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Strand Lane 'Roman' Bath, London

5 Strand Lane, London WC2R 2NA, England
+44 20 7641 5264
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Roman baths in London? The baths at 5 Strand Lane in London have been reported since the 1830s as a Roman survival. But they're actually the remaining portion of a cistern built in 1612 to feed a fountain in the gardens of the old Somerset House, then a royal palace. A London curiosity, owned by the National Trust and administered by Westminster City Council.
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Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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5 Strand Lane, London WC2R 2NA, England
Covent Garden
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Reviewed 2 June 2018 via mobile

This company looks after Macdonald contract. They’re the worse people to work for. They give students zero hour contract and treat people with absolutely no respect I told them that I am an A level student before I started working for them and they choosed...More

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Reviewed 31 May 2018 via mobile

Visit to the Roman bath s and of course the city Bath was truly an experience. The town is so rich with history and also the way it is presented is just simply amazing. This is one trip I would recommend anyone to take if...More

Thank Rasini B
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Reviewed 12 March 2018

Not easy to find, as the stairs by the sign to the bath are now gated and padlocked shut. You can still get on to Strand Place via the embankment though, and then you can walk up to the building that houses the bath. There's...More

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Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

Great little find in London amongst the hustle and bustle of London life. Along Strand Lane and behind a window is a sunken brick tank that 19th century Londoners wanted to believe was a Roman bath. It is now thought that this was a cistern...More

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Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

It is as previous reviewers have attested to - slightly underwhelming. But take the time to pick up a history (or read the interpretation panels) and learn from Michael Trapp of King's College London. He's done a marvellous job of covering the facts and theories....More

Thank Steve K
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Reviewed 17 September 2017

Quite apart from being Romanit was originally built as a cistern.You go down some steps and there on the left is a pool of uninviting water.Don't waste your time.

Thank wingate
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Reviewed 3 May 2017

This is not easy to find but well worth while. Off Surrey Street near The Strand, it is not well signposted if you weren't aware of its location. It is open from 10:30 am on weekdays for only 90 minutes. If you arrive and it...More

1  Thank Brian S
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Reviewed 20 March 2017

Finally able to access the alley and look through window at bath, one of London's curiosities. Old watch house is also worth seeing.

Thank KAW687
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Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

These Roman Baths are tucked away near Somerset House and quite difficult to find. Run by the National Trust and not generally open to the public, the small Baths can be viewed through an exterior window. The site is not very well lit and the...More

Thank Iain W
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Reviewed 17 January 2017

This exciting tourist destination gave us an opportunity to see the old tradition of roman empire living in that place long time ago. It was very amazing place for us to be there and very peaceful place with unique scenery. Aside from that it was...More

Thank 2015_Noypiako
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