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450,000 BC – AD 50
Discover the story of London before the city was even built
125,000 years ago hippos lived in Trafalgar Square!
Discover how Londinium came to life and what daily life was like in the city 2000 years ago
Roman London was the biggest city Britain would see for over a thousand years.
From the collapse of the Roman city to the accession of Queen Elizabeth I
London Bridge was fortified to stop Viking raiders from sailing up the Thames.
The century before the Great Fire of 1666 was one of the most turbulent in London’s history
Your doctor might have prescribed you a stone from a sheep's stomach.
Discover a city rebuilding itself after the Great Fire
London set world records for engineering.
1850s - 1940s
By the 1850s London was the wealthiest, most powerful, and most populous city in the world
During the Blitz, 177,000 Londoners sheltered in the London Underground.
1950s – today
Revolutions in technology, fashion, and culture have transformed London
In 1951, London was the centre of a post-war festival to rejuvenate the country after the Second World War.
Encounter an icon of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games
Every single one of the copper cauldron pieces is different.