London Metropolitan Archives
Our collections include around 3000 films and videos. The majority of titles in our collections were created by official local government bodies such as the London County Council and the Inner London Education Authority. The diverse range of subjects includes housing, parks, transport, markets, cycling and health services and in most cases London is at the heart of the film.
London Metropolitan Archives (LMA) is home to an extraordinary range of documents, images, maps, films and books about London, dating from 1067.
We run a wide variety of talks, guided tours, film screenings, exhibitions and other events.
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.
40 Northampton Road
London EC1R 0HB
Phone: 0207 332 3820
Access: On demand access though our Mediatheque space opens up the film archive and digital image collections for personal research via 10 individual terminals. Visitors also have the opportunity to enjoy a film on the big screen, using wireless headphones for added comfort and practicality.