London is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in Europe as it was founded by the Romans in 43AD. This explains why the English capital is home to some of the oldest edifices in the United Kingdom. Here are some of the most ancient structures in London.

  1. St. Bride – The church of St. Bride dates back to the 6th century. It was constructed by the Cristians on a sacred site which was dedicated to the Celtic goddess of fertility, Brigit. Since its foundation the building has suffered numerous damages during the Great Fire of London and the German bombs raids of World War II. Despite all the calamities the edifice has survived the test of time as it has been restored after each accident. Many would say that the church of St. Bride is a must visit attraction in London, so as soon as your relocation is over make sure that you explore it. You can ease your move by using certified removal services.
  2. Temple of MithrasTemple of Mithras – As we mentioned above the English capital was founded by the Roman and the Temple of Mithras was also established by them somewhere around the 2nd century BC. The remains of the edifice were discovered on Walbrook Street during reconstruction works after the end of the Second World War. The temple is dedicated to the Persian god of light and its layout shows that it had:
  • A sunken nave
  • An alter with a pathway that was flanked by pillars
  • A ritual well
  1. All Hallows by the Tower – Also known as the All Hallows of Barking this church was once dedicated to St. Mary the Virgin. It is an Anglican church and was founded during the second half of the 7th century. It is credited to be the oldest religious building in the city and is home to one of the best preserved 7th century Saxon arches. The feature is made from recycled Roman tiles and attracts both local and foreign travelers. All Hallows by the Tower is built on an ancient Roman paved road. The thoroughfare was discovered during the mid-1920s.
  2. Chapel of the Pyx – More commonly known as the Pyx Chamber this structures is located inside the world famous Westminster Abbey and is believe to date back to the mid-11th century. However there are historians that claim that the room is actually much older. It was originally built to serve as a sacristy in Edward the Confessor’s Church. Since then the chamber has served several purposes including a royal treasury and monastic. The chapel is home to ancient treasure chest which originate from the 13th and 14th centuries. So, make sure that you visit the Pyx Chamber during your tour of the Westminster Abbey. Exploring the room will be a great way to recharge your batteries after your removal to London.
  3. Tower of London – The oldest fortress in London was built by William the Conqueror. It is also the location of the oldest well in the English capital. In modern days the Tower of London (in the borough of Tower Hamlets, right by the Thames) is one of the city’s most visited landmarks as it houses the Crown Jewels.