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British Library

96 Euston Road | St Pancras, London NW1 2DB, England
+44 1937 546060
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96 Euston Road | St Pancras, London NW1 2DB, England
+44 1937 546060
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Went there on a date , amazed at the vast expanse . definitely another trip in order!. We went there to visit one of the short term collections, coming from South Africa, that felt a little small. The main museum is well worth going, gets...More

Thank saffagirl007
Reviewed 2 days ago

I love most Libraries, but this one was just fantastic. They had a special exhibit with some very old books out. They had a special case with 5 books that had been donated and were covered in gemstones on the covers. Their collection is breathtaking.

Thank Alison B
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I was here for a tour with a group of fellow graduate students. The King's Library in the center of the building makes for a great sight. The library has many areas to sit and browse on your laptop or to read. There are cafes...More

Thank KaylaAnn V
Reviewed 3 days ago

We just did the free Treasures Exhibit. There were lots of old documents on display as well as some more recent famous documents like Beatles lyrics they had scribbled on napkins. Can also find hand written Shakespeare notes and many artefacts from many different religions....More

Thank beckymM8655TK
Reviewed 3 days ago

The British Library is where I have spent nine years in the Humanities 1 Reading Room (the Reading Rooms are only available to people holding a Readers Card - check with the Library website on how to obtain one) researching an on-going History project. If...More

Thank Ian H
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Historical ancient documents, music, books, scripture, etc. are all in this room and worth a trip to see them. This was on the top of my list of favorites in London. It's free and a must see if you have time!

Thank Helen M
Reviewed 3 days ago

Sometimes interesting expeditions would be held that is very informative. Also if you have an interest in history there is the magna carter. It is difficult to find spaces to sit except in the cafe area because students go there early to revise. They have...More

Thank christinakanpy
Reviewed 3 days ago

Steps from the amazing St. Pancras Station is the handsome British Library, built of red brick to harmonize with the station and its adjoining hotel. Our visit there was to peruse the temporary Russian Revolution exhibit which was well worth the time and money. But...More

Thank Bookers2
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I went with some friends after work to this free, permanent exhibition. It's truly amazing to see music by the Beatles and Bethoven, notes from Fleming on his discovery of penicillin, an Ethiopian bible, ancient manuscripts and the Magna Carter...all in one place! Brilliant!

Thank Smurfetti
Reviewed 4 days ago

This a functioning library with a room set aside to house examples of important authors original manuscripts and notebooks. It is free to visit but they do ask for a contribution. It does require a security check to enter (but do not let that stop...More

Thank CincinnatiVictor
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Is it good for children's books and activities? Thank you
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.
Hi Harry, How much time would you say is needed to look around the library's punk exhibition? Thanks.
12 June 2016|
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Response from RevPaul | Reviewed this property |
I would have thought that 30 minutes wouldn't be enough - probably 45 minutes to 1 hour depending how quickly you read and assimilate information.
Charles H
We are visiting for a few hours today. Do you have a top 10 or 20 "must see" exhibits list?
6 April 2016|
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Response from Clodagh P | Reviewed this property |
I can't really help as I am priviledged to have a reader pass, so used the library more as a place to work. I suggest going on line or if that's not possible asking at the information desk for a guide to what's on and choose... More