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THE BRITISH LIBRARY

The British Library, originally part of the British Museum, has over 170 million items: books, magazines, manuscripts, videos, prints, drawings and music recordings.

The British Library

world’s largest library

The British Library, originally part of the British Museum, has over 170 million items: books, magazines, manuscripts, videos, prints, drawings and music recordings.

It is the national library of the UK and the largest library in the world by total item count.

Its foundation collections, begun in the 1700s with items dating back even further, were not united under one roof until 1997. The Reading Rooms for its various collections are known world-wide as free points of access to almost all of the world’s knowledge.

Besides the 14 million books, there are many historical items, such as the world’s oldest printed book from the year 868, two Gutenberg Bibles, two copies of the original Magna Carta and one of the original notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci.

Show a proof of signature and permanent address to get a Reader Pass that gives you access to just about everything in the vast collections. The goal of the British Library is to provide access to knowledge for the betterment of society. Take advantage of this opportunity.

The exhibitions and the shop open up every day Monday through Saturday at 9:30 AM; the Reading Rooms open at 9:30 AM Tuesdays through Saturdays and at 10 AM on Mondays. On Sundays and English Public Holidays, the Reading Rooms are closed and the exhibitions and shop open at 11 AM.

The exhibitions and shop close at 6 PM on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, at 8 PM on Tuesday and at 5 PM on Sunday and English Public Holidays.

Most of the Reading Rooms close at 5 pm on Fridays and Saturdays and at 8 pm on all other days; certain Reading Rooms, however, always close at 5 PM.

 

 

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ARRIVING BY UNDERGROUND

The street address of the British Library is 96 Euston Road, London, United Kingdom.

It is adjacent to the St Pancras International and King’s Cross transport stations used by the London Underground and by many rail lines.

There are also many bus stops along Euston Road and nearby Midland Road.

Sweeney Todd

The tale of Sweeney Todd, a barber who murdered and then cooked his victims into pies during the late 1700s, is one of the most macabre and sinister to have ever come out of London.

Sea Life London Aquarium

Visitors are immersed in an underwater world when they walk through the London Aquarium’s Shark Reef Encounter exhibit. 16 sharks swim throughout the three-floor exhibit, which also features heads from Easter Island. At the interactive Shark Academy, visitors can feel actual shark skin and learn about these fascinating creatures.

Tower Bridge

The first bridge ever built over the Thames was the London Bridge. As the city of London grew over the years, more bridges were built, but always to the west of London Bridge. The area east of the bridge was a busy port area.

The Imperial War Museum

The Imperial War Museum is committed to preserving and showcasing the history of conflicts from World War I through to the present day operation in Iraq and Afghanistan, paying particular attention to those involving Britain and the Commonwealth.

The British Library

The British Library, originally part of the British Museum, has over 170 million items: books, magazines, manuscripts, videos, prints, drawings and music recordings. It is the national library of the UK and the largest library in the world by total item count.

The British Museum

The British Museum represented a radical departure from traditional museums upon its establishment in 1753.

Victoria and Albert Museum

The Victoria and Albert Museum, also called the V&A, is named after Queen Victoria, the monarch of the United Kingdom and Ireland from 1837 to 1901, and her husband, Prince Albert, who died in 1861. It contains close to 5 million objects within 145 galleries dedicated to four categories of the decorative arts and design.

St Paul’s Cathedral

Set upon the highest point in the city, London’s famed St. Paul’s Cathedral comprises an iconic piece of both the city’s skyline and the country’s history

The Houses of Parliament

Houses of Parliament is a site rich with English heritage and history. The oldest portion, Westminster Hall, dates back to the eleventh century reign of William II. Westminster has been used by Parliaments since 1295 A.D.

London Transport Musuem

London’s Transport Museum takes you on a historic journey of London’s most iconic and famous transport models including the Taxi, Tube and London Buses. A great morning or afternoon out for all the family.

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