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.

Three Raven Chicks Hatched At The Tower Of London

Three Raven Chicks Hatched At The Tower Of London

Good omens? | By Lydia Manch
7 Unexpected Things You Might Find In The Thames

7 Unexpected Things You Might Find In The Thames

Archaeology at its finest. | By Londonist
The Huguenots: London's First Refugees

The Huguenots: London's First Refugees

They gave us our names and street names. | By Theo Bosanquet
BBC iPlayer Has A Treasure Trove Of London Documentaries

BBC iPlayer Has A Treasure Trove Of London Documentaries

Over 15 hours at your fingertips. | By M@
You Can Explore The Fascinating Past Of London Transport Museum Online

You Can Explore The Fascinating Past Of London Transport Museum Online

It's been in Covent Garden for 40 years. | By Will Noble
London's Seen Much Worse Than Coronavirus: Remembering The Great Plague Of 1665

London's Seen Much Worse Than Coronavirus: Remembering The Great Plague Of 1665

Journal of the Plague Year. | By David Fathers
Secrets Of Hungerford Bridge

Secrets Of Hungerford Bridge

What lies behind London's most-used pedestrian bridge? | By M@
Plaque To Phillis Wheatley: The First African-American Woman To Be Published In English

Plaque To Phillis Wheatley: The First African-American Woman To Be Published In English

A London plaque for a remarkable life. | By M@
The East Finchley Station Archer

The East Finchley Station Archer

Or 'Archie' for short. | By Will Noble
In Search Of The Crays - St Mary, St Paul's And Foots

In Search Of The Crays - St Mary, St Paul's And Foots

An epic odyssey down south. | By Vince Raison
You Can Now Take Tea In This Medieval Cafe Beneath Windsor Castle

You Can Now Take Tea In This Medieval Cafe Beneath Windsor Castle

Beats Starbucks. | By Will Noble
New Sculpture Celebrates Heritage Of The Regent's Canal

New Sculpture Celebrates Heritage Of The Regent's Canal

City Road has some new art. | By M@
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