Welcome to History Headlines London

Welcome to History Headlines

This is your chance to become a journalist reporting on fascinating events that took place throughout the history of London. It’s an opportunity that will be hard to turn down.
Why are we so interested in London? The past is packed with exciting stories, all about real people and true events.
History Headlines is fun-packed, free and waiting for you to:

  • Explore historical newspapers packed with true stories
  • Find out about grim and gruesome facts
  • Interview famous characters from history
  • Write your own front page stories
  • Discover hidden surprises including sound and film
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History of London

From the very beginning till now London has existed for two thousand years.  During this time, it has grown to become one of the most significant financial and cultural capitals on planet Earth. It has experienced plague, the devastating great fire of London, civil war, aerial bombardment, terrorist attacks, and widespread rioting. So today why not explore with us the rich history London has to offer.
Roman London-   London as we know it would never have existed were it not for the Romans as they were the first people to discover London.


In 47 AD, only four years after Claudian troops had invaded Kent and set up their capital in Colchester, the invaders spotted the potential of a seemingly unpromising patch of boggy ground further up the estuary, sprinkled with sand and gravel islands.
The river here was narrow enough here to bridge, enabling the army to continue its push northwards. Being tidal, it was also deep enough to allow ships to come and go from the coast – making it an ideal place for a trading post. See resources.

Fire of London

The great fire of London- On 2 September 1666, the citizens of London woke to see the skyline above the city’s cramped wooden houses ablaze. It must have been a truly apocalyptic sight.  Learn more.
Londoners had already lived through the devastating plague in 1665 so it was truly amazing to see people get back up and stay positive even after this disaster.


The fire started in a baker’s shop in Pudding Lane in the early hours of the morning. By the time it burned out on 5 September around 13,000 buildings had been destroyed, including the original St Paul’s Cathedral, 87 parish churches, the Guildhall, the Royal Exchange and 52 company halls.  Submit your article.

Palaces and buildings

Buckingham palace- Buckingham Palace is the London residence of the reigning monarch of the United Kingdom. Located in the City of Westminster, the palace is often at the centre of state occasions and royal hospitality. It has been a focal point for the British people at times of national rejoicing.

Originally known as Buckingham House, the building at the core of today's palace was a large townhouse built for the Duke of Buckingham in 1703 on a site that had been in private ownership for at least 150 years.

7/7 Bombings in London-  In London, at 8.50am on Thursday 7 July, three bombs exploded one after the other, destroying around three different London Underground trains. One was detonated just outside Liverpool Street station, the other outside Edgware Road and the third between Kings Cross and Russell Square. Even after this around an hour later at approximately 9; 50 another bomb was detonated on a double- decker  bus in Travistock square. Read More.

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