Some of the most charmingly beautiful books can also be the very smallest of books, and a selection of miniature books is currently on show in the British Library.
About the The British LibraryThe UK's national library in a striking building, but is also host to a regular set of exhibitions.
There's usually a modest sized history exhibition, which is free to visit, and often some sort of art event in the main courtyard.
They also host headline event exhibitions a couple of times per year, which are usually paid entry, but fill an entire hall with the exhibits on display.
The library itself is not open to the public, but the rest of the site is.
IMPORTANT - Although venues are reopening, their hours may differ from normal, and most now need prebooking before you visit.
Link to The British Library's website
The British Library,
The British Library,
96 Euston Road,
Exhibitions open at the moment
Step back into a dangerous world of plots, espionage and treachery to explore the turbulent relationship between Elizabeth I and Mary, Queen of Scots in their own words.
9:30am to 8pm
Ends on Sun 20th February
Showcasing previously unseen material from Paul McCartney’s personal archive, this display celebrates the life and art of one of the world’s most successful songwriters and performers.
9:30am to 5pm
Ends on Sun 13th March
Against the backdrop of war and revolution raging in Europe and the United States, a young man grew up in Bonn inspired by the ideals of freedom, and went on to compose some of the greatest works of music ever written.
Ends on Sun 24th April
Exhibitions opening soon
Explore five centuries of UK news through broadsheets, blogs and objects from our own collection and examine era-defining stories close-up.
Open from Fri 22nd April to Sun 21st August
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What's the nearest railway station to The British Library
The nearest station is London St Pancras International LL Rail Station which is 0.2 miles away.
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Celebrate some of the most popular entertainments of Victorian times
From the fall of Russia’s last Tsar to the rise of the communist state, this exhibition takes a look at the Russian Revolution 100 years on.
To mark the 150th anniversary of Canada’s confederation, a display from the Canadian photographic collection.
From the trial of Oscar Wilde to the Same Sex Marriage Act, through personal testimony, public protest, art and culture.
The exhibition showcases a display of wizarding books, manuscripts and magical objects.
A display of rarely-seen records, players and recorders, exploring how technology has transformed our listening experience.