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London Metropolitan Archives is now open

LMA is now open without the need to pre-book your visit. Please see our visitor information page for further details.

Researchers must follow LMA guidance on social distancing and government guidance on travel to and within the UK.

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

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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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 The London Picture Archive

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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


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