List of News Articles

  1. Gallery: London in summer

    Summary: This summer we're diving into our archives to explore how Londoners through the last century have enjoyed themselves in the summer, from people-watching on the side of the road to feasting on ice creams in Regent's Park. Wondering what the city has to offer, and how Londoners have explored the streets of the capital, but also went outside of the city to seek refuge from the heat? This gallery, put together by our Interpretation Manager Michelle Johansen, shows you exactly what to do when inspiration is low.

  2. Gallery: A-Z of LGBTQ+ London

    Summary: We've been celebrating this year's Pride Month with an A-Z tour of LGBTQ+ London on our social media.

  3. Gallery: The Gay Liberation Front & Pride

    Summary: Britain’s first Pride was held in 1972, organised by the Gay Liberation Front (GLF). Pride marches have since marked several key moments in LGBTQ+ history, and we're excited to share with you previously unseen images of the second ever Pride.

  4. Gallery: Back to the sixties with Derek Brook

    Summary: The sixties were a transformative decade for London. The capital was anointed in April 1966 as “The Swinging City” by Time magazine, with London being seen as a thriving hub for art, music, and fashion.

  5. Gallery: Kenwood Ladies’ Pond Association Archive

    Summary: Kenwood Ladies’ Pond Association (KLPA) represents the community of women who swim in the Ladies’ Pond on Hampstead Heath.

  6. Gallery: London's LGBTQ+ nightlife

    Summary: London is often seen as a haven for the LGBTQ+ community, with queer nightlife providing a chance for connection, community, and escapism.

  7. Lives from the Archives: Peter Wilson (Eton Manor Boys' Club member)

    Summary: Peter “Wiggy” Wilson was a member of the Eton Manor Boys' Club in London’s East End during the 1960s. Founded in 1909 in Hackney Wick, Eton Manor was financed and managed by four Old Etonians (Arthur Villiers, Gerald Wellesley, Alfred Wagg, and Sir Edward Cadogan) until it closed in 1967.

  8. Gallery: A look back at London's pubs

    Summary: We're thrilled to be home to archives that document the history of London, and we're continuing to celebrate this history through our online courses about the East End and Victorian London.