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London Metropolitan Archives


About LMA

London Metropolitan Archives (LMA) is the largest local authority record office in the United Kingdom. There are 32 miles of archives in their strong rooms - an enormous amount of information about the capital and its people. The records cover a period of nearly 900 years.  

A great variety of organisations continue to pass their records to LMA for safekeeping, including church, legal and other public and private bodies associated with the port, shipping and related industries of the metropolis. The LMA is ‘The Memory of London’, with an extraordinary range of archives touching every aspect of London Life and history.  

The LMA aims to provide the best access to the information in its care and offers a comprehensive enquiry service and the expert help of its staff to anyone wishing to do research at the archive.

Contact details

London Metropolitan Archive

40 Northampton Road

London EC1R 0HB

Telephone: 020 7332 3820

Fax: 020 7833 9136

Website:  click here

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