Cities in many ways are the greatest invention that human beings have brought to the world.

Geoffrey West, theoretical physicist

Through Time London: From Roman Capital to Olympic City


Richard Platt (Author), Manuela Cappon (Illustrator), Kingfisher, 2009

Neolithic Camp, 3500 B.C. Hunters have been wandering along the Thames riverbanks for as many as 200,000 years, but these Neolithic (New Stone Age) people are among the first to stop and clear the woodland. In addition to hunting and collecting plant foods, like their ancestors before them, they have also begun to grow crops and heard animals in the spaces they have cleared.