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26 Things To Look Out For On Fleet Street

26 Things To Look Out For On Fleet Street

Ever noticed the Space Invaders etched into the pavement? | By Laura Reynolds
Churchill's Spare Cabinet War Rooms

Churchill's Spare Cabinet War Rooms

The whole cabinet was ready to move if Westminster was destroyed. | By Laura Reynolds
What Is Prince Henry's Room?

What Is Prince Henry's Room?

Ever been intrigued by this sign on Fleet Street? | By Laura Reynolds
Do You Remember The Beast Of Barnet?

Do You Remember The Beast Of Barnet?

And the motley crew it took to capture her. | By Harry Rosehill
Were American Tourists Really Gullible Enough To Think They'd Bought Big Ben?

Were American Tourists Really Gullible Enough To Think They'd Bought Big Ben?

How embarrassing. | By Eleana Overett
6 Secrets Of Billingsgate Market

6 Secrets Of Billingsgate Market

Did you know that the Kray Twins worked here? | By Danny Lavelle
Ever Noticed These Special Huts Near Victoria Station?

Ever Noticed These Special Huts Near Victoria Station?

A taste of the seaside in west London. | By Laura Reynolds
A History Of Camden Town In Five Buildings

A History Of Camden Town In Five Buildings

Music hall history and an alternative Albert Hall. | By Tom Bolton
London's Most Unusual Lamp Posts

London's Most Unusual Lamp Posts

One that was used by spies, and another that replies to your texts. | By Eleana Overett
This Building Helped End The Second World War

This Building Helped End The Second World War

Linking Hitler, the Speaking Clock, and Premium Bonds. | By Laura Reynolds
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
Five London Pubs With A Shady Past

Five London Pubs With A Shady Past

Pubs with previous. | By Londonist
The Sad Story Of The Hermit Of Dulwich

The Sad Story Of The Hermit Of Dulwich

A lonely life and a tragic death. | By Laura Reynolds
Why Is There A Castle On City Road?

Why Is There A Castle On City Road?

Is it a castle? Is it a fort? No. | By Laura Reynolds
The City Of London Pub Named After A Goose

The City Of London Pub Named After A Goose

He dodged the executioner to become a local favourite. | By Laura Reynolds
London's Forgotten Disasters: 7 Killed In Lightning Strike

London's Forgotten Disasters: 7 Killed In Lightning Strike

East London tragedy. | By M@
The Best Articles We Ever Wrote About Big Ben

The Best Articles We Ever Wrote About Big Ben

Everyone's favourite massive clock. | By Will Noble
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
This Quiet Back Street Has Two Interesting Pieces Of History

This Quiet Back Street Has Two Interesting Pieces Of History

That's some Krays-y paving. | By Londonist Staff
The Suburban Village Where Rifles, Muskets And Swords Were Manufactured

The Suburban Village Where Rifles, Muskets And Swords Were Manufactured

An explosive corner of London. | By Laura Reynolds
A History Of Fried Chicken In London

A History Of Fried Chicken In London

You'll have no bones to pick with this one. | By James FitzGerald
Find Chocolate Ecstasy On This London Tour

Find Chocolate Ecstasy On This London Tour

So that's what chocolate's supposed to sound like. | By Eleana Overett
The West London Stately Home Where A King Exploded

The West London Stately Home Where A King Exploded

More Royal connections than a palace. | By Laura Reynolds
Mapped: London's Post Office History

Mapped: London's Post Office History

A guided tour of the mail. | Sponsor
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
In Pictures: London In 1945

In Pictures: London In 1945

Start of a new era. | By Eleana Overett
In Photos: London In Kodachrome

In Photos: London In Kodachrome

Old school cool. | By Londonist Staff
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
Who The Hell Goes To The London Dungeon?

Who The Hell Goes To The London Dungeon?

