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LMA is currently closed

LMA remains closed. We will reopen on Monday 7 December unless government guidance changes. No new bookings to visit can be made until further notice.

Full details of can be found on our visitor information page.

You can still access many of our collections online and participate in our online events and activities. 

Lord Mayor's show in film and pictures from the archives

See archive film footage, pictures and prints of the Lord Mayor's show from the collections at London Metropolitan Archives...

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Switching the Lens project

London Metropolitan Archives is pleased to announce the publication of a new project dataset, Switching the Lens - Rediscovering Londoners of African, Caribbean, Asian and Indigenous Heritage, 1561 to 1840.

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Upcoming events at London Metropolitan Archives

Search the LMA Catalogue

Stacked end to end, the shelves which house the LMA collections would stretch further than London to Brighton!

Start your journey into the past by searching through the LMA Catalogue


Search the LMA Catalogue

Collage: The London Picture Archive

Discover the London you know, and the London you've never seen...

Explore over 250,000 images of London from the collections of London Metropolitan Archives and Guildhall Art Gallery

Explore Collage: The London Picture Archive

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