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The British Library

156 locals recommend · Estimated price 1 out of 4 ·
Why locals recommend it
This building near King’s Cross is an amazing blend of modern architecture and ancient leather-bound tomes. It’s really pleasant to sit and use their fast wifi or have a meeting in the cafe or public area while gazing up at the King’s Library—65,000 volumes assembled by George III and displayed in a striking glass column. For the comfiest spot, look for the padded leather armchairs with coveted built-in electrical outlets. You’ll have to join the queue of regulars that forms before the library opens in order to nab one.
Alex
Alex
January 21, 2017

Tips from locals

Dennis
Dennis
November 08, 2019
The British Library is the national library of the UK & the largest national library in the world by number of items catalogued. It is estimated to contain 170-200 million+ items from many countries. Nearest tube: Euston.
Gerda
Gerda
October 19, 2019
This building near King’s Cross is an amazing blend of modern architecture and ancient leather-bound tomes. It’s really pleasant to sit and use their fast wifi or have a meeting in the cafe or public area while gazing up at the King’s Library—65,000 volumes assembled by George III and displayed in a…
Esther
Esther
September 17, 2019
Great place to study if you're in London on a course or internship and it's a great afternoon out for the exhibitions.
Marianne
Marianne
September 12, 2019
The British Library stores a copy of each book that has ever been published. There are temporary exhibitions, a Café and interesting architecture. It makes for a break on a London city tour.
Stephen
Stephen
August 14, 2019
Worth a trip for the architecture

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Location
96 Euston Rd
England, NW1 2DB
St Pancras
Phone+44 330 333 1144
Websitebl.uk
Hours of Operation statusClosed · Opens 9:30 AM
Credit Cards
Yes
Outdoor Seating
Yes
Wifi
Yes
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