Virtual  London Before London – Prehistoric London Virtual Tour

(1 customer review)

Walk Times

Day Walk Type Start Time End Time
8 January 2023 Special 7 pm 8 pm Winter
29 October 2023 Special 7 pm 8 pm Summer

Sunday 8th January at 7 pm

An exploration of London before the foundation of Londinium

It was long thought that London was founded by a Trojan Exile in the Late Bronze Age. But historical analysis and archaeological excavation gradually demoted the idea to a myth.

On this tour we explore what was in the London area before the Romans.  We begin at Heathrow and tour Greater London for evidence from the Paleolithic to the invasion of Emperor Claudius.

We concentrate on the period since the introduction of farming, and bring together evidence for the prehistoric kingdoms that controlled the area on the eve of the invasion. We look for henges, barrows, hill forts, hut circles and look at genetic evidence for identity of prehistoric Londoners. The tour will end in the City.

This is a London Walks event by Kevin Flude, a former Museum of London Archaeologist and Museum Curator.

1 review for London Before London – Prehistoric London Virtual Tour

  1. Kevin Stein

    This was my first “London Walks” virtual tour and it was terrific. Kevin’s presentation was full of insights even for one who has studied London prehistory. Having lived in Hamstead (on Heath Street), I had no idea that there was a Mesolithic site on West Heath as well as Bronze and Iron Age sites on Parliament Hill. Now I need to go back and retrace my steps! Can’t wait for more on Early and Roman London. Thank you!

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