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Friendship Before FacebookFind out how friends were selected, collected and put on display before the digital era in the free Friendship Before Facebook display within the British Library's permanent exhibition, The Sir John Ritblat Gallery: Treasures of the British Library. It just goes to show, things weren't so different 500 years ago. Before pocket-sized phones people living between the 16th and 19th centuries had miniature paintings and portable friendship albums and in place of 'influencers' there were celebrity autographs.

 

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Friendship Before Facebook  From the friendship album of Moyses Walens of Cologne, Add MS 18991, 1605-1615 © British Library Board  

Friendship Before Facebook - From the friendship album of Moyses Walens of Cologne, Add MS 18991, 1605-1615 © British Library Board

Friendship Before Facebook From the friendship album of Moyses Walens of Cologne, Add MS 18991, 1605-1615 © British Library Board 

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Hilton London Euston Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £106  24% off
17-18 Upper Woburn Place, WC1H | 5 minutes from Friendship Before Facebook
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3 Cardington Street, NW1 | 7 minutes from Friendship Before Facebook
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London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £70  27% off
Coram Street, WC1N | 8 minutes from Friendship Before Facebook
This is a smart, modern hotel located in one of the Capital's oldest and most beautiful areas. Bloomsbury is a great place to stay since it's ... More
 
 
 
 
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L'eta Dell'horror
London > Events > Dance  Dates: Thursday 19th September 2019 - 7.30pm
Friendship Before Facebook, 17 Duke's Road, WC1H | 4 minutes from Friendship Before Facebook
Riccardo Buscarini's piece explores escape....More
 
 
 
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London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 18th September to 22nd October 2019 - Various Times
Friendship Before Facebook, Euston Road, NW1 | 5 minutes from Friendship Before Facebook
Contemporary crafts and design, from tableware to clay animation, from a culturally and artistically diverse group of artists from Central Saint Martins....More
 
 
 
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The Trials Of Cato
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Thursday 19th September 2019 - 8pm
Friendship Before Facebook, 90 York Way, N1 | 7 minutes from Friendship Before Facebook
The folk band, whose history includes a spell living and playing in the Lebanon, performs an eclectic selection from 18th century ballads to self-penned tunes....More
 
 
 
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King's Cross Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Cnr Of King's Boulevard And Goods Way, King's Cross, London N1C | 4 minutes from Friendship Before Facebook
A purpose built 1,000-seat theatre, complete with a railway track and platforms, created especially for Mike Kenny's Olivier Award-winning adaptation of E. Nesbit's 'The Railway Children'. ... More
 
 
 
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Platform Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
1 Handyside Street, King's Cross, London N1C | 5 minutes from Friendship Before Facebook
Part of the University of the Arts London's award-winning campus for Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design, Platform Theatre has four performance spaces and ... More
 
 
 
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Scala
London > Entertainment > Live Music
275 Pentonville Road, King's Cross, London N1 | 6 minutes from Friendship Before Facebook
Housed inside the old King's Cross Cinema, the Scala might be a bit tattered around the edges but this only adds to its battered charm. The ... More
 
 
 
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British Library
London > Attractions > Museums
96 Euston Road, King's Cross, London NW1 | Same location as Friendship Before Facebook
With over 150 million items, a copy of every publication produced in the UK and Ireland, artwork by artists such as Antony Gormley and Eduardo Paolozzi, ... More
 
 
 
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John Ritblat Gallery - Treasures of British Library
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
The British Library, 96 Euston Road, King's Cross, London NW1 | Same location as Friendship Before Facebook
The John Ritblat Gallery contains a permanent display of over 200 of the British Library's greatest treasures. It includes documents which made and recorded history, ... More
 
 
 
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1 Pancras Square, King's Boulevard, King's Cross, London N1C | 3 minutes from Friendship Before Facebook
The 90 metre long pedestrian tunnel designed by Allies & Morrison, the architects who designed the masterplan for the entire King's Cross redevelopment, links St Pancras ... More
 
 
 
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London > Shopping > Books
St Pancras International, Pancras Road, King's Cross, London NW1 | 1 minute from Friendship Before Facebook
The family-run Foyles book shop has been in the book selling business since 1906. Books on a broad range of subjects from fiction and poetry to ... More
 
 
 
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London > Shopping > Markets
St Pancras International, King's Cross, London NW1 | 1 minute from Friendship Before Facebook
Since opening in August 2009, the UK's first produce market to be located in a train station aims to bring the best from local and artisan ... More
 
 
 
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Peyton & Byrne at St Pancras
London > Shopping > Delicatessens
Unit 11, The Undercroft, St Pancras International, King's Cross, London NW1 | 1 minute from Friendship Before Facebook
Take a little piece of baked Britain with you when you travel from St Pancras by stocking up on cakes, tarts, biscuits and buns at Peyton ... More
 
 
 
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Pizza Express
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
95 Euston Road, King's Cross, London NW1 | Same location as Friendship Before Facebook
Pizza Express has become something of a London institution. Serving consistently excellent Italian pizzas quickly in pleasant unfussy surroundings, this is always a convenient and acceptable ... More
 
 
 
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St Pancras Renaissance Afternoon Tea: Hansom Lounge
London > Restaurants > Afternoon Tea
Euston Road, King's Cross, London NW1 | 1 minute from Friendship Before Facebook
The Hansom Lounge at the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel occupies the former cobbled driveway where Hansom cabs used to drop off ... More
 
