The National Poetry Library reopened on Friday 28 May 2021.
We’ve taken measures to keep you safe when you visit.
Visitors to the National Poetry Library are currently capped at 17, with a socially distanced queue in operation at the doors of the library.
The National Poetry Library is the largest public collection of modern poetry in the world and is free to visit. We’re located in the Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall in London, and we’re open to the public for poetry-related study six days a week.
Tuesday – Sunday, 12 noon – 8pm
National Poetry Library,
Level 5, Blue Side,
Royal Festival Hall,
London SE1 8XX
Tel: 020 7921 0664 or 020 7921 0943
The National Poetry Library is fully accessible and easy to reach from public transport.