London History in the Institute of Historical Research Library

Much of this collection is concerned with the history of London’s three oldest municipal centres; the City, Westminster and Southwark, with the emphasis on the City of London itself. The library endeavours to collect sources on every aspect of life in London, with a particular strength being the history of the various livery companies operating within the City. Many of the suburbs that are now considered part of London are also included within this collection, for example the East End to Bethnal Green, but material for many areas of the modern city of London can be found in the England Local collection.