The City Backstreets Pub Tour

The City Backstreets Pub Tour
from Roman Forum to Scrooge’s place of work.
7.15 pm on Saturday, October 5.
Meet Kevin just outside exit 3 of BankTube.

A tour though the lanes and alleys that wend their way picturesquely through the centre of one of the world’s greatest Cities. This walk has it all, not only at the centre of London and its history, but also one of the most hidden, unexpected and atmospheric routes, through lanes, alleys and courtyards between the main streets.. On route we will explore the origins of London’s financial heart, places associated with Dicken’s fiction, and explore the Roman origins of the City.

 

This is a London Walks Guided Walks. Look at their web site for a list of other of their amazing walks

Myths, Legends and the Origins of London

Myths, Legends and the Origins of London

2.30pm 5th October

Tower Hill Tube (meet by the Tower Hill Tram)

The walk is led by Kevin Flude, a former archaeologist at the Museum of London, and it looks at the archaeological evidence for the origins of London and reconsiders London’s myths and legends.

London has a rich set of origin myths and legends which are not as well known as they should be. This walk is designed to set that right and give an insight into London’s myths and legends.

Worth knowing for their own right do these origin myths have anything to say about the actual origins of London? This is what this walk explores. It is split into two halves – the first reveals the myths and the second finds out where the ‘truth’ of the origins of London may lie.

 

This is a London Walks Guided Walks. Look at their web site for a list of other of their amazing walks

Decline and Fall of Roman London Walk

THE DECLINE & FALL OF ROMAN LONDON

at 2.30 pm on Saturday, September 28 

The meeting point is just outside exit 2 of St. Paul’sTube.    No Need to Book

The first British Brexit?   The Roman British kicked out the Romans in 407AD, and apparently asked them to come back in 410 AD after a catastrophic collapse.  Plaque, civil war, invasion, mass hostile immigration, decline of industry, reversion to barter and the end of coinage and the beginnings of the Anarchy – the Dark Age.

 

Or was it?   Wasn’t it a rather a transition into the Late Antique period in which life for most people went on much as before except paying taxes to local rulers not distant Emperors?

What really was the impact of the end of the Roman system in London. What is the evidence, have we made much progress in unpicking the evidence  and are there any lessons to be learnt?