3. London Wall – where is it and what does it look like?

The road called London Wall links the Museum of London to the Tower of London. It was straightened during the 1960s in order to accommodate six identical office blocks, almost all of which have been demolished or in one case, reclad. It does not run along the Roman London Wall but comes pretty close to it. It is a reminder that little in the City of London is what it appears to be.  The wall itself is difficult to find, much of it hidden in the shadows of the Barbican Estate. When you do find a spot to look at it, it is not obvious what is Roman and what is of a much more recent construction. I have started this project by taking some pictures. Here is a random selection.

Published by Paul Lincoln

Printmaker, City of London Guide and commissioning editor Landscape, the journal of the Landscape Institute.


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