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.

Six Fascinating Images Of The Early London Underground

Six Fascinating Images Of The Early London Underground

A dip into transport history. | By M@
Which Is London's Smallest Listed Building?

Which Is London's Smallest Listed Building?

It's not what the internet says. | By M@
10 Art Exhibitions That Freaked Out London

10 Art Exhibitions That Freaked Out London

Full frontal nudity, and an p***ed-off Churchill. | By Londonist
Has Anything Interesting EVER Happened In Sutton?

Has Anything Interesting EVER Happened In Sutton?

Why yes. Watch out for pumas and poodlebugs. | By M@
Historical Cocktail Recipes To Try Yourself: The Gin Sling

Historical Cocktail Recipes To Try Yourself: The Gin Sling

Best served with "Crystal Blocks of Yankee Coldness". | By Steve Manktelow
These Are Some Of The First Photos Ever Taken Of Londoners

These Are Some Of The First Photos Ever Taken Of Londoners

See a lost London in the free exhibition. | By Will Noble
Bricklayers In Bathing Suits? Pictures Of Old London Heatwaves

Bricklayers In Bathing Suits? Pictures Of Old London Heatwaves

It's amazing what Londoners will do to keep cool. | By M@
Historic Pump Restored To Soho

Historic Pump Restored To Soho

John Snow's memorial returns. | By M@
How English Cities Got Their Names

How English Cities Got Their Names

What's the only city named after a woman? | By M@
How Much Do You Really Know About Fortnum & Mason?

How Much Do You Really Know About Fortnum & Mason?

Four centuries of historical tidbits. | By Robert Greene
A Map Of Unbuilt London

A Map Of Unbuilt London

The city that might have been. | By M@
Historical Cocktail Recipes To Try Yourself: Admiral Edward Russell Punch

Historical Cocktail Recipes To Try Yourself: Admiral Edward Russell Punch

Best served from a fountain. | By Steve Manktelow
Images Of Heathrow When It Was Heath Row Aerodrome

Images Of Heathrow When It Was Heath Row Aerodrome

Never before seen. | By Will Noble
6 Debauched Parties We Wish We'd Been Invited To

6 Debauched Parties We Wish We'd Been Invited To

Bright Young Things having it LARGE. | By Londonist
London Food History: Eel, Pie And Mash Shops

London Food History: Eel, Pie And Mash Shops

The story of a London classic. | By Ben Norum
When The World Cup Was Stolen, Then Found By Pickles The Dog

When The World Cup Was Stolen, Then Found By Pickles The Dog

The dog went on to a (brief) life of fame. | By M@
Visit This Olde English Garden Lying In The Shadow Of The Barbican

Visit This Olde English Garden Lying In The Shadow Of The Barbican

Tours are taking place this summer. | By Will Noble
The World Cup Could Have Been The Winston Churchill Cup

The World Cup Could Have Been The Winston Churchill Cup

"We will fight them on the pitches..." | By M@
Ever Been In Clapham's Deep-Level Shelter? Now's Your (Rare) Chance

Ever Been In Clapham's Deep-Level Shelter? Now's Your (Rare) Chance

Tours are happening this August and September. | By Will Noble
Mary Poppins' London House Gets A Blue Plaque

Mary Poppins' London House Gets A Blue Plaque

Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious! | By Will Noble
A Bridge Across The English Channel?

A Bridge Across The English Channel?

Rarely seen 1960s plans. | By M@
This 'Bomb Damage' On Nelson's Column Isn't What You Think

This 'Bomb Damage' On Nelson's Column Isn't What You Think

The day revellers damaged Nelson's Column. | By M@
An 1856 Vision Of The Future Shows London's First International Airport

An 1856 Vision Of The Future Shows London's First International Airport

Flights daily to America. | By M@
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@