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Archives and City history

  • London Metropolitan Archives - RETIRING
    Visit the London Gothic exhibition at London Metropolitan Archives
    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
    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