7th – 23rd September 2017

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Join the Thames Discovery Programme for guided foreshore walks at sites across London, visit some iconic beaches and learn more about the fascinating and unique archaeology and history of the River Thames.

Places are limited so booking is essential! The foreshore surface can be uneven and muddy – so please wear sturdy footwear; boots or wellies are recommended! In case of inclement weather, the walks may be postponed or cancelled.

The TDP leads regular guided walks on the foreshore for adults, and families with older children / 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.

7th September

Totally Thames Gabriels Wharf Walk

Join us to explore the foreshore near the iconic Oxo Tower. This walk is suitable for families. Walk leader: Josh Frost

Eventbrite - Totally Thames: Gabriels Wharf Walk

8th September

Totally Thames Deptford Walk

Discover the maritime heritage of the south bank of the Thames, and find out about post-medieval ship building at Deptford Royal Dockyard. Walk leader: Eliott Wragg.

Eventbrite - Totally Thames: Deptford Walk

8th September

Totally Thames Custom House Walk

Join the Thames Discovery Programme and discover the archaeology of the waterfront from its Roman origins to the Victorian period as you explore the eastern foreshore of the City, not far from the Tower of London – we’ll be looking at the remains of the Pool of London’s wharves and trades. Walk leader: Nathalie Cohen

Eventbrite - Totally Thames: Custom House Walk

9th September

Totally Thames Greenwich Walk

The Greenwich foreshore is one of the most exciting and dynamic sites on the Thames. Of particular interest are the remains of Tudor jetties, associated with the Palace of Placentia. Walk leader: Nathalie Cohen

Eventbrite - Totally Thames: Greenwich Walk 1

10th September

Totally Thames Cannon Street Walk

Discover the archaeology of the waterfront from its Roman origins to the Victorian period as you explore the foreshore at the heart of the City! Walk leaders: Guy Bloom, Melvyn Dresner and Nathalie Cohen.

Eventbrite - Totally Thames: Cannon St Walk

11th September

Totally Thames Rotherhithe-Bermondsey Walk

Discover the maritime heritage of the south bank of the Thames, and find out about post-medieval ship breaking in Bermondsey and Rotherhithe. Walk leaders: Nathalie Cohen and the members of the Rotherhithe and Bermondsey Foreshore Recording and Observation Group.

Eventbrite - Totally Thames: Rotherhithe Walk

21st September

Totally Thames Burrell’s Wharf Walk

We’ll be exploring the history of shipbuilding on the Isle of Dogs, including learning about Brunel’s Great Eastern. Find out more about previous investigations on the site and hear all about the most exciting discoveries to date. Walk leader: Eliott Wragg.

Eventbrite - Totally Thames: Burrell’s Wharf Walk

22nd September

Totally Thames Greenwich Walk

The Greenwich foreshore is one of the most exciting and dynamic sites on the Thames. Of particular interest are the remains of Tudor jetties, associated with the Palace of Placentia. Walk leader: Helen Johnston

Eventbrite - Totally Thames: Greenwich Walk 2

23rd September

Totally Thames Bankside Walk

Learn more about the history and archaeology of London’s suburban South Bank at one of London’s iconic beaches. Walk leaders: Josh Frost and Helen Johnston.

Eventbrite - Totally Thames: Bankside Walk