Free Treasure: Guns & Lenin

Apart from some 150 species said to inhabit the Thames and an occasional whale washing up in its estuary, there is also a lot of rubbish in it. Go comb the shoreline when it recedes — the usual find is 17th clay pipes (mostly fragments), cotton buds, shipping nails and ceramic pieces. One fellow treasure hunter I spoke to found a well preserved Roman leather shoe,  another found a gold coin and gave his daughter for birthday. A colleague once heard a story of someone finding a gun and a bust of Lenin.


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I am a journalist and a big fan of London. I decided to combine the two to help people enjoy what this great city has to offer for free.

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