Running through the heart of London is a mighty river: the Thames. It 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.

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Use our website to explore the archaeology and history of London’s river, and find out how you can get down onto the foreshore and make your own discoveries.

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09 June 2023, 12:00am: Join us for a guided foreshore archaeology walk on the foreshore at Bankside

18 June 2023, 09:15am: Join us for a guided foreshore archaeology walk on the foreshore at Putney

FROG blog

New research by Malcolm Russell uncovers an early reference to the practice of searching the Thames foreshore for items such as coal. Fittingly, during Women’s History Month, the research also reinforces the strong presence of women in this gruelling practice.

A Thames Lark aimed to amplify unheard voices from the past, unwrap hidden stories, and allow teams and individuals to explore an alternative history of the River Thames. The last section, “People”, celebrated stories of underrepresented people who lived and worked along the Thames.


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