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The Hidden Gems of Roman Londinium - Free Walking Tour

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  • London
  • Available in: English

About the guru Tom

Hi! I love the history of the City, its secrets and archeology, and have spent the last 4 years guiding tours for the Museum of London. While I'm only technically a Londoner (being born and raised at the end of the Metropolitan line), I've lived here in the East End for years and have always enjoyed sharing tales from London's past. Every street in the City and the East En... More »

Hi! I love the history of the City, its secrets and archeology, and have spent the last 4 years guiding tours for the Museum of London. While I'm only technically a Londoner (being born and raised at the end of the Metropolitan line), I've lived here in the East End for years and have always enjoyed sharing tales from London's past. Every street in the City and the East End seems to have an anecdote (or a good pub) and I am always happy to talk for hours about this wonderful town!

About the tour

It's hard to imagine today, but before the Romans arrived in Britain there was no London! The City of London is built on top of original Roman streets, and the archaeology of Londinium can still be seen if you look carefully around the concrete.

In this tour I will take you around the old Roman city, from the original fort wall in the West by St Paul's and the Barbican, down to the amphitheater where early Londoners watched gladiatorial fights, to the Temple of Mithras and the original London Bridge, finishing at the beating heart of Londinium - its huge Roman forum, still a marketplace today. I would love to show you how the city grew up under Roman rule, how people lived their lives, and tell the stories of Roman conquest and rule through to the eventual collapse of Roman Britain.

The tour will last 2/12 hours and take in the Square Mile from west to east!

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How to find me: I'll be standing in front of the Costa Coffee on Foster Lane with a green bag, and most likely a coffee!
Tour duration: 2 hours, 30 minutes

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What's the price?

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Federica

5 months ago

What an interesting and fun tour! I discovered so much more about the Romans and Londinium and despite the weather I had a lot of fun. thank you Tom for the amazing tour!

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Violette

5 months ago

Loved that tour! Tom was very knowledgeable and fun guide. Totally recommend for everyone.

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Amy

5 months ago

5.0 (3 Ratings) Rate this tour