Articles 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
What's It Like Inside The Supreme Court?

What's It Like Inside The Supreme Court?

Visitors welcome. | By London Historians
The Funeral Of Wellington

The Funeral Of Wellington

A real redemption story. | By London Historians
St Giles' Without Cripplegate - London's Most Resilient Church?

St Giles' Without Cripplegate - London's Most Resilient Church?

An oasis in the brutalist desert of the Barbican. | By London Historians
When The Earth Moved For Londoners

When The Earth Moved For Londoners

Notable earthquakes which have struck the capital. | By London Historians
A Brief History Of Heathrow Airport

A Brief History Of Heathrow Airport

Including the medieval village replaced by Terminal 3. | By London Historians
Compters: London's Lesser-Known Jails

Compters: London's Lesser-Known Jails

Where were they situated? | By London Historians
How Part Of London's Postal Heritage Ended Up In Walthamstow

How Part Of London's Postal Heritage Ended Up In Walthamstow

Ever noticed it? | By London Historians
The Suffragette That Was A Jiu-Jitsu Master

The Suffragette That Was A Jiu-Jitsu Master

Stashing weapons away in her dojo. | By London Historians
On Brentford's Art Deco Golden Mile

On Brentford's Art Deco Golden Mile

American-style behemoths in west London. | By London Historians