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Make an appointment to visit

How to book an appointment, where to find us and our opening hours

We are open by appointment only. To make an appointment or enquire about our collections, please email local.history@islington.gov.uk or call 020 7527 7988. 

Special closures: so that the centre may facilitate special events, educational activities, stocktaking closure weeks, it may be closed on other days. Please check in advance for more information. 

Where to find us

Islington Local History Centre
Finsbury Library
245 St John Street
London
EC1V 4NB

Find us on Google Maps

The centre is close to the junction of St John Street and Skinner Street.

Public transport

Bus: 153

Tube: Angel (Northern Line); Farringdon (Metropolitan, Circle and Hammersmith & City Lines)

Train: Farringdon (Thameslink)

Opening times by appointment

Day Morning Afternoon
Monday 9.30am-1pm 2-5pm/8pm alternate Mondays
Tuesday 9.30am-1pm
2-5pm
Wednesday 9:30am-1pm 2-5pm
Thursday 9.30am-1pm 2-8pm
Friday 9.30am-1pm 2-5pm
Saturday Every second Saturday of the month
Sunday  Closed
Public holidays  Closed 

Special closures: so that the centre may facilitate special events, educational activities, stocktaking closure weeks, it may be closed on other days. Please check in advance for more information. 

Disabled access

The centre is fully wheelchair accessible and has a disabled toilet. Our DisabledGo profile​ will give you an access guide to the venue.

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