Public Access

Tours of Stationers’ Hall and the Church of St Martin-within-Ludgate

We are delighted to announce that Stationers’ Hall is open for public tours, by prior appointment. 

Members of the public are most welcome to visit our unique and historic Hall and learn more about the work of this ancient City of London Livery Company and its pivotal role in the history of the book trade over the past six centuries. School trips are especially welcome.

  • Access will be through guided tours at set times, by prior arrangement
  • Places on these tours MUST be booked in advance and each tour will be limited to 30 people.
  • Tours will start at the church of St Martin-within-Ludgate (40 Ludgate Hill, London EC4M 7DE) and will include the Hall, the garden, the archive and the church (with some variations, depending on our other commitments).
  • Please enter through the main door on Ludgate Hill.
  • Light refreshments of tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided in the church at the end of the tour.
  • Tours will last for approximately 75 minutes.
  • The charge will be £10.00 per person. There will be a discount of £5.00 for anyone under the age of 25.
  • Charges should be paid in cash on arrival.
  • All proceeds will go to the Stationers’ Hall Charity (registered charity number 1169753).
  • Because of the age of the building, disabled access is only available through the use of a stair climber
  • Photography is allowed, so long as it is not for commercial purposes.
  • Please book your place(s) on tours by email at

Group tours are welcome, subject to availability. In some cases, we may be able to offer group tours the option of a sandwich lunch before or after the tour. Payment for group tours should be made at least one week in advance. Please email if you wish to organise such a tour. 


Dates available in 2019:

Tuesday, 9th July   10am slot available
Friday, 26th July   10am slot available
Monday, 29th July   10am and 3pm slots available
Monday, 2nd September   10am and 3pm slots available
Friday, 6th September   10am and 2:30pm slots available
Wednesday, 18th September   2:30pm slot available
Friday, 27th September   3pm slot available
Tuesday, 1st October   10:30am slot available 


To book your place(s), please email


The Church of St Martin-within-Ludgate

The church is open to the public most days, but without guided tours.

The opening times are advertised on the church website (

Disclaimer: We reserve the right to cancel a tour booking. If you have made a booking and we need to cancel, we will let you know in advance and you will not be charged.

The Worshipful Company
of Stationers
and Newspaper Makers

Stationers' Hall
Ave Maria Lane
London EC4M 7DD

Telephone: 020 7248 2934
Fax: 020 7489 1975