7 – 23 September 2021


Join archaeologists at the Thames Discovery Programme for guided foreshore walks at sites across London for Totally Thames 2021. Visit some iconic beaches with our archaeologists and learn more about the fascinating and unique archaeology and history of the River Thames.

Book your place using the Eventbrite links below.

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

7 September 2021, 10:30am

Totally Thames Isleworth Foreshore Walk

Discover the Isleworth foreshore where there are features from the early middle ages to the 20th century including the remains of a WW1 U-boat hunting motor launch which also rescued troops from Dunkirk in WW2. 

Eventbrite – Totally Thames: Isleworth guided walk

8 September 2021, 09:30am

Totally Thames Southwark Foreshore Walk

Discover the rich history of entertainment, transport and industry that flourished on the South Bank of the Thames from the Middle Ages to the 20th Century

Eventbrite – Totally Thames: Southwark guided walk

9 September 2021, 09:50am

Totally Thames Greenwich Foreshore Walk

Greenwich is one of our most dynamic and rapidly changing sites. Sitting in the shadow of the Old Royal Naval College and the former site of the Tudor Palace of Greenwich, this is a fascinating site to explore.

Eventbrite – Totally Thames: Greenwich guided walk

11 September 2021, 11:00am

Totally Thames Burrell’s Wharf Foreshore Walk

The site of the ill-fated launch of Isambard Kingdom Brunel’s final project the SS Great Eastern, Burrell’s Wharf is a at the centre of the Isle of Dogs’ rich industrial and maritime heritage.

Eventbrite – Totally Thames: Burrell’s Wharf guided walk

12 September 2021, 11:45am

Totally Thames Trig Lane Foreshore Walk

Trig Lane, in the shadow of the Millennium Bridge, this site reflects the history of the City of London, from the Romans, through the Medieval period to the Victorians and the warehouses that lined the river.

Eventbrite – Totally Thames: Trig Lane guided walk

21 September 2021, 09:00am

Totally Thames Southwark Foreshore Walk

Discover the rich history of entertainment, transport and industry that flourished on the South Bank of the Thames from the Middle Ages to the 20th Century

Eventbrite – Totally Thames: Southwark guided walk

22 September 2021, 09:20am

Totally Thames Rotherhithe Foreshore Walk

Exploring the maritime heritage of Rotherhithe. From ship-building and breaking to the Pilgrim Fathers and kings, this stretch of foreshore tells a rich story.

Eventbrite – Totally Thames: Rotherhithe guided walk

23 September 2021, 09:50am

Totally Thames Wapping Foreshore Walk

At the very centre of trade in London, Wapping was familiar to characters from all levels on London society, from the river police to pirates, the victims of Execution Dock and the infamous Judge Jeffreys.

Eventbrite – Totally Thames: Wapping guided walk

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. We will also keep your details on file, and give you priority booking for any new walks we organise.

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