(Meeting outside) Discover Greenwich Visitor Centre

2 Cutty Sark Gardens Old Royal Naval College, SE10 9LW

London, GB, SE10 9LW

This excursion is designed to coincide with Ted Sandling’s talk at the Greenwich Book Festival. 

Join our experienced guide to discover the small archaeology to be found on the foreshore and learn about how the Thames made London one of the great cities of the world. Following our foreshore session, the Greenwich Book Festival will be hosting a special mudlarking talk with Ted Sandling, author of “London in Fragments,” an informative book containing pictures and explanations of the treasures that have been found by the Thames. Sandling’s illustrated talk will explain the nuggets of history and human experience that can be found on the foreshore. The talk begins at 12:30 p.m., which would give you enough time after visiting the foreshore to grab a bite to eat at the special book festival street food market before the talk begins. Sandling will be available to sign books, available for sale at the festival bookshop, following his talk.


You can book tickets for Ted’s talk by going to 

For more information about the Greenwich Book Festival, go to their website at www.greenwichbookfest.

In the Footsteps of Mudlarks – foreshore exploration. Please read the information below before booking. 

Meeting point: We will be meeting by the large canon at the front of the Discover Greenwich Visitor Centre, 2 Cutty Sark Gardens, Old Royal Naval College, London SE10 9LW, where we will take a short walk to the stone steps leading to the foreshore. Note: the last few steps onto the foreshore can be slippery – please make good use of the handrail.

Paying. You do not need a Paypal account to pay for this event – you can pay be Visa Debit as well. To pay by Visa Debit (or Paypal) click on the Paypal button and look to the bottom of the next page underneath the Paypal log-in, and click pay by card. You can also pay by Paypal on this page by logging-in in the usual way.

Booking: Booking is essential and limited to 30 people. Cost is £10 per adult and £6 per child. Children must be accompanied by an adult (minimum age for children is 5 years). Maximum of 2 children per adult. In the event of the walk being cancelled due to low numbers we will notify you two weeks beforehand and issue you with a full refund. Unfortunately we cannot issue refunds for personal cancellations. 

PLA license: Thames Explorer holds a foreshore license issued by the PLA which covers people within our group.

Clothing: Even though the sun may be shining please dress for the possibility of bad weather. Wear clothing that can get muddy and sensible footwear – no flip flops, opened toed sandles or high heels!

General guidance: Thames Explorer publish the “Thames H&S Foreshore Guideines”; your guide will advise you on safety before going onto the foreshore. Digging and scraping are forbidden, however we are guaranteed to find pipes, pottery and lots of evidence uncovered by the twice daily tide. In order to protect the historic nature of the foreshore we request that you take only photographs and memories with you.

A note to our regular participants: walks on different days will start and finish at different times depending on the tide and weather conditions. Check above for the times of this walk.

If you have any questions please email: or ring 020 8742 0057

Happy exploring…



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