In the Footsteps of Mudlarks: 18th May 2024, Limehouse

Sat May 18 2024 at 03:30 pm to 05:30 pm

(Meeting outside) The Yurt Cafe | London

Thames Explorer Trust
Publisher/HostThames Explorer Trust
In the Footsteps of Mudlarks: 18th May 2024, Limehouse
Join us on the foreshore to learn about the history of the Thames and London...
About this Event
Join us for a fun session to discover the history of the Thames

A chance to get onto the foreshore at Limehouse 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 point: We will be meeting outside the Yurt Cafe in the grounds of the The Royal Foundation of St. Katharine, St. Katharine's Precinct, 2 Butcher Row, London E14 8DS, where we will take a short walk to the stone steps leading to 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.

Please pay by clicking the PayPal button above - once you are on that page you don't need a PayPal account - just click on pay by debit or credit card.

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

Important information


Full refunds for cancellations received with seven or more days notice. Cancellations received with less than seven days notice qualify for a 50% refund. Cancellation requests MUST be via email to [email protected]

For further terms, see the FAQs (bottom of the page) "what is your cancellation policy?"

Health and Safety

We recommend you bring waterproof gloves. Although this is not compulsory it is important to cover broken skin ie eczema, cuts etc. Wear sensible footwear e.g. wellies, old trainers or walking boots – no sandals, high heels or bare feet· 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·

Artefact policy

Thames Explorer developed our artefact policy almost a decade ago after seeing people removing wholesale quantities of artefacts from the foreshore. We encourage all to adhere to the following principal: that you take only photographs, knowledge and memories and not artefacts themselves. Doing this helps preserve the historic nature of the Thames foreshore and the unique experience of mudlarking.

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


Event Venue & Nearby Stays

(Meeting outside) The Yurt Cafe, St. Katharine's Precinct, London, United Kingdom


GBP 25.00

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