On a weekend of celebrating my husband's 40th, I decided we'd end the trip here, as my husband is a huge comic book fan, and the exhibition on this looked right up his street (if not necessarily mine!). Also, having spent many years visiting London, I have somehow never managed to visit the library. What a pleasant surprise! The cloakroom was able to look after our many bags (we were traveling straight home from Kings Cross after our visit so had quite a few!). We were able to buy one and get one free on the exhibition tickets on presenting our train tickets at the booking office. The comic book exhibition I think was quite good if you like that kind of thing - my husband enjoyed it, and I found some of it quite interesting (some of the young men looking round could have possibly done with some lessons in personal hygiene though!!). For me the real treat was the Treasures of the British Library - the Magna Carta, handwritten Beatles lyrics. hand written bible extracts from the 3rd century, drawings by Michealangelo and Leonardo da Vinci, handwritten works of Jane Austen.... the list goes on and on. A shame so many of the (mostly American) tourists couldn't respect the clearly visible requests to NOT take photos, and somewhat selfishly using their flash photography potentially damaging such precious works.
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