Exhibition FREE

Treasures of the British Library

Monday to Sunday

From Magna Carta and Shakespeare to Florence Nightingale and Gandhi. Explore some of the world’s most exciting, beautiful and significant books, maps and manuscripts.


Digital Storytelling

2 Jun 2023 - 15 Oct 2023

Adventures, journeys and revolutions. Be transported through the thought-provoking world of interactive writing.

Upcoming events

At the Library

The Danish–British connection: on stage and screen

Roundtable discussions on Danish-British cultural exchange.

Other events

At the Library

'Ei blot til Lyst' – Not Purely for Pleasure

A celebration of the history of Danish and British cultural exchange.

Pay What You Can

School of Night Celebrate the 400th Anniversary of Shakespeare's First Folio

A night of wonder and daftness to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the first publication of Shakespeare’s First Folio.

Family Activity FREE

Family Day: Our World

Delivered in British Sign Language and spoken English.

At the Library and online

Shirley Williams: A Life in Politics

The legacy of a woman who changed the course of British politics.

Tours of the Library

Building tour

Discover more about our history, collection and architecture on a tour of the public areas of the Library.

Treasures tour

A one-hour journey through some of the Treasures of the British Library.