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 Now Get Married At Museum Of London Docklands

You Can Now Get Married At Museum Of London Docklands

Tie the knot in a Georgian sugar warehouse. | By Will Noble
London's Weird And Wonderful Drinking Traditions

London's Weird And Wonderful Drinking Traditions

Booze with a dash of the strange. | By Harry Rosehill
Body Of World Famous Explorer Found Buried At Euston Station

Body Of World Famous Explorer Found Buried At Euston Station

Matthew Flinders discovered during HS2 works. | By Will Noble
What's The Oldest Building In Hackney?

What's The Oldest Building In Hackney?

Can you name all three Tudor buildings? | By M@
How The Metropolitan Line Stations Got Their Names

How The Metropolitan Line Stations Got Their Names

From Amersham to Aldgate. | By M@
Holy Smokes! Footage Of A Women's Pipe Smoking Convention In 1969

Holy Smokes! Footage Of A Women's Pipe Smoking Convention In 1969

"'50 puffing ladies". | By Will Noble
Into The Cellars Beneath Tallow Chandlers Hall

Into The Cellars Beneath Tallow Chandlers Hall

A subterranean adventure near Cannon Street. | By Londonist
'Sodomite’s Walk' And Other Secrets Of 18th Century Queer London

'Sodomite’s Walk' And Other Secrets Of 18th Century Queer London

Including "a Lady much suspected of liking her own Sex in a criminal Way." | By Londonist
More Amazing Cutaways Of London Underground Stations

More Amazing Cutaways Of London Underground Stations

What a tangled web we weave. | By M@
London Has A Pub From A Nursery Rhyme

London Has A Pub From A Nursery Rhyme

Everyone hated it. Do you? | By M@
London's Forgotten Disasters: The Great Beer Flood

London's Forgotten Disasters: The Great Beer Flood

Eight people killed in tide of porter. | By M@
6 Of The Best Romantic London Days Out

6 Of The Best Romantic London Days Out

London day trips, for lovers. | By Zoe Craig
The Skylon: The Spindly Spaceship That Landed On South Bank

The Skylon: The Spindly Spaceship That Landed On South Bank

They SCRAPPED it?! | By Will Noble
Roy - The Dog Who Refused To Leave Euston Station

Roy - The Dog Who Refused To Leave Euston Station

This'll make you feel warm and fuzzy inside. | By Will Noble
An Enormous Subterranean Ice House Has Been Uncovered Near Regent's Park

An Enormous Subterranean Ice House Has Been Uncovered Near Regent's Park

A secret space that you may be able to visit. | By M@
Sutton's Giant Cock Sign Has Been Listed

Sutton's Giant Cock Sign Has Been Listed

No-one's allowed to touch it now. | By Londonist Staff
Tudor Festival Of Talks Marks A Big 500 At Gresham College

Tudor Festival Of Talks Marks A Big 500 At Gresham College

Talks about Tudor London and much more. | By M@
Here's How London's South Bank Might Have Looked

Here's How London's South Bank Might Have Looked

Misha Black's giant submarine visualised. | By M@
In Search Of Peckham's Hidden River

In Search Of Peckham's Hidden River

Ever heard of the Peck? | By Geoff Marshall
A History Of Tea In London

A History Of Tea In London

From its origins, to where to drink it today. | By Laura Reynolds
A History Of Drinking Chocolate In London

A History Of Drinking Chocolate In London

Long before Londoners were eating chocolate, they were drinking it. | By Laura Reynolds
Which Is London's Oldest Pub?

Which Is London's Oldest Pub?

Wading through folklore and cobblers. | By Peter Watts
Lose Yourself In The Beauty, History And Tranquility Of Brompton Cemetery

Lose Yourself In The Beauty, History And Tranquility Of Brompton Cemetery

One of London's 'Magnificent Seven' cemeteries. | By Rami Abukalam
Inside Staple Inn: 'That Tudor-Looking Building At Chancery Lane'

Inside Staple Inn: 'That Tudor-Looking Building At Chancery Lane'

Whats it like inside? | By Sandra Lawrence