London Blog

revealing the secrets hidden above your eyeline...

Welcome to our blog all about London and it’s amazing history. Look Up London is about spotting little details above your eye line then using them to unravel the secret history of your location.

Search by theme, so click on a category below to explore our history blog posts.

London blog
London blog
London blog
London blog
London blog
London blog
London blog
London blog
London blog
London blog
London blog
London blog

See all blog posts by date, listed below.

    The Pineapple in London

    [gallery]The Humble PineappleOften when you look up at architecture you’ll spot decorative pineapples, like this one on Christ Church Greyfriars. But what do they symbolise?Columbus first came across pineapples in the ‘New World’ (now Guadeloupe) in 1493 and when he brought it back to Europe...

    Line London Sculpture trail

    The Line London Sculpture Trail

    [vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" oblique_section="no" text_align="left" css_animation=""][/vc_row][vc_column][/vc_column][vc_column_text]A new sculpture trail for East London opened this weekend, stretching from Bow down to Greenwich and roughly following the Meridian Line, celebrating contemporary art.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="38px" image_repeat="no-repeat"][vc_column_text]Let’s start by saying 1) it’s so new it’s not even finished yet,...