Sunday, 19 June 2022, 11:45am


Slipways used to launch naval vessels from the Royal Docks at Deptford

Foreshore archaeology guided walk: Deptford

Discover the archaeology of the Deptford foreshore where Henry VIII founded a naval dockyard which launched ships well into the Victorian era. See the slipways and learn about the subsequent history of the site as a stock yard for imported animals, a military camp during WW2 and in the newspaper strikes of the late 1980s. Guided by one of our expert archaeologists, you’ll discover the hidden history of this extraordinary part of London.

The walk will begin at 11:45 am, meet at the top of the steps beside the Master Shipwright’s House at the bottom of Watergate St. SE8 3JF.
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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.

COVID-Secure Activities


The safety of all our staff, volunteers and participants is our priority. All our activities are run with a COVID-secure risk assessment in line with current guidance. We comply with the ‘We’re Good To Go’ Visit England industry standard for activities during the COVID-19 outbreak.


• Book tickets for all the members of your party – including children
• Follow the instructions of the Walk Leaders at all times
• Wear a face covering if you prefer


• Come if you have COVID-19 symptoms, if you or someone in your household has had a positive test, or if you’ve been told to self-isolate.

We’ll give you a full refund, before or after the event, if you’re unable to attend because you have COVID-19 symptoms, you or someone in your household has had a positive test, or you have been told to self-isolate.

If we cancel a walk, we’ll refund your order.

Our walks are extremely popular and usually sell out, please let us know as soon as possible if you’re not able to attend.