To be honest there's not a huge amount of Roman London left above ground (we can thank Boudicca for that!) -- but what's left is definitely worth seeing on this guided walk.
The highlight of the walk is when you first clap eyes on London's old amphitheatre underneath the Guildhall Art Gallery. The exhibition room is very dark and quiet inside, and you can see a big chunk of the inner ring and entrance passageway. If you have a quick read of Craig's review then you can see some photos of it.
The tour will also show you some substantial pieces of the old city wall, and what's left of the military fort near the Barbican. You'll find some photos of that in Craig's review of Roman London.
That's all the information we've got for the walk itself, but if you're interested in Roman London then there are a couple of extra places worth visiting. (Note: they aren't included on this walk.) The most impressive remains are the London Mithraeum and Billingsgate Roman House and Baths, which you can find underneath an office block in Lower Thames Street. There's also a small piece of Roman pavement in the crypt of All Hallows by the Tower, and a famous (but fake) Roman Bath in Surrey Street.
> Craig’s review of The City – “I thought I'd just hang around The City today, the so-called "Square Mile". That's the bit inside the old city walls where all the big banks and financial institutions live. If you want to make some new friends then try catching the tube from Waterloo to Bank at half-8 in the morning -- when all the bleary-eyed businessmen and women are bustling off to work.… continued”
Somerset House Historical Highlights – Every Thu and Sat – This tour has tales about Tudor intrigues and the extravagant entertainments laid on during Georgian times
Guided walk around Charles Dickens’ London – Every Fri – This guided walk will take you around some of the most memorable streets and locations that Charles Dickens used in his novels.
11 — London’s cheapest sightseeing bus – Every day – If you don't fancy spending money on an open-top sightseeing bus, then there's a cheaper alternative — the No 11 bus.
City Highlights: The Top 10 sights – Every Mon, Wed and Sun – A two-hour guided walk around the Square Mile, showing you some of the most famous historical sites and buildings in the City of London.
Mansion House: The Lord Mayor’s Residence – Every Tue – Look inside the Lord Mayor of London's official residence at Mansion House and see the interior courtyard and famous Egyptian Hall.
Guided tour of Wren’s best churches – Every Tue and Thu – This guided walk will look at the outside of St Pauls Cathedral and at a selection of Christopher Wren's finest City churches
Guided walk along London’s river – Every Sat – This guided walk will take you along a small stretch of the Thames to learn some history and see some of the river's most famous landmarks
Look for more guided tours in March
If you enjoy The City then you might like to visit Bank of England (you can walk it in less than 2 mins), Guildhall (you can walk it in 6 mins), Mansion House (you can walk there in less than 1 min), Royal Exchange (you can walk there in less than 1 min) and St. Paul’s Cathedral (you can walk it 10 mins)
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