Visiting London

One of the best ways to get to know the London is by looking at it from the perspective of the Thames. Join us on one of our guided visits to the foreshore to discover for yourself the heritage of the capital.

The Thames is the reason London exists at all.

If you are a visitor to London you will discover there are many ways to learn about its fascinating history, including museums, walks and events. The foreshore offers a unique perspective on the capital. Thames Explorer has been hosting foreshore exploration for 28 years and our experienced guides are the best way to discover the secrets of its previous inhabitants. We ask that you take only photographs and learning from the foreshore and not artefacts. Foreshore safety is a high priority for us and we are the publishers of the Thames Foreshore Health and Safety manual. We hold a foreshore permit and liability insurance.

Book one of our archaeologists

You can book one of experienced guides for your group or book one to yourself for 2 hours. Private exploration can be tailored to your needs and take place all year round on the day of your choice (staff and tide allowing). We see a wide range of ages from 5 to 80 and beyond. from the USA to Japan. Happy exploring!


£215 for 2 hours, maximum group size 30

To discuss trips email Lorraine: or call 020 8742 0057

Meeting Place

Private exploration can take place at either the Millenium Bridge, Greenwich or Southwark – seem map for details.

Booking Information

Booking is essential and limited to 30 people. Children must be accompanied by an adult (minimum age for children is 5 years), maximum of 2 children per adult. We cannot refund payments for cancellations with less than 10 days notice. Prolonged, sudden rainfall may occasionally affect foreshore access. In this case we will notify you with as much time as possible and a full refund will be issued Please keep any eye on your booking email address in case of cancellation.