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Timeline of London

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

Prehistory

  • 4000 BCE – Mesolithic timber structure on the Thames foreshore, south of Vauxhall Bridge.[1]
  • 1500 BCE – Bronze Age bridge from the foreshore north of Vauxhall Bridge. This bridge either crossed the Thames, or went to a now lost island in the river.[2]

Early history to 11th century

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11th–15th centuries

16th century

17th century

18th century

  • 1727 – 11 October: Coronation of [6]
  • 1728 – 29 January: Premiere of Gay's Beggar's Opera.
  • 1729 – Christ Church Spitalfields[18] and St Botolph-without-Bishopsgate church[19] built.
  • 1730 – Serpentine (lake) created in Hyde Park.
  • 1731 – Gentleman's Magazine begins publication.[39]
  • 1733 – St Giles in the Fields church rebuilt.
  • 1735 – Sublime Society of Beef Steaks founded.[35]
  • 1736 – 19 February: Premiere of Handel's Alexander's Feast.
  • 1738 – Marylebone Gardens open.[40]
  • 1739 – Foundling Hospital incorporated.[15]
  • 1740 – London Infirmary established.[10]
  • 1741 – St Katherine Coleman church rebuilt.
  • 1744
  • 1746 – Rocque's Map of London published.
  • 1748 – George and Vulture pub built.
  • 1750
  • 1751
  • 1752 – Mansion House built.
  • 1753 – British Museum established.[10]
  • 1756 – Marine Society founded.
  • 1760
  • 1761 – 22 September: Coronation of [6]
  • 1764
  • 1765 – Almack's Assembly Rooms open.[42]
  • 1766
    • London Paving and Lighting Act.
    • Auctioneer Christie's in business.
  • 1768
  • 1769
  • 1770
  • 1772
  • 1776 – Somerset House construction begins in Westminster.
  • 1777 – St Alphage London Wall (church) rebuilt.[19]
  • 1780
  • 1782 - Royal Circus established.[29]
  • 1783 – Zong massacre trial held.[44]
  • 1788
  • 1789 – Boydell Shakespeare Gallery opens.
  • 1791
  • 1792 – London Corresponding Society formed.[44]
  • 1794 – Coldbath Fields Prison rebuilt.
  • 1795
  • 1799 – Gunter's Tea Shop in business.
  • 19th century

    1800s–1840s

    1850s–1870s

    1880s–1890s

    20th century

    1900s–1930s

    1940s–1990s

    21st century

    See also

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    Further reading

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

    External links

    • British History Online. London
    • .
    • Europeana. Items related to London, various dates.
    • Digital Public Library of America. Items related to London, various dates
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