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“Georgians Revealed - Top exhibition”
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British Library
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Private Custom Tour: London in a Day
Ranked #48 of 1,767 things to do in London
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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: Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Stairs / elevator, Wheelchair access, Lockers / storage
Reviewed November 10, 2013

As always the British Library have put on a superb exhibition. Thoroughly enjoyed the subject matter, which is marking the 300th anniversary of the accession of King George I in 1714. How fascinating seeing many interesting articles giving insight. Brilliant guide provided layout of the gallery, which was easy to use, with a walking tour map inside, which complemented the exhibition. There was a super Georgian boutique, which as was stated "stacked to the rafters with glorious gifts and beautiful books - and it was"! Can highly recommend!

Thank beaniebaby2012
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Reviewed November 8, 2013

Interesting exhibition featuring the prayerbook of Elizabeth I and the magna carta. There's a nice Peyton and Byrne cafe with free wi-fi as well, which is really nice to sit and relax in.

Thank Elaine B
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Reviewed November 4, 2013

Last week we had the privilege of exploring the British Library. On our first night in London we met a lovely Australian couple who recommended it - particularly since our hotel was quite close to it. The next day we made our way there and to be honest, I could have spent hours there. As a musician I was delighted to see original manuscripts by Handel, Haydn, Mozart & Schubert. Their section on eastern manuscripts is fascinating as is the Magna Carta room. Then you get to the book shop, and to be honest, I had to go back there the following day to buy some more - well worth a visit!!

2  Thank Niamh O
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Reviewed October 31, 2013

I last came here a couple of years ago killing time at Euston station, I found myself in a similar situation again yesterday, so had a little wonder up to St. Pancrias station and decided to call in and have a look at their exhibition Treasures of the British Library.

It seemed to be a little smaller but that may be because the lower exhibition space was being revamped.

As an avid reader I love this place full of original and working texts, musical scores and stunning illuminated manuscripts. It’s brilliant!!!

I will have to come here one day not to kill time as it really deserves a fuller viewing.

Thank Nick W
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Reviewed October 24, 2013

It goes without saying that the BL is the greatest repository of knowledge in the universe, and that the service it provides to scholars as much as to the general public is unrivalled. One might feel, however, that a 24-hour turnaround for copying records is best not advertised as a "While you wait" service! Other than that, my only complaint about today's visit is that the bureaucrats of the Honourable East India Company in the 1850s, and the Indian Army in the 1890s failed to create and/or preserve as many detailed personnel records as I would have liked!

Thank mikehm
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