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Records for the metropolitan boroughs of London are held at the London Metropolitan Archives - see below for contact details.

Although the London Metropolitan Archives is the principal archive service for the Greater London area, most metropolitan boroughs also maintain their own archive service at their local studies centres . Records can also be found at the county record office for the historical county within which the borough (or part of it) was previously situated

Publications of key interest to family historians can currently be viewed at the Guildhall Library. These include trade, professional and telephone directories for London and elsewhere together with the electoral registers and census returns for the City.

Records for the City of Westminster are held at the City of Westminster Archives Centre - see below for contact details

   
   
   
  LONDON METROPOLITAN ARCHIVES
  managed by Corporation of London
   
  CONTACT
  Address London Metropolitan Archives, 40 Northampton Road, London, EC1R OHB
  Telephone (020) 7332 3820
  E-Mail ask.LMA@corpoflondon.gov.uk
   
  ACCESS
  Opening Hours see Opening Hours within the Opening Times and Travel Information page on the record office's web site
  Entry Access no proof of identity required - bags are checked by security staff
  Visiting Guide see Planning your Visit page within the record office's web site
  Directions see How to Get Here page
  Postal Research fee based research service provided - see Family History Research Service page
   
  SOURCES HELD
  Summary click on Family History within the Information Leaflets page to get a list of guides (in PDF format) to the London Metrolitan Archives holdings
  Online Catalogue see Search the Catalogue page for introduction to the online catalogue to the archives' holdings
    see the National Archives Discovery catalogue
   
  COPYING DOCUMENTS
  Photocopying self service for permitted documents - 15p per A4 copy, 30p per A3 copy
  Repro Services digital scanning and photographic reproductions services available - see Photocopying page for charges
  Own Photos permitted - use of flash and tripods not allowed - £5 charge for one day permit
  Microform self service microform reader-printer available - 35p per A4 printout
   
  WEB SITE
  Access Home Page
  Content comprehensive
  Navigation clear and well laid out
   
   
   
  GUILDHALL LIBRARY
  managed by Corporation of London
   
  CONTACT
  Address Guildhall Library, Aldermanbury, London, EC2V 5BX
  Telephone (020) 7332 1868 and (020) 7332 1870
  E-Mail guildhall.library@cityoflondon.gov.uk
   
  ACCESS
  Opening Hours see Opening Hours within the Home Page
  Entry Access no signing in required
  Directions see Travelling to Guildhall Library within the Home Page
   
  SOURCES HELD
  Summary see the library's Collections page
  Online Catalogue see the National Archives Discovery catalogue
   
  WEB SITE
  Access Home Page
  Content comprehensive information provided on record office's holdings
  Navigation satisfactory
   
   
   
  CITY OF WESTMINSTER ARCHIVES CENTRE
  managed by Westminster City Council
   
  CONTACT
  Address City of Westminster Archives Centre, 10 St Ann's Street, London, SW1P 2DE
  Telephone (020) 7641 5180
  E-Mail archives@westminster.gov.uk
   
  ACCESS
  Opening Hours see Opening Hours page
  Entry Access see How Do I Join page for identification details required
  Visiting Guide see Using the Searchroom page
  Directions see Find Us paragraph within Archives Contact page
  Postal Research fee based service provided - see Research Service page for details
   
  SOURCES HELD
  Summary see Family History Information Sheets page for an index to the comprehensive set of guides on the record office's holdings
  Online Catalogue see the record office's WESTCAT online catalogue
    see the National Archives Discovery catalogue
   
  COPYING DOCUMENTS
  Photocopying self service for permitted documents - 15p per A4 copy, 30p per A3 copy
  Own Photos permitted - use of flash not allowed - use of tripod allowed - £5 a day charge
  Microform microform reader-printer available - £1 per printout
   
  WEB SITE
  Access Home Page
  Content adequate for both visiting the archives and its holdings
  Navigation satisfactory
   
 
This page last updated: 28 August 2014