History

With over 2,000 years of history, London is bursting at the seams with stories of how we used to live in this wonderful city.

From the Romans to the medieval period; Georgians, Victorians, world wars and modern Elizabethan times, London has been the centre of global events, innovation and everyday tales of peoples lives.

Browse through our articles below and join us on a journey through the capital's fascinating past.

Lord Mayor's Show 2018: When And Where Is It, And What's Happening?

Lord Mayor's Show 2018: When And Where Is It, And What's Happening?

It's all changing this year. | By Harry Rosehill
Ever Noticed This Screaming Face Near St Paul's?

Ever Noticed This Screaming Face Near St Paul's?

London's scariest church decoration. | By Londonist
Can You Name All Six Tube Stations Named After Pubs?

Can You Name All Six Tube Stations Named After Pubs?

And how many can you still drink in? | By M@
Inside The Magnificent St Annes Church In Limehouse

Inside The Magnificent St Annes Church In Limehouse

A Hawksmoor masterpiece. | By Sandra Lawrence
Stainer Street Reopens At London Bridge: Tragedy, History And Rocket Nozzles

Stainer Street Reopens At London Bridge: Tragedy, History And Rocket Nozzles

Bleak road tunnel becomes something bigger. | By M@
Ever Spotted The Jelling Stone? A Mysterious Rock Beside Regent's Park

Ever Spotted The Jelling Stone? A Mysterious Rock Beside Regent's Park

A rock covered in Celtic symbolism. | By M@
Keep An Eye On The Old London Bridge That's Now In Arizona, Live On This Webcam

Keep An Eye On The Old London Bridge That's Now In Arizona, Live On This Webcam

Lake Havasu, we're watching you. | By Will Noble
7 Of The Strangest Things Auctioned In London

7 Of The Strangest Things Auctioned In London

From London Bridge to Paul McCartney's front door. | By Londonist
How To Make A Vesper Martini Fit For James Bond

How To Make A Vesper Martini Fit For James Bond

007's tipple of choice. | By Steve Manktelow
How Disabled People Have Shaped Buildings From London’s Past And Are Designing Radical Modern Spaces

How Disabled People Have Shaped Buildings From London’s Past And Are Designing Radical Modern Spaces

From churches for the deaf, to swimming pools that move. | By Londonist
5 Things You Didn't Know About The London Cab

5 Things You Didn't Know About The London Cab

Is the bale of hay thing true? | By Will Noble
London Stone Has Returned. Now Let's Have A Second Brexit Referendum

London Stone Has Returned. Now Let's Have A Second Brexit Referendum

How an ancient curse may have been lifted. | By M@
In Illustrations: Modern Designs That Defined London

In Illustrations: Modern Designs That Defined London

Charles Holden to Anish Kapoor. | By Will Noble
What's The Oldest Building In Southwark?

What's The Oldest Building In Southwark?

Is it a cathedral or a palace? | By M@
Happy 150th Birthday St Pancras Station

Happy 150th Birthday St Pancras Station

London's finest train station? Probably. | By Will Noble
10 Pubs Packed With History In Central London

10 Pubs Packed With History In Central London

Bloomsbury, King's Cross and Holborn. | By Londonist
Bringing Shakespeare's Original London Playhouse Back To Life

Bringing Shakespeare's Original London Playhouse Back To Life

This is no ordinary building site. | By Londonist Staff
Tower Of London Moat To Glow With Thousands Of Individual Flames This November

Tower Of London Moat To Glow With Thousands Of Individual Flames This November

Deepening Shadow: The Tower Remembers. | By Will Noble
Amazing, Historic Images Of The London Underground

Amazing, Historic Images Of The London Underground

Including Father Christmas on the tube. | By Londonist Staff
Remembering The Gloriously Debauched Scala Cinema

Remembering The Gloriously Debauched Scala Cinema

"The Scala had magic." | By Londonist
Remarkable Photo Shows A War-Damaged St Paul's Cathedral

Remarkable Photo Shows A War-Damaged St Paul's Cathedral

The cathedral did not go unscathed. | By M@
Can You Swim In The Trafalgar Square Fountains?

Can You Swim In The Trafalgar Square Fountains?

From heatwaves to VE celebrations. | By Will Noble
What's The Oldest Building In Islington?

What's The Oldest Building In Islington?

Towers, wells and gateways. | By M@
Did You Know That Pimm's Was Created In London As A Legal Loophole?

Did You Know That Pimm's Was Created In London As A Legal Loophole?

And what makes the perfect Pimm's? | By Steve Manktelow