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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
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
London, United Kingdom
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14 Jul 2018
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12 Jul 2017
“Of pen and ink...”
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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

Date of experience: July 2018
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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

Date of experience: July 2017
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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.

Date of experience: January 2017
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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!

Date of experience: February 2012
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reasons that Southbank is such a collectively
cherished part of town. With plenty of family friendly
activities and venues lined up along a pedestrianized
river bank between Westminster Bridge and Waterloo
Bridge, visitors can always expect a casual and
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