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John Ritblat Gallery - Treasures of British LibraryThe 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, sacred texts from the world's religions, masterpieces of illumination, landmarks of printing, great works of literature and music, and major advances in science and map-making. The items on display include: Magna Carta, Lindisfarne Gospels, Sherborne Missal, Barcelona Hagadah, Gutenberg Bible, and the Notebook of Leonardo da Vinci. Manuscripts by some of Britain's most well-known authors are also on display. Notable entries include Jane Austen, George Eliot and Charles Dickens, Shakespeare's 'First Folio', 'Alice's Adventures Under Ground' and Jane Austen's 'History of England'. Also exhibited are manuscript scores by many well-known and much loved composers such as Mozart, Handel, Chopin, Beethoven, and The Beatles. There's also the chance to hear a small selection of audio recordings from the National Sound Archive collections, including Florence Nightingale (1890) and James Joyce reading from 'Ulysses' (1924).

 

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Shakespeare in Ten ActsShakespeare in Ten ActsShakespeare in Ten Acts Telling the story of the changing nature of Shakespeare's reputation, Shakespeare in Ten Acts is the British Library's tribute to the Bard for to mark the 400th anniversary of the great playwright's death. This major exhibition includes manuscripts and diaries which provide first-hand accounts - on 13th March 1602, a law student noted how Shakespe2016-05-01T00:00:00+01002016-09-06T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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DATES  15th April to 6th September 2016
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Telling the story of the changing nature of Shakespeare's reputation, Shakespeare in Ten Acts is the British Library's tribute to the Bard for to mark the 400th anniversary of the great playwright's death. This major exhibition includes manuscripts and diaries which provide first-hand accounts - on 13th March 1602, a law student noted how Shakespe... More about this event
 
What Next For Your Invention: Plan, Prototype Or Protect'What Next For Your Invention: Plan, Prototype Or Protect'A practical workshop to learn the key issues to help you make your product idea a reality.2016-05-03T13:00:00+01002016-05-03T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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Introduction To The Business & IP CentreIntroduction To The Business & IP CentreA practical introduction to these essential resources, events and activities available.2016-05-04T10:00:00+01002016-05-04T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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Introduction To The Business & IP Centre
Sacred Texts Of Judaism, Christianity And IslamSacred Texts Of Judaism, Christianity And IslamExplore the origins and development of religious texts.2016-05-04T14:00:00+01002016-05-25T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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Mini-Masterclass: Lean StartupMini-Masterclass: Lean StartupExplore how this model can help your business succeed.2016-05-06T14:00:00+01002016-05-06T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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This Orient Isle: Elizabethan England And The Islamic WorldThis Orient Isle: Elizabethan England And The Islamic WorldJerry Brotton discusses this neglected part of history.2016-05-06T18:30:00+01002016-05-06T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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This Orient Isle: Elizabethan England And The Islamic World
Writing LondonWriting LondonCelebrate five years of Cityread London.2016-05-07T15:30:00+01002016-05-07T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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Dying For ShakespeareDying For ShakespeareNigel Cliff discusses an 1849 performance of Macbeth in New York that provoked a riot.2016-05-09T18:30:00+01002016-05-09T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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Introduction To Intellectual PropertyIntroduction To Intellectual PropertyLearn how intellectual property can protect you.2016-05-10T10:00:00+01002016-05-10T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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Intermediate Guide To CopyrightIntermediate Guide To CopyrightA session for those with a basic knowledge of the subject.2016-05-10T14:00:00+01002016-05-10T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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Hilton London Euston Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £90  22% off
17-18 Upper Woburn Place, WC1H | 5 minutes from John Ritblat Gallery - Treasures of British Library
The grand Victorian building that houses this hotel is surely one of the most impressive edifices in the Hilton chain. The location of this hotel in ... More
 
 
 
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London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £37  23% off
324 Gray's Inn Rd, WC1X | 7 minutes from John Ritblat Gallery - Treasures of British Library
Whether you have missed the last train home, heading on a business trip to Europe or spending a night in the capital for business or pleasure, ... More
 
 
 
Holiday Inn London Bloomsbury
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £60  23% off
Coram Street, WC1N | 8 minutes from John Ritblat Gallery - Treasures of British Library
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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British Library Centre for Conservation
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
96 Euston Road, King's Cross, London NW1 | Same location as John Ritblat Gallery - Treasures of British Library
Offically opened by HRH The Princess Royal on 10 October 2007, this purpose-built library offers the best possible conditions for the conservation of books and for ... More
 
