Sunday, 29 May 2016

Walk of the Week: Thames Beachcombing

Every Sunday we’ll pluck just one walk from the vast London Walks
repertoire and put it centre stage.

You can check out the full schedule at

But if you only take one walking tour this week, why not make it…

Thames Beachcombing

Saturday 4th June 9:00a.m meet at mansion House tube

Beachcombing on the Thames with an archaeologist. It's 10,000 years of history beneath your feet! It's the best possible London souvenir in your pocket - a piece of genuine London history - a mediaeval roof tile (they make perfect candle holders - do dinner party conversation pieces come any better?), an Elizabethan clay pipe, or, if you're lucky something Roman. Or - yes, this has happened - something older, something Mesolithic! Guided by Greer. Oh and do wear sensible shoes. N.B. the walk takes about two hours and ends on the stretch of the foreshore in front of the Tate Modern, just over the river from Mansion House Tube and Blackfriars Tube.

Your guide…

Fiona H.
Fiona H. conducts our Thames beachcombing walks. An Inter-tidal Aracheologist (and Archaeological illustrator), she's a leading authority on the Thames foreshore. (She's also excavated in many near Eastern and central European countries. Given papers all over the world...well, you get the idea.) And she's a Super Mum - six children! In her "spare" time she spins.

A London Walk costs £10 – £8 concession. To join a London Walk, simply meet your guide at the designated tube station at the appointed time. Details of all London Walks can be found at

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