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“Essential place to visit” 5 of 5 stars
Review of British Library

British Library
96 Euston Road | St Pancras, London NW1 2DB, England
+44 1937 546060
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Ranked #29 of 853 Attractions in London
Type: Libraries, History Museums, Cultural
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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Fee: No
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Wheelchair access, Lockers / storage, Stairs / elevator, Bathroom facilities
Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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“Essential place to visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

I find it hard to visit London without visiting the British Library! Always plenty to see, new and interesting exhibitions all the time. Great shop and friendly, helpful staff throughout the library. If you plan on using the reading rooms you will need a readers ticket, so be sure to bring two forms of ID with you. See the website for details

Visited February 2013
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“Leave plenty of time”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

Went to see the Magna Carta but saw so much else. So much to see and amazing things to view. This place is an absolute must.

Visited February 2013
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“My favourite plaace”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013

Ever fall in love with a library? Well this one is it for me. Easy to get to, easy to navigate, wifi, lockers, cafe...great staff. Ideal.

Visited January 2013
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“Enjoyed the Mughal exhibition”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

My sister and I spent a very enjoyable two hours at this lovely, small exhibition. We learnt a lot as each item is well described and most informative. Some beautiful drawing and maps make this a very interesting exhibition. It was also great value for money as we used our train tickets and so did the 2 for 1.

Visited January 2013
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“Interesting”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

The library has a really good exhibition about ancient books. You can easily spend plenty of time browsing around and looking at the books. Very comprehensive and for free.

Visited January 2013
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