Art and Medicine Tours London

Art of India at the V&A

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1800-year-old classical early Buddhist sculptures; Hindu divinities – Shiva Nataraja, for example, doing his cosmic dance; jade items (with their Islamic influences) associated with Shah Jahan (of Taj Mahal fame); embroidered and dyed cotton and chintz textiles that stunned Europe

1800-year-old classical early Buddhist sculptures; Hindu divinities – Shiva Nataraja, for example, doing his cosmic dance; jade items (with their Islamic influences) associated with Shah Jahan (of Taj Mahal fame); embroidered and dyed cotton and chintz textiles that stunned Europe when they reached these parts in the 17th century. To say nothing of everybody’s – well, most everybody’s – favourite: Sultan Tipu’s famous tiger mauling a British soldier. I mean the history that one work – that star item from the East India Company collection – draws together, crystallises, opens up to view is of mouth agape potency

Testimonials

  • Pew Foundation of America – Finding a qualified guide from across the pond for a full day’s tour of the River Thames and Greenwich was a daunting task, but we knew had found the perfect guide when Dr. Barry Walsh was recommended to us. After a conversation about our visit, Barry went above and beyond, researching our destinations and tailoring his background in medicine and his immense knowledge of the history of London to suit our group’s interests and ultimately offered us an exceptional, catered experience.  All guests were impressed with not only his breadth of knowledge but his conversational style that welcomed questions. Even crew members of our boat who had heard a hundred guided tours down the Thames before were impressed with his interesting and unique anecdotes, bringing both the history and architecture of London to life. In Greenwich, Barry could speak about every building, boat and piece of artwork to cross our paths, never missing an opportunity to enrich our visit. Overall, we could not recommend a better guide for your visit to London!

    Katy Saris
  • Barry is our “Renaissance Man”. He’s a Consultant Public Health Physician, an Art Historian and professionally qualified Blue Badge Guide.

    London Tour review David Tucker at London Walks
  • Thank you so much for the wonderful day. We were just sitting here talking about how much we learned. WOW!! Brian and I could have stayed all day. What an amazing place.  I will definitely pass your name along to my friends.
    Molly Haas