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Victorian London in Photographs exhibition: runs to 8 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.

Artist in residence at LMA

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

June book club

In May, the LMA Book Group, will be looking at Ann Veronica, a 1909 novel by H.G. Wells.

May film club

The May film club will feature recordings of poetry and discussions on ‘Black film making in Britain’ from the First International Book Fair of Radical Black and Third World Books which took place in London in 1982.


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.

If you enclose a cheque it should be payable to ‘City of London’. You can also pay by debit or credit card.

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What's happening
Victorian London in Photographs, exhibition
05 May 2015 - 08 Oct 2015
00:00 - 23:59
London Metropolitan Archives
Free - open during normal office 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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Use LMA: Getting Started
02 Jun 2015
11:00 - 11:45
London Metropolitan Archives
Free - booking essential

Come along and tour the Information Area to find out how to get the best out of our research facilities. Meet at the Information Area desk.

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