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10 Foods You Never Knew Were Invented In London

10 Foods You Never Knew Were Invented In London

The Savoy has a lot to answer for. | By Leah Hyslop
12 Things You Never Knew About Wembley Park

12 Things You Never Knew About Wembley Park

Steeped in history. | Sponsor
Visit The Secret West London Grotto That's Recently Reopened To The Public

Visit The Secret West London Grotto That's Recently Reopened To The Public

Going deeper underground. | By Londonist Staff
Have You Spotted Hackney's Ghost Postcode?

Have You Spotted Hackney's Ghost Postcode?

Help fill in the map. | By M@
Is This A Missing Piece Of The Old Ludgate?

Is This A Missing Piece Of The Old Ludgate?

Amazing what you find down side streets. | By M@
Discover The Secret World War II Bunker In Uxbridge That Changed The Fate Of Britain

Discover The Secret World War II Bunker In Uxbridge That Changed The Fate Of Britain

It lies 18m below the surface. | By Robert Greene
Read Personal Letters That Lay At The Bottom Of The Atlantic For 70 Years

Read Personal Letters That Lay At The Bottom Of The Atlantic For 70 Years

This new exhibition goes deep. | By Londonist Staff
Will You Help Save London's Remarkable Cinema Museum?

Will You Help Save London's Remarkable Cinema Museum?

The cherished site is under threat. | By Robert Greene
Does This Aldgate Pump Mark The Start Of London's East End?

Does This Aldgate Pump Mark The Start Of London's East End?

Watch out for the wolf's head. | By Londonist Staff
Could This Bethnal Green Council Estate Be The World's Oldest ?

Could This Bethnal Green Council Estate Be The World's Oldest ?

Many buildings are now Grade II listed. | By Londonist Staff
Ever Wondered What This Line In Guildhall Yard's Pavement Is For?

Ever Wondered What This Line In Guildhall Yard's Pavement Is For?

The secret lies 6 metres below ground. | By Londonist Staff
The Tragic Fire That Engulfed Smithfield Market For Three Days

The Tragic Fire That Engulfed Smithfield Market For Three Days

Museum of London will soon commemorate the firefighters. | By Londonist Staff
The Story Of The Beautiful London Graveyard Created By A Famous Author

The Story Of The Beautiful London Graveyard Created By A Famous Author

It has an incredible history. | By Harry Rosehill
Which London Department Store Is Birth-Place Of The Scotch Egg?

Which London Department Store Is Birth-Place Of The Scotch Egg?

A picnic staple since 1738. | By Will Noble
The Human Cannonball Of Westminster

The Human Cannonball Of Westminster

The story of the great Zazel. | By M@
Are These London's Oldest Boundary Markers?

Are These London's Oldest Boundary Markers?

Relics of a long-lost city. | By M@
Do You Know About The Roman Girl Buried Beneath The Gherkin?

Do You Know About The Roman Girl Buried Beneath The Gherkin?

Human remains were found during its construction. | By Harry Rosehill
The Wizard-Headed News Lion Of Covent Garden

The Wizard-Headed News Lion Of Covent Garden

18th century social media. | By Londonist
The Oldest Map Of The World Is Right Here In London

The Oldest Map Of The World Is Right Here In London

The Babylonian A-Z. | By M@
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
St James's Park, 300 Years Ago

St James's Park, 300 Years Ago

An historical view of the royal park. | By M@
Inside The East End's Most Notorious Pub

Inside The East End's Most Notorious Pub

Pints with a side of gangster history. | By Will Noble
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 Secret Bit Of London's Roman Wall You Can Actually Walk Through

A Secret Bit Of London's Roman Wall You Can Actually Walk Through

Roman tiles below, medieval stone above. | By Will Noble
Seek Out The Remains Of Spitalfields' Oldest Building

Seek Out The Remains Of Spitalfields' Oldest Building

Rediscovered in 1999. | By Jordan Waite
Discover This Secret Garden In A Bombed Out Church

Discover This Secret Garden In A Bombed Out Church

We'll show you the way. | By M@
A Look Into The Boozy, Beery Past Of St Pancras Station

A Look Into The Boozy, Beery Past Of St Pancras Station

The station has just celebrated its 150th anniversary. | By Robert Greene
Ever Noticed The Ancient Pump On Cornhill?

Ever Noticed The Ancient Pump On Cornhill?

13th century survivor. | By M@
London's Worst Tube Disaster Marked By Touching New Memorial

London's Worst Tube Disaster Marked By Touching New Memorial

Previously a plaque was in its place. | By M@
London's Most Central Hotel Has A Mini-Museum About Itself

London's Most Central Hotel Has A Mini-Museum About Itself

Something to do next time your Charing Cross train is delayed. | By Laura Reynolds
London's Great Tooth Heist

London's Great Tooth Heist

The tooth, the whole tooth and nothing but the tooth. | By M@
The Curious Incident Of The Dog On The Northern Line

The Curious Incident Of The Dog On The Northern Line

In the 1940s, the tube had a problem with strays. | By M@
Islington's Surprising Whisky History

Islington's Surprising Whisky History

Council took on whisky fraudsters. | By Londonist
10 Of London's Most Interesting And Unusual Graves

10 Of London's Most Interesting And Unusual Graves

Including one you're invited to dance on. | By Laura Reynolds
Inside The World's Oldest Hat Shop

Inside The World's Oldest Hat Shop

It has the royal seal of approval. | By Robert Greene
This 1960s Brochure Brags About Bulldozing The Old Euston Station

This 1960s Brochure Brags About Bulldozing The Old Euston Station

Goodbye friend. | By Jordan Waite
These 9 Bits Of London Aren't Where They Used To Be

These 9 Bits Of London Aren't Where They Used To Be

Arches, bridges and museums that have been relocated in the capital. | By Laura Reynolds
Meet The Sassy Women Of Yesteryear's Tabloids

Meet The Sassy Women Of Yesteryear's Tabloids

Gasp! Shock! Horror! | By Will Noble
Mapped: 1862 East London Versus Modern East London

Mapped: 1862 East London Versus Modern East London

This is addictive stuff. | By Laura Reynolds
Take A Look At Waterloo Station Back In 1961

Take A Look At Waterloo Station Back In 1961

It wasn't exactly quiet then, either. | By Will Noble
London Was Once The World's Biggest Port: Here's Its Story

London Was Once The World's Biggest Port: Here's Its Story

Docklands history. | By M@
The Thames Shifted To Peckham? Mad Plans From The 1930s

The Thames Shifted To Peckham? Mad Plans From The 1930s

It seems unthinkable. | By M@
Behind The Scenes At The New Museum Of London

Behind The Scenes At The New Museum Of London

One of London's oldest markets, transformed. | By Ross Miklaszewicz
Did You Know That Alexandra Palace Was Once An Internment Camp?

Did You Know That Alexandra Palace Was Once An Internment Camp?

A difficult part of Britain's past. | By Harry Rosehill
This London Community Centre Used To Be A Mortuary

This London Community Centre Used To Be A Mortuary

From coffins to cake sales. | By Laura Reynolds
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