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.

8 Secrets Of Charing Cross Station

8 Secrets Of Charing Cross Station

Including a roof tragedy.
Amazing Map By English Heritage

Amazing Map By English Heritage

Mesmerising.
The best and worst of the tube

The best and worst of the tube

Fascinating.
Did you know all these secrets of the Thames?

Did you know all these secrets of the Thames?

Fascinating facts about the river
Someone Invented The Tube Train That Never Stops... Alas It Still Hasn't Happened

Someone Invented The Tube Train That Never Stops... Alas It Still Hasn't Happened

Surely we've got nothing to lose?
This Is What London Looked Like In The 1990s

This Is What London Looked Like In The 1990s

Including an incomplete London Eye.
What's the coldest its ever been in London?

What's the coldest its ever been in London?

Ice, ice, baby.
This Is What London Looked Like In 1991

This Is What London Looked Like In 1991

The year that Ming Ming arrived at London Zoo
Here Is London In 1973

Here Is London In 1973

Including Freddie Mercury at Imperial College.
Why is there no Outer Temple?

Why is there no Outer Temple?

Only recently discovered.
London In 1974

London In 1974

Including Al Pacino sipping tea.
Here's What London Looked Like In 1971

Here's What London Looked Like In 1971

Including London's first ever Pride parade.
Is This London's Strangest Shopping Centre?

Is This London's Strangest Shopping Centre?

Harrods' old rival is now a dying shopping centre.
London In 1947

London In 1947

London after the war.
London's oldest building? It's complicated.

London's oldest building? It's complicated.

It's really not that simple...
This Is What London Looked Like In 1983

This Is What London Looked Like In 1983

Step back in time.
London in 1976

London in 1976

London 40 years ago
Why Is There A Dome On Top Of Kennington Station?

Why Is There A Dome On Top Of Kennington Station?

Architectural ambiguity.
The Cricket Steamboat Explosion Near Waterloo Bridge

The Cricket Steamboat Explosion Near Waterloo Bridge

Up to 30 killed.
London in 1968

London in 1968

London 48 years ago
7 Unusual Things To Do In Covent Garden Market

7 Unusual Things To Do In Covent Garden Market

Apples, pineapples, and frozen custard
The oldest living tree in London is where?

The oldest living tree in London is where?

There's a tree in Barnet that might be older than London
London's railings at the bottom of the Thames

London's railings at the bottom of the Thames

Deceiving the British public to improve morale.
Did You Know About Euston Station's Ancient Benches?

Did You Know About Euston Station's Ancient Benches?

More than just a place to park your bum.
The Unbuilt London Tube Map

The Unbuilt London Tube Map

The unbuilt city.
7 Of London's Best Historic Pubs

7 Of London's Best Historic Pubs

Including the pub that was mistaken for a cathedral in Yorkshire
When A Rock Star Of His Day Was Killed Mid-Song

When A Rock Star Of His Day Was Killed Mid-Song

Tragic death of a 26 year old.
This is the most eye-opening museum in London, but it's not well-known

This is the most eye-opening museum in London, but it's not well-known

Quite a spectacle.
In Pictures: The Best And Worst Of The Tube

In Pictures: The Best And Worst Of The Tube

All that life can afford.
Hidden Bit Of D-Day Lurking In The Thames

Hidden Bit Of D-Day Lurking In The Thames

Why are they here?
This Is What London Looked Like In 1979

This Is What London Looked Like In 1979

Maggie, Marvin and Liza Minelli.
A trip back to London in 1907

A trip back to London in 1907

No need for a DeLorean....
In Search Of London's Vanished Castles

In Search Of London's Vanished Castles

If you thought the Tower was London's only castle...
London in 1985

London in 1985

Ooh err.
Visiting the sights of London's last remaining toll road

Visiting the sights of London's last remaining toll road

It even takes Apple Pay...
East London's Toxic Ski Slope

East London's Toxic Ski Slope

Got any memories of skiing here?
A Tale Of Two Bromleys

A Tale Of Two Bromleys

South London vs. east London.
7 Secrets Of Liverpool Street Station

7 Secrets Of Liverpool Street Station

It really is Bedlam.
Time To Kill In London Bridge? Try This

Time To Kill In London Bridge? Try This

Beat hanging out at All Bar One
How Much Do You Know About Victorian London?

How Much Do You Know About Victorian London?

Bet you can't get more than 10.
World's Oldest Council Estate At 125: Then And Now

World's Oldest Council Estate At 125: Then And Now

Pioneering estate broke boundaries.
Where did the first bombs hit London in WWII?

Where did the first bombs hit London in WWII?

And where was the first bomb of the first world war?
11 Things You May Not Know About Covent Garden

11 Things You May Not Know About Covent Garden

Lesser-known trivia
The tragedy of one of the UK's worst ever rail crashes, in Harrow

The tragedy of one of the UK's worst ever rail crashes, in Harrow

112 dead.
Step Back In Time And Visit The Post Office Tower Restaurant

Step Back In Time And Visit The Post Office Tower Restaurant

The waiters must have kept losing their tables...
6 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Euston Station

6 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Euston Station

How it was nearly in Chalk Farm instead.
This Video Of London Offices 50 Years Ago Will Make You Rethink Everything

This Video Of London Offices 50 Years Ago Will Make You Rethink Everything

Complete with an on-site canteen, hairdresser, swimming pool and art gallery
Mapped: Quarter Of A Million Old Pics Of London

Mapped: Quarter Of A Million Old Pics Of London

Check out this photo archive to find old snaps of your part of town.
An Edwardian infographic of London Bridge

An Edwardian infographic of London Bridge

We found this amazing infographic from 1911.
London In 1985

London In 1985

See how much London's changed.