History of London

From Boudica to the Blitz, from bodysnatchers to Betjeman, explore London's extraordinary two thousand year history
Find out why in the golden age of railways it was easier to build them in South London? And...
Discover how two men, Dr John Snow, and Joseph Bazalgette helped clean-up London by understanding...
English Café Culture started in the 17th Century, but in which town? Also discover the connection...
The July 7/7 bombings brought the war on terror to London. Find out the chilling events that...
Find out more about Renaissance Man – Inigo Jones. Famed as one of London’s best architects, he’s...
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...
Chart the history of London from the end of the Roman era to Anglo-Saxon times and Alfred the Great...
Find out more about the Edwardian era which heralded a new age of opulence. Grand hotels like The...
Discover who Charles Dickens was and how he rose to fame? His writing of books (Oliver Twist and...
Discover how thanks to the notorious Burke and Hare, London became a major centre in the grizzly...
Discover the history behind Roman London and find out how Boudicca's revolt kick-started its...
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...
Discover how London’s suburbs developed in line with the London underground system? Pinner’s...
Find out about London’s 1851 Great Exhibition that was housed within the Crystal Palace. Discover...
Just how did the 18th Century Gin craze come about? And find out how much gin the average Londoner...
Find out how London’s docks expanded to meet the Empire’s growing demand for trade? And how this...
Home to the Globe theatre, bear-baiting and prostitution, find out how Southwark became the centre...

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