Lambeth Archives

Minet Library, 52 Knatchbull Road
London SE5 9QY

Lambeth Archives is the borough's record office and local history library and is open to the public, free of charge. Whether you want to trace a house history, discover the origins of your neighbourhood, trace your family history, or look at the records of Lambeth Council staff will guide and assist you through our collections of historical material.

Lambeth Palace Library

Lambeth Palace Road
London SE1 7JU

Lambeth Palace Library is the historic library of the Archbishops of Canterbury and the principal library and record office for the history of the Church of England. The Library focuses on ecclesiastical history, but its rich collections are important for an immense variety of topics from the history of art and architecture to colonial and Commonwealth history, and for innumerable aspects of English social, political and economic history.

Lesbian & Gay Newsmedia Archive

LAGNA, Bishopsgate Library, Bishopsgate Institute, 230 Bishopsgate
London EC2M 4QH

LAGNA consists primarily of a collection of 200,000 press cuttings covering all aspects of lesbian and gay life from the 1930s to the present. The Lesbian and Gay Newsmedia Archive is open to anyone with an interest in lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender history.

Lewisham Heritage

199-201 Lewisham High Street
London SE13 6LG

Lewisham Heritage is responsible for the archives, local history, museum and art collections of the London Borough of Lewisham. The Local History and Archives Centre holds historic materials for the borough of Lewisham and is situated in Lewisham Library.

Library & Museum of Freemasonry, The

Freemasons' Hall, Great Queen Street
London WC2B 5AZ

One of the finest publicly available collections of Masonic material in the world. The collections illustrate the international, social and ethnic diversity of the membership including royalty, public figures, scientists and writers as well as the many millions of members from all walks of life. The museum contains an extensive collection of objects with Masonic decoration including pottery and porcelain, glassware, silver, furniture and clocks, jewels and regalia.

Lindley Library - Royal Horticultural Society, The

80 Vincent Square
London SW1P 2PE

The RHS Lindley Libraries are the largest visual and written resource on horticulture in the world. Collections, including books, art, photographs, and archives span 500 years of Britain's gardening history.

London Metropolitan Archives

40 Northampton Road
London EC1R 0HB

LMA holds archives about the administrative, social and family history of London. Over 105km of shelving store records of schools, churches, hospitals, businesses, local government and much more.

London South Bank University Archives Centre

London South Bank University, 103 Borough Road
London SE1 0AA

An archive service holding the corporate and historic records of London South Bank University and its predecessor bodies. The University Archives Centre collects and makes accessible the institutional archives of London South Bank University (LSBU) and its amalgamated institutions. Collections: We hold material tracing LSBU's history from its foundation as the Borough Polytechnic Institute in 1892 to the present day.