London Metropolitan Archives

London Metropolitan Archives (LMA) is home to an extraordinary range of documents, images, maps, film and books about London. This site offers an insight into the archives, with practical advice on how to research and use them, both at LMA and online.

We run a wide selection of talks, guided tours, film screenings, exhibitions and other events, and you can find out more about these as well as the latest updates from the archives on our news and events page. 

LMA is free to use and open to everyone. Whether you’re tracing your family history or researching the history of your neighbourhood, if you’re interested in London or Londoners, LMA is the place to visit.


A Message from London Metropolitan Archives (LMA):

London Metropolitan Archives is currently open on a pre-booked basis only. Please contact if you have any specific enquiries.

You can continue to search our catalogue and browse our Digital Documents and Research Guides. You can also visit The London Picture Archive to enjoy our photograph, print and map collections. If you’d like to watch a selection of our films, please visit our YouTube channel

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