Libraries and archives in Greater London

Thames Discovery Programme

LAARC, Mortimer Wheeler House, 46 Eagle Wharf Road
London N1 7ED

When the tide is out, the Thames is the longest open-air archaeological site in London, and much of the foreshore is freely accessible to the public. The Thames Discovery Programme is a community archaeology project designed to monitor the exposed archaeological sites of the inter-tidal area of the Thames with volunteer support.

Thomas Layton Memorial & Museum Trust

CIP, Treaty Centre, High Street
Hounslow, Middlesex TW3 1ES

The Trust celebrates the legacy of Thomas Layton, who lived in Brentford, Middlesex, between 1826 and 1911. He was committed to Brentford and served on various local bodies for over 45 years, helping to develop many new buildings and services for the growing town. Thomas Layton was also an avid collector of books, prints, maps and archaeological artefacts.

Tower Hamlets Local History Library & Archives

Tower Hamlets Local History Library and Archives, 277 Bancroft Road
London E1 4DQ

Tower Hamlets local history library and archives covers the area of the present-day London Borough of Tower Hamlets; the original East End of London which, until 1965, comprised of the Boroughs of Bethnal Green, Poplar and Stepney. If you are interested in a building in the borough, tracing your ancestors who lived here, doing a school or college project on some aspect of the borough or are just feeling nostalgic, we may well be able to help you.

TUC Library Collections

Learning Centre, London Metropolitan University, North Campus, 236-250 Holloway Road, London, N7 6PP
London N7 6PP

The TUC Library Collections, established in 1922 for the use of the Trades Union Congress and affiliated trade unions, moved to the London Metropolitan University in 1996. They are a major research resource for the study of all aspects of trade unions, lifelong learning and people at work. Collections: The Collections hold books, pamphlets, periodicals and ephemera relating to political and labour history from the mid 19th century to the present day. There are also archival collections, the largest of which is the Workers' Educational Association Library and Archive.