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Bankside Family Walk

Meet outside Founders Arms Pub, 52 Hopton St, London SE1 9JH

Time: 10.45 - 12.00

Price: FREE

Join the Thames Discovery Programme for their first family walk of 2019. Explore the rich history of Bankside from the tidal islands of prehistory to the settlements of Roman Southwark and the thriving entertainments of the Shakespeare’s Bankside. The walk will be led by an expert archaeologist from the Thames Discovery Programme and is aimed specifically at families.

Please meet outside the Founder’s Arms pub on Bankside at 10:45am. This walk is suitable for families but the foreshore can be uneven and at times muddy so please bring sturdy walking boots or wellingtons. In case of inclement weather this walk may be postponed or cancelled. In the interests of health and safety only children aged 7 years old and above can come on TDP Family Walks and all children must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Do contact us if you have any further questions about this event.

We’re pleased to be able to offer this walk free of charge thanks to support from Tideway.

Additional information

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