Poster Licensing FAQs

To help save you time, we have listed some of our frequently asked questions to help answer your poster licensing query. If you can't find what you are looking for please email us at

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I edit or crop an image for publication?

No, images cannot be manipulated, altered or have any part deleted, by computer or any other technique, without the prior written consent of London Transport Museum (LTM). Such alterations of a picture are prohibited by the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act.

Is it possible to obtain the image I need before payment clears?

Under no circumstances will images be made available for download until payment has been received using this online system.

I don’t have a credit or debit card. Are there any other forms of payment you accept?

All licenses for images can now only be paid for by credit or debit card.

What do I do if I am a picture researcher and I don’t have access to my employer’s payment card?

Once you have found the relevant images, you can create a user account which enables you to save your shopping basket. If you provide your employer with the log in details for the account you have created they will be able to pay for the images you have selected.

I would like to buy a licence to reproduce a photograph from your collection, is this possible?

Yes this is also possible and will be available online in the near future. Currently requests regarding photographs are still dealt with by our curators; please submit details of your request using the contact form below and we will get back to you.

I want to license the London Underground map, how do I do this?

You can find historic versions of the map in our collection. All licensing of the current map is dealt with by Transport for London (TfL), please follow this link for more information:

Does the download of my purchased image expire?

Yes, downloads are available for only 30 days.

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