Londinium represents the first chapter in the history of the modern City of London.
The settlement grew rapidly to become the trading capital of the Roman province of Britain. Although visible remains from the Roman period are few (Londinium rests between 18 and 22 feet right below our feet), archaeologist have discovered evidence of the development of the city from the Roman conquest in 43AD to the end of occupation in the early 5th century AD.
This walk will tell you about the history of Roman London and the life of its inhabitants.
With a survey map developed by the Museum of London Archaeology (MOLA), we will retrace the fabric of Londinium to reveal its great buildings (the city wall and its fortifications, the forum, the baths, the temples, the amphitheatre) but also its houses and shops. The walk will end at the Museum of London, where there will be a chance to see objects and artefacts found during old and recent archaeological excavations.
The basic length of this visit is about two hours. It can be extended to half day, following the entire path of the City wall up to the Tower of London.
Possibility to add an exclusive visit to the London Mithraeum, with an exhibition of the Roman artefacts discovered during recent excavations on site (free ticket, subject to availability, bookable at least four weeks in advance and guaranteed for a maximum of 10 people).