The official book depository of the United Kingdom, the British Library holds a copy of every book ever printed here, and a wide variety of periodicals. No less than 150 million items catalogued and there is an unimaginable 625 km of shelving! Visitors may not enter the museum itself, but there is a very good exhibition chronicling the history of the written and printed word, collecting some of the museum's best known exhibits, including two of the original manuscripts of the Magna Carta and Leonardo Da Vinci's notebook. In the central atrium stands The King's Library (the library of King George III) surrounded by a glass wall, so visitors can watch librarians retrieving books for readers.
96 Euston Road, London NW1 2DB, United Kingdom
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British Library and Nearby Attractions on Map
British Museum(1.1 km)
The British Museum is, undoubtedly, one of the best museums in the world and a definite highlight of any trip to London.
Trafalgar Square(2.3 km)
Trafalgar Square is the main, central square and the site of London's New Year celebrations.
OXO Tower(2.7 km)
The OXO Tower is frequented by people visiting the restaurant, brasserie and bar on the top floor, which offer a great view over the Thames.
National Theatre(2.7 km)
The Royal National Theatre has three large auditoriums - the Olivier, the Lyttelton and the Cottesloe.
South Bank(2.6 km)
Southbank Centre(2.7 km)
The Southbank Centre is a large concrete development from the 1960s on the Thames South Bank between the Waterloo and Hungerford Bridges.
Somerset House(2 km)
Somerset House is a cultural centre overlooking the Thames in Strand in the heart of London.
National Gallery(2.2 km)
The National Gallery houses the British national collection of more than 2000 Western European paintings from the 13th to the 19th centuries.
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