List of riots in London
- 1196: William with the long beard causes riots when he preaches for the poor against the rich
- 1221: Riots occur after London defeats Westminster in an annual wrestling contest; ring-leaders hanged or mutilated in punishment.
- 1391: Riots break out in Salisbury Place over a baker's loaf
- 1517: Evil May Day riot against foreigners takes place
- 1719: Spitalfields weavers rioted, attacking women wearing Indian clothing and then attempting to rescue their arrested comrades
- 1743: Riots against Gin Taxes and other legislation to control the Gin Craze, principally the Gin Act 1736; rioting was fuelled by consumption of the drink itself
- 1768: The Massacre of St George's Fields after the imprisonment of John Wilkes for criticising the King
- 1769: The Spitalfield Riots when silk weavers attempted to maintain their rate of pay
- 1780: Gordon Riots against Catholics
- 1809: Old Price Riots, 1809 following a rise in the price of theatre tickets
- 1830: Attacks against the Duke of Wellington in his carriage and on his home, for his opposition to electoral reform (which had been seen partly as a solution to rioting by rural workers).
- 1886: The West End Riots followed a counter-demonstration by the Social Democratic Federation against a meeting of the Fair Trade League.
- 1887: Bloody Sunday (1887), a demonstration against coercion in Ireland and to demand the release from prison the MP William O'Brien
- 1907: The Brown Dog riots, medical students attempt to tear down an anti-vivisection statue.
- 1919: The Battle of Bow Street, Australian, American and Canadian servicemen rioted against the Metropolitan Police
- 1932: The National Hunger March ended in rioting after the police confiscated the petition of the National Unemployed Workers' Movement
- 1936: The Battle of Cable Street saw rioting against the Metropolitan Police as they attempted to facilitate a march by the British Union of Fascists
- 1974: Red Lion Square disorders happened following a march by counter-fascists against the National Front.
- 1977: The Battle of Lewisham occurred when the Metropolitan Police attempted to facilitate a march by the National Front
- 1981 Brixton riot against the Metropolitan Police. Especially on 10 July, rioting extended to other parts of London and numerous other cities around the UK
- 1985 Brixton riot against the Metropolitan Police after they shot the mother of suspect Michael Groce.
- 1985: Broadwater Farm riot, residents of Tottenham riot against the Metropolitan Police following a death during a police search
- 1993: Welling riots, October 1993. A march organised by the ANL, the SWP and Militant resulted in riots against the Metropolitan police.[note 1]
- 1995: 1995 Brixton riot against the Metropolitan Police occurred after a death in police custody.
- 1999: Carnival Against Capitalism riot
- 2001: May Day riot in central London by anti-capitalist protestors.
- 2010 UK student protests against increases in student fees and public sector cuts.
- 2011 anti-cuts protest in London against government public spending cuts.
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- The march was against the headquarters of the British National Party, located in the area. Thousands of people attended the demonstration, for which 2,600 police officers were deployed. A hardcore element associated with the SWP and Militant refused to accept police instruction to divert the march away from the BNP's headquarters itself, once it had gone past it. In a resulting riot, 21 police officers and 41 demonstrators were injured, leading to a frontpage headline "Masked mob stone police" in the Mail on Sunday. In 1995, Welling Council shut down the BNP headquarters.