Libraries and archives in Greater London

Salvation Army International Heritage Centre

William Booth College
London SE5 8BQ

The Salvation Army International Heritage Centre tells the story of The Salvation Army from its origins in the 1860s to the present, both in the UK and overseas. The Heritage Centre includes a library, archive and museum.

SAVE Britain's Heritage

70 Cowcross Street
London EC1M 6EJ

SAVE has been campaigning for historic buildings since its formation in 1975 by a group of architects, journalists and planners. SAVE is a strong, independent voice in conservation, free to respond rapidly to emergencies and to speak out loud for the historic environment.

Science & Society Picture Library

The Science Museum, Exhibition Road
London SW7 2DD

We provide transparencies, prints and digital images on loan to our clients for reproduction. A small service fee is charged for the loan of the images. Collections: BTF Collection: Over 10,000 photographs taken by the British Transport Films Unit which document life and work in Britain from the mid - 1940s to the 1960s. Daily Herald Collection: Photographs documenting every aspect of life as reflected in the work of some of Britain's finest news photographers.

Sir John Soane's Museum

13 Lincoln's Inn Fields
London WC2A 3BP

The architect Sir John Soane's house, museum and library at No. 13 Lincoln's Inn Fields has been a public museum since the early 19th century. Collections: Sir John Soane's Museum comprises his collections and personal effects, acquired between the 1780s and his death in 1837. The museum's collections contain many important works of art and antiquities, including Hogarth's A Rake's Progress and An Election, Canaletto's Riva degli Schiavoni looking West, the alabaster sarcophagus of Seti I, 30,000 architectural drawings, 6,857 historical volumes, 252 historical architectural models as well as important examples of furniture and decorative arts.

Society of Antiquaries of London

Burlington House, Piccadilly, London
London W1J 0BE

The society of Antiquaries of London is charged by its Royal Charter of 1751 with 'the encouragement, advancement and furtherance of the study and knowledge of the antiquities and history of this and other countries'. It celebrated its Tercentenary in 2007. The society's 2,900 Fellows include many distinguished archaeologists and art and architectural historians.

Society of Genealogists

14 Charterhouse Buildings, Goswell Road
London EC1M 7BA

The society of Genealogists offers a unique combination of research material, guidance and support for those interested in family history. It is a charity whose objects are to promote, encourage and foster the study, science and knowledge of genealogy.

Southwark Council Libraries, Arts & Heritage Service

Environment Department, Libraries, Arts and Heritage Division, Southwark Council, 160 Tooley Street
London SE1

Southwark Council is responsible for the Cuming Museum, Southwark Local History Library and Archive, Kingswood House, the grade 2 listed house near Sydenham and currently cares for the now-closed Livesey Museum.

Southwark Local History Library

John Harvard Library, 211 Borough High Street
London SE1 1JA

Southwark's range of historical experience is a story vividly told through surviving documents. We have gathered these historical sources at Southwark Local History Library and Archive along with information on changes in Southwark today.

SS Robin, The

SS Robin, 2D/2E Royal Victoria Place
London E14 1UQ

SS Robin is a precious diamond, a national treasure and one of London's best kept secrets. She's the world's oldest complete steamship and the last of her type in the world. Collections: SS Robin Gallery seeks to challenge perceptions by illustrating and exploring our lives and planet through extraordinary documentary images.

St Bartholomew's Hospital Archives & Museum

North Wing, St Bartholomew
London EC1A 7BE

Set in the historic North Wing of St Bartholomew's Hospital, the museum tells the story of this renowned institution, celebrates its achievements and explains its place in history. A video relates the foundation of the hospital and life-size models bring the history of Barts to life.

St Bride Foundation

Bride Lane, Fleet Street
London EC4Y 8EQ

In 1891, St Bride Foundation was established to provide a social, cultural and recreational centre for London's Fleet Street and its burgeoning print and publishing trade. Now, this historic site is a living and breathing community once again, with new projects, facilities and programmes expanding its central mission: to excite and inspire. At the heart of the Foundation is an unparalleled library of print, media, communications and design, believed to be the largest in the world - but its remit is becoming even more broad and exciting.

Strawberry Hill

268 Waldegrave Road
Twickenham, Middlesex TW1 4ST

Created by Horace Walpole in the 18th century, Strawberry Hill is internationally famous as Britain's finest example of Georgian Gothic revival architecture. It also inspired the first gothic novel The castle of Otranto.

Sutton Archives

Central Library, St Nicholas Way
Sutton SM1 1EA

Sutton Local Studies & Archives Service holds primary and secondary records relating to the London Borough of Sutton and its predecessor authorities, local people, organisations and businesses.