About us

LAMAS was founded in 1855 for the purpose of investigating the antiquities and early history of the Cities of London and Westminster and the Metropolitan County of Middlesex.

LAMAS does this by promoting research into London’s archaeology, local history and historic buildings, and by supporting the publication of the results that come from such research. The Society makes this information available in printed publications, in lectures and in conferences.

View the LAMAS Constitution

LAMAS has four sub-committees which report to LAMAS Council:

LAMAS is also keen to stimulate the interest of London’s children in the fields of archaeology, local history and historic buildings. We support the work of the Central London Young Archaeologists’ Club, which organises a wide range of children’s activities.

The John Stow Memorial Service
A service to commemorate the life and work of John Stow, Elizabethan antiquary, historian and author of The Survey of London, is held every three years.