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.

The Jubilee Line Is 40 Years Old... Here Are Some Awesome Vintage Photos

The Jubilee Line Is 40 Years Old... Here Are Some Awesome Vintage Photos

The silver line is officially a silver fox. | By Will Noble
Imagine Leicester Square As A 'Mechanical Car Park' And Bomb Shelter

Imagine Leicester Square As A 'Mechanical Car Park' And Bomb Shelter

Long-lost subterranean plans. | By M@
Delve Into LGBTQ+ London With These Fascinating Courses And Tours

Delve Into LGBTQ+ London With These Fascinating Courses And Tours

Explore over a century of history this summer with Bishopsgate Institute. | Sponsor
The Uber-Rare Tube Map Created For The 1966 World Cup

The Uber-Rare Tube Map Created For The 1966 World Cup

Map of the Day. | By Will Noble
The Brompton Cemetery Tomb That's Rumoured To Be A Time Machine

The Brompton Cemetery Tomb That's Rumoured To Be A Time Machine

Weird science and Egyptology unite. | By Londonist
The London Of 1972... According To This Retro Time Out Guide Book

The London Of 1972... According To This Retro Time Out Guide Book

Gentrification, discotheques, and Pizza Express. | By Maire Rose Connor
This Could Be Your Last Chance To Ride A Steam Train On The Underground

This Could Be Your Last Chance To Ride A Steam Train On The Underground

Nooooooo. | By Will Noble
How Did A V&A Employee Swipe 2,000 Objects Over 20 Years?

How Did A V&A Employee Swipe 2,000 Objects Over 20 Years?

An uncanny crime. | By Londonist
The Biggest William Blake Exhibition In 20 Years Is Coming To London

The Biggest William Blake Exhibition In 20 Years Is Coming To London

Tate Britain blockbuster. | By Will Noble
The Second King's Cross Station That Was Never Built

The Second King's Cross Station That Was Never Built

Underground project that never saw the light. | By Sam Cullen
Could This Redesign Of The Houses Of Parliament Solve Brexit?

Could This Redesign Of The Houses Of Parliament Solve Brexit?

Let's face it, nothing else is working. | By Laura Reynolds
How Many Of These 10 Uber-Hard Questions About London Can You Answer?

How Many Of These 10 Uber-Hard Questions About London Can You Answer?

Let the head scratching commence. | By Will Noble
Arrggh! Munch's The Scream Is Coming To London

Arrggh! Munch's The Scream Is Coming To London

But who's really screaming? | By Harry Rosehill
Was Your Street Bombed In The War? Find Out With This Interactive Layers Of London Map

Was Your Street Bombed In The War? Find Out With This Interactive Layers Of London Map

Historical maps on top of modern maps. | By M@
Your Kids Will Love This Free Exhibition About Fighting Fatbergs

Your Kids Will Love This Free Exhibition About Fighting Fatbergs

Water: From Source to Tap. | Sponsor
You Can Take A Day Trip In London On One Of These Restored Vintage Buses

You Can Take A Day Trip In London On One Of These Restored Vintage Buses

The RTW was a predecessor of the Routemaster. | By Will Noble
London's First New Embankment In 150 Years To Be Named After Joseph Bazalgette

London's First New Embankment In 150 Years To Be Named After Joseph Bazalgette

It'll be at Blackfriars. | By Will Noble
Why Don't We Stand On The Left Of Escalators?

Why Don't We Stand On The Left Of Escalators?

Wouldn't that make more sense? | By Harry Rosehill
In Pictures: Tower Bridge Captured From Some Interesting Angles

In Pictures: Tower Bridge Captured From Some Interesting Angles

Beats the usual tourist snaps. | By Will Noble
Big Ben Has Been Repainted Blue

Big Ben Has Been Repainted Blue

Look who's got a fresh paint job | By Harry Rosehill
This Chelsea Pensioner Has Painted Some Awe-Inspiring WWI Artworks

This Chelsea Pensioner Has Painted Some Awe-Inspiring WWI Artworks

Free exhibition at Royal Hospital Chelsea. | By Will Noble
Saucy! Fortnum And Mason Is Selling Limited Edition Heinz Ketchup And Beans

Saucy! Fortnum And Mason Is Selling Limited Edition Heinz Ketchup And Beans

"I think Mr Heinz, we'll take the lot." | By Will Noble
Nostalgic Video Compares 1970s Regent's Canal To Modern Day

Nostalgic Video Compares 1970s Regent's Canal To Modern Day

No Camden Market. | By M@
You Probably Pass This Building All The Time... But Did You Know About Its Fishy History?

You Probably Pass This Building All The Time... But Did You Know About Its Fishy History?

Make sure you visit sometime. | By Londonist