Local History Library and Archives

Mile End

Local History Library

Over 20,000 books and pamphlets dating from the 17th century to the present day
Electoral registers for Tower Hamlets from 1901
Trade directories from 1800
Cuttings Collection which includes newspaper articles and printed ephemera
25,000 photographs and illustrations
Over 2,000 maps and plans dating from 16th century to the present day
Over 500 periodical titles, including local newspapers from 1841 on microfilm
Local census returns from 1841 to 1891 and parish registers on microfilm

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