15 February 2020, 12pm


Discover intertidal archaeology in the heart of London with one of our expert archaeologists. This walk will discuss the vanished history of the wharves and warehouses that once lined the Thames, all under the shadow of the iconic Oxo Tower.

The walk will start at 12pm at the river stairs at the end of Gabriel’s Wharf, SE1 9PP.

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

This walk is fully booked

Further information

Places are limited so booking is essential! 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.

The details of the meeting place for the walk is on the booking link; we usually meet at the top of the nearest river stairs. The tickets have the nearest postcode, but might not take you all the way to the stairs. Be careful using Google maps and other online maps, as they don’t recognise the names of the river stairs or foreshore features, and may send you to the wrong place. Find the river, and you should find us nearby!

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