Friday, 15 July 2022, 09:30am


Guided Foreshore Archaeology Walk: Wapping

Discover the archaeology of the Wapping foreshore where execution dock once stood and where the river police have been keeping order for 224 years. Learn about shipping and crime in this once busy dock area and the industries that flourished here. Guided by one of our expert archaeologists, you’ll discover the hidden history of this extraordinary part of London.

The walk will begin at 09:30 am, meet at the top of the steps behind the Town of Ramsgate Pub, 62 Wapping High St, London E1W 2PN.
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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