The area around St. Pancras, London
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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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.
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.
On the corner of Gower Street and University Street is the Grant Museum which houses around 67,000 specimens covering the whole Animal Kingdom.
The museum occupies only a small part of the building in the photograph and 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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This museum is located a little north of the British Museum just off Gower Street in Malet Place and 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 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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