British Library

National library of the United Kingdom

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General information

British Library
96 Euston Road
NW1 2DB

Tel: 0843 208 1144

Website: www.bl.uk

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.

Description:
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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