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To explain the wide range of records held at London Metropolitan Archives, we have produced a series of research guides.

These guides reflect information on topics such as Family History, individuals such as Jack the Ripper, organisations such as the Institute of Chartered Accountants and historical events, such as the Great Dock Strike of 1889. Each detail the extent of the records held and how they can be accessed.

We hope they prove useful, but more importantly help provide a gateway into the diverse and varied collections available at London Metropolitan Archives.

Family History

Administration and local government

Business, livery companies, charities and associations

Community archives

Courts, legal and crime

Historical events, society and individuals

Hospitals and the medical profession

Parishes and religion

Schools and education