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September 25th: Walking the Wall
September 25 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pmFree
Roman London has almost disappeared but remnants of the City Wall, built mainly in the late 2ndor early 3rdcentury, can still be seen. The Romans needed to protect the flourishing commercial centre of Britain which, by the early 2nd Century, was a city of wealth and status. Defensive towers and bastions were added but by the 4thcentury the influence of the Roman Empire was waning and aggressive outside forces were threatening Britain. The Romans abandoned Britain in 410 and today the remaining parts of the wall are an historic reminder of their engineering skills and domination of London for 360 years. It no longer marks commercial boundaries of the City. Although in the shadow of high-rise office blocks, areas like London Wall Place and Noble Street are still worth visiting.