London Metropolitan Archives (LMA) holds records for many religious, public, business, local authority and other organisations based in London as well as the archive of the City of London Corporation, which dates back to 1067. LMA is free to use and provides access to 105km of manuscripts, photographs, films, books, maps along with workshops, talks, exhibitions and film screenings.
If you’re a student, researcher or family historian, or if you’re just fascinated by the history of London and Londoners, LMA is certain to have something to interest you. At the moment, there are enough documents to fill around 105 km worth of shelving! You can find detailed information about our holdings, services and opening hours here.