Custom House Foreshore Walk

09.02.2019
Custom House Stairs next to Sugar Quay, Water Lane Lower Thames Street City of London EC3R 6LA

Time: 10.00 - 11.30

Price: £10.19 (FREE for over 75s)

Discover the archaeology of the City of London 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. This walk will give you a chance to explore the archaeological remains on the foreshore with archaeologist Josh Frost.

The walk will begin at 10am, meet at the stairs at the end of Water Lane, next to Custom House.

Thames Discovery Programme 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 details of the meeting place for each walk are on the booking link; we usually meet at the top of the nearest river stairs, unless otherwise stated. The tickets have the nearest postcode, but that might not take you all the way to the stairs. Find the river, and you should find us nearby! Be warned, Google maps and other online maps, don’t include the names of the river stairs or foreshore features, so searching there often ends up being confusing!

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