London Sights

British Library

  • 96 Euston Rd. Map It
  • Bloomsbury
  • Library/Archive

Fodor's Review

Once a part of the British Museum, the 18-million-volume collection of the British Library has had its own state-of-the-art home since 1997. The library's greatest treasures are on view to the general public: the Magna Carta, the Codex Sinaiticus (an ancient bible containing the oldest complete copy of the New Testament), Jane Austen's writings, and Shakespeare's First Folio. Musical manuscripts by G.F. Handel as well as Sir Paul McCartney are on display in the Sir John Ritblat Gallery.

Sight Information

Address:

96 Euston Rd., London, NW1 2DB, England

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Phone:

0330-333–1144

Website: www.bl.uk

Sight Details:

  • Free, donations appreciated; charge for special exhibitions
  • Mon.–Thurs. 9:30–8, Fri. 9:30–6, Sat. 9:30–5, Sun. and public holidays 11–5

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