History

With over 2,000 years of history, London is bursting at the seams with stories of how we used to live in this wonderful city.

From the Romans to the medieval period; Georgians, Victorians, world wars and modern Elizabethan times, London has been the centre of global events, innovation and everyday tales of peoples lives.

Browse through our articles below and join us on a journey through the capital's fascinating past.

This Is The Oldest Skull Ever Found In The Thames... You Can See It From Tomorrow

This Is The Oldest Skull Ever Found In The Thames... You Can See It From Tomorrow

He died 5,600 years ago. | By Will Noble
Vandals Strike Again At Karl Marx Memorial

Vandals Strike Again At Karl Marx Memorial

This time with paint. | By Harry Rosehill
How The Circle Line Stations Got Their Names

How The Circle Line Stations Got Their Names

The yellow spiral's names explained. | By M@
How London Became Addicted To Coffee

How London Became Addicted To Coffee

From the first coffee houses to caffeine-infused beer and cocktails. | By Laura Reynolds
Victorian Instagram: Watercolour World Reveals London Before The Camera

Victorian Instagram: Watercolour World Reveals London Before The Camera

Beautiful new site reveals a lost London. | By M@
Ooh, Matron! This Massive Collection Of Naughty Books Is Now Open To The Public

Ooh, Matron! This Massive Collection Of Naughty Books Is Now Open To The Public

It's been under lock and key since 1850. | By Will Noble
See The Thamesmead Of The Past, Present And Future

See The Thamesmead Of The Past, Present And Future

The Town of Tomorrow. | By Harry Rosehill
Londoners Once Knocked Back Four Double Gins A Day

Londoners Once Knocked Back Four Double Gins A Day

How Mother's Ruin almost ruined London. | By Steve Manktelow
A Museum Of Ink? The Stephens Collection In Finchley Is One To Write Home About

A Museum Of Ink? The Stephens Collection In Finchley Is One To Write Home About

How was the ink museum? It was all-write. | By M@
You Can Now Get Married At Museum Of London Docklands

You Can Now Get Married At Museum Of London Docklands

Tie the knot in a Georgian sugar warehouse. | By Will Noble
London's Weird And Wonderful Drinking Traditions

London's Weird And Wonderful Drinking Traditions

Booze with a dash of the strange. | By Harry Rosehill
Body Of World Famous Explorer Found Buried At Euston Station

Body Of World Famous Explorer Found Buried At Euston Station

Matthew Flinders discovered during HS2 works. | By Will Noble
What's The Oldest Building In Hackney?

What's The Oldest Building In Hackney?

Can you name all three Tudor buildings? | By M@
How The Metropolitan Line Stations Got Their Names

How The Metropolitan Line Stations Got Their Names

From Amersham to Aldgate. | By M@
Holy Smokes! Footage Of A Women's Pipe Smoking Convention In 1969

Holy Smokes! Footage Of A Women's Pipe Smoking Convention In 1969

"'50 puffing ladies". | By Will Noble
Into The Cellars Beneath Tallow Chandlers Hall

Into The Cellars Beneath Tallow Chandlers Hall

A subterranean adventure near Cannon Street. | By Londonist
'Sodomite’s Walk' And Other Secrets Of 18th Century Queer London

'Sodomite’s Walk' And Other Secrets Of 18th Century Queer London

Including "a Lady much suspected of liking her own Sex in a criminal Way." | By Londonist
More Amazing Cutaways Of London Underground Stations

More Amazing Cutaways Of London Underground Stations

What a tangled web we weave. | By M@
London Has A Pub From A Nursery Rhyme

London Has A Pub From A Nursery Rhyme

Everyone hated it. Do you? | By M@
London's Forgotten Disasters: The Great Beer Flood

London's Forgotten Disasters: The Great Beer Flood

Eight people killed in tide of porter. | By M@
6 Of The Best Romantic London Days Out

6 Of The Best Romantic London Days Out

London day trips, for lovers. | By Zoe Craig
The Skylon: The Spindly Spaceship That Landed On South Bank

The Skylon: The Spindly Spaceship That Landed On South Bank

They SCRAPPED it?! | By Will Noble
Roy - The Dog Who Refused To Leave Euston Station

Roy - The Dog Who Refused To Leave Euston Station

This'll make you feel warm and fuzzy inside. | By Will Noble
An Enormous Subterranean Ice House Has Been Uncovered Near Regent's Park

An Enormous Subterranean Ice House Has Been Uncovered Near Regent's Park

A secret space that you may be able to visit. | By M@