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.

13 Moquette Patterns You Didn't Know Existed

13 Moquette Patterns You Didn't Know Existed

Londoners have always sat in style. | By Will Noble
Randy Politicians And Breathtakingly Stupid Bets: A Brief History Of London's Members Clubs

Randy Politicians And Breathtakingly Stupid Bets: A Brief History Of London's Members Clubs

300 years of misbehaviour and debauchery. | By Londonist
This Breathtaking, Bling Baroque Blockbuster Is Coming To Tate Britain

This Breathtaking, Bling Baroque Blockbuster Is Coming To Tate Britain

British Baroque: Power and Illusion. | By Will Noble
11 Amazing Buildings You Should Go And See For Open House London 2019

11 Amazing Buildings You Should Go And See For Open House London 2019

Including brand new listings. | By Will Noble
There's A New Petition To Save The Historic Whitechapel Bell Foundry

There's A New Petition To Save The Historic Whitechapel Bell Foundry

Boutique hotel wants to ring in the changes. | By Will Noble
This 1970s Food Critic Wrote Some SERIOUSLY Catty (And Hilarious) Reviews

This 1970s Food Critic Wrote Some SERIOUSLY Catty (And Hilarious) Reviews

"The food tasted of tins, fridges, freezers and diesel oil." | By Will Noble
This Enchanting Model Village Is A Short Train Ride From London

This Enchanting Model Village Is A Short Train Ride From London

Welcome to Bekonscot. | By Will Noble
A Museum Dedicated To Baked Beans Is Coming To London This Month

A Museum Dedicated To Baked Beans Is Coming To London This Month

You don't need a tin opener to get in. | By Will Noble
There's A Food Festival Happening In The Tower Of London's Moat

There's A Food Festival Happening In The Tower Of London's Moat

The Tower just got tasty. | By Will Noble
See London's First Housing Estate Pub - Then And Now

See London's First Housing Estate Pub - Then And Now

The Fellowship and Star. | By Harry Rosehill
200 People Just Created A Massive Human Tube Map

200 People Just Created A Massive Human Tube Map

It's a Geoff Marshall thing. | By Will Noble
See The Smashed-Up Guitar From The Clash's Iconic London Calling Album

See The Smashed-Up Guitar From The Clash's Iconic London Calling Album

Free exhibition coming to Museum of London. | By Will Noble
This Legendary Austrian Restaurant Just Burned Down... Let's Help It Get Back On Its Feet

This Legendary Austrian Restaurant Just Burned Down... Let's Help It Get Back On Its Feet

Tiroler Hut's been going for 52 years. | By Will Noble
Historic London Breakfasts: Cafe Below At St-Mary-Le-Bow, Cheapside

Historic London Breakfasts: Cafe Below At St-Mary-Le-Bow, Cheapside

Dine in a 1,000-year-old room. | By M@
London Could Be Getting A Slavery Museum

London Could Be Getting A Slavery Museum

Proposal is backed by Sadiq Khan. | By Will Noble
You Can Rent Winston Churchill's Mayfair Bachelor Pad... For £74k

You Can Rent Winston Churchill's Mayfair Bachelor Pad... For £74k

Never was so much (rent) owed... | By Will Noble
This Geocaching Adventure Takes You To A Pauper's Cemetery And An Old 'Death Railway'

This Geocaching Adventure Takes You To A Pauper's Cemetery And An Old 'Death Railway'

It sounds easy. It often isn’t. | By Olivier Guiberteau
A Huge Exhibition Of William Hogarth Masterpieces Is Coming To Central London

A Huge Exhibition Of William Hogarth Masterpieces Is Coming To Central London

Binge drinking orgies, iffy politicians and noisome streets. | By Will Noble
Climb Aboard 40 Vintage Boats Near Tower Bridge This September

Climb Aboard 40 Vintage Boats Near Tower Bridge This September

"We are saaailing, we are saaaaailing...." | By Will Noble
Inside London's Worst-Kept Secret, Gordon's Wine Bar

Inside London's Worst-Kept Secret, Gordon's Wine Bar

A place to drink, think, and have affairs. | By Will Noble
Ride A Vintage 1950s Tube Train On The Underground This September

Ride A Vintage 1950s Tube Train On The Underground This September

All aboard the Sarah Siddons. | By Will Noble
Historic London Breakfasts: The Ace Cafe, Stonebridge

Historic London Breakfasts: The Ace Cafe, Stonebridge

A biker cafe that welcomes everyone. | By M@
This Splendid Row Of West London Buildings Is About To Be Demolished

This Splendid Row Of West London Buildings Is About To Be Demolished

But the fight is not yet over. | By Will Noble
What's The Closest Volcano To London?

What's The Closest Volcano To London?

Why we should care. | By Martin Mangler