Articles by London Historians

Inside A City Church That Not Many People Get To See

Inside A City Church That Not Many People Get To See

It survived the Great Fire of London, the Blitz and an IRA bomb. | By London Historians
Ever Heard Of The Hanwell Asylum?

Ever Heard Of The Hanwell Asylum?

It still functions as a mental health hospital today. | By London Historians
The Gruesome Reason Why Newgate Prison Used To Be Known As 'Jack Ketch's Kitchen'

The Gruesome Reason Why Newgate Prison Used To Be Known As 'Jack Ketch's Kitchen'

Named after one of London's longest-serving executioners. | By London Historians
Ever Heard Of The Great Bullion Robbery On The South-Eastern Railway?

Ever Heard Of The Great Bullion Robbery On The South-Eastern Railway?

A little-known chapter of London's criminal history. | By London Historians
A Brief Guide To London's Arches And Gates

A Brief Guide To London's Arches And Gates

Marble vs. Wellington. | By London Historians
Remembering London's Memory Man

Remembering London's Memory Man

The coolest nickname ever? | By London Historians
Here's A Central London Museum You May Never Have Been To

Here's A Central London Museum You May Never Have Been To

One for London history buffs. | By London Historians
Why Don’t You Come On Over Valerie? The Remarkable Lady Meux

Why Don’t You Come On Over Valerie? The Remarkable Lady Meux

Looked down on by polite society. | By London Historians
Behind The Scenes In Westminster's Victoria Tower

Behind The Scenes In Westminster's Victoria Tower

It may not have THAT clock, but it's just as fascinating. | By London Historians
London's Forgotten Disasters: The Woolwich Pleasure Boat Disaster

London's Forgotten Disasters: The Woolwich Pleasure Boat Disaster

Britain's worst public transport disaster. | By London Historians
What Is The Ceremony Of The Constable's Dues?

What Is The Ceremony Of The Constable's Dues?

There's rum involved. | By London Historians
The London Who Pioneered Panto As We Know It Today

The London Who Pioneered Panto As We Know It Today

Hogarth and Samuel Johnson were fans. | By London Historians
Who Or What Was Metro Cammell?

Who Or What Was Metro Cammell?

You'll have seen the name on tube carriages. | By London Historians
The London Playwright Who Drank Wine While His Theatre Burned Down

The London Playwright Who Drank Wine While His Theatre Burned Down

Nero, Rome and fiddling come to mind. | By London Historians
Inside The Old Clerkenwell House Of Detention

Inside The Old Clerkenwell House Of Detention

Where prisoners awaiting trial were held. | By London Historians
10 Reasons We Love The Guildhall

10 Reasons We Love The Guildhall

Ever been? | By London Historians
A Wander Through George Orwell's Hayes

A Wander Through George Orwell's Hayes

“One of the most God-forsaken places I have ever struck”. | By London Historians
Bazalgette: London’s Greatest Engineer

Bazalgette: London’s Greatest Engineer

A forward-thinking chap. | By London Historians