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 Artist Captures London's Characterful Shopfronts - Before Gentrification Sweeps Them Away

This Artist Captures London's Characterful Shopfronts - Before Gentrification Sweeps Them Away

Suspended in time. | By Londonist
You Can Now Swot Up On Marble Arch's History While Walking Through The Station

You Can Now Swot Up On Marble Arch's History While Walking Through The Station

Cram a bit of history next time you're en route to Primark. | By Will Noble
Boudica: Feminist, Arsonist, Icon
Opinion

Boudica: Feminist, Arsonist, Icon

Feminism & Fire. | By Vince Raison
6 Hidden Gems To Check Out As Part Of This Free Festival

6 Hidden Gems To Check Out As Part Of This Free Festival

Being Human is back. | By Londonist
When London Had Double Decker Trains

When London Had Double Decker Trains

About as handsome as a can of Spam. | By Will Noble
Ever Heard Of London's Secret Ghost Parade?

Ever Heard Of London's Secret Ghost Parade?

3am, once a year. | By Harry Rosehill
Catty Christmas! Fortnum's Christmas Windows Will Have You Feline Festive

Catty Christmas! Fortnum's Christmas Windows Will Have You Feline Festive

With added cats! | By Laura Reynolds
London's Tutankhamun Exhibition Is Enrapturing Despite A King's Ransom Of An Entry Fee

London's Tutankhamun Exhibition Is Enrapturing Despite A King's Ransom Of An Entry Fee

King Tut has arrived in London. | By Will Noble ★★★★☆
12 Captivating Images Of The London Underground In The 1970s

12 Captivating Images Of The London Underground In The 1970s

Lovers, football fans and the down at heel. | By Will Noble
Why You Need To Visit Brent In 2020
Opinion

Why You Need To Visit Brent In 2020

Are you ready for the next Borough of Culture? | By Will Noble
What Should We Do With London's Old Phone Boxes?

What Should We Do With London's Old Phone Boxes?

It's time to ring the changes. | By Harry Rosehill
Famous Londoners Of The Future: A Quick Quiz

Famous Londoners Of The Future: A Quick Quiz

Can you beat the winning score of 6/10? | By M@
The Time Someone Shot A Ghost Dead In Hammersmith

The Time Someone Shot A Ghost Dead In Hammersmith

The curious case of the Hammersmith Ghost. | By Jane Alexander
Ronnie Scott's Original Jazz Joint Gets A Blue Plaque

Ronnie Scott's Original Jazz Joint Gets A Blue Plaque

Jazz saxophonist's first club is now a Taiwanese restaurant. | By Maire Rose Connor
Black Cultural Archives Just Made Over 4,000 Items Available Online

Black Cultural Archives Just Made Over 4,000 Items Available Online

Collaboration with Google Arts & Culture. | By Will Noble
These Astonishing Photos Of Victorian Londoners Will Blow You Away

These Astonishing Photos Of Victorian Londoners Will Blow You Away

Charles Booth's London. | By Will Noble
St Paul's Cathedral Is Breathtaking, Covered In These Thought-Provoking Illuminations

St Paul's Cathedral Is Breathtaking, Covered In These Thought-Provoking Illuminations

Where Light Falls. | By Will Noble
See The Gates To The Euston Arch At National Railway Museum

See The Gates To The Euston Arch At National Railway Museum

And other relics from the station. | By M@
Ride A Vintage Jubilee Line Train On A Hidden Section Of Track

Ride A Vintage Jubilee Line Train On A Hidden Section Of Track

From Green Park to Charing Cross, for one day only. | By Laura Reynolds
The Secrets Of Blackfriars Bridge

The Secrets Of Blackfriars Bridge

From lurking monks to those mysterious red pillars. | By M@
Review: This William Hogarth Exhibition Is The Most Debauched (And Probably Best) Exhibition You'll See In 2019

Review: This William Hogarth Exhibition Is The Most Debauched (And Probably Best) Exhibition You'll See In 2019

Big exhibition, intimate setting, no entry fee. | By Will Noble ★★★★★
You'll Barely Recognise East London In These 10 Photos From The 1970s And 80s

You'll Barely Recognise East London In These 10 Photos From The 1970s And 80s

Once Upon a Time in Brick Lane. | By Will Noble
Archery, Aristocracy, And Espionage At The First Ever Chelsea History Festival

Archery, Aristocracy, And Espionage At The First Ever Chelsea History Festival

Our top eight events. | By Maire Rose Connor
Lord Mayor's Show 2019: When And Where Is It, And What's Happening?

Lord Mayor's Show 2019: When And Where Is It, And What's Happening?

It's all changing this year. | By Laura Reynolds