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West Kensington Library

Cardiff Central Library
The Hayes
Wales, CF10 1FL

Interiors for the fictitious West Kensington Library were actually filmed at the Cardiff Central Library. The fourth building to bear the name, the current library was opened in March 2009 and has been designed to be extremely energy efficient, featuring a sedum grass covered roof to improve insulation and absorb rainwater, automated solar shading in the windows and a building management system to allow staff full climate control over each floor.

The building contains six floors to house approximately 90,000 books and 10,000 CDs and DVDs. The ground floor contains three restaurants, and all others feature Wi-Fi access for the public. The third floor is notable for the presence of a grand piano, which members of the public can play.

Episodes West Kensington Library has appeared in

The Blind Banker (Episode 2, Series 1)

Cardiff Central Library is located in the centre of the city, within easy walking distance of Cardiff Central Railway Station - simply head right on the north side of the station, along Saunders Road and onto Mill Lane, and the library will be on your right. 

Please Note that the Library was built after any imagery on Google Maps or Street View but it is located where it is shown on the map below.

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