Roman and Medieval London

Travel back in time and learn about the long historical connection between Rome and London with 400 years of Roman presence on this private half-day tour with Black Cab Heritage Tours.


The city of London, as it stands, was founded by the Romans and their rule lasted from 43 AD to the fifth century AD when Boudica burnt the city to the ground.
You will travel back in time to the Roman settlement of Londinium and witness the Romans marching into London on your London Taxi time machine.

On your private tour, you will:

  • See the remains of the Roman defensive walls that can still be found in a handful of places in London which were originally built in the late 2nd century AD;
  • Discover the Statue of Trajan, a 20th-century bronze sculpture depicting the Roman Emperor Trajan;
  • Dare to peek into the ‘Dead Man’s Hole’, once a mortuary housed beneath the north tower of Tower Bridge;
  • Enjoy (or endure) the Execution site on Tower Hill and smirk at the origin of that well-used phrase ‘Can I hang with you?’
  • See the old Roman Amphitheatre which was discovered in 1988 beneath the Guildhall Art Gallery;
  • Admire the 800-year-old Magna Carta, one of the most significant documents in English history;
  • Get ‘hung, drawn and quartered in the tiny little medieval streets from London’s less glamorous past;
  • Drift into the story of the ‘Great Fire of London’;
  • Decode the blueprint of Sir Christopher Wren’s architecture, including his masterpiece St. Paul’s Cathedral.

+44 7700 154726

Activity Types:
Tours & Guides
Classes & Lessons
Duration: 4 hrs
Listing created Mar 27, 2024

Public discussion (0)

You must log in to send a new comment.