The area now covered by the 32 London boroughs. Includes the historic county of Middlesex, and parts of Surrey, Essex and Kent

Filter within the 'London' region: City of London (101)  Middlesex (89)  City of Westminster (26)  

Survey of London

Detailed studies of the capital's architecture and topography, since 1894. 43 volumes.

City of London, Calendar of letter books

Records of the government of medieval London (1275-1509). 12 volumes.

Victoria County History: Middlesex

The local history of the county, organised by parish. 12 volumes.

Quarter Sessions records

Records of the periodic courts of quarter sessions. 9 volumes.

Port, trade, bridge and customs records

Records for London and Bristol (15th to 18th centuries.) 7 volumes.

Chronicles, surveys and diaries (London)

Includes Stow's 'Survey' and the diary of Henry Machyn. 7 volumes.

Royal Commission on Historical Monuments

The Royal Commission on Historical Monuments of England 6 volumes.

Monastic and cathedral records

Cartularies and administrative records of monastic and cathedral churches. 6 volumes.

Old and New London (Thornbury & Walford)

Surveys London and Westminster and their environs (6 volumes, 1878). 6 volumes.

Parochial records

Churchwardens', parish clerks' and other parish records. 5 volumes.

Religious organisations, records of

Records of groups outside the Established church (18th and 19th centuries). 4 volumes.

Environs of London (Lysons)

Lysons' account of London within twelve miles of the city (4 volumes, 1796). 4 volumes.

Lay subsidy records

Records of this occasional wealth tax (13th to 16th centuries). 3 volumes.

Wills and inventories

 3 volumes.

Assize records

Assize records for London, 14th-16th centuries. 3 volumes.

Hearth Tax records

Seventeenth-century hearth tax sources for London. 3 volumes.

Maps (Ordnance Survey)

The complete 1:10,560 series, and 1:2,500 maps for selected areas (Epoch 1). 2 volumes.

City of London, Calendar of plea and memoranda rolls

Three volumes, covering period from 1323 to 1412. 3 volumes.

Eyres, records of

Records of courts of itinerant justices (13th century). 2 volumes.

Political organisations, records of

Records of extra-Parliamentary individuals and groups (18th and 19th centuries). 2 volumes.

Records of residence

 2 volumes.

Feet of Fines

Final concords for Lancashire, Lincolnshire, Sussex and Yorkshire. 2 volumes.

Victoria County History: Essex

The local history of the historic county, organised by parish. 4 volumes.

Markets and Fairs, to 1516

Gazetteer of markets and fairs and database of borough market privileges. 2 volumes.

Physicians and Irregular Medical Practitioners in London 1550-1640Database

Biographical database of medical practitioners in London in a key period in the history of medicine.

London Consistory Court Depositions, 1586-1611: list and indexes

London Record Society, volume 32; here published with the kind support of the Society. Abstracted details of nearly 1,800 cases, relating to defamation, marriage, tithe and other disputes.

A New History of LondonIncluding Westminster and Southwark

Noorthouck's 'New History' falls into two parts. The first is a narrative history of London from the Roman period until the 1770s. The second gives accounts of the present state of the City (organised by ward), and of much of Westminster, Southwark and Lambeth. It also includes an Appendix of charters and statutes relating to the City, and lists of mayors, bishops and other officers.

A History of the County of London: Volume 1London within the Bars, Westminster and Southwark

Part-volume, covering the history of the religious houses of the borough of Southwark and the cities of London and Westminster.

Chamber accounts of the sixteenth centuryLondon Record Society, 20

Some of the earliest surviving financial sources for the City of London, being two accounts of the chamberlain for the period 1584-6.

A Dictionary of London

Historical notes of streets and buildings in the City of London, including references to other relevant sources.

Calendar of early mayor's court rolls: 1298-1307

Nine rolls, covering a formative period in the history of the City of London, and illustrative of ancient municipal law and legal custom.

The church in London 1375-1392

Details ecclesiastical property and the taxation of the clergy in the City of London. Also included are Acta of William Courtenay, Bishop of London. By kind permission of the London Record Society.

Analytical index to the series of records known as the Remembrancia1579-1664

An index, arranged by topic, to this series of London records. They contain correspondence between central government and officials of the City of London relating to the rights, privileges, customs, trade and religious life of the City.

London debating societies 1776-1799

Information on debates and their subjects, as listed in the London press. Reproduced by permission of the London Record Society.

Justice in eighteenth-century HackneyThe justicing notebook of Henry Norris and the Hackney petty sessions book

These two sources cover between them the period 1730 to 1753. Edited from MSS in the Greater London Record Office, by permission of the London Record Society.

A Topographical Dictionary of England

Seventh edition. Contains detailed topographical accounts of places, parishes and counties in England. Originally published in four volumes, here given together.

Office Holders in Modern Britain

Listings of holders of offices in central government (17th-19th centuries). 11 volumes.

