Saturday, 16 July 2022, 10:15am

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As part of Southwark Cathedral’s Mudlarking Day, join Thames Discovery Programme for a guided walk to explore the rich history of Bankside. We’ll explore the tidal islands of prehistory to the settlements of Roman Southwark and the thriving entertainments of the Shakespeare’s Bankside.

The walk will begin at 10:15am, meet next to the river by The Founders Arms pub, Bankside, SE1 9JH. Find the location on What3Words or Google Maps

Free concessionary tickets are available for Londoners over 65 or under 18, London based-Veterans, Londoners living with dementia, Parkinson’s or mental health Problems.


Further Information

Our walks are extremely popular and usually sell out, please let us know 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.

The foreshore surface can be uneven and muddy – please wear sturdy footwear, boots or wellies are recommended! In case of inclement 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. 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