Twenty years experience in making handmade albums under the name of the London Album Company

TOM HARTLEY Handmade Leather Albums

About my Books



I first started making photo albums in 1990 for my personal use, and after much development and research into binding and materials, I believe these to be the finest of their kind on the market and they are sold throughout leading stores in London and by The London Album Comany, Sydney St, Chelsea, London.

All these albums and books are traditionally made in English binderies by skilled craftsmen, using the best materials sourced over along period – they are all handbound to the highest of standards that provide excellent quality that will last over the generations.

The albums contain 30 leaves of 1250 micron card (giving 58 usuable pages) and the press cutting books contain 175gsm paper sewn with traditional guards to allow for insert of photos, etc.

All books contain 100 leaves of 160gsm wove paper, traditionally printed in 3 colours.

All card, papers and glues used are acid free, providing safety to your pictures. All leathers and cloths used are produced here in the UK.

I offer a full book restoration and bespoke binding service.

See an e-book version on a wedding album