Stroll through a corner of Roman London with Jane Sidell, Inspector of Ancient Monuments at Historic England.
London has been a thriving City for nearly 2000 years, and architectural elements survive from the Roman fort and city, in some unlikely places. In the past, developers have played havoc with historic fabric, but more recently have realised that character and distinction can be brought to their schemes by carefully incorporating earlier fabric.
This walk will look at the surviving upstanding elements of the Cripplegate Roman Fort, and its history of survival and conservation. It will include rare access into the space where the footings of the western gate are located. Several of the exceptionally well preserved bastions added in the medieval period survive within the Barbican landscape and form the next part of the walk, which will end at the just completed scheme of London Wall Place. This modern office development has created a great piece of public realm, imaginatively incorporating St Alphage Roman Wall and the Tower of St Mary Elsyng Spital.
Please note there are steps involved so unfortunately the walk is not suitable for wheelchair access.
17:30 - 19:00
150 London Wall London EC2Y 5HN