35 Wimbledon Hill Road, London, United Kingdom
020 8274 5757
Wimbledon Library London Reviews
A pleasant library Mar 20, 2017
In the second half of the 19th century, Wimbledon's popualation increased from 2700 (in 1851) to 40,000 by the end of the century. This growth coincided with the building of a number of municipal buildings including the Public Library, which from its opening was free-of-charge to users.
Wimbledon Library's building, a red brick construction, dates back to 1887. It was designed by the architectural practice of Potts, Sulman and Hennings.
Many original features survive in the half of the large reading room closest to the main entrance.
Notice the brick bookcase friezes on the outside wall that faces Compton Road.
The staff are friendly and helpful.
Worth dropping in to take a look if you are passing.
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