London Wall: The Roman Wall of Londinium

A weird looking wall can be found next to the Tower of London. You can’t miss it! it’s just outside Tower Hill Station. Well, believe it or not, this wall has been standing there since Roman Times! Yes, it has been a while! This is actually part of the wall that was surrounding the original London City. Londinium (as the Romans have called it), was next to the river, just where the Tower of London stands today.

a map of the city of london with a blue line marking where the london roman wall was situated
A map showing where the London Wall was situated

In 1666 it was the wall that stopped the Great Fire of London spreading further than it did. Throughout the 18th and 19th centuries, sections of the wall were demolished, replaced with brick, became incorporated into new buildings…just simply disappeared. It wasn’t until WW2 and the bombing raids that destroyed this area of London, actually ended up revealing the Roman Wall once again.

I invite you to touch this wall next time you are in the area. It’s a piece of History 😊

As a finale, here’s a pretty good article that goes in-depth the history and facts about the wall.

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