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.

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

The sub-committees are:
- Publications
- Archaeological
- Greater London Local History
- Historic Buildings and Conservation

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.

LAMAS makes information available in printed publications, in lectures and in conferences. If you would like to have more detailed information about our current range of activities, please use the links on the left.

Please click here to view the LAMAS Constitution

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.