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London Metropolitan Archives (LMA) is home to an amazing range of documents, images, maps, films and books about London. LMA is free to use and open to everyone.

Whether you're tracing your family history or researching the history of your neighbourhood, if you're interested in London or Londoners, LMA is the place to visit!

Free outdoor exhibition

Our free summer exhibition, can be seen in Guildhall Yard and Aldgate Square - visit the exhibition page: London's Grand Designs: Building a Capital City to find out more.

Under Ground London exhibition

This exhibition, which runs until 31 October, explores life under the streets of London - visit the Under Ground London exhibition page to discover more.

Collage - the London Picture Archive

Many of the LMA image collections are available on Collage: The London Picture Archive - a website which presents a fascinating glimpse of nearly 600 years of life in the capital.

Among the features of the site, the London Picture Map provides a unique way to access images of buildings and places which no longer exist, presenting a searchable vision of a lost London which allows visitors to view pictures of their neighbourhood from bygone days.

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Family history

If you're looking for ancestors from the London area, you've come to the right place. Explore our family history to find out all the options available to you.

Search the archives

Use our catalogue to search the collections, and plan which documents you want to see when you come to LMA.

Don't forget to register for a History Card that allows you to view original documents when you visit.

Explore the collections

London's history from 1067 to the present day is recorded in a wealth of archives and specialist library books at LMA.

Find out more about the different sources of information we hold on our collections page.

 

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What's happening
Under Ground London exhibition
Date:
15 Apr 2019 - 31 Oct 2019
Time:
00:00 - 23:59
Location:
London Metropolitan Archives
Cost:
Free. During normal opening hours

Under Ground London at London Metropolitan Archives (LMA) will explore our relationship with the subterranean capital, exploring hundreds of years of documents, images and plans to tell the story of the underground city, as well as some of the enduring legends that have risen from the darkness down below.

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