Skip to main content
  1. Home
  2. What's On
  3. Archaeological Walks 2014

Archaeological Walks 2014

Please note:
This is a past event and has already taken place

See our current events

The lives of Londoners and the Thames have been inextricably entwined for thousands of years. Join a Totally Thames archaeological walk and explore our maritime heritage. See the remains of Tudor Jetties, a Bronze Age bridge, an Iron Age fish trap as well as eroding prehistoric landscapes, mesolithic trees and more.

Saturday 6 September
Greenwich

10.30am – 12pm, meet at the main Greenwich Park gate off Shooters Hill Rd, Greenwich SE3 0RX
Explore the ancestors - Greenwich Anglo-Saxon Barrow Cemetery. Recreate a long-lost Thames community from 1500 year old burials. Dr Sue Harrington (Thames Estuary Partnership).

Gabriel's Wharf
5.30pm – 7pm, meet at Gabriels Wharf Jetty, by the Oxo Tower SE1 9PH
Explore the age-old connection between Londoners and the Thames. Dr Fiona Haughey and Mike Webber.

Sunday 7 September

Bermondsey
5.30pm – 7pm, meet at Bermondsey Tube station (Jubilee Line), Jamaica Rd, Bermondsey SE16 4RX
Examine old ship timbers and the grid iron and discover our great naval history. Dr Fiona Haughey and Mike Webber.

Greenwich
6pm – 8pm, meet on the Old Royal Naval College foreshore, King William Walk SE10 9NN
Discover dynamic Greenwich and Tudor jetties of the Palace of Placentia. Helen Johnston (Thames Discovery).

Monday 8 September

Vauxhall
7.30am – 9am, meet on the foreshore in front of MI6 building, Albert Embankment SE1 7TP
Delve deep into Vauxhall's 6000 year old prehistoric landscape. Solange la Rose.

Tuesday 9 September

Bermondsey
8.45am – 10.45am, meet at Chambers Wharf Steps, Bermondsey Wall East SE1
Learn about post-medieval ship breaking in Bermondsey and Rotherhithe. Dr Coutney Nimura (Thames Discovery).

Wednesday 10 September

Trig Lane
9am – 11am, meet at the foreshore below Millenium Bridge, North Bank EC4V
An archaeological sweep of Trig Lane from Roman to Victorian eras. Solange La Rose (Thames Discovery).

Thursday 11 September

Greenwich
9.30am – 11.30am, meet at the riverfront stairs, Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich SE10 9NN
Discover dynamic Greenwich and Tudor jetties of the Palace of Placentia. Helen Johnston (Thames Discovery).

Friday 12 September

Cannon Street

11am – 1pm, meet at Cousin Lane steps by The Banker PH off Lower Thames St EC4R 3TE
Incredible Cannon Street finds and facts. Nathalie Cohen (Thames Discovery).

Saturday 13 September

Putney FREE - booking not necessary.
11.15am and 12.15pm for dry land walks, 1pm for foreshore tour, meet at the piazza by Brewhouse Lane Slipway, Putney SW15 1SZ. 2pm - 3pm - tour of the historic St Mary's Church.
Explore Putney's diverse and significant historic riverside from prehistory to more recent times with Dorian Gerhold and Dr Pamela Greenwood, Wandsworth Historical Society.

Bankside
11am – 1pm, meet at the Founders Arms, 52 Hopton St. London SE1 9JH
10,000 years of foreshore history in one 2-hour walk. Dr Fiona Haughey and Mike Webber.

Vauxhall
11.30am - 1.30pm, meet at the slipway next to MI6 building, Albert Embankment SE1 7TP
Chart investigations on the Vauxhall foreshore revealing its fascinating prehistory. John Layt (Thames Discovery).

Sunday 14 September

Vauxhall
11am – 1pm, meet on the foreshore in front of MI6 building, Albert Embankment SE1 7TP
Explore the remains of Londinium at the confluence of the Thames and the Effra. Dr Fiona Haughey and Mike Webber.

Fulham Palace & Bishops Park
12pm - 2pm, meet at Fulham Palace, Bishops Avenue, Fulham SW6 6EA
Trace the relationship between the Thames and Fulham Palace. Phil Emery.

Monday 15 September
Deptford

12pm - 2pm, meet at the slipway next to the Ahoy Centre Borthwick Street, Deptford, London, SE8 3JY
Examine the history of shipbuilding at the Royal Dockyard. Elliot Wragg (Thames Discovery).

Please wear sturdy footwear; boots or wellies are recommended.