Idler Walks: The Ancient City of London with Harry Mount

Harry Mount|Saturday 1st June

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A map of Londinium, the ancient Roman city.

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.

About the

Harry Mount is the editor of The Oldie magazine. A former New York correspondent and leader-writer for the Daily Telegraph, he is the author of Amo, Amas, Amat and All That, a top 10 bestseller. He has also written A Lust for Window Sills – a guide to British Buildings and his latest book, How England Made the English.

He writes regularly for the Daily Telegraph, the Daily Mail, the Times, the Evening Standard, the Spectator, Country Life, the Times Literary Supplement, the New Statesman and Literary Review.

He has a degree in ancient and modern history from Oxford (First Class Honours) and an MA in architectural history from the Courtauld Institute.



Saturday 1 June


Meet at 10.50am for an 11am visit to Mithraeum


London Mithraeum, 12 Walbrook, London EC4N 8AA


1.5 – 2 hours


Entry to the Mithraeum and the amphitheatre at Guildhall, Idler tote bag with a copy of the magazine, badge and bookmark


We reserve the right to reschedule in case of very bad weather. We\\’ll be in touch if this is the case.

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