The Archaeology of London
St. Paul's underground station, London (exit 2)
Guided by Kevin
|Day||Walk Type||Start Time||End Time|
|31 October 2020|| Tour du Jour||2.30 pm||4.30 pm|| Summer|
There are legends that London was founded in the Bronze Age. Historians wrote about a thriving Celtic city followed by a Roman city which began with the building of a military bridge shortly after the invasion led by the Emperor Claudius in 43 AD. It survived till the Romans left in the early 5th-century and London entered a “Dark Age” which only ended with the building of St Paul’s cathedral in 604 AD. The Saxon city began a continuous history as yet uninterrupted.
This traditional story was challenged by archaeologists in the 20th- and 21st-century. This walk – guided by a former Museum of London archaeologist – will investigate their discoveries. It’s a tale – and trail – of Roman forts, amphitheatres, temples, roads, houses and burials. And their Saxon successors. All of which we visit and look at through the eyes of a top flight professional archaeologist.
THE ARCHAEOLOGY OF LONDON – THE PRACTICALS
The Archaeology of London takes place at 2.30 pm on Saturday, October 31. Meet Kevin just outside exit 2 of St. Paul’s Tube.