London Metropolitan Archives Library

London Metropolitan Archives Library,
40 Northampton Road, London EC1R 0HB

(020) 7332 3820
(020) 7833 9136 (fax)

Hours of opening:

Please check the web site for up to date information.

Monday 0930 - 1645
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 0930 - 1930
Friday Closed
Saturdays (one day a month (except Aug & Nov))* 0930-1645.

*please see website for a list of all dates

(Closed first two weeks in November for stock-taking).


Open for reference only to all members of the public. Disabled access via lift.

Reader places:

114 (including computer places & places in Archive Study Area).

Librarian in charge:

Andrew Harper, BA, MCILIP

Staff availability:

Throughout the hours of opening


Card subject and author catalogues. Analytics for periodical articles included selectively.  Card and database printout classified and author catalogues. Subject index. Analytics for periodical articles included selectively.


Library's own system, based on Guildhall London classification.


110,000 books

Special collections or strengths:

The Library covers all aspects of the history and development of the Greater London area.  It is particularly strong in the publications of London local government bodies such as the Metropolitan Board of Works, the London County Council and the Greater London Council.

Additional facilities:

Copying facilities and Internet Access. Drinks/snacks vending machine.