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The Royal London Archives

The archives of The London Hospital (now The Royal London Hospital) date back to 1740, although patient records are only complete from 1883. The archives hold records of numerous other hospitals, charities, training institutions and individuals and most of these are available for research.

Please note the Archives will closed over Christmas and New Year from 22 December until 3 January 2017.

Searching the archives

View the online catalogue for the collections of The Royal London Hospital Archives and Museum here.

Visiting the archives

The archives are open to researchers by appointment only, Monday to Friday, 10am-5pm. We are closed between Christmas and New Year, Easter and public holidays.

Please email rlharchives@bartshealth.nhs.uk or telephone 020 7377 7608 to make an appointment.

The archives search room is in a separate location to the Royal London Hospital site.

Researchers must come to 9 Prescot Street, London E1 8PR if they have an appointment. Please be advised there is no admittance without an appointment.

Records are held of The Royal London Hospital, The London Chest Hospital, Queen Elizabeth Hospital for Children and other hospitals in Tower Hamlets and Newham, together with records of The London Hospital Medical College and The London Hospital School of Nursing.

For a more detailed summary of our holdings visit the what's in the archives page here.

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