Wapping Foreshore Guided Walk

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St John's Churchyard

Wapping High Street

London

E1W 2PL

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Join us to explore the fascinating archaeology on iconic Thames foreshore at Wapping

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Join Thames Discovery Programme for a guided walk to explore the rich history of Wapping, from the arrest of Hanging Judge Jeffries, 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 walk will begin at 10:30am, meet in St John's Churchyard, Wapping High Street, opposite the Town of Ramsgate Pub.

Our guided foreshore walks help support our work to monitor and record the vulnerable archaeology on the Thames foreshore.

We will cancel any activities that are scheduled when Tier 2 - High Level and Tier 3 - Very High level restrictions are in place. We'll review the situation for individual walks two weeks before the event to decide whether we will go ahead.

There's more information about our refund policy below.

Further information

Our walks are extremely popular and usually sell out, please let us know as soon as possible if you’re not able to attend. We’ll refund anyone who cancels their place up to 24 hours before the start of the event.

The foreshore surface can be uneven and muddy – please wear sturdy footwear, boots or wellies are recommended! In case of inclement weather, the walks may be postponed or cancelled.

The details of the meeting place for each walk are on the booking link; we meet near the river access. The tickets have the nearest postcode, but might not take you all the way to the meeting place. Google maps and other online maps can be confusing as they don’t recognise the names of the river stairs or foreshore features, and may send you to the wrong place. Find the river, and you should find us nearby!

COVID-Secure Activities

The safety of all our staff, volunteers and participants is our priority. All our activities are run with COVID-secure risk assessments, in line with current guidance. We comply with the "We’re Good To Go" Visit England industry standard for activities during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Guided walks are an exception to the rule of six guidance; however, to make sure we can run safely and have a good experience, we have reduced the number of participants on each walk.

Do:

  • Book tickets for all the members of your party – including children
  • Follow the instructions of the Walk Leaders at all times
  • Practice good hand hygiene during the event, we’ll provide hand sanitiser and gloves for you to use.
  • Observe 2 metres social distancing at all times
  • Wear a face covering if you prefer

Don’t:

  • Come if you have COVID-19 symptoms, if you or someone in your household has had a positive test, or if you have been told to self-isolate (see below for our refund policy)
  • Come in a group larger than 6 (unless you’re a larger household or support bubble). We will turn you away.
  • Share equipment and pass around artefacts

We’ll give you a full refund, before or after the event, if you’re unable to attend because you have COVID-19 symptoms, you or someone in your household has had a positive test, or you have been told to self-isolate.

If the foreshore area is busy and it will be difficult for us to socially distance, we may move to another nearby site (no more than 15 minutes walk away). The Walk Leader will decide this on the day after meeting you at the arranged meeting point.

We will cancel any activities that are scheduled when Tier 2 - High Level and Tier 3 - Very High level restrictions are in place. We'll review the situation for individual walks two weeks before the event to decide whether we will go ahead.

If we cancel a walk, we'll refund your order. We will also keep your details on file, and give you priority booking for any new walks we organise, once restrictions are lifted. But just to let you know, we don't anticipate announcing new walks until the New Year.

Artefacts on the foreshore

The Thames Discovery Programme 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 finds 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.

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St John's Churchyard

Wapping High Street

London

E1W 2PL

United Kingdom

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