Welcome to The History of London website.

London is my home and I have a fascination with the story of its development over a period of almost two millennia. Having spent some years collecting information my aim here is to share some of it, gathered from numerous specialist books and other sources.

The site contains a brief history of London, from its beginnings in Roman times to the end of the 20th century, broken down into seventeen chronological periods.

I am also regularly posting new articles that look in greater depth on individual topics. As with the ‘Brief History’ articles you will find those pieces within the respective time periods.

There is much more to come in future months so please return to discover more. If you would like to be notified when new articles are posted please ‘like’ and follow The History of London Facebook page or sign up to the email newsletter.

I hope you find the contents of this site interesting and informative. I’d love to hear from you if you have any comments.

Peter Stone, London

PS. If you are an expert in a particular period or aspect of London’s history and willing to fact-check future articles please get in contact.


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