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Romans in London – Archaeologist-guided

Monument Underground station, London (Fish Street Hill exit)

Guided by Kevin

Walk Times

DayWalk TypeStart TimeEnd Time
26 January 2020 Tour du Jour2.30 pm4.30 pm Winter

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.

LONDON WALKS PRACTICALS

Romans in London takes place at 2.30 pm on Sunday, January 26.

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

LONDON WALKS REVIEWS

“London Walks puts you into the hands of an expert on the particular area and topic of a tour…”   The New York Times

“London’s best city tours”  The Telegraph

“Although the big companies tend to just shuttle vast hordes of people about, one tour company does give you an in-depth, personalized insight to the city, offering a dizzying array of themed tours conducted by very qualified guides. The theatre tours, for example, are led by actors and  actresses from the London  stage, while the historical walks are done by historians, not just some bloke who’s read a couple of books.”  London

LONDON WALKS PRIVATE WALKS

If you can’t make one of the regularly scheduled, just-turn-up, public Roman London – Literary  & Archaeology walks do think about booking one as a private tour. If you go private you can have the Roman London walk – or any other London Walk – on a day and at a time that suits your convenience. We’ll tailor it to your requirements. And – always with private London Walks and tours – we go to great lengths to make sure the guide-walker(s) “fit” is well nigh perfect. Ring Fiona or Noel or Mary on 020 7624 3978 or email us at privatewalks@walks.com and we’ll set it up and make it happen for you. A private London Walk – they’re good value for an individual or couple and sensational value for a group – makes an ideal group or educational or birthday party or office (team-building) or club outing. Or indeed a fab present – be it a birthday or anniversary or get-to-know-your-new neighbourhood gift or Christmas present or whatever. Merchandise schmerchandise (gift wrapped or not) – but giving someone an experience, now that’s special. Memories make us rich.

LONDON WALKS – STREETS AHEAD!

Don’t just take it from us or The New York Times