London Metropolitan Archives



London Metropolitan Archives is a public research centre which specialises in the history of London. If you haven't visited an archive before, it's a little bit like a library but with one key difference. The majority of items in an archive are unique, handwritten documents which cannot be seen anywhere else.

We care for and provide access to the historical archives of businesses, schools, hospitals, charities and all manner of other organisations from the London area. With 100 km of books, maps, photographs, films and documents dating back to 1067 in our strong rooms, we're proud to provide access to one of the finest city archives in the world - you could call it the memory of London.


London Metropolitan Archives


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Brian M. Watson
Bill Koester

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