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Architectural heritage
The Corporation of London preserves and protects some of the finest examples of the City's architectural heritage - from the medieval Guildhall and Thames bridges to a Georgian town house and, beyond the City, the Grade One listed Keats House and an Elizabethan hunting lodge.
City of London Archaeological Society
It has had the privilege of working alongside the archaeologists from the Museum of London on many of the great Roman, Saxon and medieval digs beneath the city's streets and buildings. It has also conducted excavations in its own right.
Greater London Industrial Archaeology Society
The Greater London Industrial Archaeology Society (GLIAS) was founded in 1968 to record relics of London's industrial history and to deposit these records with national and local museums, archives, etc; also to advise local authorities and others on the restoration and preservation of historic industrial buildings and machinery.
Hendon and District Archaeological Society
The objects of HADAS are the advancement of archaeological and historical research and education for the public benefit with particular reference to the archaeology and history of the London Borough of Barnet.
London and Middlesex Archaeological Society
The Society was founded in 1855 'for the purpose of investigating the antiquities and early history of the Cities of London and Westminster and the Metropolitan County of Middlesex'.
Orpington and District Archaeological Society
The Orpington and District Archaeological Society promotes the study of archaeology in the Upper Cray Valley by undertaking excavations, carrying out research into the archaeology of the area and encouraging public interest through meetings and visits.
Archives in London
Archives in London and the M25 area - a major project to provide electronic access to collection level descriptions of the archives of over fifty higher education institutions and learned societies within the greater London area.
The Bentham project
The aim of the Bentham Project is to produce a new scholarly edition of the works and correspondence of Jeremy Bentham (1748-1832), the influential jurist, philosopher, and social scientist, whom A.J.P. Taylor described as `the most formidable reasoner who ever applied his gifts to the practical questions of administration and politics'.
The Bolles collection on the history of London
Part of the Perseus Digital Library, the Web site featuring the "Bolles Collection on the History of London" is an excellent on-line resource for historians of London, cartographers and those researching the literature of London.
The British Records Association
Founded in 1932, the British Records Association aims to encourage and assist with the preservation, care use and publication of historical records.
Charles Booth Online Archive
The Charles Booth Online Archive is a searchable resource giving access to archive material from the Booth collections of the British Library of Political and Economic Science (the Library of the London School of Economics and Political Science) and the University of London Library.
An image database containing 20,000 works from the Guildhall Library and
Guildhall Art Gallery London.
Hackney Archives Department
The Hackney Archives Department looks after the archives of Hackney - the administrative records of the borough council and its predecessors back to 1700, and of organisations and individuals within the borough.
London Encyclopaedia
Vast collection of useful information on London.
London Record Society
Founded in December 1964 to publish transcripts, abstracts and lists of the primary sources for the history of London, and generally to stimulate interest in archives relating to London, the Society aims to publish a volume a year.
Proceedings of the Old Bailey London
The Proceedings of the Old Bailey London 1674 to 1834. A fully searchable online edition of the largest body of texts detailing the lives of non-elite people ever published, containing accounts of over 100,000 criminal trials held at London's central criminal court.
London's libraries, museums and archives possess a treasure house of modern and historic photographs of London. The photoLondon website exists to highlight and promote these collections.
University of London Archives
Archive material preserved by the University of London Library is, for convenience, divided into two management groups, the University Archives, and Deposited Collections and Manuscripts. The University Archives are the records created by the central administration of the University of London, and which have been selected for permanent preservation.
Society of Antiquaries of London
In effect the Society's interests cover a very wide field, embracing all aspects of archaeology, architectural and art history, conservation, heraldry, anthropological, ecclesiastical, documentary, musical and linguistic study - the common link being that all these subjects are based on the study of the material remains of the past
Blue Plaque
Many famous individuals have lived and toiled at London addresses throughout its illustrious past. is dedicated to providing a record of the plaques that commemorate these individuals and their work.
Centre for Metropolitan History
Promotes the study and wide appreciation of London's character and development from its beginnings to the present day, and is concerned to set the history of London in the wider context provided by knowledge of other metropolises.
The Great Exhibition
It was the first great international exhibition, and it came at what must have seemed an auspicious time. The Year of Revolutions was past, although in Britain, relatively free of revolutionary spirit except for Chartist manifestations, there was a good deal of concern that the Exhibition would encourage an invasion of foreigners - socialists or worse! The Railway Age was well-established, and track mileage in Britain had doubled in the five years before the Exhibition opened; without those railways it would have been impossible to assemble the exhibits - or to bring the hordes of visitors to London.
Greenwood's Map of London 1827
This is a scan of a beautifully detailed, sectioned map of London as it was in 1827. Greenwood's map is scaled at eight inches to the mile, covers London and surroundings and stretches out to Earls Court in the West, to the River Lea and Greenwich in the East, Highgate to the North and to the South, Camberwell.
Harben - a dictionary of the City of London
A gazetteer of over 6000 street and place names in the City of London; their location, origin and changes. Henry Harben died in 1910 and his work was published posthumously in 1918. Unfortunately Harben died before being able to complete the extension of his work to cover Westminster and Southwark.
