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Victorian London in Photographs exhibition: runs to 29 October

Our latest exhibition presents some of the most striking images of London and Londoners from the Victorian period. Visit our Victorian London in Photographs exhibition page to find out more.

October book club

In October, the LMA Book Group, will be looking at The Quickening Maze by Adam Foulds.

10th Annual Huntley conference -  Mountain High: Archive Deep

 The 10th annual Huntley Conference will take place on Saturday 10 October from 10.30am to 4pm at Guildhall in the Old Library and Print Room. The conference will feature artisits Sonia Boyce and Larry Achiampong and take inspiration from the art and archive exhibition No Colour Bar: Black British Art in Action at Guildhall Art Gallery. For further information and to book tickets visit the event page on Eventbrite

Award shortlist

Conservation of The Great Parchment Book has been shortlisted for The Pilgrim Trust Award for Conservation 2015 


LMA staff gather to receive accreditation certificate from Jeff James, Chief Executive of The National Archives.

Artist in residence at LMA

Find out more about Nick Field, who will be the LMA Artist in Residence from May to November 2015.


We run a regular programme of talks, walks, tours, workshops, exhibitions and events, many of which are free.

How to book

  • Booking online on the Eventbrite website
  • Email
  • Phone us on 020 7332 3851
  • Write to - Event Bookings, London Metropolitan Archives, 40 Northampton Road, London EC1R 0HB.

If writing or emailing, please quote the name and date of the event you wish to attend.

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What's happening
Victorian London in Photographs, exhibition
05 May 2015 - 29 Oct 2015
00:00 - 23:59
London Metropolitan Archives
Free - open during normal opening hours

The arrival of photography in London in 1839 would change the way people saw their city, and each other, forever and the collections at LMA contain an extraordinary range of images, recording the capital and its people in stunning detail. This exhibition presents some of the most striking images of London and Londoners from the era, from the first known photograph of the capital to the opening of Blackwall Tunnel, taking in the Crystal Palace, the first Tube line and life on the city’s streets.

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A camera on the Victorian City
05 Oct 2015
14:00 - 15:00
London Metropolitan Archives
Free - booking required essential

Find out how photographers were able to document London during the Victorian building boom. A talk based on LMA’s extensive collection of images recording the street improvements and major rebuilding that redically changed the face of the City.

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