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Close up of a 1933 London Tramways poster

Close up of a 1933 London Tramways poster (Image reference: Collage 36975)

Opening times

Monday 9.30am - 4.45pm (closed bank holidays)

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 9.30am - 7.30pm*

Friday closed

LMA's annual closure for 2014 takes place at the start of November. We will close as normal on Thursday 30 October at 7.30pm and reopen on Monday 17 November at 9.30am.


Saturday opening

LMA will be open on the following Saturdays from 9.30am - 4.45pm


  • October 11
  • December 13


  • January 10
  • February 14
  • March 14
  • April 11
  • May 9
  • June 13
  • July 11
  • August 8
  • September 12
  • October 10
  • December 12

Our telephone and email enquiry services are in operation from 9.30am - 4.45pm Monday - Friday. They do not operate on our Saturday opening dates.

*Please note: on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays all computers, microfilm readers, photocopiers and printers will be turned off by 7.25pm and original documents must be returned to staff by 7.25pm so that the building can close at 7.30pm.

Closures 2014

During 2014 LMA will be closed on the following dates:

  • Closed every Friday
  • Closed from Thursday 30 October 2014 at 7.30pm, reopening on Monday 17 November 2014 at 9.30am - Annual closure
  • Closed from Wednesday 24 December 2014 at 3.00pm, reopening on Monday 5 January 2015 at 9.30am - Christmas closure

Document ordering times

Order times for original documents, maps, prints, books and photographs are every 20 minutes from 9.40am to 4.20pm (excepting Saturday). Collections take place at 20 past, 20 to and on the hour. They are extended until 5.40pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

On Saturdays there are no collections between 12.40pm and 2pm, and collections stop at 4pm.

Last orders: at 4.20pm on Monday; 5.40pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday; 4pm on Saturday.

30 March 2012
Last Modified:
09 October 2014