The British Library

The British Library

96 Euston Rd

T: 0330 333 1144

Opening Times

Monday - Thursday: 09:30 - 20:00
09:30 - 18:00
09:30 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00

The world’s largest library, with a great permanent collection as well as a programme of temporary exhibitions. Admission free; charges for tours, some exhibitions and events. 

To 7 July: The New Londoners. Chris Steele-Perkins presents his series of photographs, which depicts one family from each country in the world and the home they’ve made in London. 

To 14 July: Imaginary Cities. This display by digital artist Michael Takeo Magruder ponders the changing nature of collecting and what the future holds for libraries.

To 27 Aug: Writing: Making Your Mark. Follow the history of writing, from Egyptian hieroglyphs to digital breakthroughs and everything in between.

From 7 Jun to 8 Sep: Leonardo da Vinci: A Mind in Motion. Study da Vinci's most precious notebooks, including the Codex Leicester. This particular manuscript text is being displayed in the UK for the first time since its 1994 purchase by Bill Gates.


  • Euston
  • King's Cross St. Pancras
  • Russell Square
  • Euston Square
  • Warren Street
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