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British Library

96 Euston Road | St Pancras, 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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Hours Today: 09:30 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
96 Euston Road | St Pancras, London NW1 2DB, England
+44 1937 546060
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The British Library moved into its new building around 1990 and the building itself, right by King's Cross/St. Pancras, is an amazing complex that invites you to linger, pick up a book, sit down and read surrounded by other book lovers from all over the...More

Thank Robert B
Reviewed 3 days ago

We loved how the British Library combined their most impressive treasures all in one room to make it easy to see the amazing works. It's been said that some of Britain's most important contributions to the world are in literature and this collection proves it!

Thank 763kentk
Reviewed 3 days ago

Very friendly staff at the front ticket desk made us feel welcomed and gave us a short insight into the museum, membership and the Russian Revolution exhibition we came to see. A mixture of posters, film clips, books, letters, photographs and memorabilia of the 1917...More

Thank Shipahoyahoy
Reviewed 3 days ago

Just steps from St Pancras and King's Cross stations, the British Library has free exhibits, a copy of the Magna Carta. free wifi, a nice cafe, and more. Collection and reading rooms accessible only by card holders, so don't expect to be able to wander...More

Thank Dave J
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The British Library is in an interesting building which is easily accessible. We visited the Sir John Ritblat Gallery. It is full of beautiful and fascinating pieces of history: manuscripts, drafts of music and literature, illustrated and illuminated early works. There is also a copy...More

Thank 3girlsBethesda
Reviewed 4 days ago

Think of a book and it's there. Selection is simply amazing, you can spend hours there and never get bored.

Thank GPDaisy
Reviewed 5 days ago

I came here as a tourist, so I wasn't a member of the reading rooms or something like that. However, I found the free exhibits to be particularly interesting, plus I also got to see the Magna Carta. I can safely say that it's a...More

Thank kelvin883
Reviewed 6 days ago

This British Library is definitely the “memory of British nation” and it has educational, archival, scientific and cultural function of immeasurable, global importance. We visited the place for a number of reasons including the opportunity to see an incredible collection of the originals of documents...More

Thank Buba J
Reviewed 1 week ago

Shakespeare, Michelangelo, DaVinci, The Beatles and the Magna Carta. What else can I say? There are some amazing pieces in this collection and they are all free for all to enjoy. Oh yeah, the Guttenburg Bible too! The wifi at the library was free and...More

Thank Jack H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As always a good effort to display however this time a little less multi-media than other exhibits. No special insights or slants that would take it beyond the ordinary

Thank Calliopehk
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Kayla R
12 July 2017|
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Response from Stephanie T | Reviewed this property |
We didn't request anything from the library's collections. We just spent a couple of hours in the permanent exhibit, admiring the manuscripts and early books. Since the British Library is like the Library of Congress, so... More
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.
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.