In 2017 London is a sprawling metropolis that expands year after year, but that wasn’t the case in Roman London. A solid stone and red tile wall, built in AD 200, enclosed the city of Londinium in its entirety, stretching for two whole miles. It was basically the Roman equivalent of the M25. You can still spy small sections of the original wall by the Museum of London and the Tower of London. London Wall. Tube: Tower Hill and Barbican.
Did you know London wasn’t always called London? It was once known as ‘Londinium’, the heart of Roman Britain. A lot has changed around here since it was founded in AD 50, but there are still Roman sites hidden around the city, if you know where to find them – and now you do, because we’ve laid them out for you below.
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