London Metropolitan Archives

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London Metropolitan Archives

Contact Information[edit | edit source]


London Metropolitan Archives
40 Northampton Road
City of London EC1R 0HB
United Kingdom

Telephone:  020 7332 3820

Hours and holidays: Monday 9:30 AM-4:45 PM; Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 9:30 AM-7:30 PM; closed Fridays. Open one Saturday per month. For Saturday and holiday schedules, see Visitor Information.

Directions, maps, and public transportation: accessible by Underground (Farringdon station), rail, bus, bicycle, and car. For a map and further details, see: Visitor Information.

Internet sites and databases:

Collection Description[edit | edit source]

  • Greater London parish registers, poor law records, wills, sessions records
  • Subscription to

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • History card required
  • Common room with snack, hot and cold drink machines
  • Digital photography permitted for a fee
  • Lockers
  • Computers available to the public

Guides[edit | edit source]

In addition, there are more than 50 information leaflets available online for specific record groups such as parish registers, nonconformist records, poor law records, cemetery records, wills, marriage licences, tax records, electoral registers, London freemen, livery companies, ethnic groups (Jews, black Caribbeans, Chinese, and Germans), foundlings, hospital records, clergymen, Middlesex deeds, prison records, and transported convict records.

Alternate Repositories
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If you cannot visit or find a source at the London Metropolitan Archives, a similar source may be available at one of the following.

Neighboring Collections

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