Timeline of London


The following is a timeline of the history of London, the capital of England and the United Kingdom.

Prehistory


  • 120000 BCE – Elephant and hippopotamus roam the site of Trafalgar Square.
  • 6000 BCE – Hunter-gatherers on the site of Heathrow Terminal 5.[1]
  • 4000 BCE – Mesolithic timber structure on the River Thames foreshore, south of the site of Vauxhall Bridge.[2]
  • 3800 BCE – Stanwell Cursus constructed.[1]
  • 2300–1500 BCE – Possible community on Chiswick Eyot in the Thames.
  • 1500 BCE – Bronze Age bridge from the foreshore north of Vauxhall Bridge. This bridge either crosses the Thames, or goes to a subsequently lost island in the river.[3]
  • 300–1 BCE – Iron Age oppidum in Woolwich, possibly London's first port, in the late-Roman period reused as a fort.[4]

Early history to 11th century


11th–15th centuries


Bishopsgate

1500s


1600s


1700s


Bevis Marks Synagogue
Westminster Bridge (1750), depicted by Joseph Farrington, 1789

19th century


20th century


21st century


See also


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See also lists of works about London by period: Tudor London, Stuart London, 18th century, 19th century, 1900–1939, 1960s

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