Find out more about the history of the River Thames with one of our foreshore walks led by community archaeologist Mike Webber

Led by Thames archaeologist Mike Webber who has an encyclopaedic knowledge of London and the River we are delighted to now offer guided walks along the Thames foreshore, London’s longest archaeological site.

On this walk, you will learn about London’s past and how the Thames has shaped the history of this great city. Discover how the lives of Londoners and visitors have been entwined with the Thames for thousands of years.

Mike Webber is a community archaeologist, educator, and curator. He co-ordinated the Thames Archaeological Survey 1995-2000 and now specialises in the archaeology of the River Thames.

The focus for this work has been the artefacts, particularly pot sherds, found on the Thames beaches. Recent work with ceramic artists and makers has led Mike to explore the archaeological and historical evidence for the people who made these artefacts and the techniques that they used to make and decorate them.

Mike has also co-curated the recent exhibitions Treasures from the Thames and Larking: The Thames and Beyond at the Cathedral with mudlark and best-selling author Lara Maiklem.

Booking and Further Information

These walks are dependent on the River Thames tide times and are approximately 3 hours in duration including at least 2 hours on the foreshore.

For further information please email our Visitor Engagement Officer.

All profits generated by group visits and tours are used to help maintain the ministry and fabric of Southwark Cathedral.