restaurant development manager at Rocco Forte Hotels; Jeremy King, joint owner of the Corbin & King restaurants group; and David Gandy, the internationally famous model.

JensenThe London Library was awarded the 'Only in St James's' Award - granted to independent retailers and business i​n the area engaging with the local community - and received a handsome silverware pitcher designed by Mayfair-based Danish design house, Georg Jensen. Inez Lynn - who retired recently as the Library's Librarian and Chief Executive - also featured during the ceremony as one of the three shortlisted​ finalists in the Lifetime Achievement Award.

“THERE IS SIMPLY NOTHING LIKE IT”

David Lodge

LIBRARY NEWS

Keep up-to-date with
the latest library news
and events with our
free e-newsletter

SUBSCRIBE HERE

JOIN THE LIBRARY

A range of memberships is available. Membership is open to everyone.

Find out more

Twitter Feed