Enjoy an exclusive tour of the London Library


03 April 2017
VIL_7743-01213.jpg London Library
Visit the inspiring surroundings beloved by writers
Enjoy an exclusive tour of the London Library Images


The magnificent London Library has inspired, and been a city retreat for, writers since 1841, with keen visitors from Charles Dickens and Agatha Christie to Sarah Waters and Sebastian Faulks.

Now 20 Writing Magazine readers can enjoy an exclusive opportunity to explore the Library for themselves. To whet your appetite, or if you can't make it in person, check out the gallery for more images.

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'We're delighted to welcome Writing Magazine on a special tour of The London Library - the world's largest independent lending library, said head of communications Julian Lloyd. 'Steeped in over 175 years of history and housing a fascinating collection of over 1 million books, The London Library has been at the heart of literary life ever since it was founded in 1841.'

The tour is open to anyone who subscribes to Writing Magazine, but there are only 20 places available, so reservation is essential. It takes place on 28 June at 6pm and lasts about an hour. Visitors will get the chance to find out about the history of the Library, explore the remarkable bookstacks and discover some of the extraordinary books found on its seventeen miles of shelves.

Click here to register for the tour (while stocks last).

Annual membership of the London Library costs less than £1.50 a day. Find out more about library, and details of a special 12 months for the price of 11 offer (saving of £42.50) at: www.londonlibrary.co.uk/write