Containing over 200,000 items on the history of the borough, the Camden Local Studies and Archives Centre can help you discover the history of your family, the area you live in, local buildings, and more.

Our address

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Holborn Library in 1960 © Camden Local Studies and Archives Centre

2nd Floor
Holborn Library
32-38 Theobalds Road
London
WC1X 8PA

Our opening hours

Kindly note: we will be closing at 5pm on Tuesday 27th September for a special event. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Monday: 10am-6pm
Tuesday: 10am-6pm
Thursday: 10am-7pm
Friday (by prior appointment)
Alternate Saturdays: 11am-5pm

Consultation of archives is by prior appointment.

To make an appointment or if you have an enquiry, contact the Local Studies and Archives Centre:

Email: localstudies@camden.gov.uk
Telephone: 020 7974 6342

Our catalogue

Search the catalogue of our collections

Rail Workers - An Oral History of King's Cross Station

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© Camden Local Studies and Archives Centre

Camden Local Studies and Archives Centre is partnering with an oral history project exploring the history of the King’s Cross rail workers.

If you would be interested in contributing either as a volunteer or an interviewee, or know someone
who would be, please contact Matthew Rosenberg by email: mat@digital-works.co.uk or telephone: 07949 107023.

You can read more Information about volunteering or becoming an interviewee on the Kings Cross rail workers project. 

Oil paintings online

You can view our oil paintings collection online.

Local history links

Links to websites that contain information on local history and archives