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.

See London's First Housing Estate Pub - Then And Now

See London's First Housing Estate Pub - Then And Now

The Fellowship and Star. | By Harry Rosehill
200 People Just Created A Massive Human Tube Map

200 People Just Created A Massive Human Tube Map

It's a Geoff Marshall thing. | By Will Noble
See The Smashed-Up Guitar From The Clash's Iconic London Calling Album

See The Smashed-Up Guitar From The Clash's Iconic London Calling Album

Free exhibition coming to Museum of London. | By Will Noble
This Legendary Austrian Restaurant Just Burned Down... Let's Help It Get Back On Its Feet

This Legendary Austrian Restaurant Just Burned Down... Let's Help It Get Back On Its Feet

Tiroler Hut's been going for 52 years. | By Will Noble
Historic London Breakfasts: Cafe Below At St-Mary-Le-Bow, Cheapside

Historic London Breakfasts: Cafe Below At St-Mary-Le-Bow, Cheapside

Dine in a 1,000-year-old room. | By M@
London Could Be Getting A Slavery Museum

London Could Be Getting A Slavery Museum

Proposal is backed by Sadiq Khan. | By Will Noble
You Can Rent Winston Churchill's Mayfair Bachelor Pad... For £74k

You Can Rent Winston Churchill's Mayfair Bachelor Pad... For £74k

Never was so much (rent) owed... | By Will Noble
This Geocaching Adventure Takes You To A Pauper's Cemetery And An Old 'Death Railway'

This Geocaching Adventure Takes You To A Pauper's Cemetery And An Old 'Death Railway'

It sounds easy. It often isn’t. | By Olivier Guiberteau
A Huge Exhibition Of William Hogarth Masterpieces Is Coming To Central London

A Huge Exhibition Of William Hogarth Masterpieces Is Coming To Central London

Binge drinking orgies, iffy politicians and noisome streets. | By Will Noble
Climb Aboard 40 Vintage Boats Near Tower Bridge This September

Climb Aboard 40 Vintage Boats Near Tower Bridge This September

"We are saaailing, we are saaaaailing...." | By Will Noble
Inside London's Worst-Kept Secret, Gordon's Wine Bar

Inside London's Worst-Kept Secret, Gordon's Wine Bar

A place to drink, think, and have affairs. | By Will Noble
Ride A Vintage 1950s Tube Train On The Underground This September

Ride A Vintage 1950s Tube Train On The Underground This September

All aboard the Sarah Siddons. | By Will Noble
Historic London Breakfasts: The Ace Cafe, Stonebridge

Historic London Breakfasts: The Ace Cafe, Stonebridge

A biker cafe that welcomes everyone. | By M@
This Splendid Row Of West London Buildings Is About To Be Demolished

This Splendid Row Of West London Buildings Is About To Be Demolished

But the fight is not yet over. | By Will Noble
What's The Closest Volcano To London?

What's The Closest Volcano To London?

Why we should care. | By Martin Mangler
Watch For Free: Historic Videos Of London's Bridges

Watch For Free: Historic Videos Of London's Bridges

Thames treasures from the BFI. | By M@
The Beautiful Red-Tile Tube Stations Of Leslie Green

The Beautiful Red-Tile Tube Stations Of Leslie Green

All the stations on one map. | By M@
Watch A Prisoner Escape The Tower Of London This August

Watch A Prisoner Escape The Tower Of London This August

Tourist attraction to re-enact dramatic medieval escape attempt. | By Martin Mangler
Ride These Vintage London Buses Over Salisbury Plain This August

Ride These Vintage London Buses Over Salisbury Plain This August

Ever heard of Imberbus? | By Will Noble
Hackney Wick's Famous 'Graffiti Building' Is About To Change

Hackney Wick's Famous 'Graffiti Building' Is About To Change

Lord Napier will be a pub once more. | By Victoria Smith-Graterol
8 Derelict London Buildings That Time Forgot

8 Derelict London Buildings That Time Forgot

Still beautiful in decay. | By Will Noble
Unlock Secret Doors And Explore The Hidden Passages Of Piccadilly Circus Station, On This Brand New Tour

Unlock Secret Doors And Explore The Hidden Passages Of Piccadilly Circus Station, On This Brand New Tour

Hidden London's latest project. | By Will Noble
Tragedienne Who Had Her Nose Smashed In By Vandals And Wore A Crisp Packet Tiara, Gets A £17k Facelift

Tragedienne Who Had Her Nose Smashed In By Vandals And Wore A Crisp Packet Tiara, Gets A £17k Facelift

Until recently, Sarah Siddons was a sorry sight. | By Will Noble
Hidden London Exhibition Reveals The Underground's Deepest Secrets And Forgotten Spaces

Hidden London Exhibition Reveals The Underground's Deepest Secrets And Forgotten Spaces

There was once a subterranean aircraft factory on the Central line. | By Victoria Smith-Graterol