Arrangements for access to former

Guildhall Library Manuscripts collections

Following the reorganisation of Guildhall Library and City archive services generally, the Manuscripts Section of Guildhall Library has now closed. Most of the archive and manuscript collections and archive services for the City of London are now concentrated at London Metropolitan Archives (LMA) in Clerkenwell, a mile north east of Guildhall Library. At LMA there is the full range of consultation facilities, conservation support, reprographics services and spacious areas for research and study. We anticipate that the vast majority of archives will now be consulted at LMA.

A few important archives will continue to be housed and consulted at Guildhall Library. The key collections are:


Full information for accessing these collections is available on our website.

In the week beginning 25 February 2013 the following collections formerly housed and consulted at Guildhall Library will be transferred to LMA. In future all consultation of these archives will take place at LMA:


If you require clarification or any further information please contact LMA by email or phone us on 020 7332 3820.

Last updated February 2013