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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%
  • Poor1%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
96 Euston Road, London NW1 2DB, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We popped in to look at some of the displays and were delighted by what we found. We were able to view the Magna Carta, Gutenberg Bible, the Enigma machine and numerous interesting texts. It is definitely worth popping in to see these items which...More

Thank JeffroNZ
Reviewed 5 days ago

It's a beautiful place. Easy to get to. The library has great facilities and a lovely restaurant. I spent there an hour or two, which is sufficient if you are not intending on working/studying there and just visiting.

Thank shradha k
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A fantastic exhibition behind the books and JK Rowling’s thinking and research. Lots to see and some really interesting information and exhibits that demonstrated her thought processes and how the books and characters as well as the locations were brought to life. Highly recommend

Thank Claire J
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is a particularly good exhibition drawing on both fiction and folklore. A must for child and adult alike.

Thank Davidfirving
Reviewed 5 days ago

British Library is worth a visit. This free attraction is right down the street from the Kings Cross Tube Station. I walked from the British Museum to the British Library. It is a 20 minute walk if you wanted to combine the 2 in a...More

Thank Julie B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went as a family with 2 young children and must say we all left feeling underwhelmed. If it had been free to look at it wouldn't of been so bad but having paid over £30 we was quite dissapointed. There was far too many people...More

Thank Carla S
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went here for the Harry Potter Exhibit. It was so well done! Everyone in our group, from 5 to 50, enjoyed this. I highly recommend it. When was the last time that you saw 2000 year old cauldron or saw a first edition of...More

Thank MrsCommons
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited here today because this Library undoubtedly has an impressive collection which is worth seeing if you visit or live in London. The Library houses the Magna Carta and the Beatles lyrics along with a collection of Old Bibles and a lot of other interesting...More

Thank Stella C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Only 5 minutes walk from Kings Cross station and free access to amazingly beautiful books, maps, illustrated manuscripts etc all beautifully displayed. I visit every time I come to London.

Thank KiltieMac46
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I are obsessed with Harry Potter and so found all the original JK Rowling material fascinating. All the other magic history is again equally as interesting however it was just too crowded and busy. We decided to just skip some glass cabinets...More

Thank Alicia M
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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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11 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.