Cultural Organisation

The Poetry Library

London, United Kingdom


  • Southbank Centre
  • Level 5 at Royal Festival Hall
  • London
  • England
  • SE1 8XX
  • United Kingdom

Opening times

Tuesday - Sunday, 11-8

Travel Information

Tube / Metro: Waterloo, Embankment
Bus: Waterloo Bridge
Train: Waterloo


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The Poetry Library is the most comprehensive and accessible collection of poetry from 1912 in Britain.

It is the major library for modern and contemporary poetry funded by the Arts Council England

It includes an exhibition space featuring works by artists engaging with the Library's collection, text and poetry in general, and projects and events at Southbank Centre.

Exhibiting Artists