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 what people ate and drank, 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.
Unfortunately, not suitable for those with mobility issues needing wheelchairs as access is by stairs and the foreshore is an uneven surface.
Sensible footwear recommended.