Billingsgate bath house, artist's reconstruction
How was the town organised?
The Forum and Basilica were at the centre of the town on top of a hill. The
main north-south road ran from the Forum to the Roman London bridge, with
an east-west road running through the centre of the town. The bridge linked
the settlement north of the river with Roman Southwark, which was a
settlement of 3000 people by the end of the second century AD. The main
baths were by the river. Archaeologists have also excavated smaller
bathhouses on Cheapside and at the nearby settlement in Shadwell.