British Library

National library of the United Kingdom

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General information

British Library
96 Euston Road

Tel: 0843 208 1144


Directions from outside the front of King's Cross and St Pancras stations:

Turn right into Euston Road and go about 270 metres. The main entrance to The British Library is on the right.

The British Library's collection includes over 150 million items and its main site next to St Pancras station provides a fantastic resource for academics, students, businesses and casual visitors. Access to reading rooms requires registration but much of this impressive building is open to casual visitors. There is a busy programme of events and exhibitions, while facilities include free wifi, cafés, a restaurant and shop.

Opening times:

Mon, Wed - Fri: 9.30am - 6pm
Tue: 9.30am - 8pm
Sat: 9.30am - 5pm
Sun: 11am - 5pm
Reading rooms, cafes and restaurants have different opening times.
Check the website for details

Events & Nightlife

Type of event: Exhibitions and talks (see Events & Nightlife to find events here)

Visitor information

Entry fee: General entry and most exhibitions are free. Events and presentations usually have an entry fee.

Additional information

  • Free wifi

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