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Thames Discovery Programme

Join Thames Discovery Programme to explore the archaeology of the Thames and the Walbrook rivers. This two-part event begins with a foreshore walk at Cannon Street in the City of London to explore the fascinating archaeology on the Thames. We will then trace the path of the Walbrook river through the city streets and visit to the London Mithraeum, a fascinating Roman temple, which was preserved on the banks of the Walbrook, excavated by MOLA (Museum of London Archaeology) and now on display at the Bloomberg Space. We will also be broadcasting live from the foreshore on Facebook during our fieldwork.


Rivers of London
Foreshore walk and Mithraeum visit: 10.00am
Facebook Live broadcasts between 9.00am and 10.30am
£10.00 including booking fee / Free for Londoners aged over 75 - Book online

This walk for adults will take place on the foreshore and sturdy walking boots or wellingtons are advised. Please note that the foreshore surface can be very uneven. In case of inclement weather, the walk may be postponed or cancelled. Do contact us if you have any questions about the event.

This walk focuses 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.

Thanks to funding from City Bridge Trust, our events are free for Londoners aged over 75.

Facebook Live videos will be broadcast from the Thames Discovery Programme Facebook page.

Remains of Roman temple
© Thames Discovery Programme

Tickets and full booking details available on the Thames Discovery Programme website.

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Meeting point:
Cousin Lane stairs
Cousin Lane
London EC4R 3TE

Thames Discovery Programme

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