History events in London

History events in London

A guide to history events in London coming up in the next few months.

Windsor Castle

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Windsor Castle Visit the State Rooms at Windsor Castle, the world's oldest inhabited castle, and the Royal Family's home for over 1000 years.
Childrens event in London at Medieval Banquet

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Medieval Banquet Come and enjoy a medieval banquet alongside English knights, singing minstrels, and the great King Henry VIII himself.
 
Tower of London

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Tower of London One of the best ways of seeing the Tower of London is alongside a Yeoman Warder (better known as the "Beefeaters").
Museum exhibition in London at Churchill War Rooms

 

Churchill War Rooms Enjoy a private tour of the Churchill War Rooms, and experience Winston Churchill's wartime bunker from behind the glass.
 
Globe Theatre

Globe Theatre Have a tour of William Shakespeare's Globe Theatre on Bankside, and learn what life was like for the 16th-century playwright.
Free event in London at Tower of London

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Tower of London You can attend a Sunday service at the Chapel Royal in the Tower of London -- one of the most historic churches in the City.
 
Free event in London at Hampton Court Palace

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Hampton Court Palace Attend a Sunday service in one of the country's most beautiful chapels -- Henry VIII's Chapel Royal at Hampton Court Palace.
Guided tour in London at Jack The Ripper Tour

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Jack The Ripper Tour Walk the streets of Whitechapel and try and discover the identity of the Victorian murderer Jack the Ripper... if you dare!
 
Guided tour in London at The City

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The City This guided walk will take you around some of the streets and locations that Charles Dickens used within his novels.
Free event in London at Somerset House

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Somerset House This Somerset House tour will explore some of the Tudor intrigues and extravagant entertainments of the Georgian period.
 
Guided tour in London at The City

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The City Walk the streets of Londinium, and see what remains of the Roman amphitheatre, Temple of Mithras, military fort and walls.
Cheap event in London at Mansion House

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Mansion House Have a look inside Mansion House, the official residence of the Lord Mayor of London, and see inside the Egyptian Hall.
 
Free event in London at Somerset House

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Somerset House The "Old Palaces Tour" at Somerset House will teach you a little bit about three of England's Stuart Dynasty queens.
Guided tour in London at St. Paul’s Cathedral

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St. Paul’s Cathedral This guided walk will show you tsome of Sir Christopher Wren's finest City churches, rebuilt after the Great Fire of London.
Cheap event in London at Guildhall

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to Guildhall This tour will visit one of London's most historic buildings, with a Great Hall dating all the way back to medieval times.
Cheap event in London at Lincoln’s Inn

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Lincoln’s Inn Lincoln's Inn is one of the four Inns of Court and dates to 1422. This tour will look at the Old Hall, Great Hall and Chapel.
 
Guided tour in London at Fleet Street

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Fleet Street Walk in the footsteps of Dr Samuel Johnson, exploring the area around Fleet Street where he used to live in a guided tour.
Spencer House

Spencer House Spencer House is one of the finest 18th-century town houses in London, and opens up for a guided tour every Sunday.
 
Art exhibition at Guildhall Art Gallery

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to Guildhall Art Gallery The Guildhall Art Gallery will be showing Visscher's image of medieval London alongside a new version by Robin Reynolds.
St. Paul’s Cathedral

to St. Paul’s Cathedral Discover how the Great Fire of London destroyed Old St Paul's, and gave us Christopher Wren's masterpiece.
 
Museum exhibition in London at British Museum

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to British Museum This fantastic new exhibition at the British Museum will explore the ancient sunken cities that have been discovered in Egypt.
Museum exhibition in London at Museum of London

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to Museum of London This year is the 350th anniversary of the Great Fire of London, and the Museum of London will be putting on a special exhibition.
 
Free event in London at Tower of London

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Tower of London The Ceremony of the Keys is over 700 years old, and represents the traditional locking up of the Tower of London at night.
Museum exhibition in London at Billingsgate Roman House and Baths

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to Billingsgate Roman House and Baths A chance to see the remains of a Roman house and baths in the basement of an office block in Lower Thames Street.
 
Hampton Court Palace

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to Hampton Court Palace Pretend you're Henry VIII and spend an entire night inside Hampton Court Palace, sleeping on the floor of the Cartoon Gallery.
Guided tour in London at Museum of London

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Museum of London The Museum of London is putting on a boat trip down the Thames to show us how the city emerged after the Great Fire of London.
 
Museum exhibition in London at Apsley House

to Apsley House Walk around Apsley House by torchlight, and learn a little history of the Duke of Wellington and his splendid London home.
Guided tour in London at Museum of London

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Museum of London This short guided tour will show you what is left of the Roman military fort that stood on the western edge of Londinium.
 
Talk in London at Rowan Williams at British Library

British Library The former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams will be giving a talk called 'Gildas and the Invention of Britain'.
Talk in London at Rowan Williams at British Library

British Library The former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams will be giving a talk called 'Bede and the Invention of England'. Listen to Rowan Williams give a talk at the British Library in October.
 
Guided tour in London at The City

The City Go on a guided walk through the streets of Roman London, and see what remains of the old city of Londinium.
Museum exhibition in London at Petrie Museum

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Petrie Museum The Petrie Museum will be hosting a discussion about whether the treasures in Western museums should all be returned.
 
Museum exhibition in London at Apsley House

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to Apsley House Explore the Duke of Wellington's former home at Apsley House after dark, when it takes part in the "Museums at Night" event.
Museum exhibition in London at Benjamin Franklin House

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Benjamin Franklin House Discover the story of the Craven Street bones, which were uncovered in the basement of the Benjamin Franklin House.
 
Hampton Court Palace

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to Hampton Court Palace Spend a spooky night at Hampton Court being led around the courtyards, whilst listening to some spine-tingling ghost stories.
Childrens event in London at Hampton Court Palace

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Hampton Court Palace Take your kids to Hampton Court Palace and spend a spooky night listening to some spine-tingling ghost stories.
 
 
 
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