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- London Metropolitan Archives
40 Northampton Road
City of London EC1R 0HB
Telephone: 020 7332 3820
Hours and holidays: Monday 9:30 AM-4:45 PM; Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 9:30 AM-7:30 PM; closed Fridays. Open one Saturday per month. For Saturday and holiday schedules, see Visitor Information.
Directions, maps, and public transportation: accessible by Underground (Farringdon station), rail, bus, bicycle, and car. For a map and further details, see: Visitor Information.
Internet sites and databases:
- Internet site
- Online catalogue
- London Signatures database - Archdeaconry Court of Middlesex wills index, Commissary for the Archdeaconry of Surrey marriage bonds index.
- London Generations database - index to parish registers, bishops transcripts, nonconformist records. In partnership with Ancestry.co.uk.
- Greater London parish registers, poor law records, wills, sessions records
- Subscription to Ancestry.co.uk
- History card required
- Common room with snack, hot and cold drink machines
- Digital photography permitted for a fee
- Computers available to the public
In addition, there are more than 50 information leaflets available online for specific record groups such as parish registers, nonconformist records, poor law records, cemetery records, wills, marriage licences, tax records, electoral registers, London freemen, livery companies, ethnic groups (Jews, black Caribbeans, Chinese, and Germans), foundlings, hospital records, clergymen, Middlesex deeds, prison records, and transported convict records.
If you cannot visit or find a source at the London Metropolitan Archives, a similar source may be available at one of the following.
- The British Library
- Guildhall Library
- London Family History Centre
- The National Archives
- Society of Genealogists Library