• inside the bath
  • Surrey St entrance to the bath

'Roman' Bath

Unknown

place
5 Strand Lane (access via Surrey Street steps), WC2R 2NA
info_outline
Partial disabled access
A plunge bath, popularly known as the 'Roman' bath, originally a 17C feeder cistern for a grotto-fountain at the old Somerset House, located in a vault below a 19C building. Dickens' character David Copperfield took regular plunges there.

Design

Original design
Unknown, 1612
Type
Miscellaneous
Period
Stuart