History

Coal Drops Yard: The early history

Historian Peter Darley reveals why this ambitious Victorian infrastructure looks as it does

The curious history of the Metropolitan Line

In this extract from How to Read London, author Chris Rogers looks at one ...

Walk the fascinating… Streets of St Pancras

Camden History Society have overhauled their Streets of Pancras walking guidebook to include the ...

London Canal Museum: the best-kept secret in King’s Cross?

Sure, it's a little old-school but this waterside museum will surprise you with its ...

How well do you know the Tower of London?

In this extract from Britain's Pilgrim Places, author Nick Mayhew-Smith on its spiritual significance, ...

The curious tale of St Pancras Old Church

From Mary Shelley to The Beatles, this atmospheric corner has seen it all, says ...

Why Bloomsbury is so tricky to locate

Matthew Ingleby on the historic enclave untethered to the name of any tube station

The exterior of Housmans bookshop

Housmans: the story of a ghostbuster and a radical bookshop

Caledonian Road's pioneering bookstore owes its existence to an exorcist, says Andrew Whitehead

Video: The London Nobody Knows – see Camden in the 1960s

Photographer and writer Dan Hall on Norman Cohen's unique film that captured the city ...