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Address: 96 Euston Road | St Pancras, London NW1 2DB, England
Phone Number: +44 1937 546060
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9:30 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Tue 9:30 am - 8:00 pm
Wed - Fri 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Sat 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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Open to all visitors seven-days-a-week, this superb building by Sir Colin...

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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It's not like your regular Library

I went here to see the a Cervantes's Don Quixote exhibition plus an Alice in the Wonderland exhibition and ended up lost in the sea of historic books that are around here... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I went here to see the a Cervantes's Don Quixote exhibition plus an Alice in the Wonderland exhibition and ended up lost in the sea of historic books that are around here. Everything is very organized and easy to access. I wish I had more time so definitely I will visit it again.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Visit the free highlights of the British Library display to see the Magna Carta and an amazing collection of books, manuscripts, maps and art work from around the world. The cafe and restaurant are good and there are usually free displays in the foyer too. Very easy to get too with a bus stop right outside the entrance and a... More 

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Cobleskill
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Apparently not many people have discovered this gem. Where else can you gaze upon the Magna Carta, letters from Elizabeth 1, the Gutenberg Bible, Mary, Queen of Scots. There is a wonderful display of musical scores by Mozart, Beethoven, Handel, Puccini and so many more. Don't miss it - no crowds so you can take your time and really examine... More 

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Cairo, Egypt
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I enjoyed seeing some heritage stuff like old books, lyrics by the beetles, some Kings' personal holy books. by the way don't take any photos inside to prevent any embarrassments

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I am a massive fan of alice in wonderland and they was doing an exhibition of the 100 year of alice. I had a great time, I had never been here before and really enjoyed looking round, not just at alice but at the whole place. The detailing is beautiful and I would go again.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

To get the most from a visit to the British Library I strongly recommend taking a guided tour with a member of the Welcome Team staff. We had a splendid tour by Chrissie Ronalds, who covered every aspect of the library including it’s history, the architecture of the present building, the collections and treasures, the administration, and all the behind-the-scenes... More 

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Woking, Surrey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The British Library is somewhere I have passed, countless times, but this was my first opportunity to set foot inside and it has proved to be both an interesting building and interesting space that will deserve further exploration.

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Penrith, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Nearly didn't go here. Across road from hotel and had a couple of hours before train home. Worth visiting, brilliant punk exhibit.

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Somma Lombardo, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Everything is in the right place like the words in a well written novel. Remarkable ancient books and objects connected to famous writers like the unforgettable Jane Austen

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came to look around today as we had an hour to kill before the train. It was somewhere we had never been before. We didn't see a real book. I would have liked to have found out more about the Kings Library or perhaps have taken a tour of the archives but this wasn't possible. In order to read one... More 

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