Monday, 02 October 2023, 09:00am


Greenwich Guided walk


Join the Thames Discovery Programme on a guided walk on the Thames foreshore at the Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich.

Guided by one of our expert archaeologists, discover the archaeology of this fascinating area of Thames foreshore. Learn about Henry VIII’s favourite palace that once stood here. Seek out evidence of trade and shipping activity on the foreshore. Find out about how a royal palace became a hospital for retired naval personnel and then a training establishment for naval officers.

Please be aware that this event involves walking across uneven and muddy ground and is therefore not suitable for young children or people with mobility difficulties.
The walk will begin at: 09:00, meet at The Old Royal Naval College river stairs. Find the location on What3Words or Google Maps

Our guided foreshore walks help support our work to monitor and record the vulnerable archaeology on the Thames foreshore.

Tickets are £20. Concessionary tickets are available at £10 for over 65s, under 18s, people with disabilties, or people claiming means-tested benefits.

Further Information

Our walks are extremely popular and usually sell out, please cancel your ticket as soon as possible if you’re not able to attend. We’ll refund anyone who cancels their place up to 24 hours before the start of the event. Please note that Eventbrite do not usually refund their booking fee.

The foreshore surface can be uneven and muddy – please wear sturdy footwear, boots or wellies are recommended! Waterproof gloves and hand sanitiser are also advisable. In case of bad weather, the walks may be postponed or cancelled.

Read more about what you need to know before you come and foreshore walk accessibility

The TDP leads regular guided walks on the foreshore for adults, and families with older children and teenagers. These walks focus on the history and heritage of the river including those structures and features exposed by the movement of sediment in this dynamic environment, which are monitored and archaeologically recorded by the FROG. Thanks to the kind permission of the Port of London Authority, some surface-only artefact handling may be permitted when attending a TDP foreshore walk, but all finds must be examined by the archaeologist on site, and significant artefacts must be recorded with the Portable Antiquities Scheme Please be aware that if you wish to regularly search the foreshore for artefacts at other times you must be in possession of a Permit to Search the Foreshore, issued by the Port of London Authority