Sights and Attractions near British Library

ADDRESS
, 96 Euston Road, King's Cross, London NW1 2DB
OPENING TIMES
Mon to Fri 9.30am-6pm, late night Tue till 8pm, Sat 9.30am-5pm, Sun 11am-5pm | Bank Holidays 11am-5pm | Tours: Mon, Wed & Fri 11am & 7pm, Sat 11am & 3pm
PRICES
FREE (Adult), FREE (Child) | Donations appreciated. Tours 6-7 (Adults), 4.50-5.50 (Concs).
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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 | At British Library
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... 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 walk from 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... More
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St Pancras Church
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Euston Road, Bloomsbury, London NW1 | 5 minutes walk from 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... More
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Pancras Square
London > Attractions
King's Cross, London N1C | 5 minutes walk from British Library
Set between King's Cross and St Pancras stations, Pancras Square is a public square with restaurants, offices, green space and a gently flowing stepped water... More
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Granary Square
London > Attractions
Good's Way, King's Cross, London N1C | 5 minutes walk from British Library
The same size as Trafalgar Square, Granary Square is at the heart of King's Cross where the Eurostar departs and emerged as part of... More
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King's Cross Pavilion
London > Attractions > Sights
Granary Square, King's Cross, London N1C | 5 minutes walk from British Library
Designed by Stirling Prize winning architects Stanton Williams, the firm behind the nearby Granary Complex which includes Central Saint Martin's, King's Cross Pavilion occupies an... More
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Gasholder Park
London > Attractions > Sights
Goods Way, King's Cross, King's Cross, London NW1 | 6 minutes walk from British Library
At 25 metre-tall, 35 metre-wide, Gasholder No 8, disused since 2001, is the largest of the gasholders at King's Cross. Originally built as a... More
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Camley Street Natural Park
London > Attractions > Parks and Gardens
12 Camley Street, King's Cross, London N1C | 7 minutes walk from British Library
Camley Street Natural Park's two acres of woodland, water and wild meadow, concealed in the urban heart of King's Cross, have a 'secret garden' feel... More
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The Foundling Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
40 Brunswick Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 8 minutes walk from British Library
The Foundling Museum is one of London's real hidden treasures. Originally established in 1739 as a hospital which looked after abandoned children, the museum now... More
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Gagosian Gallery Britannia Street
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
6-24 Britannia Street, King's Cross, London WC1X | 8 minutes walk from British Library
The Gagosian is a cavernous space for exhibitions of the highest calibre. It is a major asset for the regeneration of the King's Cross area.... More
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London Canal Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
12-13 New Wharf Road, King's Cross, London N1 | 8 minutes walk from British Library
A trip to the Canal Museum reveals there's more to London's man-made waterways than just enjoying a day out in a narrow boat. You'll learn... More
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Guardian News & Media Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
90 York Way, King's Cross, London N1 | 8 minutes walk from British Library
For an interesting take on print journalism and the machinations of the media world pay a visit to the gallery situated in the foyer of... More
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Wellcome Collection
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
183 Euston Road, Bloomsbury, London NW1 | 8 minutes walk from 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... More
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Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology
London > Attractions > Museums
Malet Place, University College London, Bloomsbury, London WC1E | 9 minutes walk from British Library
The Petrie Museum, located within University College London, is one of the largest and most fascinating collections of Egyptian archaeology anywhere in the world. There... More
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House of Illustration
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
2 Granary Square, King's Cross, London N1C | 9 minutes walk from British Library
House of Illustration, the first permanent home of the charity of the same name, opened in Granary Square, King's Cross, in summer 2014 with an... More
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Lewis Cubitt Park and Square
London > Attractions
Handyside Street, King's Cross, London N1C | 9 minutes walk from British Library
On Stable Street in King's Cross, a short walk from Granary Square, Lewis Cubbit Square is the home of street food market KERB and host... More
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Russell Square
London > Attractions
Bloomsbury, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | 10 minutes walk from British Library
The grade II listed Russell Square is a large green space located within the Bloomsbury district with its own cafe, overlooked by the Hotel Russell... More
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Coram's Fields
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
93 Guilford Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 10 minutes walk from British Library
Coram's Fields is a special place for children where adults are allowed in only if accompanied by a child. Tucked away in the city centre... More
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The Wiener Library
London > Attractions > Museums
29 Russell Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | 11 minutes walk from British Library
The Wiener Library is the world's oldest library dedicated to the study of the Holocaust, its causes and legacies. The library also hosts a regular... More
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Charles Dickens Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
48 Doughty Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 12 minutes walk from British Library
Charles Dickens brought London to life with his imaginative depictions of city life and his fascination and passion for the foggy Victorian streets have inspired... More
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Bolivar Hall at Venezuelan Embassy
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
54-56 Grafton Way, Fitzrovia, London W1T | 12 minutes walk from British Library
Part of the Venezuelan cultural complex located at 54 Grafton Way in Fitzrovia, London, Bolivar Hall first opened its doors to the public in 1986... More
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The Postal Museum and Mail Rail
London > Attractions > Museums
Phoenix Place, Clerkenwell, London WC1X | 13 minutes walk from British Library
From mid-2017, The Postal Museum welcomes visitors to explore the history of the Royal Mail and travel on a... More
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The Building Centre
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
26 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E | 14 minutes walk from British Library
Open to the public as well as construction professionals, The Building Centre houses a permanent exhibition of a 1:1500 scale model of Central London. Current... More
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New London Architecture
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
26 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E | 14 minutes walk from British Library
Located at The Building Centre in central London, New London Architecture prompts debate and discussion on architecture, planning, development and construction in the capital. The... More
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Clockmaker's Museum, Guildhall Library
London > Attractions > Museums
Science Museum, Exhibition Road, Clerkenwell, London SW7 | 14 minutes walk from British Library
An exceptional collection of historic clocks, watches, and marine timekeepers. The majority of items in the collection range from c . 1600-c .... More
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Pollock's Toy Museum
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
1 Scala Street, Fitzrovia, London W1T | 15 minutes walk from British Library
Crammed inside two townhouses (one 18th, the other 19th century) on a pretty sidestreet you'll find this historic haven for toys of all kinds. Named... More
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Regent's Place Plaza
London > Attractions
350 Euston Road, Fitzrovia, London NW1 | 15 minutes walk from British Library
Regent's Place Plaza is at the heart of Regent's Place, a 13 acre site in London's West End that accommodates close to 12,000 workers and... More
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British Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | 15 minutes walk from British Library
If you wanted to thoroughly explore the British Museum, it would take months, if not years. Over seven millions objects from all over the world... More
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Victoria House
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Bloomsbury Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | 15 minutes walk from British Library
This Grade II listed building, a stunning neoclassical landmark constructed in the 1920s, was extensively remodelled in 2003 to provide 300,000 square feet of prime... More
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Conway Hall
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
25 Red Lion Square, Holborn, Holborn, London WC1R | 15 minutes walk from British Library
Conway Hall is a landmark of London's independent intellectual, political and cultural life. Completed in 1929 at a cost of about 45,000, the name was... More
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Tracey Emin
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2018 

