Roman London - What Lies Beneath

1 days

From £130

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Destroyed during the rebellion by Boudica during the 1st Century AD, Roman Londinium was quickly rebuilt to become a flourishing town. In its heyday, the city was equipped with a fort, amphitheatre, large public baths, temples and substantial commercial facilities as befitted the capital of Roman Britain. Linking Britain to the rest of the Roman Empire and housing the substantial treasury, Londinium remained a wealthy town although its population gradually dwindled and a large defensive wall was built to surround the town.

Much has been discovered by excavations over the last 50 years, and the story so far is beautifully told in the Museum of London, which is adjacent to and just outside the Roman Wall. Jenny Hall was the Roman curator in charge of the Roman Gallery and Simon Elliott Trustee of the Council for British Archaeology and Ambassador for Museum of London Archaeology. Both are able to give a first-hand account of the latest digs and discoveries.

Tour highlights:

  • Introduction to the Roman Gallery of the Museum of London by two people who know the collection best!
  • Special access to the hidden world of the Roman London including Billingsgate Roman House and Baths
  • On foot discovering the best of Roman Londinium

Keeping you safe on your next tour

  • FREE 'Travel Safe' kits for every traveller
  • COVID-19 insurance
  • Self-drive options
  • Enhanced Health and Safety audits
  • Distanced seating on coaches
  • 'Get me home' service and private airport transfers
  • COVID protocols at our hotels, and aboard our cruise ships
  • Packed lunches and flexible dining options
  • Flexible balance payment date and COVID-friendly refund conditions
  • COVID-testing and medical training for tour staff
  • Constant monitoring and post-tour tracing
Meet your Experts

Jenny Hall

Guide Lecturer

Jenny Hall was Senior Roman Curator at the Museum of London for 36 years and is now Honorary Lecturer at the Institute of Archaeology, University College London.

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Dr Simon Elliott

Guide Lecturer

Dr Simon Elliott is a best-selling author and has written books on a wide variety of classical history subjects, ranging from Septimius Severus in Scotland and Roman Legionaries to how the Roman military built an empire.

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26 June 2021 AXRL210626 26 June 2021 (Saturday) Jenny Hall Dr Simon Elliott £130
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15 July 2021 AXRL210715 15 July 2021 (Thursday) Jenny Hall Dr Simon Elliott £130
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9 August 2021 AXRL210809 9 August 2021 (Monday) Jenny Hall Dr Simon Elliott £130
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8 September 2021 AXRL210908 8 September 2021 (Wednesday) Jenny Hall Dr Simon Elliott £130
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9 October 2021 AXRL211009 9 October 2021 (Saturday) Jenny Hall Dr Simon Elliott £130
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