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Category: London

London Underground Sign with Big Ben in background

10 Things You May Not Know About London’s Underground

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

London

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

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.

London Riots

Panic on the Streets of London: A History

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