Myths, Legends and the Origins of London

Myths, Legends and the Origins of London

2.30 Sat 2 May 2020 Tower Hill Tube (meet by the Tower Hill Tram)

The Head of Bran by John Everett Millais

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

The Archaeology of London Walk 2.30 pm Oct 31 20 St. Paul’s Tube Exit 2.

The Archaeology of London Walk

2.30 pm Oct 31 20 St. Paul’s Tube Exit 2.

Legends said that London was founded in the Bronze Age. Historians wrote about a thriving Celtic City, followed by a Roman City which began with the building of a military Bridge shortly after the Invasion led by the Emperor Claudius in 43 AD. It survived till the Romans left and London suffered a Dark Age until the building of St Pauls cathedral in 604AD. The Saxon City began a continuous history as yet uninterupted.

This traditional story was challenged by archaeologists in the 20th and 21st Century and this walk will investigate their discoveries and visit the sites of Roman Forts/Amphitheatres/Temples/Roads/Houses and burials.

This is a London Walks Walk by Kevin Flude