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LMA is closed

Due to Government restrictions London Metropolitan Archives is closed to visitors until further notice. We will be contacting all pre-booked visitors to rearrange new bookings in due course.

Full details and the latest information 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.

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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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

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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