London Mithraeum Bloomberg SPACE
Experience an ancient Roman temple in the heart of the Square Mile, view Roman jewellery and other artefacts, and enjoy contemporary art.
London Mithraeum Bloomberg SPACE has returned the Roman Temple of Mithras to the location of its discovery in the heart of the City. Situated on the site of Bloomberg’s European headquarters, the reconstructed temple showcases a selection of the remarkable Roman artefacts found during recent excavations. The space also hosts a series of contemporary art commissions responding to one of the UK’s most significant archaeological sites.
The Temple of Mithras, originally constructed around AD 240, was first discovered in 1954 during the excavation of a World War II bomb site. It captured the imagination of the public, with an estimated 400,000 people visiting the uncovered remains. Today, seven metres below modern street level, the London Mithraeum will change the way we encounter archaeology, offering visitors an immersive experience and bringing the bustling world of Roman Londinium to life by unlocking the stories behind the city’s first Londoners.