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The British Library

British Library

The British Library (St Pancras Train Station in background)

Last weekend we visited The British Library’s “Treasures” gallery, which is open to the public free-of-charge.  The “Treasures of the British Library” is an amazing permanent collection including Leonardo da Vinci’s notebooks, Shakespeare’s manuscripts, the Magna Carta, Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (which I have to admit was fantastic), hand-written Beatle’s lyrics, early bibles, sacred texts, and more.  A must-see in London.

Also, the “Evolving English” exhibition is currently open until 3 April 2011.  This innovative exhibition explores the diversity of the English language from Old English to slang to tweets and how it is constantly changing.  A sensory-stimulating and absorbing display.

The British Library
St Pancras, Euston Road, London NW1

British Library Entrance

Entrance Gate, Statue of Isaac Newton