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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
96 Euston Road | St Pancras, London NW1 2DB, England
+44 1937 546060
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My wife and I did the tour of the British Library last weekend. It consisted of a brief history of the design and build, including a trip outside to the front Piazza for a view of the architecture, the registration room (where you become a...More

Thank Tony C
Reviewed 3 days ago

If you have an hour to spent look at the special collection of very special historic book and documents....

1  Thank G R
Reviewed 3 days ago

I have always thought about visiting the British Library when I am in London but have always run out of time before we managed to get there so this time we decided to make the trip on the first day of our holiday. From start...More

Thank becca778
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is excellent exhibition for anyone with an interest in the history of Russia, the February Revolution that deposed the Tsar and the October 1917 coup d'etat by the Bolsheviks. The story is told clearly and sequentially bring out the role of the main actors...More

Thank D D
Reviewed 4 days ago

You can spend hours here! There is always something new and exhibitions on. I have been here at least 5 times and still enjoy going back - even if its a quick hour or so.

Thank shirin h
Reviewed 5 days ago

I didn't know much about the Treasures Room (aka Sir John Ritblat room) with the exception that it housed the Magna Carta. When I walked in, I was pleasantly surprised to see so many music, literary and religious works displayed behind glass cases. These are...More

Thank JY_Globetrotter
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is the Kings library and that is clearly demonstrated in the centre of the building. In the John Riblat Gallery the outstanding treasures of this library – probably the finest in the world – is exhibited, among other Magna Carta, Gutenberg’s bible, Leonardo da...More

Thank Gunnar G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I never dated believe I'd be able to see treasured manuscripts like the Book of Hours, Beowulf Codex, Milton; Paradise Lost, works of Chauncer, Shakespeare and priceless works of Illuminated manuscripts and Scripture from various religions. The Manuscripts and Archives collection is free to see,...More

1  Thank Ared2die4
Reviewed 1 week ago

I booked on for a public tour and it was phenomenal. Nigel, the tour guide, was a font of knowledge and made the experience thoroughly enjoyable. I was blown away by the scale of the library, the historic texts within the walls, the thought that...More

Thank Jessica D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Where else can you go to see the Magna Carta, Gutenberg Bible, writing by the Beatles, Michelangelo, things your teacher made you read in High School all under one roof? At the British Library, of course. They had a guided tour but the time didn't...More

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Kayla R
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.
11 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.