Libraries and archives in Greater London

Parliamentary Archives

Houses of Parliament
London SW1A 0PW

Parliamentary records are at the heart of our democracy. They have embodied our liberties, rights and responsibilities for over five hundred years. Collections: The Parliamentary Archives holds several million historical records relating to Parliament, dating from 1497 to present day. These include: Records of the House of Commons and House of Lords, including Acts of Parliament, Journals, Committee papers, papers laid before both Houses, and plans of roads, railways, canals and other public works desposited in relation to private bills; other collections relating to Parliament; private political papers, including those of David Lloyd George, Andrew Bonar Law and Lord Beaverbrook; records about the Palace of Westminster.