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LONDON BOROUGH LOCAL STUDIES CENTRES
 
Principal Centres with Family History resources
   
  For the City of London see the write-up on the Guildhall Library and for the City of Westminster see the write-up on the City of Westminster Archives Centre
   
  Although the London Metropolitan Archives is the principal archive service for the Greater London area, most metropolitan boroughs also maintain their own archive service at their local studies centre . Records can also be found at the county record office for the historical county within which the borough (or part of it) was previously situated
   
  Barking & Dagenham - Barnet - Bexley - Brent - Bromley - Camden - Croydon - Ealing - Enfield - Greenwich - Hackney - Hammersmith & Fulham - Haringey - Harrow - Havering - Hillingdon - Hounslow - Islington - Kensington & Chelsea - Kingston-upon-Thames - Lambeth - Lewisham - Merton - Newham - Redbridge - Richmond-upon-Thames - Southwark - Sutton - Tower Hamlets - Waltham Forest - Wandsworth
   
   
   
  Borough of BARKING & DAGENHAM
  Centre BARKING & DAGENHAM LOCAL STUDIES CENTRE
  Address Valence House Museum, Becontree Avenue, Dagenham, RM8 3HT
  Telephone (020) 8227 2033
  E-mail localstudies@lbbd.gov.uk
  Web Site www.barking-dagenham.gov.uk
  Facilities Situated in a timber framed manor house (parts of which date back to the 1400s), the centre's collection includes local educational records, local property deeds, microfilmed copies of the Barking Advertiser and microfilmed local parish registers. You are advised to telephone in advance to book microfilm/fiche readers.
   
  Borough of BARNET
  Centre BARNET LOCAL STUDIES AND ARCHIVES CENTRE
  Address Hendon Library (1st floor), The Burroughs, London, NW4 4BQ
  Telephone (020) 8359 3960
  E-mail library.archives@barnet.gov.uk
  Web Site www.barnet.gov.uk
   
  Borough of BEXLEY
  Centre BEXLEY LOCAL STUDIES AND ARCHIVE CENTRE
  Address Townley Road, Bexleyheath, Kent, DA6 7HJ
  Telephone (020) 8303 7777
  E-mail archives@bexley.gov.uk
  Web Site www.bexley.gov.uk
   
  Borough of BRENT
  Centre BRENT ARCHIVES
  Address George Furness House, 2-12 Grange Road, Willesden, NW10 2QY
  Telephone (020) 8937 3541
  E-mail archives@brent.gov.uk
  Web Site www.brent.gov.uk
   
  Borough of BROMLEY
  Centre BROMLEY LOCAL STUDIES LIBRARY
  Address Central Library, High Street, Bromley, BR1 1EX
  Telephone (020) 8461 7170
  Web Site www.bromley.gov.uk
   
  Borough of CAMDEN
  Centre CAMDEN LOCAL STUDIES AND ARCHIVES CENTRE
  Address Holborn Library, 32-38 Theobalds Road, London, WC1X 8PA
  Telephone (020) 7974 6342
  E-mail localstudies@camden.gov.uk
  Web Site www.camden.gov.uk
   
  Borough of CROYDON
  Centre CENTRAL CROYDON LIBRARY
  Address Level 3, Central Library, Croydon Clocktower, Katharine Street, Croydon, CR9 1ET
  Telephone (020) 8726 6900
  E-mail localstudies@croydon.gov.uk
  Web Site www.croydon.gov.uk
   
  Borough of EALING
  Centre EALING LOCAL HISTORY CENTRE
  Address 103 Ealing Broadway Centre (first floor), The Broadway, W5 5JY.
  Telephone (020) 3700 1055
  E-mail ealing.localhistory@carillionservices.co.uk
  Web Site www.ccslibraries.com/libraries/ealing-libraries/local-history-centre
   
