Eat, Drink, Shop

There are a wide choice of places to eat and drink across the Library site

Eat

The Terrace Restaurant

Located on Floor 1, and including an outdoor terrace, The Terrace Restaurant is the latest addition to our catering offer. It offers delicious filled artisan breads, homemade bakery products such as quiches, sausage rolls and scotch eggs, alongside hot savoury snacks and meals with a choice of seasonal salads. A selection of cakes and sweet treats will be available all day to accompany our Nude Espresso barista coffee and teas. With views out to the terrace, it is the perfect place to relax while eating and drinking.

Visit the James Cook: The Voyages exhibition and get a special offer on our daily or exhibition-themed menu – available daily at the Terrace Restaurant and King’s Library Café.

The King’s Library Café

Located on Floor 1, The King's Library Café offers hot bistro-style meals, a roast of the day and an extensive salad bar alongside delicious hot and cold savoury snacks. Accompany your meal with a range of beers, wines, juices and hot drinks. Our menu changes daily.

Buy any hot meal and get a free small hot drink by presenting this voucher at the till.

Drink

Origin Coffee, Entrance Hall

Located in the Entrance Hall, this coffee shop offers a superb selection of espresso-based drinks and batch brew filter coffee. You can expect a regularly rotating selection of direct trade coffees as well as pastries and doughnuts.

Featured on London’s Best Coffee. Find out more here.

Origin Coffee, Euston Road

Located on Euston Road, this coffee shop showcases the very best in speciality with the roaster’s direct trade single origin coffees and regularly rotating feature coffees. As well as delicious espressos, it serves filter options – batch and pour overs – as well as bottled cold brew.

Alongside the coffee menu, you will find a carefully curated selection of speciality teas and cold drinks. Origin’s focus on quality and provenance is also at the heart of a delicious breakfast and lunch menu with meats sourced from British producers through Cannon and Cannon and British made cheeses sourced from Neal’s Yard. Expect items such as smoked pork belly brioche buns and avocado on sourdough.

Featured on London’s Best Coffee and Tatler’s London’s Best Coffee Shops. Find out more here.

The Rotunda Bar

Outside on the Piazza, The Rotunda Bar offers seasonal drinks and nibbles to enjoy in the sunshine or under canopies in more traditional British weather.

King’s Library Coffee Bar

Located at the entrance to the King's Library Café, serving artisan tea and coffee from Nude Coffee Roaster in Spitalfields alongside homemade sweet treats.

The Coffee Shop

Located on the Upper Ground Floor, The Coffee Shop offers a range of delicious sandwiches, salads, cakes and snacks, along with a full range of hot and cold beverages. Keep an eye out for our daily specials and monthly promotions.

The Last Word

Also outside on the Piazza, The Last Word offers freshly ground coffee, teas and a selection of cold drinks alongside a range of sandwiches made on speciality breads. There will also be homemade cakes, pastries and on-the-go snacks.

Keep an eye out for our Piazza events throughout the year.


The Knowledge Centre Bar will be closed from 23 July – 29 August 2018 for essential refurbishment.

Shop

British Library Shop

Beautiful books, fantastic fairy tales, classic crime stories and more at every corner. Perfect for the curious and literary minded.

Located in our Entrance Hall, pop in or visit our online shop

Members

Members' Room

Overlooking the King’s Library, our Members’ Room offers you a private place to relax, work or meet a friend within the Library. Become a Member and alongside exclusive access to the room, you will get unlimited free entry to our exhibitions and access to our Knowledge Centre Bar on weeknight evenings, plus much more. Members can also treat themselves to 20% discount in our public restaurants, cafés and Shop.

Venue hire at the British Library

With facilities for up to 255 guests, the British Library can accommodate all types of events from smaller board meetings, business interviews and private dinners to larger conferences, product launches and private screenings.

Situated at the heart of Kings Cross St Pancras and only one minute's walk from King’s Cross St Pancras Station. 

For more information, see our venue hire or conferences and events page.