Local history shop
A wide range of local and family history material may be viewed in our Local History Shop, on the ground floor of the Archives Centre. Items for sale include books, maps, prints, postcards, notelets and greeting cards.
Details of how to order are at the bottom of this page.
Robert Tanitch's London Stage in the Nineteenth Century is an illustrated record, year by year, decade by decade, day by day, of great actors, famous performances, major premieres,celebrated revivals, and spectacular productions. With lively period detail, witty quotations and evocative images from the archives of the City of Westminster, each page of this book brings to life the thrilling story of London’s nineteenth-century theatreland.
Published by Carnegie, £24.99
Paddington Through the Ages
A new CD-ROM from Westminster City Archives and Manuscripti, with a short history and a select bibliography by Alison Kenney. The disk contains 11 maps and plans ranging from 1742 to 1901, showing the development of the network of roads, railways and canals running through the grand stucco terraces of Bayswater and Maida Vale and the charming artisans' houses of Queen's Park. For IBM compatible PCs only.
Price £18.00 plus £1.95 p&p
St Marylebone Through the Ages
A CD-ROM from Westminster City Archives & Manuscripti, containing maps from 1708 to 1862 showing the development of the fashionable area of St Marylebone, which contains some of London's finest Georgian town planning, showing how the grid pattern of the grand 19th century streets and squares north of Oxford Street gives way to spacious mid-19th century villas in the leafy suburbs of St John's Wood via the more densely populated area of small terraces around Marylebone Station and Church Street. For IBM compatible PCs only.
Price £18.00 plus £1.95 p&p
Both disks incorporate advanced timeline technology, overlaying maps to show the development of the two districts.
Special offer: set of both disks for £30 plus £1.95 p&p
Artizans and Avenues: a history of the Queen's Park Estate by Erica McDonald and David J Smith, 2nd edition, City of Westminster, 2004, £4.00
Blitz over Westminster by Roy Harrison, City of Westminster Civil Defence Bomb Incident Photographs 1940-1944. Published by City of Westminster, 1990, £2.50
Byways of Westminster by James Dowsing, Sunrise Press. What the tourist rarely sees, £2.50
Covent Garden & Soho: The illustrated A-Z historical guide by Richard and Sheila Tames, Historical Publications, 2009, £14.50
Decadent London by Antony Clayton, Historical Publications, 2005. London in the 1890s, and the pleasures to be found there, £18.95
Diary of William Tayler, Footman, 1837 edited by Dorothy Wise, published by Westminster City Archives with the St Marylebone Society, 1998. Expanded with new illustrations, price £6.50
Discovering St. Marylebone: four self-guided walks edited by Dr Mike Wood, a 64 page pocket guide, with illustrations & maps in colour published by the St Marylebone Society, 2001, £2.50
[Also available from Marylebone Information Service]
The Folklore of London: Legends, Ceremonies and Celebrations by Antony Clayton. This splendid new history examines the origins of many London myths, ceremonies and legends right up to the modern day. Historical Publications, 2008, £18.95
Glimpses into the Past by Paddington Waterways & Maida Vale Local History Group, 2005. Paddington, Little Venice and Maida Vale over the years, £14.99
Grave Matters edited by Eddie Adams and published by Gloucester Court Reminiscence Group, 2004. A walk in Kensal Green cemetery, £4.00
Guide to Bayswater by John Wittich & James Dowsing. Upstairs and downstairs. Includes William Whiteley's Assassin, plus the Bayswater Birdman. Sunrise Press, 2001, £2.90
Guide to Pimlico by James Dowsing, Sunrise Press, 2001. London's stucco wonderland, £2.95
The Hidden World of Regent's Park by John Wittich and James Dowsing, Sunrise Press. A guide to the park's treasures, £3.50
Little Venice by James Dowsing, Sunrise Press, 2001. Quiet canals and gorgeous villas, £3.50
The London Cat by James Dowsing, Sunrise Press, 2006. Its lives & times, including Confessions of a Cat-Sitter, £3.50. Also The London Cat 2 and The London Dog, £3.50 each.
London's Coffee Houses by Antony Clayton, Historical Publications, 2003. A stimulating story, £16.95
The Lost Mansions of Mayfair by Oliver Bradbury, Historical Publications, 2008. New research on this famous part of London, £24.95
Lost Rivers of London by Nicholas Barton, Historical Publications, revised edition 1992. How rivers, now underground, have contributed to the history of London, £16.95
Marylebone & Tyburn Past by David Brandon and Alan Brook, Historical Publications, 2007. An illustrated history of this wealthy suburb, £15.95
One on Every Corner published by Westminster City Archives, 2002.
