Old Library & Print Room

  • Old Library & Print Room

    Old Library & Print Room

    A masterpiece of Victorian Gothic architecture

  • Old Library & Print Room

    Old Library & Print Room

    A masterpiece of Victorian Gothic architecture

  • Old Library & Print Room

    Old Library & Print Room

    A masterpiece of Victorian Gothic architecture

  • Old Library & Print Room

    Old Library & Print Room

    A masterpiece of Victorian Gothic architecture

  • Old Library & Print Room

    Old Library & Print Room

    A masterpiece of Victorian Gothic architecture

Home to Guildhall Library from 1873 to 1974 and perfect for a range of prestigious functions

Illustrating the introduction of printing into England, the north-end stained glass window allows plenty of natural light into this spacious room - once filled with a collection of over 40,000 volumes and manuscripts.

Included with the Old Library is the adjoining Print Room. Previously a public reading room filled with documents, directories and papers, the Print Room enables additional flexibility and offers an ideal breakout space.


More about the Old Library and Print Room

  • Designed by Sir Horace Jones, Architect and Surveyor to the City of London, the Grade II-listed Old Library was built in 1872
  • Guildhall's medieval library was 'borrowed' in the mid-sixteenth century by Lord Protector, Edward Duke of Somerset, to furnish his new palace on the Strand. It appears he forgot to return it

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