Welcome to Thamesreach, the current Middle Ages in London!

The Shire of Thamesreach is a part of the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA), a society which studies the Middle Ages by recreating the pastimes and crafts of the period. If you live within London, are visiting, or just have an interest, please come and join in! We’re a sociable bunch who are always happy to welcome newcomers, young and old.

On this site you’ll find information about who we are, what we get up to and how you can join in. If you have any questions or suggestions, please see the FAQ or get in touch. If you’re visiting London, please check the visitors‘ pages, especially SCA folk who want to know the most important stuff to see and squeeze in whilst in town.

What we get up to

Revels: We hold these gatherings most months, consisting of an afternoon of activities and an evening of feasting, celebrating the arts of both war and peace. Activities range from arts and craft classes; period fighting; to whatever personal projects the members of our shire are working on.

Check the revels page and the Calendar for details on dates and times, or join our mailing list for regular announcements.

Shire Socials: Monthly social meetings for a drink after work, at 18.30 on the 3rd Monday of the month, at The Somers Town Coffee House, on Charlton Street, between Euston and Kings Cross Stations. All members, new and old, are welcome.

Weekly combat practice: Wednesday evenings, 7-9.45 pm at the spacious and accommodating Petchey Academy in Hackney. See the armoured combat and fencing pages for details.

Arts and sciences: We’re very keen on making medieval stuff! See individual pages about our music group, our scribes, what we make at revels, and the all important food, drink and heraldry.

‘Museum and Beer’ trips: To take advantage of the wealth of cultural resources in London, we try to get to a museum for an after-work view of a few artifacts, before going for a beer. You can decide which part of the evening is most important!

These periodic outings are booked via the Thamesreach list, as and when the fancy strikes. Join the list and keep up to date.

Recent trips have included evenings at the British Museum to see the Mildenhall Treasure, and to the Museum of London for the Cheapside Hoard.

London, UK branch of the Society for Creative Anachronism