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Address
British Library, 96 Euston Road, King's Cross, NW1 2DB   
 
Opening Times
Today (Saturday) British Library closes at 17.00
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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1st January Where:
,   Cnr Of King's Boulevard And Goods Way    King's Cross  N1C
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King's Cross Theatre

Cnr Of King's Boulevard And Goods Way, King's Cross, N1C  4AG  4 minutes away from 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...  More

1st January Where:
,   University Of The Arts London, Granary Building, 1 Granary Square    King's Cross  N1C
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Platform Theatre

University Of The Arts London, Granary Building, 1 Granary Square, King's Cross, N1C  4AA  5 minutes away from 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...  More

1st January Where:
,   275 Pentonville Road    King's Cross  N1
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Scala

275 Pentonville Road, King's Cross, N1  9NL  6 minutes away from 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....  More

1st January Where:
,   90 York Way    King's Cross  N1
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Kings Place

90 York Way, King's Cross, N1  9AG  7 minutes away from British Library

Just 150 metres from King's Cross and St Pancras stations and with a waterside setting, the Dixon-Jones designed Kings Place combines the offices of The...  More

1st January Where:
,   15 Gordon Street    Bloomsbury  WC1H
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Bloomsbury Theatre

15 Gordon Street, Bloomsbury, WC1H  0AH  8 minutes away from British Library

Owned and part-funded by University College London, the Bloomsbury was completed in 1968 on the site of a bomb-damaged church. The years have not been...  More

1st January Where:
,   The Brunswick    Bloomsbury  WC1N
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Curzon Bloomsbury

The Brunswick, Bloomsbury, WC1N  1AW  8 minutes away from British Library

The arthouse Renoir Cinema underwent a major refurbishment in 2015 by The Curzon Cinema Group. Reopening as the Curzon Bloomsbury, the new name pays homage...  More

1st January Where:
,   12 Stephenson Way      NW1
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The Magic Circle

12 Stephenson Way, London, NW1  2HD  9 minutes away from British Library

The purpose built headquarters of The Magic Circle in Euston houses a vast collection of posters and memorabilia relating to the history of mystery....  More

1st January Where:
,   30 Colonnade    Bloomsbury  WC1N
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The Horse Hospital

30 Colonnade, Bloomsbury, WC1N  1HX  10 minutes away from British Library

As the name suggests, The Horse Hospital wasn't always the modern arts venue it is today. Once home to sick and injured horses - many...  More

1st January Where:
,   96-98 Pentonville Road    Clerkenwell  N1
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The Lexington

96-98 Pentonville Road, Clerkenwell, N1  9JB  13 minutes away from British Library

The Lexington is both a music venue and an English pub that thinks it's an American speakeasy. While this may sound like trying to please...  More

1st January Where:
,   15-16 Triton Street, Regents Place    Fitzrovia  NW1
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The New Diorama Theatre

15-16 Triton Street, Regents Place, Fitzrovia, NW1  3BF  15 minutes away from British Library

The New Diorama Theatre is an 80-seat performance space located in central London, close to Great Portland Street, dedicated to presenting the work of theatre...  More

1st January Where:
,   3-7 Delancey Street    Camden Town  NW1
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The Forge Arts Venue

3-7 Delancey Street, Camden Town, NW1  7NL  15 minutes away from British Library

The Forge is a purpose-built acoustically-designed concert venue in the heart of London's Camden Town. Housed in a sustainable, architecturally designed building, boasting both a...  More

1st January Where:
,   Rosebery Avenue, Islington    Clerkenwell  EC1R
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Sadler's Wells

Rosebery Avenue, Islington, Clerkenwell, EC1R  4TN  17 minutes away from British Library

Modern contemporary dance and music performance space. Occupying a site with a long tradition of entertaining Londoners, Sadler's Wells exists to bring the best of national...  More

1st January Where:
,   Rosebery Avenue    Clerkenwell  EC1R
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Sadler's Wells Theatre

