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People on a tour at Billingsgate Roman House and Baths


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


​The site is located in the basement of an office block. The only access is via a staircase (2, 9 and 3 steps).

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

£9 (£7 concs) plus booking fee

Based on current Government advice on Coronavirus/Covid-19, we regret to inform you that the Billingsgate Roman House and Baths will be closed to the public until summer 2020, when the situation will be reviewed and, where possible, a specific date for reopening will be published. Further information and updates will be posted on this page as the situation progresses.

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.


Family Day: Roman London Family Quest

FREE, 8 April 2020

Can you complete the Roman London Quest and hunt down the parts of Roman London that can still be seen in City of London today? Join us for an exciting family day, going back in time to experience the city in the year AD 240 by visiting three unique Roman sites. Discover London’s Roman Amphitheatre, pay your respects at the Temple of Mithras and relax back at Billingsgate Roman House and Baths. Follow the fact-filled walking map and visit the three sites in any order you choose, completing fun activities at each location to complete the quest and claim your prize.

Choose your starting point and book your free tickets:

London's Roman Amphitheatre
Billingsgate Roman House & Baths
London Mithraeum Bloomberg SPACE

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. Bookings are being taken for summer term 2020.

University and college groups studying classics, ancient history or archaeology at further or higher education are welcome to visit. Email Billingsgate Bathhouse to enquire.

Dual-site visit with the London Mithraeum Bloomberg Space

FREE, available on 6 May 2020

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

FREE, available on 12 March 2020

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.​

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