Bored of London-centric Britain? Blame the Romans and their roads
Sasha Trubetskoy’s subway-style maps show Roman roads radiating from the capital like spokes – a 2,000-year-old template that still shapes Britain today
Across Roman Britain, we can pick out much that has since become familiar: central heating, hot water and baths, brick and stone houses with straight walls, managed cemeteries beyond city boundaries, literacy, a regulated currency.
But there is really only one thing that lives on as a functioning part of our world: the roads. Roman engineers set a template that still shapes Britain.
London may be where it is because generations of native Britons had deemed the place fit only for eel-fishing
Source: Guardian Transport