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Bankside Foreshore Archaeological Walk

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Discover the long history of Bankside beginning over 6000 years ago and continuing right through to today with Dr Fiona Haughey. Come and find evidence of the red light district of the Tudor period and other bad habits, as well as what people ate and drank over the last few hundred years.

Bankside’s history is more intense than that of the City of London, on the other side of the river. A heavy prehistoric presence is followed by the Romans and all periods through to today. It was the red-light district in the Tudor period and on the foreshore, evidence can be discovered of the money pots used in the many theatres found in the area. See how people lived, what jobs they undertook, what items they had in their house as well as their bad habits. Examine the structures still visible in the foreshore that describe where people worked and the importance of the river to those that lived nearby. Come for a stroll with Dr Fiona Haughey and explore the varied life on the southern bank of the Thames through the ages - all to be found beneath your feet on the Bankside foreshore.

Essential Information

  • Suitable for ages 12+. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult
  • Please ensure you wear sensible foot wear as the foreshore is an uneven and sometimes muddy surface
  • Access to the foreshore is by stairs only