London History

This is your guide to London history and the London history events, exhibitions, talks and tours to watch out for in London in the coming months
Open House London participant St Pancras Renaissance Hotel

Open House London

Ok, admit it. We’ve all done it. Who amongst us hasn’t taken a cheeky peak into someone else’s house as we’ve walked past a row of residential building? The urge to look is almost irresistible, ...

Romeo Montague on the Shakespeare Birthday Walk

The Shakespeare Birthday Walk

The Shakespeare Birthday Walk offers lovers of the bard a delightful stroll across a London populated by star crossed lovers, errant knaves and goodly priests. What makes the event so special is that ...

The Lord Mayor’s Show

The Lord Mayor’s Show has been a focal point of life in London for over 800 years. The event, which takes place on the 2nd Saturday in November every year, is a riot of colour, costume, spectacle and ...

A bus moves through London

Hidden London Tours

There is so much speculation about what lies beneath the London, that you could probably fill a series of books with it. For decades, gossip and rumour about the subterranean city ran rife, but in rec...

What Remains at the Imperial War Museum

What Remains at the Imperial War Museum

A part of the Imperial War Museum’s ‘Culture Under Attack’ season, this moving new exhibition explores the impact of conflict on culture. What Remains cites a long list of examples in order to emphasi...

Rebel Sounds at the Imperial War Museum

Rebel Sounds Exhibition Review

A part of the Imperial War Museum’s ‘Culture Under Attack’ season, Rebel Sounds looks at the impact of conflict on culture. It might seem hard to imagine, living in modern day Britain, but in certain ...

London HIstory Day

London History Day

There are many so things that us Londoners can rightly feel proud of.  Our outstanding museums and galleries, our stunning parks, the incredible diversity of our architecture. Right at the top of...

A picture of the Royal Wedding Church St Georges Chapel

The Royal Wedding Church

The wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will take place at St George’s Chapel, Windsor. The royal wedding church is situated in the grounds of Windsor Palace with the chapel just a short walk aw...

The front of the Museum of Brands

The Museum of Brands – London’s Must See Museums

Robert Opie has made a career out of collecting the kind of items that the rest of Britain commonly throws away. It is something of irony then that people will travel for many miles to see those ...

Wallace Collection

The Wallace Collection, London

Oxford Street. It’s like marmite, isn’t it? You either love it or hate it. The street’s shops sell every item known to man, but you wouldn’t want to spend too much time there, right? If yo...

Front facade of Chiswick House

Chiswick House and Gardens, London

Ok, one word. Breathtaking. The gardens, the entrance, the architecture, the décor and interiors. If you have limited time in London you will want to make sure that this stunning classically inspired ...

Remembrance Day – the 100th Anniversary

The simple idea behind Remembrance Day (Armistice Day) is that it gives individuals a chance to remember those who gave their lives in the two world wars as well as all those who have died in battle s...

A great example of old London - a Georgian Terrace House

Picturing Forgotten London

You only have to spend a day in the City of London to recognise the incredible transformation that the Capital is currently undergoing. Everywhere you look, skyscrapers dominate the skyline with liter...

The East Front of Buckingham Palace

Visit Buckingham Palace

You’ve admired it through the large iron gates countless times – now’s your chance to visit Buckingham Palace as one of London’s most iconic buildings once again throws open its door...

Fulham Palace History Tours

Fulham Palace History Tours

Take a peek through the keyhole of handsome Fulham palace on this fascinating history tour. You’ll learn about the rich history of the building as you discover the palace’s public rooms. The tou...

The Historical Experience at Benjamin Franklin House

Benjamin Franklin House

This delightful townhouse represents the last remaining home of the Great American statesman, scientist and philosopher Benjamin Franklin. The building is tucked away on a quiet street behind the Stra...

The Clink Prison Museum

The Clink Prison Museum

The Clink Prison Museum tells the story of the prison which gave its name to all others. Originally a small lockup within Winchester Palace – the London home of the bishops of Winchester – the o...

Apsley House

Apsley House

The most westernmost building in old London, Apsley House was once known as Number One London. With a title like that, the house could hardly be anything other than grand. Built by legendary Georgian ...

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