The Story of London

by Saul

Presenting The Story of London, a podcast dedicated to telling the history of London as a single narrative tale; from it’s birth until the present day. Each episode takes us along the tale of the most fascinating and vibrant city on Earth. 

Podcast episodes

  • Season 2

  • S02 E21 - Chapter 21- Meeting God’s People (960-980)

    S02 E21 - Chapter 21- Meeting God’s People (960-980)

    London during the 10th century began to transform into a town known for its strong religious feelings; a chapter that examines some of the causes of this, plus how it was to witness the chaos caused by the sudden death of the King...

    37:39
  • S02 E20 - Chapter 20- Laying the Foundations (917-960)

    S02 E20 - Chapter 20- Laying the Foundations (917-960)

    We get stuck into tenth century London with a detailed look as to the era when the city began to go from A Saxon town, to THE Saxon town and why this process began during the reign of King Æthelstan. Rough script of this episode t...

    32:49
  • S02 E19 - Chapter 19- The Great Game (912-980)

    S02 E19 - Chapter 19- The Great Game (912-980)

    We return to the Story of London by briefly going over the events in Britain going on around London, and which would influence London over the next few decades. A massive series of wars between the Kings of Wessex and the forces ...

    30:23
  • Season 1

  • S01 E18 - Chapter 18- The Story so far… (pre-History to c950 CE)

    S01 E18 - Chapter 18- The Story so far… (pre-History to c950 CE)

    We come to a natural end in the Story of London; all that was past is prologue. This is a special episode, where we go over the history of the place in a nice short summery, condensing the previous 17 episodes in a nice re-cap. ...

    36:29
  • S01 E17 - Chapter 17- The Heart of Darkness (899-c940)

    S01 E17 - Chapter 17- The Heart of Darkness (899-c940)

    We return after a brief hiatus with a slightly longer look at the start of the 10th century- an episode that tries to reconstruct what London looked like, when EXACTLY London Bridge was rebuilt and more than that… explore the birt...

    40:58