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.

This Is How London's Tube Trains Could Have Looked

This Is How London's Tube Trains Could Have Looked

We think we're in love. | By Will Noble
How Many Babies Have Been Born On The Tube?

How Many Babies Have Been Born On The Tube?

And what's Jerry Springer got to do with it? | By Will Noble
When Londoners Risked Their Lives To Watch Football During Air Raids

When Londoners Risked Their Lives To Watch Football During Air Raids

Nothing should gets in the way of the footy. | By Vince Raison
Secrets Of Waterloo Bridge

Secrets Of Waterloo Bridge

Far more than just sheer eye candy. | By M@
Turn Your Face Into Tower Bridge With This New Instagram Face Filter

Turn Your Face Into Tower Bridge With This New Instagram Face Filter

You can also be St Paul's. | By Will Noble
Inside Brick Lane's Mosque That Was A Synagogue That Was A Church

Inside Brick Lane's Mosque That Was A Synagogue That Was A Church

A behind the scenes look. | By Len Williams
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@
Check Out These Images Of LGBTQ London In The 1970s

Check Out These Images Of LGBTQ London In The 1970s

Rarely seen photos. | By Will Noble
144 Handwritten Letters By Charles Dickens Reveal Anguish, Holiday Mishaps... And A Secret Gin Supply

144 Handwritten Letters By Charles Dickens Reveal Anguish, Holiday Mishaps... And A Secret Gin Supply

"‘I have been writing my head off since ten o’clock." | By Will Noble
What Is This Mysterious And Very Old Bollard On Upper Street?

What Is This Mysterious And Very Old Bollard On Upper Street?

"HH 1816" is the only clue. | By M@
Inside Marylebone, London's Quaintest Rail Terminus

Inside Marylebone, London's Quaintest Rail Terminus

What's behind Marylebone-mania? | By James FitzGerald
The Anonymous Writer Who Brought Down A Prime Minister

The Anonymous Writer Who Brought Down A Prime Minister

But who exactly was Junius? | By Jane Alexander
A Farewell To 55 Broadway - TfL's Art Deco Headquarters

A Farewell To 55 Broadway - TfL's Art Deco Headquarters

A striking slab of London's transport history. | By David Fathers
Medieval Cesspit Discovered Beneath The Courtauld Gallery At Somerset House

Medieval Cesspit Discovered Beneath The Courtauld Gallery At Somerset House

View a 3-D model of the faecal abyss. | By M@
When Did Big Ben First Bong?

When Did Big Ben First Bong?

Its first toll made people's "marrow crawl". | By M@
This 'Museum Of The Mind' Explores Mental Health In Thoughtful And Incredible Ways

This 'Museum Of The Mind' Explores Mental Health In Thoughtful And Incredible Ways

A must-visit in south London. | By Will Noble
You Can Ride A Disused Part Of The Jubilee Line This February

You Can Ride A Disused Part Of The Jubilee Line This February

Closed for over 20 years. | By Will Noble
"I Visited Three London Courts In A Day"

"I Visited Three London Courts In A Day"

Supreme, RCJ and Old Bailey. | By Olivier Guiberteau
Can You Name All Six Tube Stations Named After Pubs?

Can You Name All Six Tube Stations Named After Pubs?

And how many can you still drink in? | By M@
4 Secret Societies That Operated In The Shadows Of London

4 Secret Societies That Operated In The Shadows Of London

Heard of these folk? | By Jane Alexander
This Drag Raven Is Leading LGBTQ+ Tours Of The Tower Of London

This Drag Raven Is Leading LGBTQ+ Tours Of The Tower Of London

All singing, all dancing after-dark tour. | By Will Noble
The York Watergate: The Forgotten Treasure Of Embankment Gardens

The York Watergate: The Forgotten Treasure Of Embankment Gardens

The Thames used to flow to its steps. | By M@
1970s London From The Top Deck Of A Routemaster

1970s London From The Top Deck Of A Routemaster

Mesmeric 'slow TV' film. | By M@
Campaign To Save Sclater Street Houses Near Shoreditch High Street Station

Campaign To Save Sclater Street Houses Near Shoreditch High Street Station

300-year-old weavers' homes face the chop. | By M@