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.

Ever Spot This 'Porters' Rest' Hiding In Plain Sight On Piccadilly?

Ever Spot This 'Porters' Rest' Hiding In Plain Sight On Piccadilly?

It mysteriously disappeared for a while. | By Londonist
The Stories Of Billingsgate Fishmongers: Preserved In A New Community Archive

The Stories Of Billingsgate Fishmongers: Preserved In A New Community Archive

The historic market has been part of London history since the 17th century. | By Maire Rose Connor
Physicist Abdus Salam Receives A Blue Plaque In Putney

Physicist Abdus Salam Receives A Blue Plaque In Putney

His work paved the way for the discovery of the 'God particle'. | By Maire Rose Connor
Britain's Longest-Serving Female Secret Agent Finally Has A Blue Plaque

Britain's Longest-Serving Female Secret Agent Finally Has A Blue Plaque

Christine Granville's story is one of staggering bravery. | By Maire Rose Connor
1980s Brent Captured In These Beautiful Community Photos

1980s Brent Captured In These Beautiful Community Photos

Barbers, dancehalls and churches. | By Londonist
Missing Travelling By Bus? Some Of The Best Things You Can See From The Top Deck (When Lockdown Lifts)

Missing Travelling By Bus? Some Of The Best Things You Can See From The Top Deck (When Lockdown Lifts)

Massive nostalgia for being on a doubledecker. | By Londonist
A History Of Soho's LGBTQ+ Bars

A History Of Soho's LGBTQ+ Bars

They've been around for a while. | By Londonist
The Blitz, As Seen Through The Eyes Of Today's Artists

The Blitz, As Seen Through The Eyes Of Today's Artists

Inspired by real-life stories. | By Will Noble
Debauched Stories From Behind The Doors Of The Colony Room

Debauched Stories From Behind The Doors Of The Colony Room

"Contains strong language, sex, violence and extreme wit." | By Will Noble
When A French Woman Rode Over London On The Back Of Floating Bull

When A French Woman Rode Over London On The Back Of Floating Bull

Nothing could go wrong... | By Will Noble
14 Of London's Most Beautiful Churches

14 Of London's Most Beautiful Churches

You don't gotta have faith to appreciate the beauty. | By Londonist
Ello Ello Ello! A Police Museum Is Coming To London Early Next Year

Ello Ello Ello! A Police Museum Is Coming To London Early Next Year

What's all this then? | By Will Noble
1980s Hackney Captured In These Vibrant Photos

1980s Hackney Captured In These Vibrant Photos

A treasure trove of memories. | By Will Noble
5 Fascinating Moments From London's Foodie History

5 Fascinating Moments From London's Foodie History

We're still addicted to coffee. Not so much eels. | By Londonist
Explore The Royal Docks On A Self-Guided Audio Trail

Explore The Royal Docks On A Self-Guided Audio Trail

Sonic storytelling in the East End. | By Maire Rose Connor
Who Were The First Black Footballers At Every London League Club?

Who Were The First Black Footballers At Every London League Club?

Which club had a Black player in the Victorian era? | By Londonist
10 Trees In London With A Celebrity Connection

10 Trees In London With A Celebrity Connection

From Kate Bush to Neil Armstrong. | By Paul Wood
Check Out These Incredible Images Of Wartime London - Released By TfL

Check Out These Incredible Images Of Wartime London - Released By TfL

Underground factories, and buses turned into ambulances. | By Will Noble
Willesden: The Eighth Of The 'Magnificent Seven' Cemeteries

Willesden: The Eighth Of The 'Magnificent Seven' Cemeteries

Have you visited? | By Will Noble
A Brief History Of London's Wackiest Wagers

A Brief History Of London's Wackiest Wagers

Metal masks, ugly aristocrats and massive wins. | By Maire Rose Connor
Hidden Histories Of London's BAME Women From Centuries Ago

Hidden Histories Of London's BAME Women From Centuries Ago

A new report brings to light details of the lives of 160 women in 1600-1860. | By Will Noble
How A Game Of Rock, Paper, Scissors Won A Multi-Million Art Deal For Christie's

How A Game Of Rock, Paper, Scissors Won A Multi-Million Art Deal For Christie's

A bonkers battle between two leading auction houses | By Maire Rose Connor
9 Secrets Of London's Lost Condom Factory

9 Secrets Of London's Lost Condom Factory

Ever heard of the London Rubber Factory? | By Londonist
18 Underrated Art Deco Buildings In London That You Need To See

18 Underrated Art Deco Buildings In London That You Need To See

Now THIS is architecture. | By Will Noble