London Metropolitan Archive

From Eyesore To Five Star

The British Library, which separated from the British Museum to become a modern building on London’s noxious Euston Road, was hated at the time of its unveiling by the Queen in June 1998 – over 20 years after it was first approved and at £350m over budget. But now it has been awarded Grade 1 Listed […]

The Secret Worlds Of London

If you’ve never been to the London Metropolitan Archive, you’re in for a surprise. It’s an amazing resource open to all, but is shockingly underused by Londoners. Here they have everything from where the bombs fell in your street to the records of Bedlam (my favourite doctor’s entry for a young female patient; ‘Admitted suffering […]

Haunted London

I’ll be doing a Gothic Night in London at the London Metropolitan Archives on October 29th this year – the archives are an astonishing resource for anyone interested in this city, and contain everything from the law court rolls – literally, parchment rolls containing the law cases of London – to maps showing where bombs […]