On this day, 492 years ago, the center of London was abandoned as some 20,000 people fled the arrival of a massive tidal wave that was to devastate the centre of the city.
As developers move in with bulldozers, the Hovercraft Museum Trust is this evening fighting desperately to save one of the two remaining cross channel SRN4 hovercraft from destruction.
For the past 150 years, a mystery has surrounded part of the City of London, where an unusually large number of human skulls were discovered, but without their bodies.
One hundred years ago, Londoners woke up to find their familiar underground station signs were being bastardized with some modern interloper.
For nearly 600 years it has sat in a box in a vault, taken out just once a year for a ceremony and then put away, but finally, Henry V’s Crystal Sceptre has gone on public display.
Mathematician, magician, astronomer, astrologer, explorer, occultist, imperialist, alchemist and spy, John Dee continues to fascinate centuries after he first stepped foot in the court of Elizabeth I.
To mark the 200th anniversary of her birth, the Science Museum has opened a small gallery devoted the “mother of computing”, Ada Lovelace.
The contents of one of London’s most secretive private museums has gone on display for the very first time.
Nearly 150 years ago, a miniature “Crystal Place” was moored on the Thames near Parliament, as a floating swimming bath.
One of the enduring images of the Blair government was a lone man protesting outside Parliament in a tent — and now some of that protest has come to the Museum of London.
A mass burial site suspected of containing 30 victims of The Great Plague of 1665 has been unearthed at Crossrail’s Liverpool Street building site.