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Thames foreshore walks: Roman and English Delftware

We host two walks with a focus on Roman London on the north bank of the Thames and and the English Delftware Potteries on the South Bank.

Led by Clayground Associate and Thames archaeologist, Mike Webber, the walks illuminate wider historical context in the cityscape before going down on the beach to look for ceramic fragments and further clues to the history of ceramics and London.

The cost is £25 per person.  There are two discounted places per walk for children/young people between 8-18.

NB The walks are unsuitable for anyone who is not confident using stairs or walking on uneven ground.

We do not allow dogs.

Clayground is licensed by the Port of London Authority to conduct group walks.

For more details and to book, please go to the relevant Eventbrite links as follows:

Next London Delftware walk 2023 – Dates to be announced

Image: Selection of English Delftware sherds courtesy of Mike Webber

Largely located along the South Bank of the Thames these potteries produced their distinctive wares between 16th – 18th centuries and were significant in the early industrial development of London.

If you’d like to join a London Delftware walk, please use the contact form to register your interest.

Next Roman walks: 2023

This walk is on the city foreshore, north bank, and focusses on the development of Roman London.  If you would like to join a Roman foreshore walk, please use the contact form to register your interest.  We’ll email you once we have set dates for walks in 2023.

Image: section of London history mosaic at Queenhithe, made by South London Mosaics, designed by Tessa Hunkin, with sherd timeline additions Mike Webber.