London History Headlines - History of 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
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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.

Battlefield Guided Tours

Experience a memorable experience visiting the most historic points of the World War 1 and World War 2 in the battlefields. Appreciate what happened and what it meant to all those involved. For more on guided battlefield tours click here.

Take part in an inclusive tour including travel, accommodation, excursions and so much more.

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