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BuddhismIt has an estimated one billion followers across the world today, Buddhism is the subject of a major exhibition at the British Library in autumn 2019. Going back to its beginnings in north India in the 6th century BC, the display begins with the roots of one of the world's major religions and explores its philosophy and modern day relevance. Rare and colourful scrolls, painted wall hangings and folding books highlight the outstanding art found within Buddhist manuscripts and early printed works. Sacred scriptures written on tree bark are shown alongside calming ambient film and sound. You'll leave with a better understanding of Buddhism and its central role in developing writing and transmitting stories across Asia.

 

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With over 150 million items, a copy of every publication produced in the UK and Ireland, artwork by artists such as Antony Gormley and Eduardo Paolozzi, and a host of historically momentous works - including the Magna Carta, the Gutenberg Bible, Shakespeare's First Folio and the Lindisfarne Gospels - a guided tour around the British Library is the best way to take it all in. More about British Library

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Camden Road Overground Station
 
19 minutes walk
 
 
 
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Arcade Car Parks
 
6 minutes walk
 
Judd Street NCP
 
6 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Hilton London Euston Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £101  39% off
17-18 Upper Woburn Place, WC1H | 5 minutes from Buddhism
The grand Victorian building that houses this hotel is surely one of the most impressive edifices in the Hilton chain. Located just a three-minute walk from ... More
 
 
 
ibis London Euston St Pancras
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel
3 Cardington Street, NW1 | 7 minutes from Buddhism
Though this hotel is in one of the capital's busiest areas, a major public transport hub just outside the Congestion Charge Zone, its peaceful backstreet location ... More
 
 
 
Holiday Inn London Bloomsbury
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £80  22% off
Coram Street, WC1N | 8 minutes from Buddhism
This is a smart, modern hotel located in one of the Capital's oldest and most beautiful areas. Bloomsbury is a great place to stay since it's ... More
 
 
 
 
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Buddhism
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 25th October 2019 to 25th February 2020
Buddhism, 96 Euston Road, NW1 | Same location as Buddhism
It has an estimated one billion followers across the world today, Buddhism is the subject of a major exhibition at the British Library in autumn 2019. ...More
 
 
 
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Dan Thatcher Dance / Collide Theatre / Diamanto Hadjizacharia
London > Events > Dance  Dates: Tuesday 18th February 2020 - 7.30pm
Buddhism, 17 Duke's Road, WC1H | 4 minutes from Buddhism
Dan Thatcher's Cenedl Heb Iaith explores how Wales almost became a nation without a language; Collide Theatre's re-imagines Stringberg's 19th-century play Ms Julie; Diamanto Hadjizacharia's Jungle ...More
 
 
 
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Aurora Orchestra: Far, Far Away
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd February 2020 at 10am, 11am, 12.30pm and 1.30pm
Buddhism, 90 York Way, N1 | 7 minutes from Buddhism
Under 6s and their families are invited to a multi-sensory concert, which blends chamber arrangements of Chopin's piano music with a specially commissioned story by children's ...More
 
 
 
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King's Cross Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Cnr Of King's Boulevard And Goods Way, King's Cross, London N1C | 4 minutes from Buddhism
A purpose built 1,000-seat theatre, complete with a railway track and platforms, created especially for Mike Kenny's Olivier Award-winning adaptation of E. Nesbit's 'The Railway Children'. ... More
 
 
 
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Platform Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
1 Handyside Street, King's Cross, London N1C | 5 minutes from Buddhism
Part of the University of the Arts London's award-winning campus for Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design, Platform Theatre has four performance spaces and ... More
 
 
 
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Scala
London > Entertainment > Live Music
275 Pentonville Road, King's Cross, London N1 | 6 minutes from Buddhism
Housed inside the old King's Cross Cinema, the Scala might be a bit tattered around the edges but this only adds to its battered charm. The ... More
 
 
 
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The best museums, galleries, attractions near Buddhism
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British Library
London > Attractions > Museums
96 Euston Road, King's Cross, London NW1 | Same location as Buddhism
With over 150 million items, a copy of every publication produced in the UK and Ireland, artwork by artists such as Antony Gormley and Eduardo Paolozzi, ... More
 
 
 
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John Ritblat Gallery - Treasures of British Library
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
The British Library, 96 Euston Road, King's Cross, London NW1 | Same location as Buddhism
The John Ritblat Gallery contains a permanent display of over 200 of the British Library's greatest treasures. It includes documents which made and recorded history, ... More
 
 
 
