Come and search the river walls for evidence of Hammersmith’s changing waterfront. Since the 19th century, Hammersmith has been home to a distillery, sugar refinery, lamp factory and water pump factory as well as having connections with the African slave trade. Look for evidence that tells us about these Victorian industries on the river bank and the people who worked and lived there including a member of royalty. Take a stroll with Dr Fiona Haughey and discover the importance of the foreshore and the river walls for the continued survival of Thames complex wildlife.

Essential Information

  • Suitable for ages 12+. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult
  • Please ensure you wear sensible foot wear as the foreshore is an uneven and sometimes muddy surface
  • Access to the foreshore is by stairs only