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.

A Map Of Unbuilt London

A Map Of Unbuilt London

The city that might have been. | By M@
Historical Cocktail Recipes To Try Yourself: Admiral Edward Russell Punch

Historical Cocktail Recipes To Try Yourself: Admiral Edward Russell Punch

Best served from a fountain. | By Steve Manktelow
Images Of Heathrow When It Was Heath Row Aerodrome

Images Of Heathrow When It Was Heath Row Aerodrome

Never before seen. | By Will Noble
6 Debauched Parties We Wish We'd Been Invited To

6 Debauched Parties We Wish We'd Been Invited To

Bright Young Things having it LARGE. | By Londonist
London Food History: Eel, Pie And Mash Shops

London Food History: Eel, Pie And Mash Shops

The story of a London classic. | By Ben Norum
When The World Cup Was Stolen, Then Found By Pickles The Dog

When The World Cup Was Stolen, Then Found By Pickles The Dog

The dog went on to a (brief) life of fame. | By M@
Visit This Olde English Garden Lying In The Shadow Of The Barbican

Visit This Olde English Garden Lying In The Shadow Of The Barbican

Tours are taking place this summer. | By Will Noble
The World Cup Could Have Been The Winston Churchill Cup

The World Cup Could Have Been The Winston Churchill Cup

"We will fight them on the pitches..." | By M@
Ever Been In Clapham's Deep-Level Shelter? Now's Your (Rare) Chance

Ever Been In Clapham's Deep-Level Shelter? Now's Your (Rare) Chance

Tours are happening this August and September. | By Will Noble
Mary Poppins' London House Gets A Blue Plaque

Mary Poppins' London House Gets A Blue Plaque

Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious! | By Will Noble
A Bridge Across The English Channel?

A Bridge Across The English Channel?

Rarely seen 1960s plans. | By M@
This 'Bomb Damage' On Nelson's Column Isn't What You Think

This 'Bomb Damage' On Nelson's Column Isn't What You Think

The day revellers damaged Nelson's Column. | By M@
An 1856 Vision Of The Future Shows London's First International Airport

An 1856 Vision Of The Future Shows London's First International Airport

Flights daily to America. | By M@
Spot These Gorgeous William Blake Mosaics, Hiding In Lambeth

Spot These Gorgeous William Blake Mosaics, Hiding In Lambeth

The world's biggest gallery of Blake's work. | By M@
9 Secrets Of The 100 Club

9 Secrets Of The 100 Club

Legendary venue for punk and jazz. | Sponsor
Is Dartford The Most Rock 'N' Roll Town In England?

Is Dartford The Most Rock 'N' Roll Town In England?

We did it. We went to Kent. | By Will Noble
The Funniest Sign We've Seen In A While

The Funniest Sign We've Seen In A While

Top notch toilet humour. | By Will Noble
Have You Paid A Visit To The Four World Cup Heroes At Upton Park?

Have You Paid A Visit To The Four World Cup Heroes At Upton Park?

They may soon be moved. | By Will Noble
The English King Who Drank Himself To Death In Lambeth

The English King Who Drank Himself To Death In Lambeth

All very Game of Thrones. | By M@
Can You Beat The Champs In This Bloody Difficult London History Quiz?

Can You Beat The Champs In This Bloody Difficult London History Quiz?

Which Londoner had a dog called Trump? | By M@
Tens Of Thousands Of Women Will Walk Through The Streets Of London This Weekend

Tens Of Thousands Of Women Will Walk Through The Streets Of London This Weekend

A tricolour river. | By Will Noble
Londonist Meets An Original Windrusher

Londonist Meets An Original Windrusher

"London? I never liked the place." | By Will Noble
A Jaw-Dropping New Museum At Westminster Abbey

A Jaw-Dropping New Museum At Westminster Abbey

Finally open after 800 years. | By M@
Did You Know That Quorn Was Invented Beside The Thames?

Did You Know That Quorn Was Invented Beside The Thames?

Marlow in Bucks gave us fakon butties. | By M@