Swiss Cottage Library

Swiss Cottage Library
88, Avenue Road
Greater London




020 7974 4001

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The largest Camden public library with a gallery, cafe and extensive subject collections of books, periodicals, an IT suite and a wide range of activities, the hub of the Camden library network.

Venue Type:

Library, Sacred space, Gallery

Opening hours

Monday -Thursday 10am-8pm
Friday, Saturday 10am - 5pm
Sunday 11am-4pm

Admission charges

If charges apply they are clearly stated. Booking, if required, is by Event Brite or locally advertised on our Camden activity site Love Camden

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
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Mysterious London

  • 15 April — 24 May 2015

This is a unique opportunity to see Camden artists and be inspired to be creative and write and submit a short story to be displayed. There are 10 pictures in this exhibition, all of which in their unique way echo the themes of 'Rivers of London'. If you are a Londoner and love London's architecture,and history, enjoy Ben Aaronovitch's fantastic cityscape tales of magic, crime, mayhem, supernatural beings, policing, come and be inspired by the pictures, and or the book! The stories must be between 800- 1200 words long and will be displayed in the gallery during April and May. The exhibition starts on 15 April and ends 24 May.

Suitable for

  • Any age



Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
Ben Aaronovitch

Ben Aaronovitch visits Swiss Cottage Library Gallery

  • 25 April 2015 4-5pm

Ben's talk will be in the gallery at the library, which is hosting a specially curated collection of Camden artists works, which echo the themes of the book. We have invited visitors to submit a short story based on inspiration from the pictures. Ben's talk will be about his career as a writer and we hope he will be inspired by the exhibition.

Suitable for

  • Any age