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  Photograph of the British Library, St. Pancras, London, England   The British Library.

The British Library was originally contained in the British Museum but is now housed in this modern building, opened in 1998, next to St. Pancras Station. It is currently the largest library in the world.

It is an interesting building and quite a contrast to the Victorian Gothic styled St. Pancras Station next to it.


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  Photograph of Woburn Walk, St. Pancras, London, England   Woburn Walk.

A short walk from the British Library is this little pedestrianised lane built around 200 years ago. The Irish poet, William Butler Yeats, lived in this street from 1895 to 1919.

There are a number of food shops here so if you feel in need of refreshment you need go no further.


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  Photograph of Tavistock Square,  London, England   Tavistock Square.

A short walk south of Woburn Walk is Tavistock Square - one of a number of pretty gardens and squares in the vicinity.

There are a number of memorials here one of which is to Mahatma Gandhi which is in the centre.


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  Photograph of the Grant Museum, Bloomsbury, London, England   The Grant Museum of Zoology.

On the corner of Gower Street and University Street is the Grant Museum. This museum is part of the University of London and houses around 67,000 specimens, covering the whole Animal Kingdom.

The museum occupies only a small part of the building in the photograph, is open to the public and, in fact, consists of just one large gallery but is well worth a visit.

At the time of writing (2014) the museum is open Monday-Saturday from 1:00 PM and entry is free.

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  Photograph of the Petrie Museum, Bloomsbury , London, England   The Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology.

This museum is located a little north of the British Museum just off Gower Street in Malet Place. Another museum which is part of London University it houses an estimated 80,000 objects.

It is one of the greatest collections of Egyptian and Sudanese archaeology in the world and illustrates life in the Nile Valley from prehistory through the time of the pharaohs, the Ptolemaic, Roman and Coptic periods to the Islamic period.

At the time of writing (2014) the museum is open Tuesday-Saturday from 1:00 PM and entry is free.

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