History

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...

Styles and eras collide in this eccentric former royal residence While many interior designers or architects will suggest a cohesive aesthetic, some of the world's...

Discover candy-coloured, Robert Adam-designed rooms in this plush former stately home Estate agents preach "location, location, location" and nowhere is that more apparent than Kenwood...

Napoleonic history and stunning fine art in a most desirable address As addresses go, 'Number 1 London' takes some beating. When you are the 1st...

A golden-crowned tribute to the city's response to adversity In the early hours of 2 September 1666, the Great Fire of London famously broke out...

Step across the meridian line at a museum dedicated to space and time The meridian line in Greenwich, south-east London, marks the point from which...

Horace Walpole's gothic vision is preserved in this fanciful folly Let us take you down, to paraphrase the Beatles, to Strawberry Hill, where nothing is...

New additions and old traditions blend in this royal peculiar Neither a cathedral nor a true abbey, Westminster is in fact a 'royal peculiar' -...

London's castle is home to priceless gems and ghostly happenings Did you know that the Tower of London was once home to polar bears and...