We are regularly approached by members of the public who are interested in local institutions, streets, shops etc. in days gone by. There are some excellent reference libraries in south London that may be helpful.
This is the link to the Lambeth Archives that are housed in the Minet Library, 52 Knatchbull Road, London SE5 9QY, 020 7926 6080
The Museum of Croydon is the place to research Croydon, its history and its people. Museum of Croydon, Clocktower building, Katharine Street, Croydon, CR9 1ET. Tel: 020 8253 1022. Email:
Bromley Local Studies Library & Archives has resources going back hundreds of years on topics related to Bromley & its environs. High Street, Bromley BR1 1EX, 020 8461 7170, email:
Lists the present-day boroughs of Greater London together with the counties which originally contained their current area, with links to their websites. For each there is a link to libraries, archives and local studies, with street address.