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.

Amazing Views And Free Tours Of Cally Clock Tower

Amazing Views And Free Tours Of Cally Clock Tower

Hope you're not scared of heights... | By M@
It's London Rivers Week - And Don't Know About You But We're Diving Right In

It's London Rivers Week - And Don't Know About You But We're Diving Right In

From the Thames to Turkey Brook. | By Will Noble
Inside Eastcote - The Legendary Recording Studios Where History Is Still Made

Inside Eastcote - The Legendary Recording Studios Where History Is Still Made

From Massive Attack to Adele. | By Will Noble
London's Best Walking Tours: London Beatles Walks

London's Best Walking Tours: London Beatles Walks

Roll up! Roll up for the mystery tour! | By Londonist
Photos Of An East End That No Longer Exists

Photos Of An East End That No Longer Exists

Candid images from the 70s and 80s. | By Will Noble
When A Runaway Tram Crashed Into A Funeral Procession In Archway

When A Runaway Tram Crashed Into A Funeral Procession In Archway

A horrific tale from the archives. | By Will Noble
Pigs Might Fly? One Did in Kent, Over 100 Years Ago

Pigs Might Fly? One Did in Kent, Over 100 Years Ago

Icarus II: the first airborne pig. | By M@
Mercers Maidens: Who Is This Mysterious Lady?

Mercers Maidens: Who Is This Mysterious Lady?

Once you've seen one, you'll spot them everywhere. | By M@
A Black History Tube Map

A Black History Tube Map

From the 'Ipswich Man' to Claudia Jones. | By Will Noble
How To Eat, Sleep And Breathe Art Deco In London

How To Eat, Sleep And Breathe Art Deco In London

Live your best deco life. | By Will Noble
Lord Mayor's Show 2021: When And Where Is It, And What's Happening?

Lord Mayor's Show 2021: When And Where Is It, And What's Happening?

It's back, but what will it look like this year? | By Laura Reynolds
"A Man Was Travelling Down The Stairs Completely Upside-Down" - Strange Stories From The Scala Cinema

"A Man Was Travelling Down The Stairs Completely Upside-Down" - Strange Stories From The Scala Cinema

Not your average Odeon experience. | By Londonist
A Gun Shop In The Middle Of Mayfair

A Gun Shop In The Middle Of Mayfair

James Purdey & Sons goes back centuries. | By Londonist
Hammersmith Blue Plaque Remembers Couple Who Made A Perilous Escape From Enslavement

Hammersmith Blue Plaque Remembers Couple Who Made A Perilous Escape From Enslavement

Ellen and William Craft. | By Will Noble
4 Legendary London Boozers No Longer With Us

4 Legendary London Boozers No Longer With Us

Including the inn where a great playwright was slain. | By Londonist
This Botanical Map Of Brixton Spills Unsavoury Truths About Slavery

This Botanical Map Of Brixton Spills Unsavoury Truths About Slavery

Botany and the British Empire inextricably linked. | By Will Noble
There's A Ghoulish Month-Long Festival Dedicated To Death

There's A Ghoulish Month-Long Festival Dedicated To Death

London Month of the Dead. | By Will Noble
The East London Pub Taken Over By Suffragettes

The East London Pub Taken Over By Suffragettes

The Mothers Arms. | By Londonist
An Illustrated Calendar Of London's Barmiest Annual Events

An Illustrated Calendar Of London's Barmiest Annual Events

How many have you been to? | By Will Noble
What Were The First Electric Advertisements At Piccadilly Circus?

What Were The First Electric Advertisements At Piccadilly Circus?

Illuminating stuff. | By Londonist
10 Animals You Wouldn't Expect To Find On A London Cricket Pitch

10 Animals You Wouldn't Expect To Find On A London Cricket Pitch

Proving there's nowhere in London a goose won't go, given the chance. | By Londonist
Dozens Of Vintage Boats Will Moor Up Near Tower Bridge This September

Dozens Of Vintage Boats Will Moor Up Near Tower Bridge This September

Classic Boat Festival at St Katharine Docks. | By Will Noble
London's Best Walking Tours: Derelict London

London's Best Walking Tours: Derelict London

Subterranean rivers, old swimming pools, and lost music venues. | By Londonist
Open House London Is Back, And This Time It Runs For Over A Week!

Open House London Is Back, And This Time It Runs For Over A Week!

It's basically Christmas for London lovers. | By Londonist