Saturday, 3 September 2022, 11am


This walk is fully booked

Join us for an exclusive walk exploring the archaeology of the working river. Part of the Totally Thames Mudlarking exhibition. Archaeologists from Thames Discovery Programme will take you from Waterman’s Hall, to explore the archaeology of the Southbank. We’ll finish on the foreshore at Bankside, and find out more about archaeology at low tide.

This part of the Thames has played a rich part in London’s history, from tidal islands in prehistory to the suburbs of Roman London. It was a thriving entertainment area in Shakespeare’s time and became a focus for industry and trade in recent history.

The walk will begin at 11am, outside the Waterman’s Hall, 16-18 St Mary at Hill, London EC3R 8EF. 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. We will finish close to The Founders Arms pub, Bankside, SE1 9JH. (Find the location on What3Words or Google Maps)

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