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About London Metropolitan Archives

London Metropolitan Archives

Anyone who's interested in London's history will find answers to their questions among the 78km of records at LMA. The capital's premier record office lets you research the records of religious, public, business, local authority and other organisations dating from 1067 to the present day – and gain a fascinating insight into every aspect of London life.

The London Metropolitan Archives (LMA) collection on Ancestry.co.uk includes over 20 million London Parish records consisting of Baptisms, Marriages and Burials from the original Church of England registers and Bishops' Transcripts that have been deposited at the archive. This amazing series of records date back to 1538 and is fully searchable by individuals name. Other records currently available within the collection are Non Conformist chapel and congregation registers and London Poor Law records such as workhouse admission and discharge registers. Further series include Electoral Registers, City of London Freedom papers, LCC School Admission and Discharge registers, Land Tax Records, Marriage Bonds and Allegation and Wills.

Contact Us

Visit us at London Metropolitan Archives

Address London Metropolitan Archives, 40 Northampton Road
Clerkenwell, London
Greater London, UK   EC1R 0HB
UK
Hours of Operation

Monday: 9.30am - 4.45pm

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday: 9.30am - 7.30pm

Friday: Closed

Saturday: One Saturday a month, please check the LMA website.

Closures (2012): LMA is closed on all UK bank holidays as well as 1 November from 7.30pm to 19 November 9.30am (annual stocktaking closure) and 24 December 3pm to 2 January 9.30 am (Christmas closure). See LMA website for full details.

Phone

+44 020 7332 3820

Email Address ask.lma@cityoflondon.gov.uk
Additional Resources

London Metropolitan Archives Website

London Metropolitan Archives Research Guides

A-Z of London Parishes on Ancestry sites or at LMA

London Parishes Arranged by Current London Borough