 
 
Cubitt
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
8 Angel Mews, King's Cross, London N1 | 4 minutes from John Ritblat Gallery - Treasures of British Library
Established in the early '90s as an artist-run studio, Cubitt began life as an indy operation and remains one of the trendier galleries in town, consistently ... More
 
 
 
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Wellcome Collection
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
183 Euston Road, Bloomsbury, London NW1 | 8 minutes from John Ritblat Gallery - Treasures of British Library
A major and fascinating cultural venue, the Wellcome Collection combines three galleries: 'Medicine Man', 'Medicine Now' and 'special exhibitions'. In addition you'll find the famous Wellcome ... More
 
 
 
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British Library
London > Attractions > Museums
96 Euston Road, King's Cross, London NW1 | Same location as John Ritblat Gallery - Treasures of British Library
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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King's Cross Foot Tunnel
London > Attractions >
1 Pancras Square, King's Boulevard, King's Cross, London N1C | 3 minutes from John Ritblat Gallery - Treasures of British Library
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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St Pancras Church
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Euston Road, Bloomsbury, London NW1 | 5 minutes from John Ritblat Gallery - Treasures of British Library
Completed in 1822, St Pancras Church was the most expensive church to be constructed since St Paul's was rebuilt after the Great Fire. This Greek Revival ... More
 
 
 
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Next Top VN Featuring DJ Mai Tho
London > Events > Clubbing and Nightlife  Dates: Sunday 1st May 2016 - 10pm-6am
Scala, 275 Pentonville Road, King's Cross, N1 | 6 minutes from John Ritblat Gallery - Treasures of British Library
The glamorous Vietnamese DJ provides house music....More
 
 
 
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ChamberStudio Masterclass
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Sunday 1st May 2016 - 2.30pm
Kings Place, 90 York Way, N1 | 7 minutes from John Ritblat Gallery - Treasures of British Library
Watch as cellist Adrian Brendel coaches The Hepplewhite Piano Trio....More
 
 
 
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I Musicanti And Martin Roscoe
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Sunday 1st May 2016 - 6.30pm
Kings Place, 90 York Way, N1 | 7 minutes from John Ritblat Gallery - Treasures of British Library
The ensemble and guest pianist perform Dvorak's String Quintet In G, Smirnov's Piano Quintet and Lachner's arrangement of Beethoven's Piano Concerto No 4 In G....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 John Ritblat Gallery - Treasures of British Library
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
University Of The Arts London, Granary Building, 1 Granary Square, King's Cross, London N1C | 5 minutes from John Ritblat Gallery - Treasures of British Library
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 John Ritblat Gallery - Treasures of British Library
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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Foyles St Pancras International
London > Shopping > Books
St Pancras International, Pancras Road, King's Cross, London NW1 | 1 minute from John Ritblat Gallery - Treasures of British Library
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 John Ritblat Gallery - Treasures of British Library
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 John Ritblat Gallery - Treasures of British Library
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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Pizza Express
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
95 Euston Road, King's Cross, London NW1 | Same location as John Ritblat Gallery - Treasures of British Library
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 John Ritblat Gallery - Treasures of British Library
The Hansom Lounge at the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel occupies the former cobbled driveway where Hansom cabs used to drop off and pick up their passengers. ... 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 John Ritblat Gallery - Treasures of British Library
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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The Place
London > Education > Evening Classes
17 Duke's Road, Bloomsbury, London WC1H | 4 minutes from John Ritblat Gallery - Treasures of British Library
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 John Ritblat Gallery - Treasures of British Library
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 John Ritblat Gallery - Treasures of British Library
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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St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel Spa
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
St Pancras Renaissance Hotel, Euston Road, King's Cross, London NW1 | 1 minute from John Ritblat Gallery - Treasures of British Library
The lavishly restored St Pancras Renaissance Hotel has attracted a lot of attention since opening in 2011 as part of the grand Eurostar relocation. The Hotel's ... More
 
 
 
National College of Karate
London > Leisure > Martial Arts
Corner of Judd Street and Cromer Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1H | 3 minutes from John Ritblat Gallery - Treasures of British Library
Martial Arts ... More
 
 
 
