The New Clapham Library

The New Clapham Library

This is London's most stunning new iconic library.

Location: 91 Clapham High Street, Clapham, SW4 7DB

Description: This landmark state-of-the-art library in the heart of Clapham opened its doors in July 2012 at a time when some cash-strapped councils are closing them. Lambeth Council bucked the trend by opening the brand new 6.5 million public library right on Clapham High Street. It didnt cost the public purse anything because it's been paid for by the sale of 136 residential flats that form part of the new 12 storey development.

Open seven days a week, it will house more than 20,000 books, a performance space for use by local community groups, a new medical centre, caf, internet zone and community rooms.

The stunning building features a distinctive spiral design reminiscent of the Guggenheim Museum. It's the masterwork of famous London-based architects Studio Egret West.

Themes: ArchitectureArchitecture Theme  LiteraryLiterary Theme
The New Clapham Library

This is London's most stunning new iconic library.

Ranking This Month: 2505/2865

Pages Hit This Month: 32


The New Clapham Library

Other places nearby:

William Beckford born here», 3.5km

Architect Pevsner lived here», 7.5km

William Morris' Georgian Retreat», 4.8km

Tower Bridge», 3.8km

Black Cat & Greater London House», 4.8km

Severndroog Castle», 8.3km

Marty Feldman's Eccentric House», 6.8km

Strawberry Hill House», 8.8km

The Mayfair Hotel», 3.1km

Alain's Special Building», 4.9km

Location Pinpointed: