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British Library

96 Euston Road, London NW1 2DB, England
+44 1937 546060
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Open to all visitors seven-days-a-week, this superb building by Sir Colin St John Wilson offers events, special exhibitions and a Treasures Gallery that displays over 200 items, including Magna Carta, a Gutenberg Bible and lyrics by the Beatles.
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96 Euston Road, London NW1 2DB, England
+44 1937 546060
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Reviewed yesterday

This is one of the best spaces in London. Every niche is occupied and the exhibition spaces are always imaginatively used : not the least in the current Harry Potter blockbuster . It always reminds me of a cathedral. The treasures of the BL rooms...More

Thank Samos R
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We went to the British Library specifically to see the History of Magic exhibition. We are big Harry Potter fans and found this exhibition really interesting. There were some Harry Potter concept art pieces and illustrations from the illustrated edition dotted around which we also...More

Thank Claire77G
Reviewed 5 days ago

Situated next to St Pancras we quickly went to the library. Although the exterior architecture is not very appealing, the inside reveals an amazing collection of ancient books. There is permanent exhibition about all sorts of old books from Da Vinci to the Beatles. Quite...More

Thank caroline2
Reviewed 6 days ago

In my bookish world the British Library is the centre of the universe. Every special exhibition is well presented and interesting, don't miss Harry Potter. And then of course our most treasured books are there and it costs nothing to view them. It's a must...More

Thank DonaldChump
Reviewed 6 days ago

A fantastic place - very interesting. A nice place to grab a coffee although the food is expensive. The cheapest sandwich seemed to be £5.

Thank ACMW4
Reviewed 6 days ago

We made a day of the British Museum and British Library with a walk (and break for lunch) in between. It worked well for us, and I'd recommend it. The Library's treasures are fantastic and a real opportunity to see the paper that shaped history....More

1  Thank Mark C
Reviewed 6 days ago

killing an hour whilst you wait for the train could not be spent better than the British library always something to see of interest

Thank smarbers
Reviewed 6 days ago

Lately, the British Library has become very popular. They are always doing interesting exhibitions, so get there early.

Thank PeteLucy434
Reviewed 1 week ago

Here you can see some of the most beautiful and important books in human history. Illuminated medieval manuscripts such as the Lindisfarne Gospels are on display, not to mention Händel's manuscript for the Messiah and the Beatles' manuscripts for some of their songs. And it's...More

Thank Matthias M
Reviewed 1 week ago

The British Library is a storehouse of information, as the name implies, and provides a continuous range of special exhibits and presentations on historical and contemporary topics. Located at Kings Cross, which is rapidly evolving into a destination locale.

Thank Methymna
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8 November 2017|
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Response from weinert | Reviewed this property |
Hi, only on standby :-(. Sorry for the delay in answering. You have to be there and wait if there are people with tickets are not coming. Sorry again, I missed your Question in my mails. Siegfried
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12 July 2017|
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Response from MissTwiggley | Reviewed this property |
The librarians and docents are knowledgeable and very helpful. If you have time, you could make a stop early in your trip to discuss options and while there reserve books for a later visit.
16 October 2016|
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Response from annaha | Reviewed this property |
No, I don't think so. This is a serious research library. I don't know libraries with children's programs.