Gladiator Games

Things to do, Performances
4 out of 5 stars
(6user reviews)
Gladiator Games
Museum of London

Time Out says

See professional gladiators (who may well have other jobs too, but they're definitely also very good at pretending to be gladiators) battle it out in Guildhall Yard, the site of London's only Roman amphitheatre. The reconstructions of the gladiator-style games once held in ancient Londinium will take place before an emperor, and the crowd will decide which warrior will get to walk free based on their performance. Find out more and book here

Performance times: 
Fri Aug 25: 7pm
Sat Aug 26: 12noon, 3:30pm, 7pm
Sun Aug 27: 1pm, 4:30pm
Mon Aug 28: 12noon, 3:30pm



Users say (6)

4 out of 5 stars

Average User Rating

3.8 / 5

Rating Breakdown

  • 5 star:2
  • 4 star:2
  • 3 star:0
  • 2 star:0
  • 1 star:1
1 person listening

Seriously impressed it was heat wave conditions these performers came out in full metal helmets etc.

They had heavy steel swords, spears etc, the sword fights were brilliant and the grappling on the ground was realistic.

The bloom spurts and injuries looked good, everyone was clapping, cheating and having fun.

At the end you got to have your pictures taken with the cast ( your favourite Gladiator) they where all really friendly.

A great spectacle and good interactive fun.


I went to see the games last week as my Boyfriend is into the Roman era. Although I was hoping for a bit more physical violence and gore (as seen from films such as Gladiator and Ben Hur), this is a show open to all the family and I felt the cast (complete with traditional costumes) and the production team did a great job overall. My only reason for not giving the shows 5 stars was because I felt they could have made more of the preshow e.g. actors coming up and interacting with the audience in character. Also I would have liked to have known which team won as they forgot to announce it at the end!

What a joke! This was badly staged and horribly expensive. The 'gladiators' either need to hit the gym or lay off the pies!! Don't waste your money...