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King's Cross Tunnel
London > Attractions >
1 Pancras Square, King's Boulevard, King's Cross, London N1C | 3 minutes from Buddhism
The 90 metre long pedestrian tunnel designed by Allies & Morrison, the architects who designed the masterplan for the entire King's Cross redevelopment, links St Pancras ... More
 
 
 
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The best shops and markets near Buddhism
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Foyles St Pancras International
London > Shopping > Books
St Pancras International, Pancras Road, King's Cross, London NW1 | 1 minute from Buddhism
The family-run Foyles book shop has been in the book selling business since 1906. Books on a broad range of subjects from fiction and poetry to ... More
 
 
 
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Sourced Market
London > Shopping > Markets
St Pancras International, King's Cross, London NW1 | 1 minute from Buddhism
Since opening in August 2009, the UK's first produce market to be located in a train station aims to bring the best from local and artisan ... More
 
 
 
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Peyton & Byrne at St Pancras
London > Shopping > Delicatessens
Unit 11, The Undercroft, St Pancras International, King's Cross, London NW1 | 1 minute from Buddhism
Take a little piece of baked Britain with you when you travel from St Pancras by stocking up on cakes, tarts, biscuits and buns at Peyton ... More
 
 
 
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What are the best dining options near Buddhism London?
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Pizza Express
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
95 Euston Road, King's Cross, London NW1 | Same location as Buddhism
Pizza Express has become something of a London institution. Serving consistently excellent Italian pizzas quickly in pleasant unfussy surroundings, this is always a convenient and acceptable ... More
 
 
 
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St Pancras Renaissance Afternoon Tea: Hansom Lounge
London > Restaurants > Afternoon Tea
Euston Road, King's Cross, London NW1 | 1 minute from Buddhism
The Hansom Lounge at the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel occupies the former cobbled driveway where Hansom cabs used to drop off ... More
 
 
 
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Yo! Sushi
London > Restaurants > Japanese restaurants
Unit 27, The Circle, St Pancras Station, King's Cross, London N1C | 1 minute from Buddhism
For anyone who needs a fast, healthy lunch Yo! Sushi is the place to go. Its conveyor belt service means you've always got plenty of choice, ... More
 
 
 
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Near Buddhism
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The Place
London > Education > Evening Classes
17 Duke's Road, Bloomsbury, London WC1H | 4 minutes from Buddhism
London's specialist venue for contemporary dance, The Place plays a role in every aspect of this fast-growing art form. The London Contemporary Dance School offers degrees ... More
 
 
 
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Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Granary Building, 1 Granary Square, Holborn, London N1C | 5 minutes from Buddhism
One of the premier arts colleges in the world, St Martins accepts only a few talented students each year, and is very well regarded in the ... More
 
 
 
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The Bartlett School of Architecture
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Wates House, 22 Gordon Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1H | 7 minutes from Buddhism
The Bartlett School of Architecture, on the corner of Huntley Street and Capper Street, is part of The Bartlett: UCL's global faculty of the built environment. ... More
 
 
 
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Buddhism gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
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St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel Spa
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
St Pancras Renaissance Hotel, Euston Road, King's Cross, London NW1 | 1 minute from Buddhism
Taking inspiration from its surroundings and the great train journeys that set off from St Pancras station, the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel Spa pays homage ... More
 
 
 
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Frame King's Cross
London > Leisure >
Arthouse, 1 York Way, N1C | 9 minutes from Buddhism
With Frame founders Pip Black and Joan Murphy set out to create a fun approach to fitness. What started out as a Shoreditch ... More
 
 
 
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Dolphin Swimming Club
London > Leisure > Activities
U of L Pool, Malet Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E | 10 minutes from Buddhism
Swimming lessons for children and aquaphobic adults. This is one of the more popular swimming schools in London, and one of the most long-running, with over ... More
 
 
 
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The best pubs near London Buddhism.
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The Betjeman Arms
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
Unit 53, St. Pancras International, King's Cross, London NW1 | 1 minute from Buddhism
Gastropub... More
 
 
 
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The Harrison
London > Nightlife > Pubs
28 Harrison Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1H | 6 minutes from Buddhism
Originally built in the 1880s by Samuel Harrison to refresh the workers in his shoe factory, The Harrison pub's current building dates back to 1934. Owned ... More
 
 
 
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Marquis Cornwallis
London > Nightlife > Pubs
31 Marchmont Street, WC1N | 7 minutes from Buddhism
Always a popular choice for local workers and tourists taking in the delights of Bloomsbury, Marquis Cornwallis , located on Marchmont Street, close ... More
 
 
 
