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People on a tour at Billingsgate Roman House and Baths

Address

Billingsgate Roman House and Baths
101 Lower Thames Street EC3R 6DL

Accessibility

​The only access to the site is via a staircase.

Opening hours

​The site can only be accessed during a tour or through prior arrangement

Public tours

Held on Saturdays between 1 April and 30 November 

Tours run at 11am, 12noon and 1pm (except 21 September, when Billingsgate Roman House and Baths takes part in Open House Weekend)

Admission

£9 (£7 concs) plus booking fee

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 now open to the public every Saturday from April to November. Explore this fascinating insight into ancient life in the City on a 45-min guided tour and discover the remains of the Roman Bathhouse which lies hidden beneath office buildings.

Booking

Tickets include a booking fee and must be booked in advance.

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 £120 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. Email Billingsgate Bathhouse to enquire.

Keen to uncover more of Roman London?

Volunteering opportunities

Would you like to volunteer at Billingsgate Roman House and Baths? We are recruiting volunteers to:

  • Help welcome visitors to the site for special events
  • Keep the site safe during these special open days
  • Run some activities to bring the site to life

You should be able to provide around a day a month during open season (March to November). An interest in Roman London and/or archaeology is useful but not necessary as full training will be given. Please email us for more information.

London's Roman history

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