The history of london, the capital city of england and the united kingdom, extends over 2000 years in that time, it has become one of the world's most significant financial and cultural capital cities. A brief history of london, england by tim lambert dedicated to lucinda wilde roman london the romans founded london about 50 ad its name is derived from the celtic word londinios, which means the place of the bold one.
Discover the history of london from its foundation by the romans to the present day find out curious details and the evolution of uk’s capital city.
The outpost which would become london first appears in history as a small military storage depot employed by the romans during their invasion of britain, which began in ad 43 it was ideally located as a trading center with the continent and soon developed into an important port.
Get to know the history of london, from the roman conquest to the modern day discover details and curious facts about the long history of the british capital london is situated on the banks of the river thames it is the seat of the government of the united kingdom and the country’s financial centre the city has used its privileged.
The romans founded london about 50 ad its name is derived from the celtic word londinios, which means the place of the bold one after they invaded britain in 43 ad the romans built a bridge across the thames they later decided it was an excellent place to build a port the water was deep enough. The evolution of london: the city's near-2,000 year history mapped researchers at ucl's centre for advanced spatial analysis collated vast datasets to map the capital's transformation from first.
History the early period foundation and early settlement although excavations west of london have revealed the remains of circular huts dating from before 2000 bc, the history of the city begins effectively with the romans.