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Address: Thorpe Arch Park, Wetherby LS23 7BQ, England
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The 800th Anniversary of the Magna Carta

A stunning entry into the key elements of the British concept of justice! The story of a King sowing the seeds of his own destruction, deceit with Pope Innocent III, and the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 22, 2015
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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

A stunning entry into the key elements of the British concept of justice! The story of a King sowing the seeds of his own destruction, deceit with Pope Innocent III, and the inevitable show down with local nobility, with a further twist. Then all the documents for the eye to see. The original agreement between the King and nobles, two... More 

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Tadcaster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

The restaurant at The British Library caters for both staff and visitors with a range of home made soups and other dishes, prices and portions are reasonable

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Dunwoody, Georgia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We had a treat as Americans visiting London this past month. On display at the British Library were 3 of the 4 remaining Magna Cartas AND an original copy of the Declaration of Independence and Bill of Rights! SO amazing to see

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Several reviewers made a mistake but this is not the magnificent one in London, but a smaller one in West Yorkshire. I went to Boston Spa BL to read some books. They have books in "document supply" in BL catalogue, if I remember correctly. The buildings were new, quiet and comfortable. The canteen doesn't look so fabulous but super-cheap. Lunch... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

The reading room is a great place for some quiet study, even if you don't need the book delivery service. I accessed academic papers here which would have cost more via my University library. The restaurant is also extremely well priced for a quick lunch, but it is utility rather than a fancy place.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2012

Went with the local Civic society, we were welcomed with open arms. Shown all around this fantastic establishment, warts & all, just fantastic. The system that they operate is "out of this world" - tel call requesting a book, seconds later the item is on it's way. Unbelievable.. Thankyou for a terrific day out.

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Hampstead
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2012

Try to find time to see the literary works at this library such as the original Canterbury Tales. Easy walk from the metro station to the library. Also a cute area for a bite to eat, sidewalk cafe's etc.

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York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2012

This is a great service, thousands of books, thousands of articles, there is nothing better than this place.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2012

Visit on a pre-arranged guided tour of the British Library reading room, storage and repoduction facilities in Yorkshire for sixty WEA (Workers' Education Association) family history students. One of six places of Legal Deposit and shortly to be home to the National Newspaper Collections when moved from Colindale. Behind the scenes tour - amazing to see the effect of digital... More 

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Yorkshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2011

This establishment does provide an invaluable service of storage and retrieval of documents, thesis, journals, in fact anything published in Britian, including newspapers. It should be an amazing experience to view the place and see the low oxygen robot accessed storage spaces and library operations. There are thousands of miles of books. millions of pages of print. Endless information. But... More 

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