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.

Help Bring Untold Histories To Life

Help Bring Untold Histories To Life

Get involved in the Blue Plaque scheme. | By Maire Rose Connor
5 Ghostly Walking Tours To Do In London

5 Ghostly Walking Tours To Do In London

From Highgate Cemetery to a trip on the Necrobus. | By Will Noble
14 Hair-Raising Pics Of Punk London In Its Heyday

14 Hair-Raising Pics Of Punk London In Its Heyday

Anarchy in the city. | By Will Noble
This 'Month Of The Dead' Festival Is Helping People Deal With Covid

This 'Month Of The Dead' Festival Is Helping People Deal With Covid

Lifting the coffin lid on all things eerie. | By Gillian Fisher
This Bloke's Been Trying To Hail A Taxi Since 2014

This Bloke's Been Trying To Hail A Taxi Since 2014

Seen this statue on Embankment? | By Will Noble
The Stained Glass Phone Box Of Embankment

The Stained Glass Phone Box Of Embankment

An incandescent mystery. | By Will Noble
The Height Of Swinging London Was Captured By This Short-Lived Magazine

The Height Of Swinging London Was Captured By This Short-Lived Magazine

Glorious grooviness. | By Will Noble
Visit This Subterranean Town By The Seaside

Visit This Subterranean Town By The Seaside

The incredible Ramsgate Tunnels. | By Will Noble
10 Up-Close Photos Of East Enders In The 70s, 80s And 90s

10 Up-Close Photos Of East Enders In The 70s, 80s And 90s

In Your Face. | By Will Noble
Schoolgirls Destroy Barbican Architect In This Cringe Video

Schoolgirls Destroy Barbican Architect In This Cringe Video

This is brutal(ist). | By Will Noble
A Bizarre Map Of 'The World's First Clockwork Underground'

A Bizarre Map Of 'The World's First Clockwork Underground'

Is someone winding us up? | By Will Noble
Take This Terrifying Walk Along The Thames

Take This Terrifying Walk Along The Thames

Mafia murders and tunnel tragedies. | By David Fathers
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Historic Notting Hill Carnival Photos Released Ahead Of This Year's Virtual Event

Historic Notting Hill Carnival Photos Released Ahead Of This Year's Virtual Event

Images show revellers in the 1980s-90s. | By Laura Reynolds
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@
There Actually WAS A Sweeney Todd Barbershop On Fleet Street

There Actually WAS A Sweeney Todd Barbershop On Fleet Street

Today it's a McDonald's. | By Will Noble
This London Tube Map Tells You Where The Station Names Originated

This London Tube Map Tells You Where The Station Names Originated

Next stop: etymology. | By Will Noble
Weekend Walks: The Greenway (Beckton To Hackney)

Weekend Walks: The Greenway (Beckton To Hackney)

From pumping stations to Olympic parks. | By Nick Young
London's Most Beautiful Fountains

London's Most Beautiful Fountains

A joy forever. | By Zoe Craig
London Once Had 'Meat Pie' Tube Trains

London Once Had 'Meat Pie' Tube Trains

Bring them back please. | By Will Noble
What Are 100 Painted Tiles Doing On This New Cross Street?

What Are 100 Painted Tiles Doing On This New Cross Street?

Featuring Darth Vader and dolphins. | By Will Noble
A Modernist Utopia In The Clouds Floats Above Dulwich

A Modernist Utopia In The Clouds Floats Above Dulwich

Ever visited Dawson's Heights? | By Will Noble
Tower Bridge Is Reopening This Saturday

Tower Bridge Is Reopening This Saturday

(And we don't just mean its bascules). | By Will Noble
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