Libraries and archives in Greater London

Hackney Archives

2nd floor, Dalston CLR James Library and, Dalston Square
London E8 3BQ

Hackney Archives looks after the archives of the London Borough of Hackney - the administrative records of the borough council and its predecessors back to 1700, together with the records of organisations and individuals with links to the area of the modern London borough.

Hall-Carpenter Archives

Archives Division, Library of the London School of Economics & Political Science, 10 Portugal Street
London WC2A 2HD

The Hall-Carpenter Archives (HCA) founded in 1982 are the largest source for the study of gay activism in Britain which followed the publication of the Wolfenden Report in 1958. Collections: Archives of gay organisations and activists, and a periodicals collection which includes complete runs of most British and Irish gay serials including Gay News and Capital Gay, and many newsletters from lesbian and gay groups throughout the UK.

Hammersmith & Fulham Archives & Local History Centre

The Lilla Huset, 191 Talgarth Road
London W6 8BJ

The work of the archives covers the history of the borough of Hammersmith & Fulham. We are particularly concerned with its administrative history but our collection illustrates other aspects too.

Haringey Archive Service

Archivist, Bruce Castle Museum, Lordship Lane
London N17 8NU

The service holds the archives and the local history library and collections of the borough of Haringey.

Harrow Civic Centre Reference Library

Civic Centre Reference Library, P.O. Box 4, Civic Centre, Station Road
Harrow HA1 2XY

If you are tracing your family history, researching the history of a building, or just have an interest in the local area, please come in and use our resources.

Hillingdon Local Studies, Archives & Museum Service

Central Library, 14-16 High Street
Uxbridge, Middlesex UB8 1HD

Hillingdon Local Studies, Archives and Museum Service exists to: take care of the Borough's collections of historic material, help local people find out about their heritage, promote responsible care for all historic items, old and new, and work for the establishment of a Borough Museum in Hillingdon. The Service is Hillingdon's museum and records service.

Honourable Artillery Company

Armoury House, City Road
London EC1Y 2BQ

The Honourable Artillery Company's private museum is now open to members of the HAC. Members of the general public may be able to visit by appointment only.

Horniman Museum & Gardens

100 London Road, Forest Hill
London SE23 3PQ

The Horniman has a unique range of exhibitions, events and activities which illustrate the cultural and natural world. Our collections of anthropology, natural history and musical instruments provide the inspiration for our programme of permanent and temporary exhibitions and events and activities.

HQS Wellington & the Wellington Trust

HQS Wellington, Temple Stairs, Victoria Embankment,
London WC2R 2PN

Launched in 1934, the HQS Wellington is the last surviving member of the Royal Navy's Grimsby class of sloops. After 4 years of duty in the South Pacific, the ship served with distinction in the Second World War. Collections: Historic charts, silver and gold, ship models, paintings and maritime artefacts.

Huguenot Society of Great Britain & Ireland, The

The Huguenot Library, UCL, Gower Street
London WC1E 6BT

In 1885 the society was founded by directors of the The French Hospital (founded in 1718) to promote the publication and interchange of knowledge about the Huguenots in Great Britain and Ireland, a good deal of which, over the passage of time was unknown to many of their descendants. They also aimed to form a bond of fellowship of those who, whether or not of Huguenot descent, respect and admire the Huguenots and seek to perpetuate their memory. Collections: The Library (incorporating the Library of the French Hospital) forms the most complete body of Huguenot literature in this country. It contains the archives of the French Hospital since its creation in 1718, which are vital to the Hospital's continuing work today.