The Temple of Mithras and The Ancient City of London
Visit London’s greatest Roman temple with Harry Mount, classicist, Oldie editor and author of Amo, Amas, Amat and All That.
The Mithraeum, built in 240 AD, lies buried deep beneath the new billion-pound headquarters of Bloomberg, the financial information company. See the temple – as well as the nearby Roman amphitheatre beneath the Guildhall – and you will appreciate that Londinium wasn’t some provincial backwater; it was a crucial Roman city.
Also on the walk, you will see Wren’s City Churches and the medieval churches that escaped the Great Fire of London in 1666.
Start: Meet at the London Mithraeum, 12 Walbrook, London EC4N 8AA at 10.50am. The walk will start with a visit to the Mithraeum. Our entry to the temple is booked at 11am. Please arrive on time so you don’t miss the visit.