The Museum of London tells the story of the capital from its first settlers to modern times, with sites in central London, Docklands and Hackney.
Established in 1886, Guildhall Art Gallery displays works dating from 1670 to the present, including 17th century portraits, Pre-Raphaelite masterpieces and a range of paintings documenting London’s dramatic history.
London Metropolitan Archives is the largest local authority archive in Britain. They hold some 100km of shelving packed with maps, plans, photographs, documents, prints and drawings telling nearly a thousand years of London’s history. The collections include the stories of London government, hospitals, schools, charities, court records, businesses and individual families.
The Monument stands in the City of London, 62 metres from where the Great Fire of London started in 1666. It was built 1671-77 to commemorate the Great Fire of London and to celebrate the rebuilding of the City.
The archives contain a fascinating collection of letters, papers and historic documents from centuries of Verney and Nightingale family history.
This unique museum offers a wealth of information about firefighting in London. Starting from the Great Fire of London, the collection spans the Victorian period, World War II and growth into the modern London Fire Brigade. The museum is moving to a new home at the former LFB headquarters on Albert Embankment in the next 3-5 years and is currently closed. In the meantime, there are lots of opportunities for the public to view the Brigade’s historic collection in different locations so keep checking the website for further details.
MOLA (Museum of London Archaeology) is an experienced and innovative archaeology and built heritage practice which aims to inspire people to be curious about their heritage.
The National Archives holds records covering over one thousand years of history from the time of William the Conqueror to the present day.
The National Portrait Gallery is the world’s largest collection of personalities and faces, spanning the late middle ages to the present day.
St Paul’s Cathedral, London, is an Anglican cathedral, the seat of the Bishop of London. It sits on Ludgate Hill at the highest point of the City of London.
The Pepys Library of Magdalene College, Cambridge, is the personal library collected by Samuel Pepys, bequeathed to the college following his death in 1703.