CATEGORY: London
The London Beer Flood
October 17, 2014

On October 17, 1814, a brewery accident unleashed a deadly tidal wave of beer through a London neighborhood in one of history’s strangest disasters. Read More

London’s World War I Zeppelin Terror
June 2, 2014

Before London was blitzed in World War II, massive German zeppelins rained bombs and terror upon the British capital in World War I. Read More

10 Things You May Not Know About London’s Underground
January 10, 2013

On the 150th anniversary of its first ride, explore 10 facts about the world's first underground railway. Read More

The Killer Fog That Blanketed London, 60 Years Ago
December 6, 2012

For five days in December 1952, the Great Smog smothered London, wreaking havoc and killing thousands. Read More

17th-Century Londoners Died of Fright, Itch and Grief
December 5, 2011

A treatise by the pioneering statistician John Graunt, now on display at London’s Royal Society, provides a glimpse at life and death in the 1600s. Read More

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Panic on the Streets of London: A History
August 10, 2011

As the riots in London spread to other cities, find out about other waves of unrest that have rocked the UK capital. Read More