Kilburn Willesden collage

Resources for research

Local History Research
Local History Research

Brent Archives is here to help you find out more about the history of the local area. On the days that the Archives are open you are welcome to drop in and use the materials available in the search room including local pamphlet boxes, local history books, directories and electoral registers. For more details and opening hours contact:

  • The Library at Willesden Green, 95 High Road, Willesden, London, NW10 2SF
  • Tel: 020 8937 3600
  • Email:

National Newspaper Archvies

Hundreds of historic newspapers from all over Britain and Ireland, searchable online

National Archive at Kew

London Metropolitan Archives

Bishopsgate Institute

A large collection of books about London, maps, cuttings from newspapers and journals, Kelly’s and Post Office directories, guide books, and photographs.

The Royal Institute of British Architects

Books, drawings and other material on buildings, but also on roads, bridges and any part of the built environment.

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