  Borough of ENFIELD
  Centre LOCAL STUDIES AND ARCHIVES
  Address First Floor, Thomas Hardy House, 39 London Road, Enfield, EN2 6DS.
  Telephone (020) 8379 2724
  E-mail local.history@enfield.gov.uk
  Web Site www.enfield.gov.uk
   
  Borough of GREENWICH
  Centre GREENWICH HERITAGE CENTRE
  Address Artillery Square, Royal Arsenal, SE18 6ST
  Telephone (020) 8854 2452
  E-mail heritage.centre@greenwich.gov.uk
  Web Site www.greenwichheritage.org
   
  Borough of HACKNEY
  Centre HACKNEY ARCHIVES
  Address Dalston CLR James Library, Dalston Square, London, E8 3BQ
  Telephone (020) 8356 8925
  E-mail archives@hackney.gov.uk
  Web Site www.hackney.gov.uk/ca-archives.htm
   
  Borough of HAMMERSMITH & FULHAM
  Centre HAMMERSMITH AND FULHAM ARCHIVES
  Address First Floor, Hammersmith Library, Shepherd's Bush Road, Hammersmith, W6 7AT
  Telephone (020) 7641 5180
  E-mail archives@westminster.gov.uk
  Web Site www.lbhf.gov.uk
   
  Borough of HARINGEY
  Centre HARINGEY LOCAL HISTORY LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES
  Address Bruce Castle Musuem, Lordship Lane, Tottenham, London, N17 8NU
  Telephone (020) 8808 8772
  E-mail museum.services@haringey.gov.uk
  Web Site www.haringey.gov.uk
   
  Borough of HARROW
  Centre HARROW LOCAL HISTORY CENTRE
  Address Harrow Museum Heritage Centre, Pinner View, Harrow, HA2 6PX (note: access by appointment only)
  Telephone (020) 88161 3074
  E-mail localhistory.library@harrow.gov.uk
  Web Site www.harrow.gov.uk
   
  Borough of HAVERING
  Centre HAVERING LOCAL STUDIES AND FAMILY HISTORY CENTRE
  Address Central Library, St Edwards Way, Romford, RM1 3AR
  Telephone (01708) 432392
  E-mail LocalStudies@havering.gov.uk
  Web Site www.havering.gov.uk
   
  Borough of HILLINGDON
  Centre HILLINGDON LOCAL STUDIES
  Address Central Library, 14-15 High Street, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UB8 1HD
  Telephone (01895) 250702
  E-mail archives@hillingdon.gov.uk
  Web Site www.hillingdon.gov.uk
   
  Borough of HOUNSLOW
  Centre CHISWICK LIBRARY
  Address Duke's Avenue, Chiswick, London, W4 2AB
  Telephone (020) 8994 1008
  E-mail localstudies-hct@laing.com
  Web Site www.hounslow.info/libraries/chiswick/index.htm
   
  Centre HOUNSLOW LIBRARY
  Address 24 Treaty Centre, Hounslow High Street, Middlesex, TW3 1ES
  Telephone (0845) 456 2800
  E-mail localstudies-hct@laing.com
  Web Site www.hounslow.info/libraries/hounslow/index.htm
   
  Borough of ISLINGTON
  Centre ISLINGTON LOCAL HISTORY CENTRE
  Address Finsbury Library, 245 St John Street, London, EC1V 4NB
  Telephone (020) 7527 7988
  E-mail local.history@islington.gov.uk
  Web Site www.islington.gov.uk
   
  Borough of KENSINGTON & CHELSEA
  Centre KENSINGTON CENTRAL LIBRARY
  Address Phillimore Walk, London, W8 7RX
  Telephone (020) 7361 3010
  E-mail information.services@rbkc.gov.uk
  Web Site www.rbkc.gov.uk
   
  Borough of KINGSTON-UPON-THAMES
  Centre KINGSTON LOCAL HISTORY ROOM
  Address Room 46, North Kingston Centre, Richmond Road, Kingston upon Thames, KT2 5PE
  Telephone (020) 8547 5006
  E-mail local.history@rbk.kingston.gov.uk
  Web Site www.kingston.gov.uk
   
