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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.

Where To Be Mod In London

Where To Be Mod In London

By Victoria Thomas
Huge Collection Of London Images Now Online And Mapped

Huge Collection Of London Images Now Online And Mapped

By M@
London Just Inherited This Amazing Dick Whittington Collection

London Just Inherited This Amazing Dick Whittington Collection

By Will Noble
Why Is There A Dome On Top Of Kennington Station?

Why Is There A Dome On Top Of Kennington Station?

By Laura Reynolds
The Strangest Water Craft London Ever Built

The Strangest Water Craft London Ever Built

By Laurence Scales
Behind The Scenes At Wilton's Music Hall

Behind The Scenes At Wilton's Music Hall

By M@
London's Burning!... In Minecraft

London's Burning!... In Minecraft

By Londonist Staff
In Search Of Isaac Newton's Lost London Observatory

In Search Of Isaac Newton's Lost London Observatory

By Stephen Coates
7 Secrets Of The Ritz Hotel

7 Secrets Of The Ritz Hotel

By Londonist Staff
Swimming Shorts: The Rebirth Of Hillingdon Lido

Swimming Shorts: The Rebirth Of Hillingdon Lido

By Will Noble
Inside The Brixton Department Store With 130 Years Of History

Inside The Brixton Department Store With 130 Years Of History

By Laura Reynolds
Video: The Roman Bath That Isn't Actually Roman

Video: The Roman Bath That Isn't Actually Roman

By Londonist
How London's Castles And Palaces Got Their Names

How London's Castles And Palaces Got Their Names

By Nick Young
Memoirs Of A Medieval Time Traveller

Memoirs Of A Medieval Time Traveller

By Dr Matthew Green
6 Architectural Gems In Croydon

6 Architectural Gems In Croydon

By Ellie Broughton
Travel Back To The Lost Palace Of Whitehall

Travel Back To The Lost Palace Of Whitehall

By Londonist Staff
Crystal Palace Sphinxes Receive A Stunning Paint Job

Crystal Palace Sphinxes Receive A Stunning Paint Job

By Zoe Craig
Where Did Trafalgar Square's Pigeons Come From?

Where Did Trafalgar Square's Pigeons Come From?

By Emma Finamore
Video: How Was London Created

Video: How Was London Created

By Geoff Marshall
11 Secrets Of The Dorchester Hotel

11 Secrets Of The Dorchester Hotel

By Laura Reynolds
Taking The Poo Out Of London

Taking The Poo Out Of London

By Laurence Scales
How London's Squares Got Their Names

How London's Squares Got Their Names

By Nick Young
Famous Londoners Who Should Have Statues

Famous Londoners Who Should Have Statues

By M@
Secrets Of The Thames

Secrets Of The Thames

By Tom Bolton
Uncover Southwark's Saucy Secrets

Uncover Southwark's Saucy Secrets

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7 Secrets Of Green Park

7 Secrets Of Green Park

By Laura Reynolds
See Photos Of East London Raves From The 80s

See Photos Of East London Raves From The 80s

By James Drury
Why Are King's Cross And St Pancras Stations So Close To One Another?

Why Are King's Cross And St Pancras Stations So Close To One Another?

By James FitzGerald
Step Back In Time To The First Wimbledon

Step Back In Time To The First Wimbledon

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Secrets Of The London Library

Secrets Of The London Library

By Londonist
How Chelsea's King's Road Got Its Name

How Chelsea's King's Road Got Its Name

By Laura Reynolds
Mapped: London's Lost Neighbourhoods

Mapped: London's Lost Neighbourhoods

By M@
Why Is There A Mahatma Gandhi Industrial Estate In South London?

Why Is There A Mahatma Gandhi Industrial Estate In South London?

By Will Noble
What Is London's Oldest Bus Route?

What Is London's Oldest Bus Route?

By Hannah Foulds
Which Is London's Biggest Bus Station?

Which Is London's Biggest Bus Station?

By James FitzGerald
Hear The Tale Of Scratching Fanny - The World's First Media Circus

Hear The Tale Of Scratching Fanny - The World's First Media Circus

By Will Noble
What Was It Like At A Frost Fair?

What Was It Like At A Frost Fair?

By Dr Matthew Green
The South London Footballer Honoured With A Beer And A Road

The South London Footballer Honoured With A Beer And A Road

By Will Noble
London's Tallest Buildings And How They Got Their Names

London's Tallest Buildings And How They Got Their Names

By M@
3 Amazing Places From London's Past You'd Love To Visit

3 Amazing Places From London's Past You'd Love To Visit

By Dr Matthew Green
Trivia About London Trivia

Trivia About London Trivia

By Laurence Scales
3 Hellish Places From London's Past You Wouldn't Want To Visit

3 Hellish Places From London's Past You Wouldn't Want To Visit

By Dr Matthew Green
The Street Where London's Victorians Bought Their Porn

The Street Where London's Victorians Bought Their Porn

By Dr Matthew Green
There Are More Nelson's Columns Than You Might Think

There Are More Nelson's Columns Than You Might Think

By Will Noble
How London's Food And Drink Streets Got Their Names

How London's Food And Drink Streets Got Their Names

By Sejal Sukhadwala
Who Was St Bart, And Why Does He Have A Hospital In London?

Who Was St Bart, And Why Does He Have A Hospital In London?

By M@
Dazzling 'Then And Now' Photos Show London's Changing Face

Dazzling 'Then And Now' Photos Show London's Changing Face

By M@
Why Isn't Petticoat Lane Market On Petticoat Lane?

Why Isn't Petticoat Lane Market On Petticoat Lane?

By Zoe Craig
Places In London That Sound Like They're In The States

Places In London That Sound Like They're In The States

By Will Noble
Sip 19th Century Punch In A Members Only Club

Sip 19th Century Punch In A Members Only Club

By Will Noble
The Story Of London's First Indian Restaurant

The Story Of London's First Indian Restaurant

By Sejal Sukhadwala
12 Secrets Of St James's Park

12 Secrets Of St James's Park

By Laura Reynolds
13 Fascinating London Horse Facts

13 Fascinating London Horse Facts

By Laurence Scales
How To Get Into The Houses Of Parliament For Free

How To Get Into The Houses Of Parliament For Free

By Rachel Holdsworth
Why Is There No Eastminster?

Why Is There No Eastminster?

By Alex Bellotti
What Happened To London's Giant Freddie Mercury Statue?

What Happened To London's Giant Freddie Mercury Statue?

By James FitzGerald
A Complete History Of London In Cats

A Complete History Of London In Cats

By M@
A Former Nazi Tall Ship Is Coming To London

A Former Nazi Tall Ship Is Coming To London

By Londonist Staff
Places In London That Exist More Than Once

Places In London That Exist More Than Once

By Will Noble
Peculiar Early Postcards Of London Captured In New Book

Peculiar Early Postcards Of London Captured In New Book

By M@