Fasti Ecclesiae Anglicanae 1541-1857: volume 1St. Paul's, London

Charts the careers of the bishops of London and higher clergy of St Paul's cathedral and the diocese of London.

Hasted, History of Kent

The second edition of Edward Hasted's history, published between 1797 and 1801. 2 volumes.

Victoria County History: Surrey

The local history of the historic county, organised by parish. 2 volumes.

A History of the County of Hertford: volume 2

This volume covers the south and west of the county and includes areas, such as Barnet and Elstree, that are now within greater London. It also includes a detailed account of the city and cathedral of St Albans.

State Papers of John Thurloe

Collections of Thurloe, Secretary of State 1652-8, ed. Thomas Birch (7 volumes). 7 volumes.

Fasti Ecclesiae Anglicanae 1300-1541: volume 12Introduction and errata

Contains an introduction and errata for the Fasti volumes for the period 1300-1541.

Catalogue of Ancient Deeds

A catalogue of the ancient deeds held by The National Archives. 6 volumes.

House of Lords, Journal

The official record of proceedings in the House (1509-1793, 1830-2). 42 volumes.

Statutes of the Realm

The full text of Statutes passed into law by the two Houses of Parliament. 3 volumes.

Calendar of Cecil Papers

 24 volumes.

House of Commons, Journal

The official record of the House. Includes volumes 1-12 (1547-1699) & 85 (1830). 13 volumes.

Calendar of State Papers, Domestic (William and Mary)

Eleven volumes, for the reigns of William and Mary and William singly from 1696. 11 volumes.

House of Commons, Debates (Grey)

Debates (1667-94), collected by the Hon. Anchitell Grey, MP (10 vols). 10 volumes.

House of Commons, History and Proceedings of (Chandler)

Extensive verbatim accounts of Commons debates, 1660-1739, in 10 volumes. 10 volumes.

Acts and Ordinances of the Interregnum, 1642-1660

The full text of legislation passed into law during the Interregnum. Contains over 900 pieces of legislation. ranging from that concerning the trial and execution of William Laud, Archbishop of Canterbury to the regulation of trade in currants, and from the propagation of the Gospel in the New World to the draining of the Great Fen. Originally published in three volumes, it is here given together, along with a table of acts passed and a substantial introduction.

The Barrington Papers, volume 1Publications of the Navy Records Society, vol. 77

Selections from the papers of Admiral the Hon. Samuel Barrington. They include: his early Order Books; a private letter book; his Journal, and several other papers. Together they relate to the period from 1747 to 1799.

The Journals of all the Parliaments during the reign of Queen Elizabeth

Includes very detailed accounts of debates in both houses of Parliament from 1559 until 1601. Collected by Sir Simonds d'Ewes, knight and baronet of Stow Hall in Suffolk, they were revised and published in 1682 by his nephew, the lawyer and antiquary Paul Bowes.

Parliament Rolls of Medieval England

Transcriptions from the manuscript rolls of all parliaments which survive for the period 1275 to 1504. The transcriptions - in Latin, Anglo-Norman or Middle English - are presented in parallel with a modern English translation. There is also a description of each parliament of the period, including for those of which no roll survives.

Historical Collections:or, An exact Account of the Proceedings of the Four last Parliaments of Q. Elizabeth

Details debates in both Houses of Parliament from 1589 until 1601. Collected by the Shropshire MP Heywood Townshend, they were first published in 1680.

Dictionary of Traded Goods and Commodities, 1550-1820

A dictionary of nearly 4,000 terms found used in documents relating to trade and retail in early modern Britain. It represents part of a larger dataset produced by the Dictionary Project at the University of Wolverhampton, by whose kind permission it is reproduced here.

Rymer's Foedera With Syllabus

The text of Rymer's Foedera (1704-1735), combined with an English summary. 5 volumes.

Thomas Burton's Diary

The parliamentary diary of Thomas Burton, MP for Westmorland (1653-59). 4 volumes.

Calendar of State Papers, Domestic (James I)

Calendars of documents held by The National Archives. 4 volumes.

Papal Documents

 17 volumes.

Alumni Oxonienses 1500-1714

This volume lists members of the University of Oxford from 1500 to 1714, along with brief biographical details such as ecclesiastical positions held and family relationships among the alumni.

Calendar of State Papers Domestic: Anne, 1702-3

The first of two volumes for the reign of Queen Anne, covering the period from March 1702 to May 1703.

Roger Whitley's Diary 1684-1697Bodleian Library, MS Eng Hist c 711

Diary of a Cheshire gentleman, Whig Member of Parliament for Chester in 1689-97 and landholder in Wales, covering a period in which he steered a difficult political course. Michael Stevens' transcription is published by permission of the Bodleian Library.

Calendar of Documents Preserved in France918-1206

Covers the whole period 918 to 1206.