Planning Your Visit

Contact us

Please get in touch to arrange an appointment to consult the archive collections in our reading room.

Archivist: Ewan O'Neill
Chair of the archives committee: Dr. Christine English

Send us a message at archives@iopa.org.uk
or call us on +44 (0)20 7563 5010


Opening times

We are open between Tuesday and Thursday by advance booking only,
9:30am-12.30pm & 1:30pm to 4:30pm.

We are closed on English bank holidays and seasonal holidays.


Getting here

Find us on Google maps

By tube
The nearest underground stations are:

  • Maida Vale
  • Warwick Avenue
  • Westbourne Park

By train
The nearest mainline station is London Paddington.

By bus
The following bus routes stop nearby:

  • 6
  • 31
  • 36
  • 187
  • 228
  • 328

By bicycle
There are bike stands in front of our building on Shirland Road where you can secure your bike.
Santander hire bike docking stations are at Warwick Avenue tube station & near Westbourne Park tube station (around the corner on Tavistock Road).

Find out how to get to us with Transport for London’s Journey Planner.


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