Putney Public Library*, 5-7 Disraeli Road, London SW15 2DR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lectures take place in the Meeting Room, immidiately on your right once you enter the building.

 

Parking:

Limited pay and display car parking spaces.

 

Public Transport:

Tube: East Putney Station (District)

Train: Putney Bridge Station

Bus: 37 (Putney Heath/ Sheen <> Wandsworth)

 

 

*Putney Public Library

The library was built in 1899, by the architect Francis J. Smith, and is now a Grade II listed building. 

It was paid for by the 19th century publisher Sir George Newnes, and the balcony has an inscription in raised lettering "NEWNES PUBLIC LIBRARY". Built in an eclectic Jacobean style, it has an unusually lavish and intact interior.

Caricature of George Newnes

by Leslie Ward ("Spy")

in Vanity Fair magazine, 1894