History of London

From Boudica to the Blitz, from bodysnatchers to Betjeman, explore London's extraordinary two thousand year history
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 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...
Discover the history and location of London Bridge. Find out which infamous traitor had his head...
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...
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...
Discover the link between Sir Thomas Gresham’s Royal Exchange, the first shopping centre and Queen...
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,...
Find out how town planner and architect, John Nash, transformed parts of London including Regent...
Discover who was the first person to be executed at Tyburn? Find out how criminals were transported...
Find out what happened in the year 1665 when plague swept through London killing 100,000. Even...

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