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Buddhism clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
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George's Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
St Pancras Renaissance Hotel, Euston Road, NW1 | 1 minute from Buddhism
Following a major redesign, the bar within The Gilbert Scott restaurant reopened as George's Bar in early 2018. Marcus Wareing's latest tribute to the building's original ... More
 
 
 
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The Hansom Bar, St Pancras Renaissance Hotel
London > Nightlife > Bars
St Pancras Renaissance Hotel, Euston Road, NW1 | 1 minute from Buddhism
Adding to its fantastic line-up of destination bars and restaurants, which includes The Gilbert Scott and The Booking Office, the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel launched ... More
 
 
 
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Cosy Kettle
London > Nightlife > Bars
60 Chalton Street, King's Cross, London NW1 | 2 minutes from Buddhism
Hidden below the bustling Somers Town Coffee House, Cosy Kettle offers an intimate sanctuary away from the pub crowd. Opened in late 2013, the bar is ... More
 
 
 
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Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near Buddhism.
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British Library Conference Centre
London > Business > Venue Hire
96 Euston Road, King's Cross, London NW1 | Same location as Buddhism
As the national library of the United Kingdom the British Library is renowned for its world class collection of books but its Conference Centre is something ... More
 
 
 
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Friends House
London > Business > Venue Hire
173-177 Euston Road, Bloomsbury, London NW1 | 7 minutes from Buddhism
The historic headquarters of Quakers in Britain, Friends House in Euston has 23 function rooms including a large Meeting Hall which seats up to 1,100 guests. ... More
 
 
 
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Kings Place
London > Business > Venue Hire
90 York Way, King's Cross, London N1 | 7 minutes from Buddhism
Just 150 metres from King's Cross and St Pancras stations, the Dixon-Jones designed Kings Place offers conference organisers two auditoriums, two art galleries and a wide ... More
 
 
 

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event > Exhibitions > Special exhibits - Museums
DATES  25th October 2019 to 25th February 2020
VENUE  British Library 
It has an estimated one billion followers across the world today, Buddhism is the subject of a major exhibition at the British Library in autumn 2019. Going back to its beginnings in north India in the 6th century BC, the display begins with the roots of one of the world's major religions and explores its philosophy and modern day relevance. Rare a... More about this event
 
 

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Dan Thatcher Dance / Collide Theatre / Diamanto Hadjizacharia
Dance | On 18th February 2020 

The Place 4 minutes walk from Buddhism

Dan Thatcher's Cenedl Heb Iaith explores how Wales almost became a nation without a language; Collide Theatre's re-imagines Stringberg's 19th-century ...More

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Exhibitions | Until 31st March 2020 

Granary Square 5 minutes walk from Buddhism

They lit up Coal Drops Yard last winter. Now, from January 2020, Space Frames adds illuminated archways to Granary Square, ...More

 
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Exhibitions | Until 26th April 2020 

The Foundling Museum 8 minutes walk from Buddhism

Paintings, prints, photographs, sculpture and textiles exploring representations of the pregnant female body through portraits, spanning 500 years and featuring ...More

Portraying Pregnancy
Portraying Pregnancy
Exhibitions | Until 26th April 2020 

The Foundling Museum 8 minutes walk from Buddhism

The Foundling Museum presents the first major exhibition to explore the pregnant female body through portraits from the past 500 ...More

 
American Pastoral
Exhibitions | Until 14th March 2020 

Gagosian Gallery Britannia Street 8 minutes walk from Buddhism

Taking its title from Philip Roth's 1997 novel, this group show juxtaposes modern and contemporary works with historical American landscapes ...More

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Play Well
Exhibitions | Until 8th March 2020 

Wellcome Collection 8 minutes walk from Buddhism

The Wellcome Collection explores the power of play and the important role it has in society for adults and children ...More

 
Wellcome Collection: Being Human
Wellcome Collection: Being Human
Exhibitions | Until 1st September 2021 

Wellcome Collection 8 minutes walk from Buddhism

Replacing Medicine Now as a permanent display at the Wellcome Collection, Being Human is a free exhibition which takes a ...More

 
Quentin Blake: From The Studio
Exhibitions | Until 31st October 2021 

House of Illustration 9 minutes walk from Buddhism

The first ever permanent exhibition space dedicated to the celebrated illustrator includes an up-to-date showcase of Blake's projects as they ...More

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Displays of Power: A Natural History of Empire
Exhibitions | Until 7th March 2020 

Grant Museum of Zoology 11 minutes walk from Buddhism

Taking a closer look at how Empire shaped the Grant Museum of Zoology collections, Displays of Power will make you ...More

 

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