Monday Tours

Visit The London Library

Open House London 2014

We are delighted to be taking part once again in the capital's greatest architectural showcase Open House London on Saturday 20 September. (We are not open Sunday 21 September). Please visit our events page for full details on how to book. 

Free Monday Evening Tours

Discover one of the world's largest independent lending libraries, steeped in history and housing a fascinating and varied collection.

The London Library hosts free guided tours on Monday evenings offering visitors the opportunity to visit this historic literary oasis in the heart of the capital. There's no fear of getting lost as our friendly staff guide you around the mind-boggling 1 million volumes on 15 miles of shelving. There's no better way to beat the Monday blues!

Available 2014 tour dates:

There are no tours planned during July and August.  We will open booking for Autumn shortly.

(all tours start at 5.45pm)

Tours are free; however numbers are limited so reservations are essential. Please email with your full name, contact telephone number and the date you wish to attend the tour, or call 020 7766 4704. 

The tour encompasses 45 minutes of walking up and down many flights of stairs, and due to the nature of the building we are unable to offer lift access to all areas. The tour therefore may not be suitable if you have mobility problems - please inform us when you book and we will do our best to accommodate you. 

Monday night tours are aimed at non-members. We are unable to offer general tours at any other time. If you are a member and wish for any specific guidance in using the Library, please ask at reception, who will be happy to assist.


Please email for more information
or telephone 020 7766 4704.