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.

Have A Crack At This New London History Quiz

Have A Crack At This New London History Quiz

Can you beat the winning score? | By M@
11 Things We All Forgot That Happened During The London 2012 Olympics

11 Things We All Forgot That Happened During The London 2012 Olympics

Where did all the swans go? | By M@
The Buildings Of Sir Christopher Wren Mapped

The Buildings Of Sir Christopher Wren Mapped

Almost 100 buildings on one map. | By M@
How London's Premier League Football Teams Got Their Badges

How London's Premier League Football Teams Got Their Badges

From Arsenal to West Ham. | By Will Noble
Covent Garden's Puppet Festival Returns This May

Covent Garden's Puppet Festival Returns This May

That's the way to do it! | By Laura Reynolds
London's Lost Museums: Closed, Moved And Vanished Venues

London's Lost Museums: Closed, Moved And Vanished Venues

A trip down cultural memory lane. | By Laura Reynolds
Vanbrugh Castle: What Is The Turreted Building Next To Greenwich Park?

Vanbrugh Castle: What Is The Turreted Building Next To Greenwich Park?

London's own Bastille. | By M@
Olaudah Equiano: In Search Of The Slave-Turned-Abolitionist's London Memorials

Olaudah Equiano: In Search Of The Slave-Turned-Abolitionist's London Memorials

Six memorials to the author, but no street name. | By M@
In Search Of London's Oldest Graffiti

In Search Of London's Oldest Graffiti

How people scrawled in former centuries. | By M@
The Florence Nightingale Museum Reopens This May

The Florence Nightingale Museum Reopens This May

200 objects tell her trailblazing story. | By Will Noble
50th Anniversary Pride In London Parade Will Trace 1972 Route

50th Anniversary Pride In London Parade Will Trace 1972 Route

"Our mission is not over." | By Paige Kahn
In Pictures: The Clapham Haberdashery That Traded For 60 Years

In Pictures: The Clapham Haberdashery That Traded For 60 Years

The fascinating life of Maurice Dorfman. | By Will Noble
12 Things You Never Knew About Ealing

12 Things You Never Knew About Ealing

Book finds treasures in the west London area. | By M@
London's LGBTQ+ Museum Opens In May

London's LGBTQ+ Museum Opens In May

'Welcome To Queer Britain' is the first display. | By Will Noble
How To Go Inside The Homes Of Famous People In London

How To Go Inside The Homes Of Famous People In London

Legally, of course. | By Laura Reynolds
Crumbs! London Has A Biscuit Museum

Crumbs! London Has A Biscuit Museum

It's free to visit, and they might even offer you a custard cream. | By Will Noble
You've Heard Of Blue Plaques, But Have You Spotted The Red Transport Plaques?

You've Heard Of Blue Plaques, But Have You Spotted The Red Transport Plaques?

Celebrating transport heritage. | By M@
Jubilee Legacies: The Bits Of London Built And Named For Previous Jubilees

Jubilee Legacies: The Bits Of London Built And Named For Previous Jubilees

From windows to parks to... public loos. | By Laura Reynolds
Postal Museum's Postcode Exhibition Gets Our Stamp Of Approval

Postal Museum's Postcode Exhibition Gets Our Stamp Of Approval

A fun, trivia-packed show. | By M@
The Fight Against Antisemitism Goes On - As This New Exhibition Shows

The Fight Against Antisemitism Goes On - As This New Exhibition Shows

Wiener Holocaust Library explores struggle with fascism. | By Will Noble
The Oldest Surviving Map Of London Is Going On Display

The Oldest Surviving Map Of London Is Going On Display

Oldest complete surviving map, anyway. | By Will Noble
London's Hidden Roman Bathhouse Has Reopened To Visitors

London's Hidden Roman Bathhouse Has Reopened To Visitors

Spring/summer tours announced. | By Will Noble
Browse 400,000 Aerial Images Of London And Beyond

Browse 400,000 Aerial Images Of London And Beyond

Addictive new site from Historic England. | By M@
London 2012 Olympics: The Stuff We All Forgot About The Build-Up

London 2012 Olympics: The Stuff We All Forgot About The Build-Up

How many of these Olympic/Paralympic oddities do you remember? | By M@