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We came, we saw, we will maybe conquer … one day.

Anna Funke

Billingsgate House and Bathhouse is one of the many archaeological sites hidden beneath the streets of central London. This remnant of Roman Britain can be found in the basement of a rather unassuming office complex on Lower Thames Street, between Monument and Tower Hill. 632 more words


Illustrations of Roman London

Charles Roach Smith was born on the Isle of Wight in 1806, and reared by his mother and older sisters after his father’s death when he was six years old. 1,186 more words


Finding Ancient Rome in London

I got the inspiration for this post from my post on Milan’s Roman heritage: it seemed like a good idea to explore Roman heritage closer to home. 898 more words

Out & About

Big Comics

I’ve been extremely busy over the past six weeks with a big – and I do mean BIG – commission for the Museum of London. I think it must be the single biggest piece of artwork I’ve ever produced. 307 more words


After the Blitz, comes Brutalism

Within the boundaries of the City of London, the old heart of London founded on Roman settlements and modern financial investment, is an area known as the Barbican. 297 more words


The Temple of Mithras

The (Roman) Temple of Mithras was originally built in the early third century, circa 220-40, and abandoned in the fourth, when Christianity came to replace paganism throughout the Roman Empire, the remains only coming to light again during rebuilding after the Second World War, when they were  moved to a new location on the west rather than east bank of the Walbrook (they are  currently in storage and  awaiting a move to another new location, in a specially designed  space in the Bloomberg Building, which is under construction and scheduled for completion in 2017). 201 more words

Roman London

Open House London 2014 (Barnard’s Inn; Christ Church, Spitalfields; and St Pancras Old Church)

20th September 2014 – Open House London

(photos below all taken today by Bob Jones)

Barnard’s Inn

Barnard’s Inn, which  dates to the late fourteenth- or early fifteenth- century, is one of the Inns of Chancery, thought to have originated in the Medieval period as a place where chancery clerks were trained  – in the preparation of writs –  and also where they were housed.  793 more words

London Churches