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.

You Can Explore The Fascinating Past Of London Transport Museum Online

You Can Explore The Fascinating Past Of London Transport Museum Online

It's been in Covent Garden for 40 years. | By Will Noble
London's Seen Much Worse Than Coronavirus: Remembering The Great Plague Of 1665

London's Seen Much Worse Than Coronavirus: Remembering The Great Plague Of 1665

Journal of the Plague Year. | By David Fathers
Secrets Of Hungerford Bridge

Secrets Of Hungerford Bridge

What lies behind London's most-used pedestrian bridge? | By M@
Plaque To Phillis Wheatley: The First African-American Woman To Be Published In English

Plaque To Phillis Wheatley: The First African-American Woman To Be Published In English

A London plaque for a remarkable life. | By M@
The East Finchley Station Archer

The East Finchley Station Archer

Or 'Archie' for short. | By Will Noble
In Search Of The Crays - St Mary, St Paul's And Foots

In Search Of The Crays - St Mary, St Paul's And Foots

An epic odyssey down south. | By Vince Raison
You Can Now Take Tea In This Medieval Cafe Beneath Windsor Castle

You Can Now Take Tea In This Medieval Cafe Beneath Windsor Castle

Beats Starbucks. | By Will Noble
New Sculpture Celebrates Heritage Of The Regent's Canal

New Sculpture Celebrates Heritage Of The Regent's Canal

City Road has some new art. | By M@
When Royals Take The Tube

When Royals Take The Tube

It's not all gold carriages, you know. | By Alex Corey
Six New Blue Plaques Dedicated To Women Are Coming To London

Six New Blue Plaques Dedicated To Women Are Coming To London

Spies, suffragettes, and a celebrated sculptor. | By Maire Rose Connor
Florence Nightingale's Life Explored In 200 Objects

Florence Nightingale's Life Explored In 200 Objects

Includes a DeLorean and a Barbie, would you believe? | By M@
At The London Ghost Club Which Meets Up In Old Pubs

At The London Ghost Club Which Meets Up In Old Pubs

"Many of us don't believe." | By Deborah Nash
The Women Who Made History At Alexandra Palace

The Women Who Made History At Alexandra Palace

From Dolly Shepherd to Fallon Sherrock. | By Londonist
The Curious History Of Soho's House Of St Barnabas

The Curious History Of Soho's House Of St Barnabas

Dickens and Bazalgette loom large in this members' club and charity. | By M@
Where To See Jeremy Bentham's Body At UCL

Where To See Jeremy Bentham's Body At UCL

How to see the philosopher's 'auto-icon' in the Student Centre. | By Alex Corey
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