The Roman city of Londinium, artist's reconstruction
Before the Romans invaded Britain, London did not exist.
The Romans invaded in AD43. They built a bridge over the River Thames.
Around it they built a town. Londinium became the most important town in
Britain for the next 400 years.
Follow the themes using the navigation above: choose from People, Town Life, Invasion and Settlement, Army, Beliefs and Crafts, Roads & Trade. Find out who Roman Londoners were and what
their lives were like.
Or find out about archaeology in action and what it can tell us about life
in Londinium nearly 2000 years ago.
Digging up the Romans in Shadwell
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