London Metropolitan Archives
Welcome to London Metropolitan Archives (LMA)! We're home to an amazing range of documents, images, maps, films and books which chart your London history from 1067 to today.
Whether you're tracing your family history or researching the history of your neighbourhood, if you're interested in London or Londoners, we're the place to visit!
LMA is free to use and open to everyone
LMA is now open
LMA reopened to the public on Monday 7 September 2020, for access to original archive 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.
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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
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