Rosebery Avenue, Clerkenwell, EC1R  4TN  17 minutes away from British Library

Modern contemporary dance and music performance space. Occupying a site with a long tradition of entertaining Londoners, Sadler's Wells exists to bring the best of...  More

1st January Where:
,   25 Rathbone Place    Fitzrovia  W1T
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The Wheatsheaf

25 Rathbone Place, Fitzrovia, W1T  1JB  17 minutes away from British Library

Stop at The Wheatsheaf on Rathbone Place and you'll be having a pint where people like George Orwell, Anthony Burgess and Dylan Thomas have stopped...  More

1st January Where:
,   268 Tottenham Court Road    Bloomsbury  W1T
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Dominion Theatre

268 Tottenham Court Road, Bloomsbury, W1T  7AQ  18 minutes away from British Library

Huge, but now slightly shabby, theatre which plays host to big, rocking musicals. The Dominion has a huge stage and hundreds of seats - on...  More

1st January Where:
,   Guardian House, 119 Farringdon Road    Clerkenwell  EC1R
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Theatre Delicatessen

Guardian House, 119 Farringdon Road, Clerkenwell, EC1R  3DA  18 minutes away from British Library

Taking over the old Guardian building in Farringdon and filling it with rehearsal rooms and performance spaces, Theatre Delicatessen not only takes an entrepreneurial approach...  More

1st January Where:
,   Guardian House, 119 Farringdon Road    Clerkenwell  EC1R
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Theatre Delicatessen

Guardian House, 119 Farringdon Road, Clerkenwell, EC1R  3DA  18 minutes away from British Library

Taking over the old Guardian building in Farringdon and filling it with rehearsal rooms and performance spaces, Theatre Delicatessen not only takes an entrepreneurial approach...  More

1st January Where:
,   5 Parkway    Camden Town  NW1
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Jazz Cafe

5 Parkway, Camden Town, NW1  7PG  18 minutes away from British Library

The youngest and funkiest of London's live jazz venues is everything a jazz bar should be - small, friendly and in love with music. The...  More

1st January Where:
,   418 St John Street    Clerkenwell  EC1V
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The Old Red Lion Theatre

418 St John Street, Clerkenwell, EC1V  4NJ  18 minutes away from British Library

One of London's most famous fringe pub theatres, the Old Red Lion Theatre in Islington was founded in 1979 by Charlie Hanson and is a...  More

1st January Where:
,   210 Shaftesbury Avenue    Covent Garden  WC2H
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Shaftesbury Theatre

210 Shaftesbury Avenue, Covent Garden, WC2H  8DP  18 minutes away from British Library

A large and appealingly shabby Edwardian theatre which has produced almost a century of successful popular theatre and musicals. The most notorious of these was...  More

1st January Where:
,   94 Parkway    Camden Town  NW1
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The Dublin Castle

94 Parkway, Camden Town, NW1  7AN  18 minutes away from British Library

Internationally famous music venue and pub offering cheap drinks, dancing and live music from up-and-coming bands. Legendary on the indie scene, the Dublin Castle, thanks...  More

1st January Where:
,   170 Drury Lane    Covent Garden  WC2B
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Top Secret Comedy Club @ The Africa Centre

170 Drury Lane, Covent Garden, WC2B  5PD  20 minutes away from British Library

This new Covent Garden alternative to the West End tourist traps has welcomed the likes of filthy San Franciscan Scott Capurro and TV favourite Andi...  More

1st January Where:
,   Drury Lane    Covent Garden  WC2B
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New London Theatre

Drury Lane, Covent Garden, WC2B  5PW  20 minutes away from British Library

Although this site has been an entertainment venue since at least the mid-19th century, the New London Theatre only opened its doors in 1973, making...  More

1st January Where:
,   Inner Circle, Regent's Park    Regent's Park  NW1
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Open Air Theatre, Regent's Park

Inner Circle, Regent's Park, Regent's Park, NW1  4NR  20 minutes away from British Library

