Step into the Museum of London for a walk through the history of London. This can be added onto the City of London Tour, and a perfect stop for coffee after the walk.
- We start with pre-history looking at the skull of an extinct auroch, (a wild Ox) which was found in Ilford, and inhabited London during 245-186,000 BC.
- Its galleries carry us through Roman Londinium with a look at Roman mosaics, the height of luxury during Roman times. We'll also see some of the finest examples of Roman sculpture ever found in Britain which were discovered in 2013!
- Then I'll take you through medieval London with altar paintings believed to have come from Westminster Abbey.
- Hear all about the Great Fire of London in the War, Plague and Fire galleries which can be added to my Fire of London Walking Tour.
- One can't fail to be struck by the beauty of the 18th century Fanshawe dress, created for Anne Fanshawe, daughter of a Lord Mayor of London.
- Take a walk through the museum's Victorian Walk, see the original Selfridge's Elevator.
- We'll then move on to the museum's star attraction, The Lord Mayor's State Coach (1757), still used annually for the Lord Mayor's Show.