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Archives and City history

  • London Metropolitan Archives
    Extract from the diary of restoration scientist Robert Hooke
    London Metropolitan Archives

    Located in Clerkenwell, LMA is full of documents, prints and maps on the history of London

  • Guildhall Library
    Image of the 1870s Guildhall Library
    Guildhall Library

    Guildhall Library is a public reference library which specialises in the history of London

  • City history
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    City history

    Since it was established by the Romans in around AD50, the City has grown into one of the world’s great financial centres

  • Archives and City history
    First World War
    First World War Centenary

    The City of London will remember and honour the 100 year anniversary of the start of the First World War

  • Archives and City history
    William Charter
    UK Memory of the World Register

    The UK Memory of the World Register records heritage items of outstanding documentary heritage

  • Archives and City history
    magna carta
    Magna Carta

    The City Corporation owns one of the last remaining copies of the Magna Carta - find out more about this rare document.

  • Theatre, cinema and music
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    Bishopsgate Institute

    This library and learning centre has a busy programme of cultural events, including free lunchtime concerts