Summer is nearly here and us book fanatics need to find a decent reason to get out of the house instead of reading in our rooms all day.
At Minibus Shuttle, we love learning about the best places in London to visit, which is why we have provided you with a list of the top libraries in London to visit and the London public library locations.
1. National Art Library
Address: Cromwell Road, London, SW7 2RL
Opening Hours: 10:00 to 17:45
If you are looking for art Libraries in London, then we have found the perfect one for you. With plenty of displays, exhibitions and talks taking place at this stunningly big library, it is needless to say that all book nerds will be kept busy while visiting the National Library London.
2. The London Library
Admission: Membership required – prospective members can look around the library facilities
Address: The London Library, 14 St James’s Square, London, SW1Y 4LG
Opening Hours: Monday to Wednesday 9:30 – 20:00, Thursday to Saturday 9:30 – 17:30, Sunday and bank holidays closed.
If you are a fellow bookworm, then the London public library is a location you must visit, considering it has been supporting the intellectual and cultural life of England for nearly two hundred years, with both modern day library books and books dating back to the 16th century.
3. British Library
Address: British Library, 96 Euston Road, London, NW1 2DB
Opening Hours: Monday to Thursday 9:30 – 20:00, Friday 9:30 – 18:00, Saturday 9:30 – 17:00, Sunday 11:00 – 17:00
If you’re looking for the best libraries in London, then the British National Library needs to be on your list.
The British Library is one of our many free London libraries, that is all about helping people, allowing them to discover interesting topics, giving them an opportunity to use the library to further their education and help them in their studies.
This London national library even offers business support for people who want to run their own business.
4. The Barbican Library
Address: Silk St, London, EC2Y 8DS
Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday 9:00 – 23:00, Sunday 11:00 – 23:00, Bank holidays 12:00 – 23:00
For anyone fascinated in arts, whether it be art, music or theatre, then you need to see The Barbican Library, the largest multi-arts and conference venue in Europe, which is always keeping busy holding a range of different events.
5. Canada Water Library
Address: 21 Surrey Quays Road, London, SE16 7AR
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday 8:00 – 20:00, Saturday 9:00 – 17:00, Sunday 10:00 – 16:00
The Canada Water Library is also otherwise known as the busiest library in London.
Not only is this London public library an unusually designed building, helping it to gain some much wanted attention, but the local library also has over 40,000 books and holds regular activities for both children and adults.
6. Wellcome Library
Admission: Free (required to sign up to a free membership.) Must be over 18 years of age
Address: Wellcome Library, 183 Euston Road, London, NW1 2BE
Opening Hours: Monday to Wednesday 10:00 – 18:00, Thursday 10:00 – 20:00, Friday 10:00 – 18:00, Saturday 10:00 – 16:00
The Wellcome Library London, is all about the history of health and medicine and is therefore perfect for those of you looking for places to study near me and if you want to further your knowledge in the medical industry, or for those of you who are studying those particular topics for college or university.
7. The Library and Museum of Freemasonry
Address: Freemasons’ Hall, 60 Great Queen Street, London, WC2B 4RL
Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday 10:00 – 17:00
The library is open for people to use for reference and has a variety of both printed books along with manuscripts and is one of the many amazing libraries in London that will keep you and your family busy during the half term.
We hope you found our list of London libraries useful and that you enjoy visiting these free libraries in London!
If you are in need of a minibus hire for your trip to see these top London libraries, why not give Minibus Shuttle a call today on 020 7821 1157.