The London Library – Words In The Square literary event in St. James’s Square

The London Library, a long-time resident of St James’s Square, Piccadilly, celebrates its 175th anniversary this year, since its founding in 1841. Over the past 175 years, it has firmly established itself as one of the greatest literary institutions in the world.

During a very special weekend from 5th – 8th May, St. James’s Square Gardens will play host to WORDS IN THE SQUARE with a 300 seat marquee playing host to 50 of the biggest names in literature and the arts, for a weekend of events, talks and debates commemorating the 175th anniversary.

There will be 17 fascinating talks, debates and events across the weekend, covering subjects as diverse as literature and writing, history, art, comedy, science, the creative process, cricket and much more.


For those who dine at Avenue before or after the event, enjoy a very special Set Menu with a complimentary glass of bubbly, priced at £20 for two-courses or £25 for three-courses.


For more information or to book a place call us on ‘020 7321 2111’ or email us.