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.

Secret River: How The Thames Might Have Been Diverted

Secret River: How The Thames Might Have Been Diverted

Can you move a river? | Sponsor
7 Underrated Architectural Gems In London

7 Underrated Architectural Gems In London

Buildings you need to know about. | By Londonist
Londoners Have Been Eating Street Food Since Roman Times

Londoners Have Been Eating Street Food Since Roman Times

No halloumi fries back then. | By Harry Rosehill
A Beginner's Guide To The Iconic Plane Trees Of London

A Beginner's Guide To The Iconic Plane Trees Of London

Watch out for those dangly balls. | By M@
Exploring One Of London's Quirkiest Neighbourhoods: Trinity Buoy Wharf

Exploring One Of London's Quirkiest Neighbourhoods: Trinity Buoy Wharf

Home to London's only lighthouse. | By Londonist Staff
10 Beguiling Images Of London's Iconic Theatres... Totally Empty

10 Beguiling Images Of London's Iconic Theatres... Totally Empty

The architecture you missed while watching the stage. | By Will Noble
Pagan London Episode 1: Where It All Began

Pagan London Episode 1: Where It All Began

Exploring the capital's pagan history. | By Robert Kingham
5 Brass-Necked Londoners Who Weren't Who They Claimed To Be

5 Brass-Necked Londoners Who Weren't Who They Claimed To Be

Most of these stories do NOT end well. | By Jane Alexander
18 Glorious Photos Of London's Lost And Abandoned Underground Stations

18 Glorious Photos Of London's Lost And Abandoned Underground Stations

The magic and mysteries beneath our feet. | By Will Noble
The First Crossrail Moquette Was Designed In The 1980s... And It's An Acquired Taste

The First Crossrail Moquette Was Designed In The 1980s... And It's An Acquired Taste

Would you sit on this? | By Will Noble
Rare Chance To Step Onto The Dinosaur Islands In Crystal Palace Park

Rare Chance To Step Onto The Dinosaur Islands In Crystal Palace Park

Tickets available now. | By M@
13 Moquette Patterns You Didn't Know Existed

13 Moquette Patterns You Didn't Know Existed

Londoners have always sat in style. | By Will Noble
Randy Politicians And Breathtakingly Stupid Bets: A Brief History Of London's Members Clubs

Randy Politicians And Breathtakingly Stupid Bets: A Brief History Of London's Members Clubs

300 years of misbehaviour and debauchery. | By Londonist
This Breathtaking, Bling Baroque Blockbuster Is Coming To Tate Britain

This Breathtaking, Bling Baroque Blockbuster Is Coming To Tate Britain

British Baroque: Power and Illusion. | By Will Noble
11 Amazing Buildings You Should Go And See For Open House London 2019

11 Amazing Buildings You Should Go And See For Open House London 2019

Including brand new listings. | By Will Noble
There's A New Petition To Save The Historic Whitechapel Bell Foundry

There's A New Petition To Save The Historic Whitechapel Bell Foundry

Boutique hotel wants to ring in the changes. | By Will Noble
This 1970s Food Critic Wrote Some SERIOUSLY Catty (And Hilarious) Reviews

This 1970s Food Critic Wrote Some SERIOUSLY Catty (And Hilarious) Reviews

"The food tasted of tins, fridges, freezers and diesel oil." | By Will Noble
This Enchanting Model Village Is A Short Train Ride From London

This Enchanting Model Village Is A Short Train Ride From London

Welcome to Bekonscot. | By Will Noble
A Museum Dedicated To Baked Beans Is Coming To London This Month

A Museum Dedicated To Baked Beans Is Coming To London This Month

You don't need a tin opener to get in. | By Will Noble
There's A Food Festival Happening In The Tower Of London's Moat

There's A Food Festival Happening In The Tower Of London's Moat

The Tower just got tasty. | By Will Noble
See London's First Housing Estate Pub - Then And Now

See London's First Housing Estate Pub - Then And Now

The Fellowship and Star. | By Harry Rosehill
200 People Just Created A Massive Human Tube Map

200 People Just Created A Massive Human Tube Map

It's a Geoff Marshall thing. | By Will Noble
See The Smashed-Up Guitar From The Clash's Iconic London Calling Album

See The Smashed-Up Guitar From The Clash's Iconic London Calling Album

Free exhibition coming to Museum of London. | By Will Noble
This Legendary Austrian Restaurant Just Burned Down... Let's Help It Get Back On Its Feet

This Legendary Austrian Restaurant Just Burned Down... Let's Help It Get Back On Its Feet

Tiroler Hut's been going for 52 years. | By Will Noble