There is a wealth of fascinating information in the Archives, and many avenues that you may go down to discover about the peoples and places of the past.
To provide you with an efficient service the Archives ask you to identify documents you may be interested in, where you can, and order them in advance of a visit. These can be chosen from the online catalogue.
Hackney Historic Images Online
A separate catalogue allows you to view historic images of Hackney here.
The Archives’ webpages give handy hints on searching the respective catalogues.