The London Library


The Reuben Foundation was Principal Sponsor of a Gala Dinner in May 2016 to mark the 175th Anniversary of The London Library.

The London Library was founded in May 1841 by Thomas Carlyle, the eminent Victorian philosopher and writer. Since its creation, The London Library has gone on to influence and inspire generations of readers and writers – from Charles Dickens, Henry James, Charles Darwin and Harriet Martineau to Virginia Woolf, T.S. Eliot, Laurence Olivier, Agatha Christie and Winston Churchill amongst many others.

Today, The London Library, with over one million volumes, is one of the largest independent lending libraries in the world. It is used as a place in which to write, research, read and be inspired.

The London Library is a registered charity and the Reuben Foundation are proud to support the ongoing growth and development of such an important institution.