Update: In light of the sad news regarding the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, we have decided to postpone the Thames Lark out of respect for this period of national mourning.

In recognition of the work our young people and staff have put into this event, we will be rescheduling the event for a later date. We will shortly be contacting all current ticket holders with further information.

Our thoughts and condolences are with the Royal Family at this time.

Things are shaping up for our Heritage Open Days’ New Wave event.

A Thames Lark – Saturday 10 September.

This weekend we were out and about with some of our New Wave volunteers, scoping out the route for our Thames Lark.


We’ve found a fantastic venue to use as a base for registration. We’ll be meeting participants in the gorgeous co-working space at Shaman Coffee, St Paul’s Riverside. Located on Broken Wharf, Queenhithe, Shaman is the perfect spot to start our New Wave trail along the Thames.


Co-working space at Shaman Coffee, St Paul’s Riverside.

At registration participants will be able to pick up the first page of the zine, along with some Heritage Open Days’ New Wave swag.

The scavenger hunt will take participants on a trail along the river, mapping stories through time and space. The trail will amplify unheard voices from the past, unwrap hidden stories, and allow teams and individuals to explore an alternative history of the River Thames.

We’ll finish the day with a magical evening event at a secret location alongside the Thames.


Our event will take place on Saturday, 10 September 2022.

Booking for our New Wave event opens Thursday 1 September at 19:30 BST.

Visit our event page.

This event is part of New Wave, a series of innovative youth-led events being produced for this year’s Heritage Open Days festival. New Wave is a project by Heritage Open Days, which is presented by the National Trust and supported by players of People’s Postcode Lottery. You can find out more here.