If stuffy auditoriums aren't your thing, the Open Air Theatre in the heart of Regent's Park offers a chance to enjoy quality theatre under a...  More

1st January Where:
,   113-119 Charing Cross Road    Soho  WC2H
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Ray's Jazz At Foyles

113-119 Charing Cross Road, Soho, WC2H  0EB  21 minutes away from British Library

Jazz up your afternoon coffee break with a trip to Ray's shop and café on the first floor of Foyles' bookshop on Charing Cross Road....  More

1st January Where:
,   Charing Cross Road    Soho  WC2H
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Phoenix Theatre

Charing Cross Road, Soho, WC2H  0JP  21 minutes away from British Library

Built in 1930, the Phoenix Theatre is a curious mix of classical theatre architecture and the Art Deco style. The columns and arches of the...  More

1st January Where:
,   21 Dean Street    Soho  W1D
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Soho Theatre

21 Dean Street, Soho, W1D  3NE  21 minutes away from British Library

The Soho Theatre Company was formed in 1969 by Verity Bargate and Fred Proud, but it didn't have a permanent home until 2000, when its...  More

1st January Where:
,   The Camden Head, 2 Camden Passage    Islington  N1
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Angel Comedy Club

The Camden Head, 2 Camden Passage, Islington, N1  8DY  21 minutes away from British Library

Stand-up comedy every night of the week, with the programme ranging from new comedy talents to well-known TV stalwarts trying out new material. ...  More

1st January Where:
,   Portugal Street    Holborn  WC2A
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Peacock Theatre

Portugal Street, Holborn, WC2A  2HT  22 minutes away from British Library

This theatre is a major force on the national and international dance scene, with an innovative programme from Sadler's Wells that is keeping London's...  More

1st January Where:
,   Camden Lock    Camden Town  NW1
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Dingwalls

Camden Lock, Camden Town, NW1  8AB  22 minutes away from British Library

This small Camden venue, known as Dingwalls, has a bar at the back, a stage at the front and room for a couple of hundred...  More

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What's On Today Near British Library

Magna Carta: Law, Liberty, Legacy
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Exhibitions | Until 1st September 2015

Marking the 800th anniversary of the granting of the Magna Carta, the British Library presents Magna Carta: Law, Liberty, Legacy. ... More

Speirs + Major: HALFLIFE
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Exhibitions | Until 6th March 2016
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King's Cross Foot Tunnel  3 minutes walk from British Library

From Friday 6th March commuters and pedestrians using the new Allies & Morrison King's Cross foot tunnel will be greeted ... More

The Railway Children
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Theatre | Until 3rd January 2016
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King's Cross Railway Station  4 minutes walk from British Library

Mike Kenny's Olivier Award-winning adaptation of The Railway Children, staged at Waterloo three years ago, is now arriving at King's ... More

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Theatre | Until 30th August 2015
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King's Cross Theatre  4 minutes walk from British Library

Dinosaur Zoo brings these awesome prehistoric creatures to the stage.... More

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Theatre | Until 8th August 2015
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Platform Theatre  5 minutes walk from British Library

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Clubbing and Nightlife | On 1st August 2015
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Scala  6 minutes walk from British Library

House and techno with DJs on the night including Amy Wyles DJ, DJ Phat, DJ-Nitro and Audio Society.... More

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Exhibitions | Until 26th September 2015
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The Foundling Museum  8 minutes walk from British Library

Twenty-six sestudes, written works that feature exactly 62 words, shown alongside the artefacts from the collection that inspired their creation. ... More

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Exhibitions | Until 5th October 2015
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The Foundling Museum  8 minutes walk from British Library

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Exhibitions | On 1st August 2015
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The Foundling Museum  8 minutes walk from British Library

Create your own clay token using traditional sculptural techniques.... More

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Exhibitions | Until 6th September 2015
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The Foundling Museum  8 minutes walk from British Library

A review of the 400-year-old tradition of decorative plasterwork, from the Rococo splendour of the Foundling Hospital Court Room to ... More

 
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