King's College Library
The imposing former Public Record Office building is now home to King's College Maughan Library & Information Services Centre. This massive Victorian Gothic edifice was built between 1847 and 1898 to designs by James Pennethorne, a pupil of John Nash to house government records and historical documents comprising the national archives accumulated since the Norman Conquest. The National Archives relocated to modern facilities in Kew in 1997.
The Victorian building includes a round reading room, modelled on that at the British Museum. One of the cells which stored documents has been retained in its original condition, including the massive bookcases with their fire-proof slate shelves.
Telephone: 020 7848 2424
Address: Chancery Lane, WC2
Website: King's College Library
We would really like to know what you think of this map.
To leave us some feedback, please click here.
Download an A-Z London map onto your smartphone so you can use it when visiting London. Because the maps are stored on your phone you'll have instant access and no data charges.
Download the Visitors'' Map of London eBook for iPad or KindleDownload this map as an eBook for your iPad or Kindle to plan your visit to London. If you've got an iPad with GPS the eBook will even show your position on the map as you travel around London.
Enter a street, place of interest, hotel, station or postcode to search the map.