Fossil Hunting in Central London

Fossil Hunting in Central London

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The other day Ray forwarded this great video clip from the BBC website and it set us thinking – where can you find fossils in Central London

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-19574619

Here are some of our suggestions

  • Fossil filled Jurassic Limestone is being used in a lot of new buildings – have a look at Plantation Place on Fenchurch Street
  • Jenni can show you a megalosaurus footprint on the wall of a Post Office near Bank
  • The new entrance to Green Park tube is covered in fossils, and if you really get stuck its decorated in fossil patterns too
  • As part of the dinosaurs of Crystal Palace park a section of geological strata was created, some of it containing fossils http://www.victorianweb.org/science/geology1.html
  • If you really want to see fossils in situ head to Lesnes Abbey Woods in South East London where a small fossil bed often yields sharks teeth from the Eocene period

Still stuck? We can show you some fossils like the ones in our picture on our Walking the Hidden River Fleet walk see http://footprintsoflondon.com/walkingthefleet for details, the next walks are on 28th March and 19th May

 

 

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