New Crane - Wapping

1 New Crane Place, London, E1W 3TS

London, England, GB, E1W 3TS

Join us on the foreshore to learn about the history of the Thames and London…

Join us for a fun session to discover the history of the Thames

Note that the steps at Wapping have 40cm drop to the foreshore and there is no handrail, and so are not suitable for people with mobility issues. Please observe government guidelines on using public transport when travelling to and from our events.

A chance to get onto the foreshore at Wapping and find archaeological artefacts revealed by the River Thames. Who knows what will be discovered – smoking pipes, drainpipes, pottery, bones…? There is lots of evidence of London’s past to be found. Money raised from these sessions supports the development and delivery of our schools’ programmes.

Meeting by River View Chinese restaurant at 1 New Crane Pl, London E1W 3TS before taking the steps down onto the foreshore.

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

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Booking is essential. Children must be accompanied by an adult (minimum age for children is 8 years). Maximum of 2 children per adult.

Health and Safety (updated for Covid-19)

It is essential that you bring waterproof gloves and bag to carry them home in. Wear sensible footwear e.g. wellies, old trainers or walking boots – no sandals, crocs or bare feet· It is essential to bring a face covering· Please bring hand-sanitizer as there may be no local hand-washing facilities – wash your hands with soap and water at the first available opportunity· Cover freshly broken skin and eczema with waterproof plaster


Do not attend if you have symptoms of Covid-19. In the event a participant must cancel due to Covid symptoms, please advise Thames Explorer as soon as possible either by phone (leave a message if unmanned): 0208 742 0057 or email us: and we will issue a credit note allowing the customer to book at a later date with no extra charge.

If Thames Explorer has to cancel an event, participants will be informed by email at the earliest opportunity and a full refund will be made. Should events be cancelled due to Government advice on managing Covid then credit notes will be issued to all participants.

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

Please dress for the possibility of bad weather. Wear clothing that can get muddy and wellingtons or other suitable stout footwear. Happy exploring…