History

It was at his hideaway in Windsor Great Park that, 80 years ago, King Edward VIII gave up the throne so he could marry...

As the two halves of King Arthur’s Tintagel are reunited for the first time in more than 500 years, Ravneet Ahluwalia goes in search...

Seemingly opposed in class, politics and personality, Winston Churchill and Clement Attlee forged an unlikely friendship during wartime as David Cohen reveals. If Winston Churchill had...

Houses of Parliament, London. Credit: Philip Hall / Alamy

London’s Victorian landmarks are among the capital’s most iconic sights. Alice Rush picks five of the most famous Trafalgar Square Although its name and most famous...

Graced by royalty for centuries, Chillingham Castle is also one of England’s most haunted castles. Gilly Pickup explores this spooky history on her guided...

Discover London’s secret underworld at a new London Transport Museum exhibition in Covent Garden. Beneath the busy streets of London, the tube has trundled since...

Away from the popular destinations, the capital’s lesser-known Tudor palaces and houses paint a more vivid portrait of this fascinating era, as Nicola Rayner...

Facts, figures and stories about the Great Fire of London landmark. If you want to see the impact a disaster can have on a city, look...

Islington history

Once frequented by farmers and founding fathers, this desirable corner of North London has plenty to offer history buffs and culture vultures alike, as...

The Queen’s House, Greenwich, London

A king's temper resulted in one of London's finest royal residences Next time you utter a swear word in frustration, spare a thought for King...