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Library of Birmingham

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An interesting visit today. There is so much to see, admittedly we didn't see everything. The range... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Caperry
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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Amazing

What a building! Never before have I seen fairy lights put to such good effect! The Shakespeare... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
MrsBsTravels
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Hastings, United Kingdom
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Library of Birmingham 4 Centenary Square | Broad Street, Birmingham B1 2ND, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

An interesting visit today. There is so much to see, admittedly we didn't see everything. The range of books, music genre, audio books etc is vast. The Shakespeare exhibition on floor 9 is a must see as is the view and the Secret Garden on...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

What a building! Never before have I seen fairy lights put to such good effect! The Shakespeare room & view point at the top are definitely worth the 150 step climb. The Secret Garden (which isn't so secret...) offers a fab view of the city.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Several floors filled with anything your heart yearns to discover can be found here. Travel to the observation area to see a view of the city. Enjoy the serenity of the moment.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Nice place to have a coffee and read, but the building itself is a punch in the eye like most of the modern architecture in Britain, tacky and cheap. Quality and prices for food and beverage are a bit too high and the staff it's...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank carminet993
Reviewed 5 days ago

A huge library with an enormous amount of books, in a wide open airy building. Café good for a refreshing hot or cold drink.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank wendyanddavid536
Reviewed 1 week ago

Impressively spacious and airy the library induces a very calming influence. Great views over the city from the upper floors which include outdoor gardens. At the very top is the unique Shakespeare Memorial Room. Go and be inspired!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 605rupel
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Huge selection of books. Amazing view of the city centre on the top floor. Clean, helpful staff. There wasn't parking available immediately outside the library when I went, though there was a lot of construction work being carried out. Not sure if that has changed...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Malachite01
Reviewed 1 week ago

This library is fantastic and a delight to see in Birmingham. It's an instergrammers dream with every corner nicely designed and laid out. I go here often for meetings and read. I also love the secret garden which has lovely views on Birmingham. The shakespearean...More

Date of experience: January 2019
3  Thank MrASingh
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely internal space - quite futuristic in design. Being February the two rooftop gardens were not at their best but it was nice to see some greenery in the center of the city. Great views. Also liked the Shakespear room on the 9th floor.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Zoopeter
Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent a couple of hours in here on my own. Amazing place, a credit to the city. Lovely cafe, staff were friendly and helpful, lovely ladies. View from the roof took my breath away ! This is a library fit for the 21 st Century,...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Yes. Ten minute walk. Head towards the mailbox then right towards broad street.
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