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.

There's A Ghoulish Month-Long Festival Dedicated To Death

There's A Ghoulish Month-Long Festival Dedicated To Death

London Month of the Dead. | By Will Noble
The East London Pub Taken Over By Suffragettes

The East London Pub Taken Over By Suffragettes

The Mothers Arms. | By Londonist
An Illustrated Calendar Of London's Barmiest Annual Events

An Illustrated Calendar Of London's Barmiest Annual Events

How many have you been to? | By Will Noble
What Were The First Electric Advertisements At Piccadilly Circus?

What Were The First Electric Advertisements At Piccadilly Circus?

Illuminating stuff. | By Londonist
10 Animals You Wouldn't Expect To Find On A London Cricket Pitch

10 Animals You Wouldn't Expect To Find On A London Cricket Pitch

Proving there's nowhere in London a goose won't go, given the chance. | By Londonist
Dozens Of Vintage Boats Will Moor Up Near Tower Bridge This September

Dozens Of Vintage Boats Will Moor Up Near Tower Bridge This September

Classic Boat Festival at St Katharine Docks. | By Will Noble
London's Best Walking Tours: Derelict London

London's Best Walking Tours: Derelict London

Subterranean rivers, old swimming pools, and lost music venues. | By Londonist
Open House London Is Back, And This Time It Runs For Over A Week!

Open House London Is Back, And This Time It Runs For Over A Week!

It's basically Christmas for London lovers. | By Londonist
The Original Leicester Square, Tucked Away In An Idyllic Kent Village

The Original Leicester Square, Tucked Away In An Idyllic Kent Village

Swap bright lights for listed cottages. | By Laura Reynolds
London's Best Walking Tours: Roman London

London's Best Walking Tours: Roman London

Travel back to Londinium. | By Londonist
There's A New Bridge For You To Cross In Central London

There's A New Bridge For You To Cross In Central London

Esperance Bridge. | By Londonist
London's Newest Library Has A Copper Lined Room That Blocks Messages And Emails

London's Newest Library Has A Copper Lined Room That Blocks Messages And Emails

It's called a Faraday cage. | By Will Noble
When London Had 'Formula 1 Races' In the Sky

When London Had 'Formula 1 Races' In the Sky

Hendon's Aerial Derby. | By Will Noble
London's Best Walking Tours: Dragged Around London

London's Best Walking Tours: Dragged Around London

Sashay at the ready. | By Londonist
London's Best Walking Tours: Black History Walks

London's Best Walking Tours: Black History Walks

From ancient African history to gentrification. | By Londonist
This Incredible Little Museum Is Home To The 'Cockney Crown Jewels'

This Incredible Little Museum Is Home To The 'Cockney Crown Jewels'

They serve proper pie and mash. | By Will Noble
When Airships Filled The London Skies

When Airships Filled The London Skies

Like His Dark Materials, only real. | By Will Noble
Why You Should Go To... Sevenoaks

Why You Should Go To... Sevenoaks

Time machines, pancakes, and more. | By Laura Reynolds
250 Ghost Signs Come To Life In A Hauntingly Beautiful New Book

250 Ghost Signs Come To Life In A Hauntingly Beautiful New Book

Semi-hidden portals to the past. | By Will Noble
Have You Visited The Unique 'Chinese Garage' In South London?

Have You Visited The Unique 'Chinese Garage' In South London?

These days it sells wine. | By Will Noble
Black London: 10 Sculptures, Murals And Plaques To See

Black London: 10 Sculptures, Murals And Plaques To See

Commemorating anti-fascists, enslaved people, and nurses. | By Londonist
Pioneering Civil Engineer Ardaseer Cursetjee Wadia Gets A Blue Plaque

Pioneering Civil Engineer Ardaseer Cursetjee Wadia Gets A Blue Plaque

Find it at this remarkable man's former villa in Richmond | By Maire Rose Connor
Abandoned London: New Book Shines Light On The Rarely Glimpsed City

Abandoned London: New Book Shines Light On The Rarely Glimpsed City

Get a look behind the city's padlocked doors. | By M@
Nero At The British Museum: A Rome That Smacked Of Game Of Thrones

Nero At The British Museum: A Rome That Smacked Of Game Of Thrones

Betrayal, conflagrations and matricide. | By Tabish Khan ★★★★☆