Located in Kew - one of Greater London's most idyllic locations - The National Archives manages one of the largest archival collections in the world. From the Domesday Book to very the latest publications of government papers, the centre is a treasure trove of over 1000 years of history. In addition to regular opening hours, on Saturdays they provide behind-the-scenes tours of the building, offering visitors a chance to see how the venue functions, whilst also pointing out highlights of the collection. As the holder of all public records for the UK, England and Wales, visitors can access all records for free. The tour provides an introduction on how to use the system and centre to carry out individual research, particular family and military history research. The centre also holds a regular programme of events, picking up on themes from their various collections. Tours need to be booked in advance. A fascinating and thought-provoking way to spend a couple of hours. After you've visited, why not head to Kew Gardens and then for refreshments at one of the pleasant gastro-pubs or tea-rooms overlooking Kew green. If you visit in summertime, sit outside and watch the village cricket team compete.
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Archives At Night: Sixties event > Leisure PRICING£12-£15 DATESFriday 19th May 2017 - 6.30pm An evening packed full of 1960s-themed entertainment, with music, talks from experts on the era, food and prizes.
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Kew Palace London > Attractions > Historic Buildings Kew Gardens, Richmond, TW9 |
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Hogarth's House London > Attractions > Historic Buildings Hogarth Lane, Great West Road, W4 |
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Watermans London > Entertainment > Arts Centres 40 High Street, Brentford, TW8 |
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Tabard Theatre London > Entertainment > Theatres 2 Bath Road, W4 |
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Zita Elze London > Shopping > Florists 287 Sandycombe Road, Kew, TW9 |
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Kew Grill London > Restaurants > British restaurants 10B Kew Green, TW9 |
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Ma Cuisine Bistrot London > Restaurants > French restaurants The Old Post Office, 9 Station Approach,, TW9 |
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Wendell Park Primary School London > Education > Cobbold Road, W12 |
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The Kids Cookery School London > Education > Cookery Courses 107 Gunnersbury Lane, W3 |
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Old Deer Park London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens 187 Kew Road, Richmond, TW9 |
21 minutes from The National Archives A great place to wander around and get lost, the Old Deer Park - which meanders from the edge of Richmond down to the Thames - ...More
Jurlique Day Spa London > Leisure > Health and Beauty 300 Chiswick High Road, W4 |
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The City Barge London > Nightlife > Pubs 27 Strand on the Green, W4 |
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The Greyhound London > Nightlife > Pubs 82 Kew Green, Richmond, TW9 |
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The Bell and Crown London > Nightlife > Pubs 11-13 Thames Road, Chiswick, W4 |
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Tea Box London > Nightlife > Bars 7 Paradise Road, TW9 |
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High Road House London > Business > Venue Hire 162 Chiswick High Road, Chiswick, W4 |
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