How to Visit

The library is housed within the ABC’s premises at 1 Gough Square, London EC4A 3DE – just next door to Dr Johnson’s House.

Transport links:
Central line to Chancery Lane (8 minutes walk)
District and Circle lines to Temple (10 mins walk)
Blackfriars underground station is closed until 2011. Please use Temple instead.

National Rail services to Blackfriars (7 mins walk) and City Thameslink (4 mins walk)

4, 11, 15, 23, 26, 76, 172, 341 to Fleet Street (1 min walk)
46, 341 to New Fetter Lane (2 mins walk)
8,17,25,45,242,521 to Holborn (5 mins walk)

As the collection is small, it is strongly advised that you arrange an appointment to view the books. To arrange one, please call us on 020 7832 1310 or email us on