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.

Tower Of London Moat To Glow With Thousands Of Individual Flames This November

Tower Of London Moat To Glow With Thousands Of Individual Flames This November

Deepening Shadow: The Tower Remembers. | By Will Noble
Amazing, Historic Images Of The London Underground

Amazing, Historic Images Of The London Underground

Including Father Christmas on the tube. | By Londonist Staff
Remembering The Gloriously Debauched Scala Cinema

Remembering The Gloriously Debauched Scala Cinema

"The Scala had magic." | By Londonist
Remarkable Photo Shows A War-Damaged St Paul's Cathedral

Remarkable Photo Shows A War-Damaged St Paul's Cathedral

The cathedral did not go unscathed. | By M@
Can You Swim In The Trafalgar Square Fountains?

Can You Swim In The Trafalgar Square Fountains?

From heatwaves to VE celebrations. | By Will Noble
What's The Oldest Building In Islington?

What's The Oldest Building In Islington?

Towers, wells and gateways. | By M@
Did You Know That Pimm's Was Created In London As A Legal Loophole?

Did You Know That Pimm's Was Created In London As A Legal Loophole?

And what makes the perfect Pimm's? | By Steve Manktelow
How The Northern Line Stations Got Their Names

How The Northern Line Stations Got Their Names

Tube etymology on the Northern line. | By M@
Inside Southwark Cathedral... And Up On Its Roof

Inside Southwark Cathedral... And Up On Its Roof

A must-visit church near Borough Market. | By Geoff Marshall
What's The Oldest Building In Camden?

What's The Oldest Building In Camden?

Perhaps not where you think. | By M@
Tooting Is Home To One Of London's Most Incredible Buildings... And It's A Bingo Hall

Tooting Is Home To One Of London's Most Incredible Buildings... And It's A Bingo Hall

You'd never know from the outside. | By Londonist Staff
Londonist Memory Machine: Reshooting Your Old Photos Of London

Londonist Memory Machine: Reshooting Your Old Photos Of London

Bringing old London to life. | By M@
Eyewitness Accounts Of The Worst Maritime Disaster In Thames History

Eyewitness Accounts Of The Worst Maritime Disaster In Thames History

The tragic sinking of SS Princess Alice. | By Londonist
Get Ziggy With It At This David Bowie Themed Cocktail Bar

Get Ziggy With It At This David Bowie Themed Cocktail Bar

Swiggy with Ziggy. | By Will Noble
Was The Beatles' Famous Rooftop Gig Actually Their Worst Show?
Opinion

Was The Beatles' Famous Rooftop Gig Actually Their Worst Show?

The Beatles didn't even want to do it. | By Will Noble
This Taxidermy Class Is The Most Fun You Can Have With A Dead Mouse

This Taxidermy Class Is The Most Fun You Can Have With A Dead Mouse

Warning: article contains dead mice. | By Ian Packham
A Jamaican Walking Tour Of Brixton

A Jamaican Walking Tour Of Brixton

With Black History Walks. | By Londonist
6 Buildings That'll Blow You Away At Open House 2018

6 Buildings That'll Blow You Away At Open House 2018

Schizophrenic Gesamtkunstwerk you say? | By Harry Rosehill
Uncover The Human Story Behind Tower Bridge In This Marvellous Exhibition

Uncover The Human Story Behind Tower Bridge In This Marvellous Exhibition

Journey through the lifetime of the Bridge. | By Will Noble
Neasden Temple: One Of London's Most Stunning (And Surprising) Buildings

Neasden Temple: One Of London's Most Stunning (And Surprising) Buildings

It's a mind-boggling piece of architecture. | By Rami Abukalam
Whitechapel History Fest Looks Incredible

Whitechapel History Fest Looks Incredible

East End history minus the Ripper. | By M@
6 Amazing Images Of The Tube Over 6 Decades

6 Amazing Images Of The Tube Over 6 Decades

The rush hour crush is nothing new. | By Will Noble
The Evolution Of Man... On The Abbey Road Crossing

The Evolution Of Man... On The Abbey Road Crossing

You say you want an evolution... | By Will Noble
Tooting: Have You Been Inside This Incredible Building?

Tooting: Have You Been Inside This Incredible Building?

Old cinema turned bingo hall. | By M@