On this page are to be found Articles related to the history of Inner London.

Articles differ from the News File which contains stories which have recently made the news.

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In Short

A variety of interesting information, in brief, gleaned from various books about London.


 London's History

A brief outline history of London - starting with the Romans who founded the City of London.


Bartholomew Maps

Maps from a 1960s street atlas, showing how London looked when it was 28 Metropolitan Boroughs.


Clink Prison

A brief outline of the prison's history, along with the few know images.

Coffee Houses

A look at some of the main 17th century coffee houses to be found in and around Cornhill.

Forest Hill & Sydenham in Colour

A collection of hand-coloured postcards, showing how the area looked just over 100 years ago.


Great Eastern Hotel

An elegant building, standing beside Liverpool Street Station, has several secrets. Here are a few of them.

Kent House

Kent House Lane derives its name from a large house that once stood near Penge.


Potter's Fields

Two thousand years of history is listed in chronological order for the site and adjacent land.


Widow's Son PH, Devons Road

The story behind an annual event at an East End pub which is one of London's best kept secrets.


Cities in England and Wales

What is the difference between a place that calls itself a 'city' and another place that calls itself a 'town'? Here are most of the answers.

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