The perfect place to wander round on a cold afternoon. So many beautiful books and stunning architecture. And chairs.
Opened in 1900, the library was built by the widow of John Rylands, a Manchester self-made millionaire. You really get the feeling no expense was spared. Highlights include books from the 1500s, a Welsh bible, exhibitions, the huge grand reading room, the stained glass windows, and erm... the toilets. Honest, they're pretty cool.