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If you're an avid fan of Harry Potter then you've probably spent more than a few minutes daydreaming about divination, pondering the peculiarities of potions, and keeping half-an-eye open for enchanting creatures.
Well now you can learn about all of these and more at the British Library, as they unveil some of the rare books, old manuscripts and magical objects from their extensive collection, exploring the folklore and traditions which are at the heart of the Harry Potter novels.
They will also be exhibiting some of the original drafts and drawings by JK Rowling and illustrator Jim Kay.
Craig’s review of British Library – “The British Library is a construction of such monumental ugliness that it's worth seeing simply for that. Come and see the ugliest building in London! It's as if they've tipped a billion bricks into a pile and now they're waiting for the builders to start putting it all together. Only they won't. Because it's finished. This is it. Now it just sits on the side of the E… continued”
Private tour of the Churchill War Rooms – Every day – Enjoy a private tour of the Churchill War Rooms, and experience Winston Churchill's wartime bunker from behind the glass.
Victorian surgery at the Old Operating Theatre – Every Sat – Enjoy a demonstration of 19th-century surgery, held in the confines of the Old Operating Theatre at St Thomas's Hospital.
If you enjoy British Library then you might like to visit Charles Dickens Museum (walk it in 14 mins or catch the tube from Kings Cross St Pancras to Charles Dickens Museum), Dr. Johnson’s House (walk it in 28 mins or catch the tube from Kings Cross St Pancras to Dr. Johnson’s House), Globe Theatre (catch the train from Kings Cross St Pancras to Globe Theatre), Keats’ House (catch the train from Kings Cross St Pancras to Keats’ House) and Sherlock Holmes Museum (walk it in 30 mins or catch the tube from Kings Cross St Pancras to Sherlock Holmes Museum)
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