Mithraeum, London

Reviews

4.5

Overview

It is a Roman temple dedicated to the god of Mithras. It was discovered in the early 1950 and has now been rebuilt in the basement of Bloomberg's European headquarters.

Another name of this ancient temple is the Temple of Mithras. The said temple was discovered during a building construction at the original Roman street level. 

Why it is famous: - 

The history of this site, an ancient Roman temple, is fascinating but the overall experience will leave you asking more and more. On the ground floor, there is an art exhibition.

When will you further go down a couple of stairs, there is an information center, further going down will lead to the Mithraeum. In this place, there is an interesting display of over 600 artifacts. 

 

Timings

  • Sunday : 10:00 am to 06:00 pm
  • Sunday : 10:00 am to 06:00 pm
  • Sunday : 10:00 am to 06:00 pm
  • Sunday : 10:00 am to 06:00 pm
  • Sunday : 10:00 am to 06:00 pm
  • Sunday : 10:00 am to 06:00 pm

Timings are subject to change. You will be automatically booked into a time slot as part of the check out process. Please visit the official website to confirm the time slot before your visit.

 

How to Reach

  • By Cab : Cab facility is best suited if you wish to visit this place. Take a cab from anywhere from the city and visit here.
  • By Air : The nearest airport is London International Airport.
  • By Train : It is located at some of the busiest points in the city of London. Thus, all means of road transport including metro rail is readily available. Great Northern and South Eastern are the nearest stations.
  • By Bus : Frequent Bus services are available. Bus no. 11, 15 17, 21, 26, 8 can be taken up to reach.
  • By Water : No waterway option is available for reaching this place.

 

Ticket Pricing

  • Ticket : Entry to this temple is free; however, it is advised to take the appointment online before visiting because there is a cap on the number of visitors. Online appointments can be taken through the official website address.

Tourist Attraction: - 

Exhibition: - There was a very good interactive exhibition about the history of the temple and the artefacts that have been discovered. After visiting this place, you will get to know about Mithras as a religion.

There was also some very strange modern 'art' here. Extremely well and dynamically presented, the exhibition will help you to gain experience and knowledge. The temple is also well organized. 

Light and Sound Show: - It's not a long duration show but very mesmerizing. It is just a 5-minute sound-n-light show. There is no extra charge for this show. It is absolutely free of cost.

Excavation Site: - When you will enter the excavation site you will see the remnants of the temple. Along with the archaeological remains, several artifacts are telling of everyday life in London during Roman times. 

Occasional Events: - Regarded as one of the best places for culture and ancient history, if you are lucky you can have a chance to enjoy occasional events organized here at regular intervals.

In the recent past, many events like live storytelling with children's author Caroline Lawrence, Live lecture by Dr David Walsh on the Mithraic Mysteries were organized.

In February very interesting learning events were organized called “Meet a Roman Soldier and Create Your Hand Puppet”. So, keep your finger crossed that, when you visit, there is an event being held.

 

Address

London Mithraeum, Walbrook, London, UK

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Rosemary Duckworth
Rosemary Duckworth
03/10/2020 15:26
I have given this 5 stars as a fantastic effort has been made in the reconstruction of this old temple. Atmospheric, interesting and relocated to its original site (more or less) well below current ground level. It was a home of a mystery cult so entirely appropriate you descend into the ground beneath the city. I remember it from when it was located in the open air and covered in crazy paving, so different. There is an interesting exhibition with it too. It is also free, they do recommend booking though.
Starborn Thing
Starborn Thing
03/03/2020 22:31
Fantastic atmospheric museum stronger at space. Some fantastic exhibits with interactive pads to guide you through. The main temple is a bit spooky and might not appeal to young children. It won't take long to visit, but it's a great free attraction if you're in the area
Reza
Reza
07/19/2020 13:45
Hidden museum in London !!! . This place can be accesed through Bloomberg London building. The museum is quite small but there are many supporting figures. No entrance fee if you want to visit the place. Instead you need to book in advance before arrival as they will limit the number of visitor inside.
Jodie Harbottle
Jodie Harbottle
05/08/2020 15:54
An amazing find! I had no idea this was in London. You need to book a slot to go in but they are fairly flexible. You won't spend too much time here but it is very cool...
Matthew Watson
Matthew Watson
01/16/2020 06:34
A hidden treasure, a free exhibit which goes into great detail on the cult of mithras and the history of that particular temple and the archaeological finds a long with it. The information is clear and detailed. It doesn't take vast amounts of time to do either.

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FAQs

This place is open between 10 AM to 06 PM from Tuesday to Sunday. Monday is a weekly holiday. Visiting London in any season has its importance. So, visit any time of the year.
As the largest city in Europe, London has much to offer in the way of tangible historical heritage. Although centuries of urbanization have taken their toll, there are still many ancient places for tourists to explore. Some of them are Shakespeare’s Globe, Churchill War Rooms, Museum of London, Tower of London, Mega Fauna, The Vauxhall Timbers, The Round Barrows of Southeast London, and many more. Guildhall and the remains of the Roman stadium are also good options for tourists to explore.
Within the distance of 1Km, there are approx. more than 100 restaurants to have all types of food. Some of the world-famous restaurants are Starbucks, Birley’s Sandwiches, Flock, Hispania, Alexander the Great, and the DON, etc.
This is also an old temple place, so dress up sensibly. Put your phone on switch off mode/ silent mode before entering. As it is very dark inside, it is advisable to watch your feet and move slowly.
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