Women’s Library

sights / Architecture

Women’s Library information

London , United Kingdom
Street Old Castle St
Extras E1
+44 7320 2222
Getting there
underground rail Aldgate East
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Opening hours
9.30am-5.30pm Mon-Wed & Fri, to 8pm Thu, 10am-4pm Sat
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Lonely Planet review

Just round the corner from the Whitechapel Gallery, the Women’s Library, part of the London Metropolitan University, is a unique repository for all manner of books and documents related to women’s history. It contains a reading room open to the public, as well as archive and museum collections, and organises talks and special exhibitions (last seen – Between the Covers: Women’s Magazines and Their Reader). The building is a modern take on the former Goulston Square Wash House, one of the oldest public baths in London.