London Wall

London Wall

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Historic Sites • Ancient Ruins • Points of Interest & Landmarks
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Plan your visit
The area
Address
Neighborhood: City of London
From its ancient past as a Roman trading outpost to its 21st century status as the wealthiest square mile in the world, the financial district known simply as “The City” is one of London's most historic and fascinating neighborhoods. Here high rise office towers such as Norman Foster’s Gherkin mingle with Roman ruins and architectural marvels from virtually every era in between, including Christopher Wren's glorious St.Paul's Cathedral, and John Soane's dauntingly classicist Bank of England. This neighborhood is also home to some of the finest restaurants and plushest hotels in Europe, in addition to an assortment of watering holes, upscale shops, and Tube stations. During the week, the City is abuzz with white collar workers going about their business; the weekend sees this area turn into a quiet haven for sightseers.
How to get there
  • Tower Hill • 1 min walk
  • Tower Gateway • 2 min walk
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9,494 within 3 miles
Attractions
1,236 within 3 miles
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PJRHANTS
Basingstoke, UK14 contributions
London Wall Car Park
Sep 2020
This is a warning to anyone planning to use London Wall underground Car Park at a weekend: a) in spite of what the website says between 1:30pm Sat & 06:00am Monday it is NOT £3.50 per 'visit' but £3.50 per 'calendar day'. We parked at 9:30pm Sat and left at 10:10pm Sunday (i.e. one 'visit') but got charged £7.00 foe 2 days. When I emailed the car park to point this out the reply was just a copy of the website so obviously either hadn't read my email or didn't care. At least I got a reply! However £3.50 per day is still great value for an excellent car park providing you can find your way when you leave b) the car park is in the Congestion Zone which now applies to ALL vehicles every day up to 10:00pm @ £15 per day. Hefty minimum £80 per day fine if you have not registered your car with TFL beforehand which is quick and easy to do. £10 annual registration fee too. Oh - and by the way London Wall and especially the Museum are great too!
Written September 23, 2020
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KingOfTheNorth99
Windsor, UK411 contributions
Historic Wall
Aug 2020 • Couples
Short but significant piece of wall that surrounded the old Roman settlement here in London. Roman ruins are not so common in this wonderfully historic city, so great to see this. Just 5 mins from the Tower of London.
Written August 24, 2020
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skjafar9999
New Delhi, India4 contributions
London
Aug 2019
London is just awesome. I will definitely tour in london in future. London was just voted the best city in the world by Trip Advisor users. Take one of these stunning walks around the city, and you'll soon see why.
Written October 18, 2019
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futtock21
London, UK9,833 contributions
London’s orogins
Oct 2019 • Solo
London Wall is the name of a mainly dual carriageway route just north of the City of London from the Museum of London in the west to Liverpool Street station in the east. It is named after the Roman wall which once circumnavigated the whole of Londinium in the late second and early third century AD parts of which still exist along its length. One of the largest sections forms a backdrop to the ruins of the medieval St. Alphage’s Church; another section is in the grounds of the Museum of London; another section near Tower Hill.
Written October 12, 2019
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tracey k
Redmond, WA521 contributions
There are other remnants too..
Oct 2019 • Couples
This Roman wall remnant very close to Tower of London and worth stopping by for history lovers. From here, you walk the London Wall Walk with a bit of research, walking along the route of the original wall, seeing remnants, and ending at the Museum of London, which is a fine stopping point, with super displays, another hunky of wall to see, and even a restaurant
Written October 1, 2019
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Plattonian
Fort Worth, TX445 contributions
A Must See!
Aug 2019
I think this is a must do in London for anyone who is into history. Even if you are spending a couple days in London, make sure to stop at the London Wall. It'll only take a few minute of your time. It's amazing to see a structure that old still standing!
Written August 28, 2019
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J R M
Vaughan, Canada296 contributions
Fascinating Stop Across From Tower of London
Jul 2019
What a pleasant surprise in front of the Tower Hill subway. A statue of Trajan and part of an original Roman wall with plaque represent a 5-10 minute pause to remind people of London's foundation by the Romans as Londinium.
Written August 6, 2019
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Linda
Stockholm, Sweden190 contributions
History right in front of you
Aug 2019 • Couples
Don't miss this while you are on the way to the tower bridge (depending on which way you come from)! It is amazing this wall is still here and there is so much history behind it!
Written August 4, 2019
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Jamie E
Alameda, CA58 contributions
Ancient History Hidden in Plain Sight
Jun 2019
It's not much to look at... but the history is mind-boggling. This unassuming wall that thousands of people stream past without a glance as they emerge from the Tower Hill tube station is a fragment of the original Roman wall of Londinium. 1000 years older than the Tower of London across the street and Still Standing! Give it a tip of the hat on your way to the Tower.
Written July 15, 2019
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Robert M
Jacksonville, Florida, United States127 contributions
Roman history near Tower Hill
Mar 2019 • Couples
There are a few sections of the original Roman wall to see near Tower Hill, but they are easy to overlook or miss unless you know they're there. If you do notice them, you see that they are large and impressive. Much of what you're looking at is a medieval addition on top of the original wall, but the lower parts are Roman, and the change in construction is immediately obvious (the Romans were engineers beyond comparison). There are actually short sections that have been incorporated into buildings all along the old Roman city outline through London, but the easiest to spot are near Tower Hill (the original outer wall of the Tower is at the east end of the city wall). If you have an interest, go online and find a map showing the outline of the old city wall, and compare it to a modern map to see where else parts remain. The site is open and free.
Written July 7, 2019
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