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The Poetry Library

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Poetry Library a hidden gem

Hidden away on 5th Floor-- National Poetry Library. You can join and borrow, or just browse the... read more

Reviewed 12 February 2012
MrsKlein
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Ditcheat, United Kingdom
Of pen and ink...

Easy to get to, easy to find at the South Bank, which is well sign-posted from Waterloo Station... read more

Reviewed 12 July 2017
cyberbeach2015
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 July 2018

the moment I stepped in I ask if I need to sign in or whatever. and the staff told me "if you are not studying anything related to poetry I am afraid I need to ask you to leave." It's very rude and disrespectful thing...More

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Reviewed 12 July 2017

Easy to get to, easy to find at the South Bank, which is well sign-posted from Waterloo Station, and an obvious destination along the banks of the Thames. Whatever floor you arrive at entering the complex, lifts to the 5th. Floor are the quick approach....More

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Reviewed 18 January 2017

Stopped by the Poetry Library and saw a wonderful collection. Recommend stopping in and chekcing it out. Kids are welcome and there is an extensive children's selection.

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Reviewed 12 February 2012

Hidden away on 5th Floor-- National Poetry Library. You can join and borrow, or just browse the books and magazines -- peace, joy!

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