Eclectic treasures, Christian movements and sacrificial beheadings, with N Quentin Woolf
N Quentin Woolf meets Gareth Edwards to talk train disasters and their social impact
A hundred die in Blackfriars as floor collapses.
When 40 people died in this most tranquil of spots.
Historian live tweets the anniversary of the burning of parliament.
Ever heard of the worst peacetime London fire since the 13th Century?
A song inspired by one of London’s worst disasters.
London has a fickle memory for disaster. Could you name the location of London’s most fatal fire since the Second World War? Turns out it was just metres from Tottenham Court Road Tube, and as recently as 1980. An horrific act of arson led to …
View London’s Worst Disasters in a larger map Like any big city, London has suffered its share of tragedy over the centuries. We all remember recent events such as the July 7 bombs and the Clapham rail crash, but many incidents, horrific at the time, …