History of London

From Boudica to the Blitz, from bodysnatchers to Betjeman, explore London's extraordinary two thousand year history
Chart the history of London from the end of the Roman era to Anglo-Saxon times and Alfred the Great...
Find out more about how the Roman port of Londinium was developed to pursue trading opportunities...
Designed to lift the spirits - discover what delights awaited you on the South Bank during the 1951...
Discover who Charles Dickens was and how he rose to fame? His writing of books (Oliver Twist and...
Find out more about the Edwardian era which heralded a new age of opulence. Grand hotels like The...
Discover the history behind Roman London and find out how Boudicca's revolt kick-started its...
Discover how thanks to the notorious Burke and Hare, London became a major centre in the grizzly...
Discover the history and location of London Bridge. Find out which infamous traitor had his head...
Discover how the Medieval Guilds were created in the 12th Century. Find out how Dick Whittington...
Mostly built after WW2 understand the importance of London’s transport network including its...
Find out about London’s 1851 Great Exhibition that was housed within the Crystal Palace. Discover...
Discover how London’s suburbs developed in line with the London underground system? Pinner’s...
Find out how London’s docks expanded to meet the Empire’s growing demand for trade? And how this...
Just how did the 18th Century Gin craze come about? And find out how much gin the average Londoner...
Discover the link between Sir Thomas Gresham’s Royal Exchange, the first shopping centre and Queen...
Home to the Globe theatre, bear-baiting and prostitution, find out how Southwark became the centre...
The Tower of London is an iconic London landmark. Find out more about its Norman history right...
Find out why the East-End (land of the Cockney), during the 19th Century, became a grim, poverty-...
Discover when the Blitz started and the destruction it caused? During WW2 thousands of Londoners...
Find out more about Georgian fashion – including George Brummell’s footloop and what Georgiana,...

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