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One of the original settlements championed by the Romans after their first invasion in 43AD, Londinium – as it was known then – has survived war, plague and fire to become the bustling metropolis it is today. This journey, from ancient marshland to one of the greatest cities on earth, is documented at the often overlooked Museum of London. Some consider the building – part of the Barbican Estate – a bit of an eyesore, and the entrance is certainly tricky to find, but the layout was considered innovative at the time of the building’s construction, with all the exhibits presented along a single route that follows the capital’s chronological history. There are plans to move the museum to Smithfield Market, but that’s still some years off. In the meantime, get your (bone) skates on and check out these highlights from the collection.
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