As an English major, I was pretty excited about going to one of the world's largest and most historical libraries. So, on a nice sunny day we set out for the British Library.
Sadly, taking pictures of the most interesting documents in the library wasn't allowed.
Some of the documents we were able to view included:
The Magna Carta
Two Gutenberg Bibles
The only surviving manuscript copy of Beowulf
Leonardo da Vinci's notebook
Original copies of Beatles lyrics
and many first edition copies of some of my favorite authors
I was able to take one very blurred photo of myself looking at a first edition copy of Oscar Wilde's The Portrait of Dorian Gray
Thankfully we were able to take the illegal picture and escape the British Library unnoticed.