Archives for London

Archives for London
c/o London Metropolitan Archives
40 Northampton Road
Greater London


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Archives for London is the independent voice for archives in the Capital.
We are a membership organisation for people who use and work with historic documents, films and photographs in or about London.
AfL brings together people who are passionate about archives of the UK's capital city to sharing news and ideas and different perspectives on how archives can benefit and contribute to all our lives.
Through our exclusive programme of seminars, behind the scenes visits, our newsletter and annual conference we help unlock the potential within London's archives.

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Seminars and 'behind the scenes' visits are held monthly, but please get in touch anytime with queries or news relevant to archives in and about London.

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Mapping town and terrain

  • 4 September 2014 6-8pm

Maps have played an important role in many aspects of the British government’s work for centuries. The National Archives in Kew is now home to one of the world’s richest holdings of historical mapping, covering places throughout the world.

In their new book, Maps: their untold stories, due out on 11 September, archivists Rose Mitchell and Andrew Janes offer a fascinating and unusual journey through some of the most intriguing examples of maps from within the archives. This exclusive pre-publication talk explores the diverse landscapes portrayed on these maps, from great cities such as London to quiet country estates. Rose and Andrew examine who made these maps, why they were made, and their significance as historical documents.

This seminar will be preceded by the AGM and will be followed by drinks and nibbles

Advance booking is essential. Please guarantee your place by contacting e: t: 020 7332 3879

Bring your questions and news items. Refreshments available.


This seminar is free to all AfL members, non-members £5 (payable on the door).