Art and Medicine Tours London

Doctor’s London Plague and Quacks:City of London

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Tour of Medieval medicine starting with the beautiful Apothercaries Hall in Blackfriars. Founded by the doctor who treated Anne of Denmark in 17th Century. Rattus rattus caused the Great Plague of London. Walk though lanes of London from Shakespeares day.

Plague Quacks and Leeches
Tour of Medieval medicine starting with the beautiful Apothercaries Hall in Blackfriars. Founded by the doctor who treated Anne of Denmark in 17th Century. Rattus rattus caused the Great Plague of London. Walk though lanes of London from Shakespeares day. The secret of the Barber’s pole. Queen Anne’s disastrous obstetric history and a case of iatrogenic regicide when it comes to King Charles II ‘s death. Typhus hits the judges of the Old Bailey. Then to the resurrection men at St Bartholomew’s hospital. The discovery of the circulation of the blood and William Hogarth before ending up in Farringdon.
There is no need to book for the Doctor’s London Plague, Quacks and Leeches. This walk is offered as part of London Walks. You can check their website for times and dates by clicking here. Or email Barry and he will reply with the information.

Itinerary

Meet Dr Barry
Blackfriars Underground Station
First stop (for any latecomers)
Apothecaries Hall/Apothecaries Lane
End points/nearest Underground station
St Barts/ Farringdon station 3 mins/St Paul's 4 mins

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