And will we make it out alive? | By James FitzGerald
In Pictures: London News From The 1900s

In Pictures: London News From The 1900s

London hosted the Olympics. | By Londonist Staff
Lions And Monkeys And Bears Used To Live In The Tower Of London

Lions And Monkeys And Bears Used To Live In The Tower Of London

Plus an elephant that "should only drink wine between September and April". | By Alex Bellotti
Things You Never Knew About The Borough Of Bexley

Things You Never Knew About The Borough Of Bexley

Is it Welling or Wellend? | By Eleana Overett
Inside The Old Clerkenwell House Of Detention

Inside The Old Clerkenwell House Of Detention

Where prisoners awaiting trial were held. | By London Historians
When You Could Catch The Underground To See A Hanging

When You Could Catch The Underground To See A Hanging

That's how old the Underground is. | By M@
In Photos: The Beatles In London

In Photos: The Beatles In London

Here, there and everywhere. | By Eleana Overett
Hold On A Minute...There Was Cheetah Racing In Green Lanes In The 1930s?

Hold On A Minute...There Was Cheetah Racing In Green Lanes In The 1930s?

The fatal flaw? The cheetahs were too fast. | By Alex Foch
In Pictures: London In 1911

In Pictures: London In 1911

Statues and strikes. | By Londonist Staff
Secrets Of Burlington Arcade

Secrets Of Burlington Arcade

Look out, beadles are about. | By Eleana Overett
The Georgian Coffee House That Was A Brothel - Of Sorts

The Georgian Coffee House That Was A Brothel - Of Sorts

The most popular (almost) brothel in Georgian London. | By Harry Rosehill
This Is Not Your Bog Standard Tour

This Is Not Your Bog Standard Tour

Where to spend a penny, and why. | Sponsor
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
In Pictures: Victorian London In The 1880s

In Pictures: Victorian London In The 1880s

Turning back time. | By Londonist Staff
8 Secrets Of Putney Bridge

8 Secrets Of Putney Bridge

From near tragedy to stinky sewerage. | By Eleana Overett
In Photos: Shoreditch In The 20th Century

In Photos: Shoreditch In The 20th Century

From crime to criminally cool. | By Eleana Overett
Things You Never Knew About The Borough Of Hammersmith And Fulham

Things You Never Knew About The Borough Of Hammersmith And Fulham

Where you can see the tide without looking at the tide. | By Eleana Overett
Learn All About London At Bishopsgate Institute

Learn All About London At Bishopsgate Institute

Brush up on your city knowhow. | Sponsor
In Photos: London In 1994

In Photos: London In 1994

Snapshots and trivia. | By Londonist Staff
London Had A Wobbly Bridge 100 Years Ago

London Had A Wobbly Bridge 100 Years Ago

The Millennium Bridge's predecessor. | By Stephen Coates
In Photos: The Most Newsworthy London Stories From The 1990s

In Photos: The Most Newsworthy London Stories From The 1990s

The internet arrives at Downing Street. | By Eleana Overett
Why Is London Here?

Why Is London Here?

Imagine if we were all living in Colchester... | By Harry Rosehill
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
The North London House That's Partly Shaped Like A Ship

The North London House That's Partly Shaped Like A Ship

Setting sail in Hampstead. | By Laura Reynolds
7 Secrets Of The Grosvenor Railway Bridge

7 Secrets Of The Grosvenor Railway Bridge

The bridge that is more than one bridge. | By Jordan Waite
In Pictures: London In 1916

In Pictures: London In 1916

The first world war at home. | By Eleana Overett
In Pictures: London In 1969

In Pictures: London In 1969

The Beatles performed for the final time. | By Jordan Waite
When The Earth Moved For Londoners

When The Earth Moved For Londoners

Notable earthquakes which have struck the capital. | By London Historians
In Pictures: London In 1902

In Pictures: London In 1902

The Coronation King Edward VII. | By Eleana Overett
In Photos: London In 1977

In Photos: London In 1977

Punk rockers galore. | By Jordan Waite
In Photos: London in 1950

In Photos: London in 1950

Including a ski jump on Hampstead Heath. | By Eleana Overett
In Pictures: London News From The 1960s

In Pictures: London News From The 1960s

Including London's first black police officer. | By Jordan Waite