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Local History & Archives

Tower Hamlets Local History Library and Archives
277 Bancroft Road, London E1 4DQ

Phone: 020 7364 1290
Email: localhistory@towerhamlets.gov.uk

Registration

All users are required to register with the service on their first visit. Please fill in the form below and bring it along with a form of ID providing proof of your permanent address.

Registration form [PDF]


Opening Times

Monday Closed
Tuesday 10am - 5pm
Wednesday 9am - 5pm
Thursday 9am - 8pm
Friday Closed
Saturday* 9am - 5pm

 

 

 

 

 

*First and Third Saturday of the month only


Disabled access

A ramp and lift have recently been installed and the building is now fully accessible to wheelchair users.
 

Room Hire

We have a Ground Floor Education Room. For further information visit the Local History Library Room Hire web page.


 

Local History Library


Archives

'Summary Guide to the Archive Collection' is available in a PDF format [33.03KB] [10 pages]

While there are substantial holdings of archives relating to the borough, much of Tower Hamlets material is deposited elsewhere (notably at the Greater London Record Office).

Services

We cannot, however, undertake detailed genealogical research on behalf of enquirers. Details of professional record agents can be obtained by contacting the Association of Genealogists and Researchers in Archives.