Virtual Roman London

The Museum of London has joined forces with TV channel HISTORY™ to develop a new, advanced version of streetmuseum, which gives you the opportunity to see Roman London as it was 2,000 years ago.


Streetmuseum Londinium directs you to locations across the capital where you can immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of Roman London. As you’re guided around the city you’ll unearth exquisite artefacts as if discovering them for the first time and reveal th e stories of life in Londinium. From leather bikini briefs to hoards of gold coins, you can digitally excavate Roman artefacts where they were found, using your finger to dig or by simply blowing on your iPhone. (Blow mode only available on iPhone).

Key Roman sites in London, such as the amphitheatre at Guildhall, are brought to life through augmented reality video – produced by HISTORY– which re-enacts scenes of Roman London against today’s modern backdrop. Soundscapes also allow you to listen to the hustle and bustle of the forum or the sounds of ritual incantation at the Temple of Mithras. (AR mode only available on iPhone).

All these immersive experiences are brought together on a new map of Roman London – compiled and produced by Museum of London Archaeology – which is superimposed on a modern map of the capital, allowing you to see how the city has changed and grown over the last 2,000 years.

You can also use the map to follow a guided walk around the visible Roman remains of the city, to see what is left of Londinium in 21st century London. With all these features in just one app, you’ll have everything you need to reveal the hidden London which lies beneath your feet.

Want to continue London’s story? Visit the Museum of London to discover how the capital became the vibrant world city it is today, and to examine many of the artefacts featured on this app up close.

Streetmuseum Londinium is available for iPhones and iPads NOW and is free to download.