London, the history of a city – an annotated graphic

Today we’re presenting a straightforward graphic: charting the evolution of the city of London, from a Roman trading post in approximately AD50 to its present-day role as Europe’s largest city. No, we didn’t know that either, but this graphic is full of such fascinating nuggets, so enjoy.

Having enjoyed one of its most prestigious years in living memory, inviting the world and his wife over to come and celebrate the Jubilee and the Olympics in its own back garden, London can deservedly lay back and bask in the admiration of the rest of the planet.

Click on the graphic for an expanded view.

A brief history of London
A brief history of London
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