Medieval Black Death victims found under what is now the Royal Mint in London. DNA was extracted from the skeletons and scientists were able to recreate the genetic code of the Black Death bacterium © Museum of London Archaeology

Research suggests the Black Death was caused by pneumonic - not bubonic - plague, as skeletons of victims found as part of Crossrail project give up their secrets

Town of Ramsgate in London, is the oldest pub on the River Thames, circa 1469. Situated in Wapping this was the pub where Judge Jeffries (the hanging judge) was arrested trying to flee to the continent.

To visit next time I go to the UK: Town of Ramsgate in London, is the oldest pub on the River Thames, circa Situated in Wapping this was the pub where Judge Jeffries (the hanging judge) was arrested trying to flee to the continent.

Silver lady found by Mudlarks along the Thames, estimated to be approximately…

The carved bowl of a pipe found by mudlark Steve Brooker along the shore of the Thames

The Great Fire of London of 1666 has left an indelible mark on many of the City of London's archaeological sites. Here a cellar floor from a site close to the start of the fire in Monument revealed the remains of several carbonised barrels, burnt from when the Great Fire swept through the area.

The Great Fire of London of 1666 has left an indelible mark on many of the City of London's archaeological sites. Here a cellar floor from a site close to the start of the fire in Monument revealed the remains of several carbonised barrels, burnt from when the Great Fire swept through the area.

In the cemetery of St John, Wapping

Izis Bidermanas In the cemetery of St John, London, Wapping. From Izis Bidermanas’ London

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Wapping Pier Head in about Alec and his team are based at Wapping Police Station, which is near the river.

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