  Borough of LAMBETH
  Centre LAMBETH ARCHIVES AND THE MINET LIBRARY
  Address 52 Knatchbull Road, London, SE5 9QY
  Telephone (020) 7926 6076
  E-mail archives@lambeth.gov.uk
  Web Site www.lambeth.gov.uk
  Facilities Thanks to the bequest of William Minet of documents relating to the whole of the pre-1888 County of Surrey, this is one the largest local authority archives in London. Details of its extensive collection can be viewed in a PDF document which can be downloaded from the archives wed site
   
  Borough of LEWISHAM
  Centre LEWISHAM LOCAL STUDIES AND ARCHIVES
  Address Lewisham Library, 199-201 Lewisham High Street, London, SE13 6LG
  Telephone (020) 8314 8501
  E-mail local.studies@lewisham.gov.uk
  Web Site www.lewisham.gov.uk
   
  Borough of MERTON
  Centre MERTON LOCAL STUDIES CENTRE
  Address Merton Civic Centre, London Road, Morden, Surrey, SM4 5DX
  Telephone (020) 8545 3239
  E-mail local.studies@merton.gov.uk
  Web Site www.merton.gov.uk
   
  Borough of NEWHAM
  Centre STRATFORD LIBRARY
  Address 3 The Grove, London, E15 1EL
  Telephone (020) 3373 6881
  E-mail archiveslocalstudies@newham.gov.uk
  Web Site www.newham.gov.uk
   
  Borough of REDBRIDGE
  Centre ILFORD CENTRAL LIBRARY
  Address Clements Road, Ilford, Essex, IG1 1EA
  Telephone (020) 8708 2417
  E-mail info.heritage@visionrcl.org.uk
  Web Site www.redbridge.gov.uk
   
  Borough of RICHMOND-UPON-THAMES
  Centre LOCAL HISTORY AND HERITAGE
  Address Albert Barkas Room, Old Town Hall, Whittaker Avenue, Richmond, TW9 1TP
  Telephone (020) 8734 3309
  E-mail localstudies@richmond.gov.uk
  Web Site www.richmond.gov.uk
   
  Borough of SOUTHWARK
  Centre SOUTHWARK LOCAL STUDIES LIBRARY
  Address John Havard Library, 211 Borough High Street, London, SE1 1JA
  Telephone (020) 7525 0232
  E-mail local.history.library@southwark.gov.uk
  Web Site www.southwark.gov.uk
   
  Borough of SUTTON
  Centre SUTTON LOCAL STUDIES AND ARCHIVES CENTRE
  Address 2nd Floor, Central Library, St Nicholas Way, Sutton, Surrey, SM1 1EA
  Telephone (020) 8770 4747
  E-mail local.studies@sutton.gov.uk
  Web Site www.sutton.gov.uk
   
  Borough of TOWER HAMLETS
  Centre TOWER HAMLETS LOCAL HISTORY AND ARCHIVES
  Address Bancroft Library, 277 Bancroft Road, London, El 4DQ
  Telephone (020) 7364 1290
  E-mail localhistory@towerhamlets.gov.uk
  Web Site www.towerhamlets.gov.uk
   
  Borough of WALTHAM FOREST
  Centre WALTHAM FOREST ARCHIVES
  Address Vestry House Museum, Vestry Road, Walthamstow, London, E17 9NH
  Telephone (020) 8496 4381
  E-mail vhm.enquiries@walthamforest.gov.uk
  Web Site www.walthamforest.gov.uk
   
  Borough of WANDSWORTH
  Centre WANDSWORTH LOCAL HISTORY SERVICE
  Address Battersea Library, 265 Lavender Hill, London, SW11 1JB
  Telephone (020) 8871 7753
  E-mail heritage@wandsworth.gov.uk
  Web Site www.wandsworth.gov.uk
   
   
 
This page last updated: 3 March 2015