In light of the sad news regarding the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, we decided to postpone the Exploring the Royal River Walk out of respect for this period of national mourning.

We have rescheduled the walk for Saturday 29th October, and have messaged all current ticket holders with further information.

Saturday, 29 October 2022, 9am

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Greenwich Guided walk

Join us for an exclusive walk exploring the the Royal Thames 500 years ago. Part of the Totally Thames Mudlarking exhibition. Explore the archaeology of the Royal Palace at Greenwich on the foreshore and on land with archaeologists from Thames Discovery Programme.

Greenwich Palace was one of five Royal Palaces on the Thames in the Tudor period. We’ll discover what archaeology can tell us about the day-to-day life in the palaces, and the importance of the river for trade and transport.

The walk will begin at 9am, at the Riverside Steps, next to the main quad of the Old Royal Naval College. Find the location on What3Words or Google Maps

This walk includes visiting the Thames foreshore, please make sure you’re prepared with suitable footwear, more information below.

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


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