One of the most important Roman sites in London is the so-called Billingsgate Bath House. It comprises a smallish Roman bath house, bordered on the east and north sides by other ruins, whether domestic or commercial is not entirely clear, but probably the latter. It is underneath a 1960s office block at 101 Lower Thames Street. It was first discovered in the 19th Century and extensively further excavated and explored by archaeologists in the 1960s. Conservators have just finished a short programme to give it a bit of maintenance to ensure that it remains in good condition for the next twenty years or so.
Today it was open to the public through the good offices of Thames Discovery Programme and it will be open again this weekend. Members of the maintenance team from UCL will be on hand to demonstrate how they go about their work to clean and repair the masonry, tiles, bricks etc. Find out more here. It’s free.