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Roman Amphitheatre

​Founded by the Romans in AD50, the ancient port of Londinium grew to become a thriving city bustling with traders and peoples from all corners of the empire. The capital of Britannia and located in what is today the City of London, the settlement was the largest these isles would see for over a thousand years. Invading armies, fires, the Blitz and collapsed buildings have long since covered over the mighty civilisation that once was, but peak through the cracks in the pavement, and you'll be transported back two millennia to the Roman world beneath your feet.

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  1. Billingsgate Roman House and Baths Billingsgate Roman House and Baths
    Explore this fascinating insight into ancient City life and discover the remains of the Roman Bathhouse which lies hidden beneath office buildings. When: 11am, 12noon, 1pm (book in advance required via the link above) Admission: £9, concs £7 (plus booking fee)
  2. London Mithraeum Bloomberg SPACE London Mithraeum Bloomberg SPACE
    Seven metres below modern street level, visitors will enjoy an immersive experience that allows them to explore the Roman temple on its original site. Free entry.
  3. London's Roman Amphitheatre London’s Roman Amphitheatre
    Descend into the ruins of London's Roman Amphitheatre and discover the hidden history under your feet. The remains were discovered during the redevelopment of the Guildhall Art Gallery in 1985 and offer a fascinating insight into the bloody and barbaric theatre of Roman London. More than 7,000 spectators sat on tiered wooden benches in the open air to watch wild animal fights and the execution of criminals.
  4. Roads to Rome Roads to Rome Self Guided Walk
    Step into the heart of Roman London and discover the beginnings of the City on this walk exploring the remains and stories of the Romans. Available from the City Information Centre or download a copy from the link above.
  5. Roman London Gallery Roman London Gallery at the Museum of London
    Discover how Londinium came to life and what daily life was like in the city 2000 years ago in this permanent exhibition at the Museum of London.
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