London Contemporary Dance School
London > Leisure > Fitness
17 Dukes Road, Bloomsbury, London WC1H | 4 minutes from John Ritblat Gallery - Treasures of British Library
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The Betjeman Arms
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
Unit 53, St. Pancras International, King's Cross, London NW1 | 1 minute from John Ritblat Gallery - Treasures of British Library
Gastropub... More
 
 
 
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The Harrison
London > Nightlife > Pubs
28 Harrison Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1H | 6 minutes from John Ritblat Gallery - Treasures of British Library
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 John Ritblat Gallery - Treasures of British Library
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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Cosy Kettle
London > Nightlife > Bars
60 Chalton Street, King's Cross, London NW1 | 2 minutes from John Ritblat Gallery - Treasures of British Library
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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GNH Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
Great Northern Hotel, King's Cross, London N1C | 3 minutes from John Ritblat Gallery - Treasures of British Library
The GNH Bar takes up almost the entire ground floor of the Great Northern Hotel and opens directly onto the western concourse of King's Cross Station. ... More
 
 
 
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VOC
London > Nightlife > Bars
2 Varnishers Yard, Regents Quarter, King's Cross, London N1 | 5 minutes from John Ritblat Gallery - Treasures of British Library
VOC is a 17th Century-inspired Punch House from Fluid Movement, the people behind speakeasy bars The Whistling Shop and Purl. Taking its name from Vereenigde Oost-Indische ... More
 
 
 
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British Library Conference Centre
London > Business > Venue Hire
96 Euston Road, King's Cross, London NW1 | Same location as John Ritblat Gallery - Treasures of British Library
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 John Ritblat Gallery - Treasures of British Library
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 John Ritblat Gallery - Treasures of British Library
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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Sicily: Culture and Conquest
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Exhibitions | Until 14th August 2016 

British Museum 9 minutes walk from John Ritblat Gallery - Treasures Of British Library

In 2016, the British Museum hosts the first exhibition in the UK to explore over 4000 years of history on ...More

 
Light, Time, Legacy: Francis Towne's Watercolours of Rome
Light, Time, Legacy: Francis Towne's Watercolours of Rome
Exhibitions | Until 14th August 2016 

British Museum 9 minutes walk from John Ritblat Gallery - Treasures Of British Library

The British Museum marks the bicentenary of Francis Towne's death with ...More

 
Digital Photography Trails
Leisure | On 1st May 2016 

British Museum 9 minutes walk from John Ritblat Gallery - Treasures Of British Library

Using a digital camera to explore Museum objects and follow trails....More

Maser
Maser
Exhibitions | Until 5th May 2016 

Lazarides Rathbone 10 minutes walk from John Ritblat Gallery - Treasures Of British Library

Irish-born graffiti artist Maser, who recently featured as one of 11 artists asked to produce a film to accompany the ...More

 
Music and the Communist Idea
Exhibitions | On 1st May 2016 

Conway Hall 10 minutes walk from John Ritblat Gallery - Treasures Of British Library

Communism has been one of the most powerful social force in the last 200 years. It is no surprise that ...More

Gnostic Workshop: Magical Britain, Freemasonry, Theosophy and Alchemy
Exhibitions | On 1st May 2016 

Conway Hall 10 minutes walk from John Ritblat Gallery - Treasures Of British Library

A one day gnostic workshop exploring the hidden meaning behind the symbols of freemasonry, the wisdom of the alchemists, and ...More

Foundling Sunday
Exhibitions | On 1st May 2016 

The Foundling Museum 17 minutes walk from John Ritblat Gallery - Treasures Of British Library

Literary & Education, Discussion/Debate....More

Drawing on Childhood
Drawing on Childhood
Exhibitions | Until 1st May 2016 

The Foundling Museum 17 minutes walk from John Ritblat Gallery - Treasures Of British Library

Bringing together works of major illustrators from the eighteenth century to present day, Drawing on Childhood ...More

 
Made London - Bloomsbury
Made London - Bloomsbury
Exhibitions | Until 1st May 2016 

Mary Ward House 17 minutes walk from John Ritblat Gallery - Treasures Of British Library

A new companion show to Made London in October - one of the top selling events for designer makers in ...More

 
Unseen City: Photos by Martin Parr
Unseen City: Photos by Martin Parr
Exhibitions | Until 31st July 2016 

Guildhall Art Gallery 18 minutes walk from John Ritblat Gallery - Treasures Of British Library

For two years acclaimed British photographer Martin Parr was the City of London's official photographer-in-residence. Between 2013 and 2015 ...More

 
 
 
 
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