3 August 2019, 9:45am


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.

The walk will begin at 9:45am, meet at Hanover River Stairs, opposite Isambard Place, Rotherhithe, SE16 7DA

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 meeting place is at the top of the stairs next to the river, the tickets include the nearest postcode. Be careful when using Google maps and other online maps, as they don’t include the stairs or the foreshore, so relying on them can be misleading. Find the river, and you should find us!

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