Your guide to London's culture and transport news and events taking place across the city.

Your guide to London's culture and transport news and events taking place across the city.

History - Archive Articles

Latest news articles about London’s long history.

Have you seen the dog memorials in the V&A?
Have you seen the dog memorials in the V&A?

Have you seen the dog memorials in the V&A?

Two small easy to overlook plaques can be found in the V&A's central garden, both memorials to much loved canines.

Sep
03
2017
Visit the ruins of London’s Lesnes Abbey
Visit the ruins of London’s Lesnes Abbey

Visit the ruins of London’s Lesnes Abbey

Sitting not far from central London can be found the ruins of a large Abbey, which if it were almost anywhere else would be a major tourist attraction.

Aug
22
2017
Take a tour of Coventry’s medieval architecture
Take a tour of Coventry’s medieval architecture

Take a tour of Coventry’s medieval architecture

It may seem oxymoronic to associate the words Coventry and Heritage in the same headline, but behind the headlines of post-war concrete, there's quite a lot of the old stuff left.

Aug
20
2017
Tudor Palace remains found in Greenwich
Tudor Palace remains found in Greenwich

Tudor Palace remains found in Greenwich

The team working on restoring the ceiling of Greenwich's painted hall, have found something in the basement -- remains of Greenwich's Tudor palace.

Aug
14
2017
Photos from the abandoned Highgate station
Photos from the abandoned Highgate station

Photos from the abandoned Highgate station

Barely noticed by the people who use it, sitting directly above Highgate tube station is an entire abandoned railway station, now slowly being reclaimed by nature.

Aug
06
2017
See a flying whale in London
See a flying whale in London

See a flying whale in London

A few weeks ago, the public got to see a giant flying whale arrive in the Natural History Museum.

Aug
01
2017
The ghoulish history of London’s “Corporation of Corpse Stealers”
The ghoulish history of London’s “Corporation of Corpse Stealers”

The ghoulish history of London’s “Corporation of Corpse Stealers”

An angry Londoner once wrote "The sudden resurrection of the Dead in Southwark is become the general Subject of Conversation, and has render’d Death far more frightful and Terrible,"

Jul
27
2017

Stephenson’s Rocket is to return to the North

The Science Museum has announced that it is to send Stephenson’s Rocket to the Great Exhibition of the North 2018.

Jul
20
2017
Roman revels to celebrate opening of the Mithraeum Museum
Roman revels to celebrate opening of the Mithraeum Museum

Roman revels to celebrate opening of the Mithraeum Museum

To celebrate the opening of the new Mithraeum Museum in the City of London, a range of Roman themed events is taking place throughout the late summer months.

Jul
09
2017
London’s forgotten Civil War fortifications – Walk 4
London’s forgotten Civil War fortifications – Walk 4

London’s forgotten Civil War fortifications – Walk 4

Continuing the walk around modern London following the route of the lost fortifications erected during the English Civil War.

Jun
30
2017
London’s forgotten Civil War fortifications – Walk 3
London’s forgotten Civil War fortifications – Walk 3

London’s forgotten Civil War fortifications – Walk 3

Continuing the walk around modern London following the route of the lost fortifications erected during the English Civil War.

Jun
29
2017
London’s forgotten Civil War fortifications – Walk 2
London’s forgotten Civil War fortifications – Walk 2

London’s forgotten Civil War fortifications – Walk 2

Continuing the walk around modern London following the route of the lost fortifications erected during the English Civil War.

Jun
28
2017

The day a plane landed in the middle of Canary Wharf

On this day in 1982, a plane landed in the heart of Canary Wharf, right where the Heron Quays DLR station now stands.

Jun
27
2017
London’s forgotten Civil War fortifications – Walk 1
London’s forgotten Civil War fortifications – Walk 1

London’s forgotten Civil War fortifications – Walk 1

Starting the walk around modern London following the route of the lost fortifications erected during the English Civil War.

Jun
27
2017
Uncovering London’s forgotten Civil War fortifications
Uncovering London’s forgotten Civil War fortifications

Uncovering London’s forgotten Civil War fortifications

Longer, taller, and wider than its more famous Roman ancestor, there used to be a massive wall surrounding London - and yet it vanished within a decade of being built. What happened?

Jun
26
2017
Tickets Alert: London archive film screenings with live music
Tickets Alert: London archive film screenings with live music

Tickets Alert: London archive film screenings with live music

Discover London's past with a programme of archive films gathered from the city's outer boroughs.

Jun
13
2017

A chance to help chalk the Uffington White Horse

Fancy taking a hammer and smashing a prehistoric monument -- and doing so with permission?

Jun
12
2017
The day Londoners rioted against foreigners
The day Londoners rioted against foreigners

The day Londoners rioted against foreigners

Exactly 500 years ago today -- on the 1st May 1517, a mass riot took place protesting against foreign people living in London.

May
01
2017
Perspectives of Destruction: London during WW2
Perspectives of Destruction: London during WW2

Perspectives of Destruction: London during WW2

The London Blitz beginning in 1940 has been described as the second Great Fire of London and large swathes of the city were destroyed.

Apr
23
2017
A Victorian Bath House surrounded by glass and steel
A Victorian Bath House surrounded by glass and steel

A Victorian Bath House surrounded by glass and steel

Just around the corner from Liverpool Street Station, in a space surrounded by modern offices, can be found this Turkish inspired Victorian bath house.

Apr
15
2017
It’s the 100th anniversary of Marylebone Tube Station
It’s the 100th anniversary of Marylebone Tube Station

It’s the 100th anniversary of Marylebone Tube Station

Today marks the 100th anniversary of the opening of Marylebone tube station - but last month also marked the 110th anniversary of the opening of Marylebone tube station.

Apr
15
2017
See the oldest document in the City of London archives
See the oldest document in the City of London archives

See the oldest document in the City of London archives

The oldest document in the City of London, dating back to the time of William the Conqueror is currently on display in the Guildhall.

Apr
02
2017
180th Anniversary of Regent’s Park’s Lost Railway Station
180th Anniversary of Regent’s Park’s Lost Railway Station

180th Anniversary of Regent’s Park’s Lost Railway Station

Buried underneath part of the Regent's Park lies one of London rail heritage's stranger stories, an entire railway terminus that once rivaled Euston station, but now is empty, abandoned, and largely forgotten.

Apr
01
2017
The lost “Roman Camp” underneath Heathrow’s runway
The lost “Roman Camp” underneath Heathrow’s runway

The lost “Roman Camp” underneath Heathrow’s runway

Underneath one of Heathrow Airport's runways, the remains of a so-called Early Iron Age, British dwelling, known figuratively, if inaccurately as Caesar's Camp.

Mar
27
2017