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Queen Elizabeth II Great Court

London, England
+44 20 7636 1555
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British museum

The Atrium of the British Museum is very impressive. There is a restaurant and two cafes, as well... read more

Reviewed 14 April 2018
Ogi0
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Sofia, Bulgaria
Spectacular

This must be one of the most spectacular entrances to any museum in the world.It is truly a work of... read more

Reviewed 6 January 2018
wingate
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London, United Kingdom
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Part of the British Museum, this glass-covered atrium over the museum’s central courtyard contains priceless sculptures in the forecourt along with a restaurant, café, education center and center for young adults.
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  • Very good20%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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London, England
Bloomsbury
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Reviewed 14 April 2018

The Atrium of the British Museum is very impressive. There is a restaurant and two cafes, as well as an information center.

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Reviewed 6 January 2018

This must be one of the most spectacular entrances to any museum in the world.It is truly a work of architecture

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Reviewed 4 December 2017

The central court of British Museum,covered with an wonderful glass roof.Here you can find a info desk,a cafe,a restaurant,a souvenir shop.From here you can access different parts of the museum,from doors disposed on the sides.Also,there are some statues from museums collections.All in all,it looks(for me)...More

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Reviewed 24 July 2017

I love the work of the architect Norman Foster and the Great Court at the British Museum is one of his most accessible and instantly admirable works. Whilst the BM - like many of London's great museums - is a work of art in its...More

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Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

Lovely indoor courtyard that was remodelled in a modern fashion which still compliments the historical buildings surrounding it. As a busy courtyard to the british museum this is a handy place for facilities such as cafes, shops and information. If going to this space you...More

Thank Sarah D
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Reviewed 30 April 2017

This is a wonderful space at any time of day or season. The light is stunning and serves to bring out the beauty in the architecture of the museum itself. The roof is very photogenic too. I would not necessarily want to eat here though...More

1  Thank sheepygold
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Reviewed 7 February 2017

This is a grand court area leading iinto the museum displays Perfect area to arrange for meeting friends. A contemporary design with glass ceilings incorporated into the original Greek revival style of the 18th century British museum. Great entry/info area with a resourceful bookstore.. Architecture...More

1  Thank Della G
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Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

Is the covert court inside the British Museum. Not sure why is a different or separate from the museum but it is. The architecture is interesting. It is nice if it wasn't so crowded. The luch of planning made it a pain when you are...More

2  Thank thor2705
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Reviewed 8 October 2016

The other reviews seem rather hyperbolic - the court is very beautiful, and is definitely worth stopping to enjoy while at the British Museum but in essence - it is a giant open space with a beautiful roof, gift shops and cafe below. Entrance is...More

1  Thank Jack B
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Reviewed 23 September 2016

It is an amazing place, the largest covered square in Europe, beautifully designed with a glass roof made of almost five thousand parts. This central courtyard was occupied by the British Library, one of my favorite places in the museum, until 1997 and the Great...More

3  Thank Borzov
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Bloomsbury
Snuggly nestled within Central London is academic and
leafy Bloomsbury, an area that boasts walking distance
access to many of London's most popular attractions.
It is also home to some of Britain's most celebrated
museums, including the must-see British Museum.
Despite an understandable popularity with students,
tourists and day trippers, vast sections of Bloomsbury
retain a quiet, residential feel year round and
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