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Accommodation in London

There is a huge range of accommodation in London to suit all budgets and tastes. Close to the British Library are the following hotels (a range of budgets and tastes):

This list is not exhaustive, but it will give you an idea of the type of accommodation close to the Library. We do not recommend any particular hotels.

Getting around

Transport for London website is packed full of information about how to get around London on all forms of transport, and includes walking routes and river boat services.

To get the cheapest single journey fares when travelling in London, buy an Oyster Card. You can buy these when you arrive or order them online before you travel.

What’s On?

To find out what’s going on in and around London and what there is to do, Time Out London magazine, which is published (free) weekly, is a great place to start

Museums within easy walking distance of the British Library include the British Museum, the Wellcome Collection, the Foundling Museum and the London Canal Museum.

If you’re planning to spend longer in our capital city, a number of organisations offer pre-booked sightseeing passes to many of London’s top attractions. These offer cheaper entry and no queuing.

Note: October is generally when many visitor attractions change their opening hours from summer to winter, so make sure you check that the attractions you’re interested in are open.