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LMA is now open

We are now welcoming readers back to LMA on a pre-booked basis for access to original documents only. Pre-booking is currently required for all visits, and our opening hours have changed while restrictions are in place.

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

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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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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