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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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  • Average5%
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96 Euston Road, London NW1 2DB, England
+44 1937 546060
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

If you live and love books, GO ASAP!!! My fiancée loved her visit on Tuesday. We thoroughly recommend visiting, but you might need a whole day 😄

Thank CSChoir
Reviewed yesterday

The British Library is a stunning building with overwhelming collections. One could spend, hours, days, even weeks here on the quest for knowledge. However, if you have slightly less time, turn to your right as you enter and tour The Treasures of The British Library...More

Thank Al D
Reviewed yesterday

We were eager to visit the British Library on a Saturday (actually the day before Easter) during our week-long vacation in London in April, however when we arrived the place was unceremoniously closed up with no sign explaining the reason. Quite a few other visitors...More

Thank Violinwiz
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Worth a look in if you’ve got time. A magnificent display of works of literature, especially various original translations of the Bible- the Gutenberg and Tyndale. Real treasures of literature.

Thank StuK72
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We visited the display of treasures of the museum. No cost entry, and well worth an hour or two of careful perusal. The collection is staggering in its significance, with early bibles. Medieval manuscripts, books of hours, Magna Carta, through to the Beatles. There are...More

2  Thank Greg M
Reviewed 6 days ago

...you'll find authentic works by The Beatles, Shakespeare, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Jane Austen, Chopin, Beethoven, The Magna Carta, a Gutenberg Bible, and lots more. And it's free! Great gift shop as well.

1  Thank Jim T
Reviewed 6 days ago

It was amazing to stand in front of the documents, letters, musical scores, sacred texts that shaped our history. The Magna Carta, Guttenberg bible, Islamic texts, Mozart scores, etc It is well worth your time to visit this (free) library. Near Kings Cross and St....More

1  Thank Margaret D
Reviewed 1 week ago

You can't beat the British Library for a place to study. Order your books before you travel and they are waiting for you when you arrive. Great service.

Thank caz57211
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a lovely addition to our trip to London. If you love the written word it is really worth your time.

1  Thank 47Coco
Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing documents in the Library's treasures collection. Sketches from Leonardo daVinci's notebooks, and so much more.

1  Thank Elizabeth S
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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.
12 June 2016|
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Response from GregorZKC | Reviewed this property |
You can stroll through in half an hour. However if you are interested in details you can read and study the details much longer. There is a cafe in the building, good souvenir shop with books, free toilets next door to the... More