Thames Foreshore Visit - Rotherhithe

  • Jun 18, 2014 · 10:30 AM
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Running through the heart of London; the Thames has played a central role in the history of the city, and when the tide is low, the capital’s longest archaeological site is revealed.

Come along on Wednesday 18th June to explore 10,000 years of London’s dynamic history...

About the foreshore
Guided by Nathalie Cohen, an archaeologist from the Museum of London's Thames Discovery Programme, we will be going down to the Thames foreshore at low tide at Rotherhithe, where we will have about 1h 30mins to have a look around for objects before the tide comes in.

Any objects you find you can keep and Nathalie will tell us more about the Foreshore, the industry in the area and will be on hand to identify and date objects.  Most objects you can spot sitting on the foreshore after being washed in on the tide or by kicking back a few stones with your feet.

Have a look here at photos of what we found on our last foreshore trip (at Blackfriars).

Due to Health & Safety, we are limited to 25 people.  If you can't get on, put yourself on the waiting list and I will give you first option on the next foreshore trip we do. 

The foreshore is very stoney, so please wear sensible shoes (preferably walking boots/wellington boots).

Cost is £7 per person for Full Members, everyone else £8 per person.  Plastic gloves will be provided.

Afterwards we will head to a local coffee shop for a hot drink and a chat.

If you can't see us outside the station, please call.

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Hope to see you there!


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  • John

    Enjoyed the archaeology of the Thames Foreshore, thanks to Natalie & Elliot for their knowledge and insight to the past lifestyles of London. My first every Meetup and it was a good start. It was good to chat to a few people in the group, or smile in acknowledgement.

    June 19, 2014

  • David A.

    Well worth turning up for. The archaeological team gave more than just their time to make it an interesting, educational and enjoyable experience. Rewarding? I won't be rushing my finds to the bank but some interesting artifacts were assessed on the day.

    2 · June 19, 2014

  • christina m.

    What a great day! Weather was nice and guide knowledgeable. Thanks, Robert.

    1 · June 19, 2014

  • Assunta. (.

    Thoroughly enjoyed the foreshore visit . worth the wait .

    2 · June 18, 2014

  • Suzan L.

    Another fascinating walk along the foreshore, with some very nice friendly people

    2 · June 18, 2014

  • Eszter

    Hi Robert,
    Do you know when we are going to finish?

    June 13, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      If we start at 10.30am & have 1 1/2 hours before the tide changes, then that makes it around 12 noon.

      June 17, 2014

    • Eszter

      Hi Helen, thx for your reply. I did not see it in time, so I have cancelled my rsvp not to risk running out of time. I hope there will be another chance later.

      June 18, 2014

  • Sarah

    Great! Really enjoyed it and learned a lot as ever. Many thanks for organising it, Robert.

    1 · June 18, 2014

  • Laura A.

    have just sent sms saying i feel ill and am turning back home. apologies.

    June 18, 2014


    I believe station is on East London overground. I believe it's still covered by Oyster,but suggest check other tickets.

    June 17, 2014

  • Gillian A.

    Hi, It says limited to 25 people, yet 35 going so far - what if I turn up and too many people?

    June 17, 2014

  • Hildegard S.

    Robert, so sorry but have to pull out of Foreshore visit
    - hope someone on the waiting list can take my place.

    June 17, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm going to bring my dog - hope this is OK!

    June 17, 2014

  • Jacquelyn R.

    So sorry but will now be away - have a really wonderful "fossick" everyone and look forward to photos of amazing finds!

    June 16, 2014

  • Meredith S.

    I LOVED my visit to the foreshore last year... I wish I could join you! Have fun everyone! x x

    1 · June 12, 2014

  • Rosemary Royds T.

    Sounds great fun. Sadly I am stuck in the office. Can you put me down for the next one and I will book annual leave!

    June 12, 2014

  • Mary

    What a shame can't make this one as I'm working!

    May 28, 2014

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