A history of some Westminster pubs researched by the Friends of the Archives, £7.50
Pimlico: Deep Well of Glee by Adam Stout, Westminster City Archives, 1997. A history of the area, with many illustrations, £7.50
Pineapples and Pantomimes: A History of Church Street and Lisson Green by E McDonald and D J Smith, Westminster Libraries, 1992, £2.50
Postcards from the Park edited by Eddie Adams and published by Gloucester Court Reminiscence Group, 2003. Memories of Kensington Gardens and Hyde Park, £5.00
Regent's Park Villas by Ann Saunders, Bedford College, London, 1981, £1.50
Researching London's Houses by Colin Thom, Phillimore, 2005, £13.95
Sporting London: A race through time by Richard Tames, Historical Publications, 2005, £17.95
St Marylebone Workhouse by Alan R Neate. Westminster City Archivesand others, 2003. Reprinted with new illustrations, £6.00
Sources for Black and Asian History at the City of Westminster Archives Centre by Rory Lalwan, Westminster City Archives, 2005, £7.00
St Marylebone Charity School written and published by Ian Harley, former Lord Mayor of St Marylebone, £5.00
Subterranean City: Beneath the streets of London by Antony Clayton, Historical Publcations, 2002, £15.95
Theatrical London by Richard Tames, Historical Publications, 2006. The history of theatres in London from Tudor times, £17.95
Westbourne Grove edited by Eddie Adams and published by Gloucester Court Reminiscence Group, 2000. The history of the area in wealth, work and welfare, £6.00
The Westminster & Pimlico Book by Richard Tames, Phillimore, 2005. Local history soundbites, £14.50
The Westminster Circle by David Sullivan, Historical Publications, 2006. The people who lived & worked in the early town of Westminster, 1066-1307, £25.00
Westminster History Review published by Westminster City Archives. A publication devoted to publishing articles on the history of Westminster
Vol 1 (1997), Vol 2 (1998), Vol 3 (1999), Vol 4 (2001), Vol 5 (2007) £2.50 each
All five volumes £10.00
Westminster, Marylebone and Paddington in old photographs
Marylebone and Paddington by Richard Bowden, former Archivist of Marylebone. Published by Alan Sutton, 1995. £7.99
Marylebone in Old Photographs by Brian Girling. Published by the HistoryPress, reprinted 2003. £12.99
Paddington in Old Phtographs by Brian Girling. Published by the HistoryPress, reprinted in 2010. £12.99
Westminster by Jill Barber, the first Education Officer at Westminster City Archives. Published by Alan Sutton, 1998. £9.99
Reprints of Ordnance Survey maps, published by Alan Godfrey. With a scale of about 15 inches to the mile, you can see virtually every house. Each map has a contemporary photograph on the front cover and includes historical details about the area it covers. The dates are for different editions of the maps.
- Charing Cross 1871
- Chelsea 1865, 1894 & 1913
- Covent Garden & Soho Square 1870
- Euston and Regent's Park 1870, 1894 & 1913
- Fitzroy Square 1870
- Fleet Street and Strand 1874
- Holborn, the Strand and the City 1873 & 1914
- Kensal Green & Queen's Park 1894 & 1913
- Kensal Green & West Kilburn 1865
- Kensington 1871, 1894 & 1914
- Langham Place & Fitzrovia 1870
- Notting Hill 1871, 1893 & 1914
- Paddington 1872 & 1914
- Piccadilly 1869-1894
- Pimlico, Sloane Square & Nine Elms 1869, 1894 & 1913
- Regent Street 1870
- St John's Wood 1868, 1893 & 1913
- St John's Wood & Maida Vale 1937
- St Marylebone 1870
- Waterloo and Southwark 1872, 1894 & 1914
- West End 1870, 1894 & 1914
- Westminster and Victoria 1869, 1894 & 1916
Price £2.25 each
Old Parish maps by John Strype from John Stow's 'Survey of London', 1755
- St Anne, Soho £2.00
- St Clement Danes £2.50
- St James, Piccadilly £2.50
- St Paul, Covent Garden £2.00
All four maps £6.00
- Trafalgar Square
- The Houses of Parliament
- Westminster Abbey
- The Strand
- The new Treasury Offices, Whitehall
- The Eleanor Cross and Charing Cross Hospital
Pack of 10 notelets showing colour views of Horse Guards (1834) and Westminster Bridge (1750), £2.50
We also stock over 50 postcard designs, depicting old photographs, theatre programmes, transport, fashion and entertainment.
We also offer a digital image scanning and printing service.
UK £1.95, Europe £3.95, world £5.95
Please make your cheque or money order in Sterling payable to City of Westminster, or enclose credit card details, and send your order to:
City of Westminster Archives Centre, 10 St Ann's Street, London SW1P 2DE
You can also order by phone on 020-7641 5180.
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