Filing cabinet icon

Local History Centre

Our centre has a wide range of resources on the history of the borough, including books, maps, illustrations, newspapers, trade directories and archive material.

Islington Local History Centre is open for appointments and our opening hours are 11am-1pm and 2-4pm, Monday-Friday (and every second Saturday of the month). Advanced booking is essential, so please do not arrive without a pre-arranged appointment. To book an appointment please email local.history@islington.gov.uk or call 0207 527 7988. Covid safety measures are in place, including the mandatory wearing of face coverings/masks throughout your visit (excepting medical exemptions).