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Opening times

  • Monday 9.30am - 4.45pm (closed bank holidays - see below for details)
  • Tuesday 9.30am - 7.30pm*
  • Wednesday 9.30am - 7.30pm*
  • Thursday 9.30am - 7.30pm*
  • Friday - CLOSED
  • Saturday - see below for details

Telephone enquiry service

  • Our telephone enquiry service is in operation from 9.30am - 4.45pm, Monday - Thursday
  • Our email enquiry service is in operation from 9.30am - 4.45pm, Monday - Friday.
  • They do not operate on Saturdays.

*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.

Saturday opening

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


  • 12 August
  • 9 September
  • 14 October
  • 9 December

Closures 2017

  • Closed every Friday and all bank holidays
  • Closed Wednesday 31 May 2017 for London History Day events
  • Annual closure: We will close on Thursday 2 November at 7.30pm for our annual two week closure - we reopen on Monday 20 November at 9.30am
  • Christmas closure: We will close on Thursday 21 December at 7.30pm for the Christmas and New Year period. We reopen on Tuesday 2 January 2018 at 9.30am

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 order times for document requests

  • Monday 4.20pm
  • Tuesday 5.40pm
  • Wednesday 5.40pm
  • Thursday 5.40pm
  • Saturday 4pm (see above for Saturday opening dates)
30 March 2012
Last Modified:
12 July 2017