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16 Incredible Library Bars In London

Hit the bottle while you hit the books.

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2. The Fable, Holborn

This book lover's paradise tucked away in Holborn Viaduct is a prime spot to take your favourite book on a date, or to pick up a new read. The charming bar has literary decor, lovely lending selection, wonderful natural light, and a great drink selection of course.

4. Scarfes Bar, Holborn

The Rosewood London hotel knows a thing or two about comfort, made clear in the delightfully cosy Scarfes Bar, without a doubt a book lover's dream bar. The classy spot has an epic collection of books and comfy spots to sit and read, not to mention a killer cocktail menu.

5. Bush Theatre Bar, Shepherd's Bush

The Bush Theatre renovated the old Shepherd's Bush Library to create a hybrid facility including a theatre, bar, play library, and writer's workshop. The gloriously cosy library buzzes with creative energy, and is stocked with play scripts and theatre analyses, while the bar's always got something nice on tap plus an array of freshly made treats and coffee.

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7. W Hotel Bar, Leicester Square

Couple a good read with a good view by visiting the W Hotel in Central London. The luxe bar gives a beautiful overlook of Leicester Square, with great cocktails, cosy sofas, and plenty of design and travel books to tuck into if you haven't brought along your own.

8. Electric House, Notting Hill

A membership to the private Electric House club grants you access to the cosy and exclusive facilities on Portobello Road, including an underground library where you can browse the club collection of books and vinyls, gather round an open table for cocktails, or snuggle up by the fire with a good book.

9. Malt Whisky Library, Bloomsbury

Cosying up with a good book and an even better drink will guarantee the perfect afternoon for any book lover, and the warm and inviting atmoshpere of the Whisky Library at the Grange Hotel is ideal for a lazy day out with a book. Contemplate your next read while you sip a well-aged whisky, then go ahead and grab a second drink while you read.

11. The Cinnamon Club, Westminster

Wine and books are perfectly paired on the shelves at the Cinnamon Club's Library Bar. Once the Reading room of the old Westminster Library, the space hasn't lost its roots, and keeps the literary spirit alive with an extensive selection of books to go with your booze.

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13. The Library Lounge, Bayswater

The Library in Bayswater is the perfect place to continue a day out in Hyde Park with a good book. When the sun goes down on the park, just hop across the street to the lounge in the Hilton Hotel for a pint and keep the good reads rolling.

16. Library, Covent Garden

If you fancy being fancy, the members only Library Club is a book lover's dream. The private club has a selective membership scheme and a steep fee, but the benefits are well worth it: access to their extensive reading collection, wellness programs, bar, and overnight rooms.

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