Old Street

Old Street is a street in central and east London. It was recorded as Ealdestrate in 1200 and le Oldestrete in 1373, and it lies on the route of an old Roman road on the borders of the City, once known as the Roman centre of Londinium. In recent years, graffiti artist Banksy has famously featured pieces on Shoreditch Bridge at the east end of Old Street.


Latitude: 51.526126992875
Longitude: -0.084725618362

Timeline of Events Associated with Old Street

Date Event Manage
circa. Summer 43 to circa. 43

Founding of Londinium

Forces of the emperor Claudius reestablish Roman influence using this strategic location in the Thames valley.  Londinium's location allowed Rome to finally gain a more permanent foothold in Britain. Londinium's location on the Thames was also located along roads connecting large tribal towns like present-day St. Albans, Colchester, and Canterbury that later became Roman towns. Image Source: Naples National Archaeological Museum.  Photograph by Marie-Lan Nguyen (2011), CC BY 2.5, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=23198004

A bust of the Emperor Claudius Emperor Claudius