Roman London – A Literary & Archaeological Walk

(2 customer reviews)

Monument Underground station, London (Fish Street Hill exit)

Guided by Kevin

Walk Times

Day Walk Type Start Time End Time
3 March 2024 Special 11.30 am 1.30 pm Winter
4 August 2024 Special 11.30 am 1.30 pm Summer Reserve Online

Short Read: This is a walking tour that features the amazing archaeological discoveries of Roman London, and looks at life in the provincial Roman capital of Londinium.

Middling Read: Our Guides will be Publius Ovidius Naso and Marcus Valerius Martialis who will be helped by Kevin Flude, former Museum of London Archaeologist, Museum Curator and Lecturer.
We disembark at the Roman Waterfront by the  Roman Bridge, and then explore the lives of the citizens as we walk up to the site of the Roman Town Hall, and discuss Roman politics.   We proceed through the streets of Roman London, with its vivid and cosmopolitan street life via the  Temple of Mithras to finish with Bread and Circus at the Roman Amphitheatre.

Zinger Read: Talk about a high-quality one-two punch. This walk investigates the groundbreaking archaeological discoveries of Roman London. And then it reconstructs life in a provincial Roman capital using archaeological and literary sources. Discoveries – insights – like flashes of lightning in a cloud. We begin at the site of the Roman bridge. We might be decent young Roman citizens in togas, having this and that bit of Londinium explained to us as we make our way towards the Roman Town Hall.  From there we head to the site of the excavation called ‘the Pompeii of the North.’ Followed by the Temple of Mithras. We finish with a walk along the Roman High Street in order to end at the site of the  Roman Amphitheatre. So, yes, welcome to London as it was 2,000, 1,900, 1,800, 1,700 and 1,600 years ago. And, yes, the walk’s guided by a real expert, the distinguished emeritus Museum of London archaeologist Kevin Flude. That means you’ll see things other people don’t get to see, delve into London via fissures that aren’t visible, let alone accessible, to non-specialists.


Romans London – a Literary & Archaeological Walk takes place at 11.30 am on Sunday, March 3.

The meeting point is just outside the Fish Street Hill exit of Monument Tube Stop.


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2 reviews for Roman London – A Literary & Archaeological Walk

  1. Sarah & Chris

    A morning very well spent

  2. Jenny

    A really enjoyable walk with a good mix of history, archaeology and literature. I came away with a much better understanding of the Roman period in London and the Roman way of life in general.

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