Ideal homes : Suburbia in Focus
Suburbia, however, is much more than that. Using the rich and unique archive collections of six London boroughs, this Web site looks at how and why suburbs have developed. Users can find out how villages and settlements were swallowed up in the path of the big city; how they have changed over the last two hundred years and what it's like to live in a suburb.
Institute of Contemporary British History
Aims to be a national and international centre leading the development of the academic discipline of contemporary history and its dissemination to a public audience.
Arthur Sherwell : 'Life in west London'
Victorian London - Publications - Social Investigation/Journalism - Life in West London : A Study and a Contrast, by Arthur Sherwell, 1897
London 1753
This exhibition explores London in the middle of the 18th century, when it became the largest city in the western world. Objects include watercolours by Paul and Thomas Sandby, drawings and prints by Hogarth and London drawings by Canaletto. There are watches, jewellery and medals, coins, Spitalfields silk, spurs for fighting cocks, shop signs and a first edition of Samuel Johnson's Dictionary of the English Language.
London Discovery
Seven web sites created for you to discover untold facts about London's people, places, buildings and the growth of our world city. A consortium project involving libraries, archives, museums and other institutions.
The London Journal
Devoted to London's historical development, current condition, and future prospects, the journal publishes articles relating to the city's history, economy, politics, sociology, geography, architecture, art and literature. In 1995 it celebrated 20 years of publication.
London's Past Online
Produced by the Centre for Metropolitan History in association with the Royal Historical Society Bibliography, London's Past Online is a free online bibliography of published material relating to the history of the Greater London area. In it, you will be able to find everything relating to the history of the capital, from counting house to music hall; from the Fire to the Blitz; from Whittington to Livingstone.
Ten generations London life since 1700
Explore some of London's premier archive, local studies library and museum collections to discover how life in London has changed for the last ten generations of Londoners and visitors to the capital. Ten Generations draws on original evidence held in local collections to tell the stories of how our forebears lived their lives, the changes they will have seen, and some of the historical events they may have witnessed during the last 300 years.
The London Topographical Society
The society concentrates exclusively on publishing books and sheet material illustrating the history, growth and topography of London. For more than a century the Society has remained true to the vision of its founders by making available maps, plans and views, and by publishing research, to assist the study and appreciation of London.
The Churchill Society
The Churchill Society is not a fan club. It is a society devoted to the memory of the courage, tenacity and awful sacrifices made by ordinary men and women, both at home and overseas, in defeating the Kaiser's and Nazi imperialism - the latter under Churchill's inspiring leadership.
John Snow
This site is devoted to the life and times of Dr. John Snow (1813-1858), a legendary figure in the history of public health, epidemiology and anaesthesiology.
Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin, 1812-1852
Great Britain's foremost architect and designer of the nineteenth century, a man with extraordinary talent, verve and perspicacity. A man who believed in himself, and harboured a passion for Gothic and the Roman Catholic Church.
64 Baker Street, London W1
This web site, created in 1995, tells the story of an extraordinary group of women who worked for the Special Operations Executive (S.O.E.) during World War Two. It does not intend to glamorise or hero worship the women - the work was far from glamorous - but to simply show the intricate work they did, the extraordinary courage they showed and the sacrifices they made.
This educational site, designed for life-long learners, explores the history of the London borough of Hackney from Roman times to the present day. Six historical periods are covered, Roman, Medieval, Tudor, Georgian, Victorian and the twentieth century, and in each section the landscape, homes, employment, transport are looked at, as well as interesting relics from that era.
Brixton History: Then and Now
A huge series of comparative archive and modern photographs showing how Brixton has changed over the years
Cabinet War Rooms
It seemed that the nightmare of mass slaughter of civilians and the destruction of ordered government might be realised and the question became more urgent as to how the Prime Minister, his Cabinet and the central core of the military command could be protected in the event of a war involving the European powers.
The Crossness Pumping Station
The Crossness Pumping Station was built by Sir Joseph Bazalgette as part of Victorian London's urgently needed main drainage scheme. It was officially opened by the Prince of Wales in April 1865.
Eastside Community Heritage : Hidden Histories
Eastside Community Heritage was established in 1993 as part of the Stratford City Challenge community history project. In 1997 Eastside became an independent charity. Over the years Eastside has worked on numerous projects documenting the lives of 'ordinary' people from and who live in East London.
Lambeth Landmark
Landmark on the Web gives instant access to the Lambeth Archives image collection. Landmark is a showcase for the best 6,000 images from the Lambeth Archives collection of 30,000 old photographs, drawings, prints and water colours. These have now been digitised and are available here.
Lewisham voices
These images and personal recollections have been gathered from individuals and groups who took part in the Lewisham Voices project. They have been compiled from the family albums and stories of people who live, work or are involved in community activities in the borough. Together they give a fascinating insight into some of the memories and experiences, happy and sad, that help to make Lewisham what it is today.
Windmills of London
Since ancient times, man has harnessed the power of the wind to provide motive power for transportation. Likewise, the technique of grinding grain between stones to produce flour is similarly ancient, and widespread. Quite where and when these two came together in the first windmill is unknown

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