From a priory hospital in the fields, to the Huguenots, Jack the Ripper and the Kray twins, Spitalfields has always been considered a place apart...

Foreign traders were attracted to the City of London by England’s prosperous trade in wool and cloth. They were not always made welcome. 

Within two generations coal merchants, who used to be everywhere in London, have disappeared from our streets and, along with them, both the smoke...

The Victorian masterpiece was burned to the ground on November 29th, 1936. 

Crossrail is a high-tech tunnel drilled straight through the heart of London. Gillian Tindall uses it to weave a circuitous path through time and...

The rebuilding of London required an image of what had been lost. Kate Wiles shares one such survey from 1669.

The appearance of a Short Stirling Bomber near St Paul's Cathedral prompts Roger Hudson to recall the Wings for Victory campaign.

The church was consecrated on December 28th, 1065.

A three-month frost fair began on November 24th, 1715.

Britain’s Industrial Revolution is most closely associated with the Midlands and the North. But the capital was also a centre of innovation and enterprise, as David Waller explains.