The Time of London Discovery


When was the time of London discovery?

London was first discovered by the Romans and this happened in 50AD. The name of the place is derived from the Celtic identification of Londinios and its meaning is the place for the bold people.

After the invasion of Britain in 43AD the Romans constructed the bridge over the Thames River Later a decision was taken that this is the finest area for the reason of building a port area. The water had the depth and this was for the ocean going ships. However, the inland was extremely safe from the raid of the Germanic invaders. At the time of 50AD there were the Roman merchants and they constructed the town by the bridge. This was London took a birth.

During the time when London had the early inhabitation there were no stone walls. However, there was a ditch and the earth rampart and there was even a wooden palisade on the top part of the area. At the time of 61AD there was Queen Boudicca and she declared a war against the Romans. She sent her army to London. However, no such attempt was made to provide the best of protection to the London city. In fact, there was hardly anyone to save the land.


Boudicca set fire in London and in the way the entire city was destroyed. However, after the land was crushed it was rebuilt with great efforts. The affluent classes built homes of stone or brick and these came with the tiles roofs and the rest of the people lived in houses made of wood.

When the second century came to an end there was a stone wall being erected around the city. The height of the wall was 20 feet. There was a ditch at the exterior part of the wall. At the mid part of the third century the wall was made right with the addition of the 20 bastions.

The bastion is just like a semi-circular tower and it well projects from the wall area. At the time more than 45000 Romans lived in the part of London. The population was not much but the area came to be identified as the largest and the most massive town of Britain. There was the forum in the centre of the Roman London. This was a square area with all the shops and there were the public buildings arranged around the area. The most eminent edifice within the wall area was the basilica or the town hall.

In case you are staying at Montcalm hotel London you would be able to hear much about the history of the city from the London guide.

They will tell you about the town hall and it has the length of 500 feet and the height of the same is 70 feet. You can watch Roman London with all the brick works and you can even see the glass works and the potteries. You can even know about the donkey powered mills and this was used for the grinding of the grains to flour and this was then sent to the several bakeries.

The area of Roman London is also known to be an important port. This had all the wooden wharves and even the jetties.

Metals and grains were the exported items and even the luxury goods were highly imported. Items like olive oil, wine, silk, fine pottery and even ivory were being shipped and this enhanced the importance of the area all the more. The people who were rich had bathrooms within the homes and there were even public baths being constructed close to the city gates. The Romans usually visited the city baths for the reason of socialising rather than staying clean.

The people of the town fetched water from the wells and they made use of the cess pools and there were even underground drains for the proper removal of the rain water.

There was also an amphitheatre in London. The place could hold more than 8000 people at length. Here people sat to watch the gladiators and they fought until death. The system of cockfight was once again a popular sport concept and this entertained the spectators just like anything. You also have the London of the Saxons. You have the last Roman soldier leaving Britain in 407AD.

After the period of Dark Age, London was absolutely abandoned. You have some of the people living within the walls of the city and they had their living mainly on fishing and farming.

However, London has always ceased to be the town. However, after a time the city rose again. There was a town appearing outside the exterior part of the walls. This was essentially the site of the Covent Gardens. This is smaller than the Roman London and kit hold more than 10000 inhabitants. At the year of 597 the monks started doing the good work by converting the Saxons to Christians.

In 604 a bishop was being appointed for the London City. By the year of 640 there appeared a mint in the London city and this was used for the making of the silver coins. In 670 a Royal document was prepared and kit was called London the place where the ship landed. In the early part of the 8th century you come to know about a writer and he called London a trading centre for some of the nations and you have the outsiders visiting the land by sea. There were the wooden huts in Saxon London.

The wooden huts came with the thatched roofs. You have the slag from the metal forges and these have been found that there were several blacksmiths at work within the walls of the city. You even have the archaeologists to find a massive number of loom weights.

These are used in the weaving of the wools. There is the 5-star city hotels London and in case you are living in one of them you can collect the complete history of ancient London City. This way you can learn the special tradition of the place so unique and special.