Around three hundred years ago, give or take, a coffee house was rented in Covent Garden that was to become one of the most famous brothel houses in England.
The grand building that houses the Central Criminal Court of England and Wales is often called the Old Bailey. But why?
It’s May 1949 and British Rail was showing off its latest idea to please the public – a travelling pub.
One of the most significant discoveries of Early Neolithic pottery ever uncovered in London has now been proven to be 5,500 years old
Opposite today’s Bow Church DLR station used to stand a much grander station, and in front was a tall Victorian memorial, erected in 1872 to celebrate a protest against a tax on matches.
A cave and Christian shrine thought to date from the 14th century has been discovered by rail workers delivering landslip repair works near Guildford.
If you’re stuck at home and want to do something good, then the National Archives is seeking volunteers to help transcribe First World War Royal Navy service records for a free online database it is building.
Slap bang in the middle of an East London university can be found an old, and rather unusual graveyard.
In times of old, when a major celebration took place, it was a tradition to hold a celebratory ox roast.
A grand late Victorian building in the City of London is notable for having three camels on the front.
In the 1930s, the London Underground looked at extending the Bakerloo line southwards, and while most plans were modest, one looked at taking it all the way out to Dartford.
Hanging from a wall in the V&A is a grandly decorated frontage from an old house – just the frontage floating eerily in the void.
This year marks the 200th anniversary of the construction of Mornington Crescent.
There’s a rather famous brown condiment, HP Sauce, which features a rather famous building, coincidentally called the Houses of Parliament, but is one named after the other?
The UK’s only known example of a late Medieval jewelled cluster brooch, discovered by a metal detectorist in 2017 has gone on display in the V&A Museum.
A small obelisk outside an otherwise unremarkable building caught my attention the other day, and it tells us that this was once the home of a former leader of the Labour Party.
There’s an exhibition inside London Bridge station, showing off what they found underneath the station during the recent rebuilding works.
It’s the evening of Friday 13th March 1970, and a mob break into Highgate Cemetery determined to deal with a den of vampires lurking in the graves.
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