From gladiator games to Boudica’s revenge, the Romans return to the City of London this summer with the Londinium season of events. Choose from family activities, themed performances, guided tours of Roman London and many more things to do during Londinium.
Trauma at London’s Roman Amphitheatre
Come face-to-face with a Roman skull, which is the closest archaeologists have come to identifying a potential gladiator in Londinium.
28 Jul-29 Oct, Mon-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 12-4pm, free
Discover and Explore: Rome, London and Christianity at St Stephen Walbrook
Explore Rome, London and Christianity through music, prayer, readings and reflections during Monday services featuring the choral scholars of St Martin-in-the-Fields.
25 Sep-27 Nov, Mon 1.10pm–1.50pm, free
The Lost City of London at Paternoster Square
View rarely seen photos of the post-war excavations, showcasing the Roman remains unearthed during the Blitz, in this display.
3-29 Oct, open 24hrs, free
Hallucinatio at Leadenhall Market
See Leadenhall Market transform into a 3D digital landscape of Roman London through an interactive virtual-reality experience.
23-24 Oct, 12pm-3pm, free
The Forum of Rome at Guildhall Art Gallery
Find out why the forum was important in the Roman world with this display, which features David Roberts’ painting The Forum, Rome as its centrepiece.
30 Aug-1 Jan, Mon-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 12pm-4pm, free
Explore the Roman temple on its original site, seven metres (23 feet) below modern street level, with an immersive experience.
From Oct, various times, free
Half-term Roman activities at Guildhall Art Gallery
Join a week of Roman-themed family activities including mosaic making, object handling and a Roman trail.
21-29 Oct, various times, free
How to Spot a Roman Emperor: Identification, Hairstyles and Wishful thinking at Museum of London
Join eminent classicist Mary Beard, Professor of Classics at the University of Cambridge, for a fascinating lecture on identifying images of Roman Emperors.
26 Oct, 6pm-7pm, free
The Discovery of Roman London at Guildhall Library
Excavate the archaeology of Roman London and those who uncovered it in an exhibition of records and drawings from 18th-century antiquarian journals.
11 Sep-30 Nov, most days, free
The Roman wall at the Tower of London
Join an expert guide to explore the relationship between the Roman wall and the Tower of London throughout October.
2-29 Oct, 12pm-2pm, free
Witness Roman civilisation teetering on the edge through this immersive audio curiosity. From the streets above, descend into the Dark Earth.
22-29 Oct, various times, £5.77
Roman fort gate tour at Museum of London
Uncover Londinium’s military might on a guided tour of the remains of London’s Roman fort, located in an underground car park.
27 Oct, 2pm-2.30pm, £5
Tick off the best Roman attractions accessible year-round in the City of London and beyond. Explore ancient sites, enjoy interactive exhibitions and take a self-guided walk.
Everyday Life in Roman London at Guildhall Library
Listen to historian Simon Elliott describe a day in the life of Roman Londoners at a time when the city was at the height of its powers.
2 Nov, 6pm-8pm, £5