This page provides a daily update on past events and anniversaries that either happened in London or had an effect, one way or another, on the lives of Londoners.
Daily updates on Events in London's History
Below are the events and anniversaries for this day both about London and Londoners and Outside London.
The archive for these pages has been arranged in a series of monthly Digests. To speed up navigation, these have been further divided into four weekly instalments. Links to the other instalments are provided on each page. Links to all the monthly digests can be found below today's entries.
More details behind many of the London Headlines can be found at the This Day in London page. This takes the form of a Gazette whose reporters include the likes of Samuel Pepys and John Evelyn. If you want to explore the daily life of Londoners through the ages, that is the place to head for. There are links there to the complete monthly editions of the Gazette
The Outside London section offers daily updates on a range of political, cultural, scientific and religious events and anniversaries in History and which had, in one way or another, an effect on London Life.
Each Section has its own background page which provides additional and in-depth information about many of the events and people in the daily listings. They are intended to both amuse and inform and can be found at Gazette Briefings and Historical Anecdotes .