 
 
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Yo! Sushi
London > Restaurants > Japanese restaurants
Unit 27, The Circle, St Pancras Station, King's Cross, London N1C | 1 minute from Friendship Before Facebook
For anyone who needs a fast, healthy lunch Yo! Sushi is the place to go. Its conveyor belt service means you've always got plenty of choice, ... More
 
 
 
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London > Education > Evening Classes
17 Duke's Road, Bloomsbury, London WC1H | 4 minutes from Friendship Before Facebook
London's specialist venue for contemporary dance, The Place plays a role in every aspect of this fast-growing art form. The London Contemporary Dance School offers degrees ... More
 
 
 
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Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Granary Building, 1 Granary Square, Holborn, London N1C | 5 minutes from Friendship Before Facebook
One of the premier arts colleges in the world, St Martins accepts only a few talented students each year, and is very well regarded in the ... More
 
 
 
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The Bartlett School of Architecture
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Wates House, 22 Gordon Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1H | 7 minutes from Friendship Before Facebook
The Bartlett School of Architecture, on the corner of Huntley Street and Capper Street, is part of The Bartlett: UCL's global faculty of the built environment. ... More
 
 
 
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St Pancras Renaissance Hotel, Euston Road, King's Cross, London NW1 | 1 minute from Friendship Before Facebook
The lavishly restored St Pancras Renaissance Hotel has attracted a lot of attention since opening in 2011 as part of the grand Eurostar relocation. The Hotel's ... More
 
 
 
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Arthouse, 1 York Way, N1C | 9 minutes from Friendship Before Facebook
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U of L Pool, Malet Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E | 10 minutes from Friendship Before Facebook
Swimming lessons for children and aquaphobic adults. This is one of the more popular swimming schools in London, and one of the most long-running, with over ... More
 
 
 
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The Betjeman Arms
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Unit 53, St. Pancras International, King's Cross, London NW1 | 1 minute from Friendship Before Facebook
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The Harrison
London > Nightlife > Pubs
28 Harrison Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1H | 6 minutes from Friendship Before Facebook
Originally built in the 1880s by Samuel Harrison to refresh the workers in his shoe factory, The Harrison pub's current building dates back to 1934. Owned ... More
 
 
 
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Marquis Cornwallis
London > Nightlife > Pubs
31 Marchmont Street, WC1N | 7 minutes from Friendship Before Facebook
Always a popular choice for local workers and tourists taking in the delights of Bloomsbury, Marquis Cornwallis , located on Marchmont Street, close ... More
 
 
 
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George's Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
St Pancras Renaissance Hotel, Euston Road, NW1 | 1 minute from Friendship Before Facebook
Following a major redesign, the bar within The Gilbert Scott restaurant reopened as George's Bar in early 2018. Marcus Wareing's latest tribute to the building's original ... More
 
 
 
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The Hansom Bar, St Pancras Renaissance Hotel
London > Nightlife > Bars
St Pancras Renaissance Hotel, Euston Road, NW1 | 1 minute from Friendship Before Facebook
Adding to its fantastic line-up of destination bars and restaurants, which includes The Gilbert Scott and The Booking Office, the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel launched ... More
 
 
 
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Cosy Kettle
London > Nightlife > Bars
60 Chalton Street, King's Cross, London NW1 | 2 minutes from Friendship Before Facebook
Hidden below the bustling Somers Town Coffee House, Cosy Kettle offers an intimate sanctuary away from the pub crowd. Opened in late 2013, the bar is ... More
 
 
 
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British Library Conference Centre
London > Business > Venue Hire
96 Euston Road, King's Cross, London NW1 | Same location as Friendship Before Facebook
As the national library of the United Kingdom the British Library is renowned for its world class collection of books but its Conference Centre is something ... More
 
 
 
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Friends House
London > Business > Venue Hire
173-177 Euston Road, Bloomsbury, London NW1 | 7 minutes from Friendship Before Facebook
The historic headquarters of Quakers in Britain, Friends House in Euston has 23 function rooms including a large Meeting Hall which seats up to 1,100 guests. ... More
 
 
 
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Kings Place
London > Business > Venue Hire
90 York Way, King's Cross, London N1 | 7 minutes from Friendship Before Facebook
Just 150 metres from King's Cross and St Pancras stations, the Dixon-Jones designed Kings Place offers conference organisers two auditoriums, two art galleries and a wide ... More
 
 
 

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BuddhismBuddhismBuddhismIt has an estimated one billion followers across the world today, Buddhism is the subject of a major exhibition at the British Library in autumn 2019. Going back to its beginnings in north India in the 6th century BC, the display begins with the roots of one of the world's major religions and explores its philosophy and modern day relevance. Rare a2019-10-25T00:00:00+01002020-02-25T00:00:00+0000 Where:
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event > Exhibitions > Special exhibits - Museums
DATES  25th October 2019 to 25th February 2020
VENUE  British Library 
It has an estimated one billion followers across the world today, Buddhism is the subject of a major exhibition at the British Library in autumn 2019. Going back to its beginnings in north India in the 6th century BC, the display begins with the roots of one of the world's major religions and explores its philosophy and modern day relevance. Rare a... More about this event
 
 

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The leading showcase for British female comedy talent, the Funny Women Awards, stages its annual search for the next household ...More

 
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