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Roman London Walking Tour: Wednesdays & Saturdays

The original City beneath our feet

What have the Romans ever done for us Londoners? Plenty!

Join our Roman guided tour and let us ‘roam’ around the City and discover a history that dates back nearly 2,000 years. Let one of our qualified City of London Guides reveal the ancient city of Londinium that lies beneath your feet.

  • Learn why the Romans founded the City of Londinium, what they bought - and what they liked to export. 
  • See the site of a Roman bathhouse that’s now a pretty garden (a model of it’s in the Museum of London)
  • Discover a temple to Mithras that was only discovered after bombing in World War Two
  • Step into the Guildhall Art Gallery and view part of the original amphitheatre, where gladiators once fought
  • Take in a view of the original Roman wall that guarded the City 1,800 years ago. 

Our walk ends  up by the Museum of London, where you can learn more about the Romans in London and see some of the amazing artefacts archaeologists have unearthed - and continue to unearth. Please note: children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Photos: courtesy of Niki Gorick

Nearly all the regular walks and tours offered on this website are just turn up and pay or free. For these walks no advanced booking is possible. There are only a few tours that need to be booked in advance (Smithfield Market, Leadenhall Market walks and Guildhall and the Roman Bath House tours) because of restricted numbers.

If you want a walk or lecture for a group of people, then please use our Find a Guide section.