Sunday 20th September 2015, 11:30-13:30
ROMAN LONDON (With Marian Bacon)
The story of London begins with the Romans who saw its position on the tidal River Thames as the gateway to and from the Empire. The trading port grew to be an important centre of government and finance that eventually led Londinium to become the Roman capital of Britannia.
Our walk will take us from the edge of the walled City through the square mile to its outer Roman limits. We will hear how the City developed under Roman rule and where the citizens were governed, entertained and worshipped. Although Roman London lies approximately 17-20 feet underground there are a few places where there is visible evidence of their time here. We will finish near the Museum of London where you may wish to spend some time in their excellent Roman gallery to take a look at everyday Roman objects found in London from homeware to precious jewellery and even a Roman leather bikini.
Linda Croton will be joining Lynne once again for this walk and we hope for a sunny, dry Indian Summer day!
Meet Tower Hill Underground Station (Circle/District line)
Please do book early to avoid disappointment as places get snapped up very quickly and we are now having to turn people away.
We look forward to seeing you next month and sharing more hidden gems around our marvellous city.
All good wishes
Lynne and Linda