British Library & The British Museum from £19.00
Day in the City
In the morning we shall drop off at the British Library in Euston Road with time for a good browse around. Very often there is an exhibition with an entrance charge but at time of writing we are not aware of what this will be so we haven’t included a charge.
At lunchtime, Fish and Chips will be waiting on the coach for those who have ordered it (optional, extra cost).
In the afternoon we drive round to the British Museum in Great Russell Street for an afternoon of interesting observation. Both the British Library and the British Museum have a cafeteria for a ‘tea break’.
The British Library is a major research library and it is estimated to contain 150-200 million items from many countries. The
British Library receives copies of all books produced in the UK and Ireland. It is the national library of the United Kingdom and
is the largest national library in the world. Its present purpose built building was completed in 1997 where it moved from its
previous position within the British Museum. Already this present building is classified as a Grade I listed building of
exceptional interest for its architecture and history.
The British Museum was the first public museum in the world and completed around 1753 and receives approximately 6.7
million visitors a year. Whatever you may be interested in you are sure to find it here as its vast numbers of visitors testify and
it is adding to its collection continuously. It was also once the largest building in Europe in the mid-19th century and wings