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.

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

Just a small chance of imminent mass death, then? | 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
What Is This Mysterious And Very Old Bollard On Upper Street?

What Is This Mysterious And Very Old Bollard On Upper Street?

"HH 1816" is the only clue. | By M@
Inside Marylebone, London's Quaintest Rail Terminus

Inside Marylebone, London's Quaintest Rail Terminus

What's behind Marylebone-mania? | By James FitzGerald
The Anonymous Writer Who Brought Down A Prime Minister

The Anonymous Writer Who Brought Down A Prime Minister

But who exactly was Junius? | By Jane Alexander
A Farewell To 55 Broadway - TfL's Art Deco Headquarters

A Farewell To 55 Broadway - TfL's Art Deco Headquarters

A striking slab of London's transport history. | By David Fathers
Medieval Cesspit Discovered Beneath The Courtauld Gallery At Somerset House

Medieval Cesspit Discovered Beneath The Courtauld Gallery At Somerset House

View a 3-D model of the faecal abyss. | By M@
When Did Big Ben First Bong?

When Did Big Ben First Bong?

Its first toll made people's "marrow crawl". | By M@
This 'Museum Of The Mind' Explores Mental Health In Thoughtful And Incredible Ways

This 'Museum Of The Mind' Explores Mental Health In Thoughtful And Incredible Ways

A must-visit in south London. | By Will Noble
You Can Ride A Disused Part Of The Jubilee Line This February

You Can Ride A Disused Part Of The Jubilee Line This February

Closed for over 20 years. | By Will Noble