The Wapping foreshore has a long history of key events from the arrest of Hanging Judge Jeffires, to the formation of the River Police and the execution of pirates and smugglers at Execution Dock. Join archaeologists from the Thames Discovery Programme to explore this stretch of foreshore and it's role in the development of London's docklands.
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.
Please note that the foreshore surface can be slippery so please wear wellington boots or sturdy shoes
Walk leaders: Eliott Wragg and Will Rathouse