Remains Of Roman Bath Found In Borough

Dean Nicholas
By Dean Nicholas Last edited 85 months ago
Remains Of Roman Bath Found In Borough
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An image from Google Street View: the ruins were found beneath where this fish bar once stood
An image from Google Street View: the ruins were found beneath where this fish bar once stood

Railway engineers working on the Thameslink programme at London Bridge have unearthed the remains of a Roman bath that once stood on the site.

Roman discoveries aren't atypical in London, but tend to come north of the River, our straight-marching forebears harbouring a disdain for the south shared by many current residents (not to mention taxi drivers). The site, at the junction of London Bridge Street and Borough High Street, is one of the largest recorded on the south bank of the Thames and, according to Network Rail's press release, "appears to include a range of rooms including a cold plunge bath as well as hot rooms warmed by under floor heating". It's the kind of luxury touch those moving into the nearby Shard's super-pricey flats might expect.

The discovery was made as the area was cleared to make way for the new railway bridge across the street. Network Rail hopes to preserve the remains within the new building that will go up on the site.

See also:

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The Billingsgate Roman Bath & House

Subterranean London.... Mapped

Last Updated 16 September 2011