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.

Spot These Gorgeous William Blake Mosaics, Hiding In Lambeth

Spot These Gorgeous William Blake Mosaics, Hiding In Lambeth

The world's biggest gallery of Blake's work. | By M@
9 Secrets Of The 100 Club

9 Secrets Of The 100 Club

Legendary venue for punk and jazz. | Sponsor
Is Dartford The Most Rock 'N' Roll Town In England?

Is Dartford The Most Rock 'N' Roll Town In England?

We did it. We went to Kent. | By Will Noble
The Funniest Sign We've Seen In A While

The Funniest Sign We've Seen In A While

Top notch toilet humour. | By Will Noble
Have You Paid A Visit To The Four World Cup Heroes At Upton Park?

Have You Paid A Visit To The Four World Cup Heroes At Upton Park?

They may soon be moved. | By Will Noble
The English King Who Drank Himself To Death In Lambeth

The English King Who Drank Himself To Death In Lambeth

All very Game of Thrones. | By M@
Can You Beat The Champs In This Bloody Difficult London History Quiz?

Can You Beat The Champs In This Bloody Difficult London History Quiz?

Which Londoner had a dog called Trump? | By M@
Tens Of Thousands Of Women Will Walk Through The Streets Of London This Weekend

Tens Of Thousands Of Women Will Walk Through The Streets Of London This Weekend

A tricolour river. | By Will Noble
Londonist Meets An Original Windrusher

Londonist Meets An Original Windrusher

"London? I never liked the place." | By Will Noble
A Jaw-Dropping New Museum At Westminster Abbey

A Jaw-Dropping New Museum At Westminster Abbey

Finally open after 800 years. | By M@
Did You Know That Quorn Was Invented Beside The Thames?

Did You Know That Quorn Was Invented Beside The Thames?

Marlow in Bucks gave us fakon butties. | By M@
A Tube Map That Never Happened, Based On Plans From The 1940s

A Tube Map That Never Happened, Based On Plans From The 1940s

It could have all been so different. | By Will Noble
Fulham Broadway’s Former Edwardian Ticket Hall Has Had A Boozy Makeover

Fulham Broadway’s Former Edwardian Ticket Hall Has Had A Boozy Makeover

To the trains (and tipples)! | By Will Noble
In Pictures: London's Windrush Generation Today

In Pictures: London's Windrush Generation Today

Bingo, rum and religion. | By Will Noble
Why Is There An Elephant On Camden's Coat Of Arms?

Why Is There An Elephant On Camden's Coat Of Arms?

That crest explained. | By M@
Postmodernism Officially Becomes Heritage: 10 London Buildings Listed

Postmodernism Officially Becomes Heritage: 10 London Buildings Listed

The architectural movement with a sense of fun. | By Harry Rosehill
Secret Gardens, Private Islands And Wildlife Aplenty... All At The End Of A TfL Bus Route

Secret Gardens, Private Islands And Wildlife Aplenty... All At The End Of A TfL Bus Route

Stunning views over the Kent countryside. | By Laura Reynolds
Inside London's Hidden Cinema Museum

Inside London's Hidden Cinema Museum

Beloved but endangered. | By Will Noble
How To Eat, Drink And Smoke Like Winston Churchill

How To Eat, Drink And Smoke Like Winston Churchill

No rationing required. | By Will Noble
Why You Should Go To... Sevenoaks

Why You Should Go To... Sevenoaks

The town that gave birth to a time machine. | By Laura Reynolds
12 Things You Never Knew About Wembley Park

12 Things You Never Knew About Wembley Park

Steeped in history. | Sponsor
Here's How To Celebrate The Windrush Legacy In London

Here's How To Celebrate The Windrush Legacy In London

Groove to beats, scoff patties and drink punch. | By Will Noble
The Real Sherlock Of Baker Street

The Real Sherlock Of Baker Street

Alimentary... | By M@
Visit The Secret West London Grotto That's Recently Reopened To The Public

Visit The Secret West London Grotto That's Recently Reopened To The Public

Going deeper underground. | By Londonist Staff