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Friday 6th – Sunday 8th May

Tickets £15 

Take a special tour of The London Library and discover its fascinating history on a guided walk around the historic bookstacks and beautiful reading rooms. Find out about eminent members past and present and then enjoy a display of treasures celebrating 175 years in the life of a unique institution.  From Conan Doyle’s membership form, to a letter written by Oscar Wilde from Reading Gaol and books which were blasted with shrapnel when a bomb hit the Library during the Second World War, the display will include rare, fragile and little-seen items from the Library’s extraordinary collections.

You should allow 75 minutes for your visit, to include a 45-minute guided tour of the Library and time to explore the special display.

Tours take place throughout the weekend at the following times:

Friday 6th May – 10am, 1pm, 2.30pm, 4pm & 7pm

Saturday 7th May – 10am, 1pm, 2.30pm, 4pm & 7pm

Sunday 8th May – 10am, 1pm, 2.30pm & 4pm 

This is a rare opportunity. Places are limited and must be booked in advance www.londonlibrary175.eventbrite.co.uk

Tours may not be suitable for those with mobility difficulties because of the number of stairs involved. Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for further details.

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