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The London Library, founded in 1841, is one of the world’s most eminent literary institutions. The library contains over one million books, dating from 1700, as well as providing members spaces to work. The London Library has been associated with the most famous writers, including Charles Dickens and George Eliot, whilst William Gladstone was on the Library’s first committee.

The London Library, founded in 1841, is one of the world’s most eminent literary institutions. The library contains over one million books, dating from 1700, as well as providing members spaces to work. The London Library has been associated with the most famous writers, including Charles Dickens and George Eliot, whilst William Gladstone was on the Library’s first committee.

The Library is currently redeveloping its basement to become an educational space, which has been supported by The Julia and Hans Rausing Trust. The area will become a base for its outreach programmes.