Jason is an American architect living and working in London. Beachcombing along the River Thames, he has found extraordinary artifacts, some of which are now on permanent display in museums around the United Kingdom. He is the author of Mudlarks: Treasures from the Thames and co-author of the book Thames Mudlarking: Searching for London's Lost Treasures and is a frequent contributor to Beachcombing magazine. Jason is a member of the exclusive Society of Thames Mudlarks. Follow Jason on Instagram
Mudlarking on the Thames Foreshore requires a permit. Learn about rules for mudlarking in London ›
Join Jason for a half-hour video beachcombing trip to some of his favorite spots on the River Thames, where he finds treasures buried for centuries in the London mud. He also shares some of his favorite pieces in his extensive collection of finds from prehistory through modern times. Learn more ›
Jason is the author of an ongoing series of articles in Beachcombing about mudlarking on the River Thames. Following are links to some of his articles.
Volume 38: Death on the River Thames
Volume 35: Coins, tokens, and forgeries
Volume 34: Buckle Up
Volume 33: Back in Time
Volume 32: Fantastic Beasts of the Thames
Volume 31: Victorian Bottles & Stoppers
Volume 30: Bottles filled with history
Volume 29: Weapons and Warfare
Volume 28: Lost, Found, and Returned
Volume 27: Dress Fasteners and Cufflinks
Volume 26: Buttons with Backstories
Volume 25: Musical Instruments and Noisemakers
Volume 24: Ancient Pottery
Volume 22: Lost for Words
Volume 21: Trade Tokens
Volume 20: Colorful Glass Beads
Volume 18: Iron Age to Tudor Jewelry
Volume 15: Lost and Found Toys
Volume 14: Bellarmine Jugs and Witch Bottles
Volume 13: Modern Sacred River
Volume 12: Ancient Sacred River
Volume 11: The Art of Smoking
Volume 10: Pirates of the River Thames
Volume 9: Searching for Evidence of the Mayflower
Volume 8: Seal the Deal
Volume 7: The Mystery of the Thames Garnets
Volume 6: Giving New Life to Historic Glass
Volume 5: Colored Glass and Georgian Bling
Volume 4: Mudlarking We Will Go
Get a peek at some of Jason's favorite mudlarking finds from London
See some of the strangest things found by London mudlarks
Nightlarking in London
Follow mudlark Jason Sandy and some mudlarking friends down to the foreshore of the River Thames after dark as they search for long-lost treasures. This video was part of the North American Sea Glass 2021 Virtual Festival.
Q&A with Jason Sandy
Beachcombing Club hosted a live Q&A with jason after the premiere, where club members asked Jason more about his mudlarking adventures.
Medieval Moat-larking with Jason Sandy and Q&A
Imagine if you were given the opportunity to go beachcombing in the drained moat of a medieval castle in Europe.
Learn more about mudlarking
Learn more about the experiences of mudlarks, who search the shores of rivers, bays, and seas for historical finds and other objects. Articles ›
Just wondering who or what group can I get in touch with to go mud larking? I will be in London June 29-July 2 and have always wanted to mud lark!! It would only be for one outing so getting a permit would be pointless. Hope there is such a group like that to take tourists out. The photos of your treasures are extraordinary!!
Thanks for any help you can give me.