Sign Up
Newsletter Signup
Free Fodor's Newsletter

Subscribe today for weekly travel inspiration, tips, and special offers.

Passport: Your weekly travel wrap-up
Today's Departure: Your daily dose of travel inspiration

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


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

Map It




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


Map View

Map of

What's Nearby

  • Restaurants
  • Sights
  • Hotels

See all sights in London

Add Your Own Review

When did you go?

Minimum 200 character count

How many stars would you give?




Don't Miss



No Thanks

Love To Travel?

Get FREE e-mail communications from Fodor's Travel, covering must-see travel destinations, expert trip planning advice, and travel inspiration to fuel your passion.

How we use your email

Thank You

Now sit back, relax, and check your inbox to start planning your next travel adventure.

Please tell us more about the type of travel you're interested in. Check all that apply.