London Metropolitan Archives, London

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The London Metropolitan Archives (LMA) is the principal local government archive repository for the Greater London area, including the City of London: it is the largest county record office in the United Kingdom. It was established under its present name in 1997, having previously been known as the Greater London Record Office. It is administered and financed by the City of London Corporation.


The archive is based at 40 Northampton Road, Clerkenwell, London. It attracts over 30,000 visitors a year and deals with a similar number of written enquiries. LMA's extensive holdings amount to over 72 miles of records of local, regional and national importance. With the earliest record dating from 1067, the archive charts the development of the capital into a modern-day major world city.
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  • Now this was a surprise. I had no idea that we have this rich picture archive where you can search on a number of topics. On this particular visit, I was here for the free exhibition on what’s...  more »
  • The archives were tucked away in little building, but contained so much information it was amazing. There were so many things available to help search up family records. The staff members managed to.....  more »
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  • Came for a workshop on LGBTQ primary sources, learned a ton, shared some laughs, and made some new friends. We didn't have time to peruse the main collection, but I hope to do so at the next workshop as it looked really interesting.
  • Visited for the interesting Past London exhibition. There were lots of informative images and displays. Didn't avail the services of the archive itself but many people were.

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