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“Don't take the tour!”
Review of British Library

British Library
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$123.07*
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Private Custom Tour: London in a Day
Ranked #47 of 1,689 things to do in London
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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: Bathroom facilities, Stairs / elevator, Lockers / storage, Activities for older children, Wheelchair access
Reviewed November 12, 2012

They won't show you anything you cannot see for yourself, and it costs an outrageous 8 GBP. The buiklding is nice, modern and big but not worth the trip there. All special exhibitions are NOT free.

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Reviewed November 12, 2012

Brilliant start to this major exhibition at the BL. Indian food, drink, dancers, and music and a gentle party atmosphere with well managed lightshow in the grand setting of the BL foyer. Long queues at food and drink stations, and could have done with more of them, and they'd have sold more. Lots of people gave up waiting. The Indian goods market turned out to be two stalls displaying goods you couldn't buy there but had to go online. Very odd. Overall a pleasant evening and the exhibition is well worth a visit.

Thank walnutree
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Reviewed November 11, 2012

I didn't have long enough to look around much but the gallery we went into was fascinating. I'm sure it's entirely possible to spend the entire day in there without realising it.

Thank OPalmer
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Reviewed November 10, 2012

I went to see the Beowulf manuscript (it was “resting) but I stayed for the Kerouac exhibit and the other texts in the Sir John Ritblat Gallery. The gift shop housed a great collection of treasures to take home! It was a beautiful sunny day and the courtyard was buzzing with people, food, and art. A terrific day in London!

Thank paxson_ak
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Reviewed November 7, 2012

Good place for reading, studying or see an exhibition. Entrance is free, internet connection available.

Thank MaiTaiCoctail
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