Monday, 13 April 2020, 11:30am


This walk has been cancelled due to the Coronavirus/Covid-19 outbreak, more information here

Join us for a guided walk to discover the rich maritime heritage of the south bank of the Thames, and find out about forgotten post-medieval ship breaking industry in Rotherhithe. This walk will give you a chance to explore the archaeological remains on the foreshore with archaeologists from the Thames Discovery Programme, and see our volunteer fieldwork in action.

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

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