London Arteries

The London Ambler presents a season of virtual walks exploring the linear history of London’s Roman routes and their evolution as part of the contemporary city. First broadcast in January-March 2021, the series follows the journey of six of the capital’s epic arterial routes from the centre of town out to the city’s limits uncovering architecture, settlement and change over the past 2,000 years along the way!

All six episodes are available now via the links below. Access as individual walks or get a FULL SEASON TICKET to watch the complete season!

01_Kingsland Road
(aka Ermine Street)
£5 CATCH-UP HERE

Virtual walk exploring the linear history, architecture and settlement of Kingsland Road – aka the A10, aka Ermine Street – charting the historic Roman route to Lincoln and York between Bishopsgate and Waltham Cross via Shoreditch, Dalston, Tottenham and Ponders End!

 

 

02_Mile End Road
(aka. The Great East Road)
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Virtual walk exploring the linear history, architecture and settlement of Mile End Road Road – aka the A11, aka The Great East Road – the historic Roman route eastwards to Colchester between Whitechapel and Harold Hill via Bow, Stratford, Ilford and Romford!

 

 

03_Old Kent Road
(aka.Watling Street South)
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Online walk exploring the linear history, architecture and settlement of Old Kent Road – aka the A2, aka Watling Street South, the historic Roman route to Dover and the Continent between Borough and Dartford via New Cross, Deptford, and Blackheath!

 

 

04_Clapham Road
(aka. Stane Street)
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Virtual walk exploring the linear history, architecture and settlement of Clapham Road – aka the A3, aka. Stane Street – the historic Roman route south westwards to Chichester between Elephant and Castle and Epsom via Clapham, Balham, Tooting and Merton!

 

 

05_The Great West Road
(aka. The Devil’s Highway)
£5 CATCH-UP HERE

Virtual walk exploring the linear history, architecture and settlement along the original Great West Road, aka the A30, aka The Devil’s Highway – the historic roman route west to Silchester and Bath between St Giles and Staines via Notting Hill, Shepherds Bush, Brent and Hounslow!

 

 

06_Edgware Road
(aka.Watling Street North)
£5 CATCH-UP HERE

Virtual walk exploring the linear history, architecture and settlement along Edgware Road, aka the A5, aka Watling Street North – the historic roman route north west to St Albans and Wroxeter from Marble Arch to Elstree via Maida Vale, Kilburn, Cricklewood and Edgware!