Local and family history
Whether you want to trace your family history, a house history, discover the origins of your neighbourhood or look at council records, we can help.
Our staff will guide you through our collections of historical material and assist you.
Lambeth Archives holds extensive information on most aspects of the borough's history, including archaeology, black history, architecture, geology, geography, social history, biography and transport.
Guidance on tracing your family history, including links to useful resources.
Lambeth Archives, the borough's record office and local history library, is open to the public, free of charge.
Learn about Lambeth's history, take a local history walk, and find out how to trace the history of your house.
Browse thousands of old photographs, drawings, prints and watercolours from our archives online.
Look back at 100 years of history as Lambeth Town Hall reaches its centenary year.
Discover the borough's rich history with our Black History and Brixton to Ruskin Park walks.
Ideal homes: suburbia in focus uses a generous selection of old photos, old maps, and historic documents from the rich and unique archive and local history collections of Bexley, Bromley, Greenwich, Lambeth, Lewisham, and Southwark, Ideal Homes explores the origins and significance of suburbia as revealed through the history of South London.