Visit Billingsgate Roman House and Baths
Beneath the curious cobbled pathways of the Square Mile lies a rich Roman history surviving 2,000 years of building, fires and bombings.
Lower Thames Street is home to one of Roman London’s most fascinating remains. The Billingsgate Roman Bathhouse was discovered in 1848, and is normally open to the public every Saturday from April to November.
London's Roman history
The City has a wealth of Roman heritage you can explore for free. Try the tour below, either on foot or on a bike.
Roman London Walking or Cycling Tour PDF (500KB)Date submitted: 7/14/20
Looking for a free and fascinating day out? Enjoy this walking or cycling tour of Roman London from the team at the Billingsgate Roman House and Baths.
Learning Resources for Families and Teachers
Download free PDF learning resources on Roman London by the Billingsgate Roman House and Baths. These can be used by families at home or by teachers at school. They are aimed at Key Stage 2 children, aged 7-11.
All public and group tours are cancelled until further notice.
Schools and Universities
Schools can visit the Roman house and baths for a workshop tied in to the Key Stage 2 Roman Britain history topic. Workshops cost £150 per class and last 1.5 hours. There is an indoor lunch space (children sit on mats on the floor) and toilets.
University and college groups studying classics, ancient history or archaeology at further or higher education are welcome to visit.
For more information email Billingsgate Bathhouse.
Dual-site visit with the London Mithraeum Bloomberg Space
Explore both the Temple of Mithras and Billingsgate Roman House and Baths on a dual-site whole-day visit with your class. We will walk you between venues. To book visit the London Mithraeum website.
Dual-site visit with London’s Roman Amphitheatre
Explore both the public and private side of Roman life at London’s Roman Amphitheatre and Billingsgate Roman House and Baths on this dual-site whole-day school visit. We will walk you between the venues. To book phone 020 7332 3870 or email the Learning team.
The Culture Mile School Visits Fund is available to London schools visiting this site with at least 35% of pupils in receipt of Pupil Premium and to non-school educational organisations that work with school-age children (special schools do not need to meet the Pupil Premium requirement). Funding up to £300 is available for visits taking place before the end of March 2020 and can be used towards any reasonable costs that are necessary to enable the visit to take place, e.g. admission or session fees, transport or staff cover.
The site is located in the basement of an office block. The only access is via a staircase (2, 9 and 3 steps).