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
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 ...

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...

Victoria Coach Station

London Icons – Victoria Coach Station

Victoria Coach Station opened for business on the 10th of March 1932. The new transport hub was opened by the Minister of Transport, P Y Pybus, with a large crowd gathering to witness the launch of th...

John Archer Statue Campaign

John Archer Statue Campaign

Wandsworth Council have joined forces with local community groups in supporting the John Archer Statue Campaign. Following calls from the Love Battersea Community Group, council leader Ravi Govinda no...

The Mail Rail Virtual Tour

The Mail Rail – A Virtual Tour

Odd as it may seem now, London once had a separate transport network solely for its post. The Mail Rail ran for 75 years, covering eight stations and 6.5 miles (Whitechapel to Paddington). At one time...

London Place Names Explained

London Place Names Explained

Let’s face it – London place names can be weird. Some are self explanatory (Finsbury Park, Shepherd’s Bush Market), others are simply outdated (Wood Green, Turnpike Lane) while some are just wro...

Virtual Tour Of The Houses Of Parliament

Virtual Tour of the Houses Of Parliament

Without the distraction of those massive political egos, this wonderful 360 degree virtual tour of the Houses of Parliament allows the building itself to take the spotlight. Better yet, you don’t have...

Great Exhibition Virtual Tour

The Great Exhibition Virtual Tour

They just don’t make em like that anymore No 1001 – The Crystal Palace. The centrepiece of the 1851 Great Exhibition, the Palace was an unparalleled feat of engineering and craftsmanship that stood pr...

Virtual Tours of Buckingham Palace

Virtual Tours of Buckingham Palace

Everyone who’s anyone has an online tour these days. More and more institutions are offering digital content, and that has only increased in the wake of the Coronavirus Crisis. The tours offer armchai...

United-Queendom-©Rah-Petherbridge-

United Queendom

It has been the scene of countless dramas over its four hundred year history, but for once the theatrics will all be scripted in this forthcoming immersive theatre production at Kensington Palace. The...

The Theatre in Shoreditch

The Theatre Shoreditch

It might not be blessed with the most imaginative of names, but Shoreditch’s The Theatre has an illustrious history. For this is the venue where one William Shakespeare, the author of some of the grea...

Royal Observatory, Greenwich

Stand astride the historic line that divides but yet unites the world at the Royal Observatory in Greenwich. The venue is home to the historic Prime Meridian – the line which officially divides ...

Plaque outside Dr Johnson's House

Dr Johnson’s House

Set in a delightful townhouse close to the Strand, Dr Johnson’s House is a little gem, fit to bursting with history and cultural significance. The building tells the story of legendary 18th cent...

The Banqueting House

Banqueting House

This elegant Italianate mansion, the sole surviving part of the fabled Whitehall Palace, was designed by Inigo Jones for King James I. It is chiefly known today for its ground breaking renaissance des...

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 ...

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...

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...

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...

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