St Pancras International Station 1 minute walk from British Library

Art installation suspended from the station's Victorian glass roof, stretching 20 metres across the famous Barlow Shed roof, hanging directly ...More

The Bartlett Summer Show 2018
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The Bartlett School of Architecture 7 minutes walk from British Library

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Time Unwrapped
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Kings Place 7 minutes walk from British Library

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Rotunda Bar & Restaurant: Rum Garden By The Water
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Handel's Giulio Cesare
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The Foundling Museum 8 minutes walk from British Library

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The Foundling Museum 8 minutes walk from British Library

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Emma Brownlow: In Focus
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The Foundling Museum 8 minutes walk from British Library

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First Amongst Equals
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Exhibitions | Until 13th January 2019 

The Foundling Museum 8 minutes walk from British Library

The Foundling Museum celebrates the remarkable women who have shaped contemporary British society with the year-long First Amongst Equals. Spanning ...More

 
Teeth
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Exhibitions | Until 16th September 2018 

Wellcome Collection 8 minutes walk from British Library

The first exhibition to chart the history of the teeth profession and how it has shaped the way we live ...More

 
Somewhere In Between
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Exhibitions | Until 27th August 2018 

Wellcome Collection 8 minutes walk from British Library

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RAF Museum

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The Mall

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The Old Truman Brewery

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Jim's Cafe
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Soane's Kitchen
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Royal Opera: Don Giovanni
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Royal Artillery Square

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