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Foreshore Walk will reveal River Thames rich history

The mud and gravel that makes up the Thames foreshore is quite literally littered with History. Every day amazing new objects from long are found as the mighty river constantly uncovers lost and discarded items from many centuries of settlements along it’s banks. From Roman jewellery to WW2 munitions the diverse rage of archaeological items discovered where the tide goes out is quite staggering. What’s more the buildings themselves and the man made structure that keeps the Thames within it banks (most of the time!) are also full of fascinating history.

You can read an amazing article about some of the things found on the London Forshore, written by Friend of Tidefest Lara Maiklem HERE

As part of Thames Tidefest 2022 we will once again be running our highly popular Thames Foreshore guided walks will led by local archaeologist Dr Fiona Haughey who has worked on the Thames foreshore since 1993. Come along a witness the living history of London’s river who knows what might be found ! Tickets are just £5 per person (plus booking fee).

Meeting point: head of the new river stairs by Kew bridge upstream side (off the Kew Bridge piazza)

Timings: Ist walk 14.30-15.30 2nd walk 16.00-17.00

Each group maximum number 20 in total. No unaccompanied children. Suitable for children aged 7yrs upwards, not any younger. Not suitable for those with mobility issues – steps, uneven underfoot, muddy areas. Suitable footgear for an uneven, muddy environment ie trainers/wellies/stout shoes. Gloves will be provided

(Only those able to show a PLA permit will be allowed to take anything away from the foreshore)

£5 per ticket. (plus booking fee)