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.

10 Trees In London With A Celebrity Connection

10 Trees In London With A Celebrity Connection

From Kate Bush to Neil Armstrong. | By Paul Wood
Check Out These Incredible Images Of Wartime London - Released By TfL

Check Out These Incredible Images Of Wartime London - Released By TfL

Underground factories, and buses turned into ambulances. | By Will Noble
Willesden: The Eighth Of The 'Magnificent Seven' Cemeteries

Willesden: The Eighth Of The 'Magnificent Seven' Cemeteries

Have you visited? | By Will Noble
A Brief History Of London's Wackiest Wagers

A Brief History Of London's Wackiest Wagers

Metal masks, ugly aristocrats and massive wins. | By Maire Rose Connor
Hidden Histories Of London's BAME Women From Centuries Ago

Hidden Histories Of London's BAME Women From Centuries Ago

A new report brings to light details of the lives of 160 women in 1600-1860. | By Will Noble
How A Game Of Rock, Paper, Scissors Won A Multi-Million Art Deal For Christie's

How A Game Of Rock, Paper, Scissors Won A Multi-Million Art Deal For Christie's

A bonkers battle between two leading auction houses | By Maire Rose Connor
9 Secrets Of London's Lost Condom Factory

9 Secrets Of London's Lost Condom Factory

Ever heard of the London Rubber Factory? | By Londonist
18 Underrated Art Deco Buildings In London That You Need To See

18 Underrated Art Deco Buildings In London That You Need To See

Now THIS is architecture. | By Will Noble
Help Bring Untold Histories To Life

Help Bring Untold Histories To Life

Get involved in the Blue Plaque scheme. | By Maire Rose Connor
5 Ghostly Walking Tours To Do In London

5 Ghostly Walking Tours To Do In London

From Highgate Cemetery to a trip on the Necrobus. | By Will Noble
14 Hair-Raising Pics Of Punk London In Its Heyday

14 Hair-Raising Pics Of Punk London In Its Heyday

Anarchy in the city. | By Will Noble
This 'Month Of The Dead' Festival Is Helping People Deal With Covid

This 'Month Of The Dead' Festival Is Helping People Deal With Covid

Lifting the coffin lid on all things eerie. | By Gillian Fisher
This Bloke's Been Trying To Hail A Taxi Since 2014

This Bloke's Been Trying To Hail A Taxi Since 2014

Seen this statue on Embankment? | By Will Noble
The Stained Glass Phone Box Of Embankment

The Stained Glass Phone Box Of Embankment

An incandescent mystery. | By Will Noble
The Height Of Swinging London Was Captured By This Short-Lived Magazine

The Height Of Swinging London Was Captured By This Short-Lived Magazine

Glorious grooviness. | By Will Noble
Visit This Subterranean Town By The Seaside

Visit This Subterranean Town By The Seaside

The incredible Ramsgate Tunnels. | By Will Noble
10 Up-Close Photos Of East Enders In The 70s, 80s And 90s

10 Up-Close Photos Of East Enders In The 70s, 80s And 90s

In Your Face. | By Will Noble
Schoolgirls Destroy Barbican Architect In This Cringe Video

Schoolgirls Destroy Barbican Architect In This Cringe Video

This is brutal(ist). | By Will Noble
A Bizarre Map Of 'The World's First Clockwork Underground'

A Bizarre Map Of 'The World's First Clockwork Underground'

Is someone winding us up? | By Will Noble
Take This Terrifying Walk Along The Thames

Take This Terrifying Walk Along The Thames

Mafia murders and tunnel tragedies. | By David Fathers
Are You Ready For The Ultimate Londoner Quiz?

Are You Ready For The Ultimate Londoner Quiz?

Win a stay at The Ned (and try our teaser questions first). | Sponsor
Historic Notting Hill Carnival Photos Released Ahead Of This Year's Virtual Event

Historic Notting Hill Carnival Photos Released Ahead Of This Year's Virtual Event

Images show revellers in the 1980s-90s. | By Laura Reynolds
Treasures Of Havering To Go On Show At Museum Of London

Treasures Of Havering To Go On Show At Museum Of London

Discoveries from 900 years before the birth of London. | By M@
There Actually WAS A Sweeney Todd Barbershop On Fleet Street

There Actually WAS A Sweeney Todd Barbershop On Fleet Street

Today it's a McDonald's. | By Will Noble