Scientific analysis of skeletons excavated as part of the Crossrail programme has identified the DNA of the bacteria responsible for the 1665 Great Plague.
Foot of a cat, fat from a pig, an old onion, some fresh eggs, hen's droppings and horse dung - not a Scottish play potion, but the poultices offered to treat the burns of the Great Fire of London.
It's outside London, but close enough, and there is a chance to go inside a Victorian era jail, and come out again.
London is to get a new museum in October, as the Heath Robinson Museum in Pinner, North-West London has confirmed its opening date.
A surprisingly rich and cosmopolitan past has been revealed in East London's Stepney as part of the archeology associated with the Crossrail project.
If you wander around the streets of Whitehall at the moment, you might bump into a few rather odd looking objects.
A collection of over one quarter of a million images of London, dating from 1450 to the present day, will feature on a revamped free-to-access website hosted by the London Metropolitan Archives.
There can't be many trade unions that have a Royal Seal of Approval, but one was founded a hundred years ago, and while it plays down the term, many of its early founders thought of the Royal College of Nursing as just that -- a trades union.
Just over 50 years ago a small branch running off the railway near Harrow closed, and is now much of the line has been converted into a pleasant if seemingly little used walk.
It may not look like much, but an old barrel and a pump are in fact the remains of a nearly 350 year old fire engine, and they have now been restored ahead of an exhibition about the Great Fire of London.
The remains of a 165-year-old toilet from the Great Exhibition which helped coin the phrase 'spend a penny' have been uncovered in London's Hyde Park.
If you've ever noticed an odd disused railway bridge just to the west of Hammersmith station, it's a curious legacy of a railway line that closed down exactly 100 years ago,
A number of Roman tablets found while excavating a new tube station entrance have been shown to contain the oldest known reference to the city of London, as well as a wealth of information about the Roman occupation of the city.
When looking outside today it might be easy to joke that we are living in a year without a summer, but 200 years ago there quite literally was a year without a summer.
If you were talking a wander through a nature reserve in North London one day, you might notice a rather shabby looking concrete hut peeking out of the bushes.