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Roman Bath and House Guided Tours: Saturdays

Beneath the streets and cobbled pathways of the City of London lies a wealth of Roman history, surviving 2000 years of building, fire and bombings.

Lower Thames Street is home to one of Roman London's most fascinating remains. Enter an apparently unremarkable office building, meet your City of London Guide and descend underneath the streets to explore the site of the Billingsgate Roman Bathhouse.

It was discovered in 1848, but actually dates to the late second century and is now open to visitors for a limited period. Come and explore this extraordinary glimpse into ancient City life on this guided tour lasting just under an hour.

Dates: every Saturday from 6 April to 30 November 2019 at 11am, 12 noon and 1pm.

Note: no tours take place on Saturday 21 September (Open House Weekend); on Saturday 9 November tours will take place at 12, 1 and 2pm.

Please note you need to book your tickets (£9, concessions £7 - plus booking fee) in advance via Eventbrite (booking fee applies) and the only access to the site is via a staircase.

To find out more about the Billingsgate Bath House, Read the article written by one of our City of London Guides.

Photos: courtesy of Niki Gorick

Nearly all the regular walks and tours offered on this website are just turn up and pay or free. For these walks no advanced booking is possible. There are only a few tours that need to be booked in advance (Illuminated River, Smithfield Market, Leadenhall Market walks and Guildhall and the Roman Bath House tours) because of restricted numbers.

Note: tours run every day of the year except Christmas Day and Boxing Day. In exceptional circumstances we may not have a guide available and we'll let the City Information Centre know.

If you want a walk or lecture for a group of people, then please use our Find a Guide section.