Spoilt for choice when it comes to study…

One of the best things about being a student in London is that there’s a rich realm of learning facilities on your doorstep, from books to computers, databases to journals and much more, you’re bound to find what you’re looking for as you delve into your subject.

London is awash with museums and libraries whose unparalleled resources will deepen your knowledge even further. In addition to the libraries and quiet study areas in each of our campuses, we’ve made a list of the best London libraries to visit during your time studying in the city:

The British Library

The UK’s national library holds around 170 million artefacts in a variety of languages, including books, manuscripts, journals, newspapers, magazines, sound recordings, videos, maps, drawings, and historical items dating as far back as 2000 BC. Anyone who wants to do research in the library’s reading rooms is welcome, and it also has specific collections of recordings and newspaper articles available to higher education students on the web. All you need to do is register free for a Reader Pass.

The Business and Intellectual Property Centre has the UK’s largest freely accessible collection of business and intellectual property information and is invaluable for researching company data, market research, legislation and more. The library also hosts free workshops on different aspects of business, from private sessions where you can discuss commercial ideas in confidence to training days on entrepreneurship. Click here for the British Library.

City Business Library

The UK’s leading public library for business information has a huge range of business, trade and career publications. It hosts a range of events and workshops with business experts on topics including online marketing, networking, social media, presentations, knowing your market and mailing lists, and can even help you set up your own B2B mailing list. Click here for the City Business Library, you can join the library online, just be sure to take along some ID when you next visit.

Westminster Reference Library

Along with Church Street, Pimlico and Paddington libraries, there’s a Business Information Point here with books on starting a business, marketing, finance and taxation, market and industry reports, and access to current and past news coverage. Click here for details of becoming a member at Westminster Reference Library.

National Archives

The UK government’s official archive in Kew has an extensive section devoted to business, with everything from historical business records and information on the history of markets, to medieval customs accounts and financial records. Click Here for National Archives.

Museum of Brands

A fascinating trawl through the history of consumer culture and advertising. Founded by consumer historian and market researcher Robert Opie, this Notting Hill museum is home to more than 12,000 original retro items and tells the tale of how famous brands evolved through their packaging and advertising – and how consumers evolved with them. If you like retro items, you’ll be in heaven – there’s everything from 19th century makeup to 1930s chocolate bars. Click here for Museum of Brands.

The Bank of England Museum

Follow the story of the 320-year history of the bank and view the artefacts it has accumulated along the way, from banknotes and furniture to cartoons. Click here for The Bank of England Museum.

Study courses available in London and Essex from UKCBC

At UKCBC we provide a wide range of certified courses throughout London and Essex, taught from our 5 campus locations. From HNDs through to professional AAT accountancy qualifications. Contact us today and we can help you further your career development.

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