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Homes for Healing: An architectural history of health: Walking Tour
A tour of healthy open spaces and London’s architecturally inspiring curing places.
Don’t be deceived by today’s high-tech hospitals and gleaming research institutes, medicine has been practised in a host of locations, both humble and holy, throughout the history of London.
From fashionable town houses to squalid workhouses, lost priories to Princes’ palaces, bloodied barber shops and seamen’s missions: the bewildering array of structures sequestered by surgeons and physicians is sure to fascinate anyone with an interest in the history of medicine, architecture or simply a love of beautiful buildings.
Join this stroll through the streets of the Capital to encounter some of the city’s most celebrated homes for healing, uncover hidden gems including an art deco masterpiece, a regency cure for rheumatism and a last remaining remnant of The Poor Laws. Along the way hear the often untold stories of those who came in search of a cure.
This walk commences at The Royal College of Physicians and lasts between 2½ and 3 hours including a highlights tour of the Royal College, its museum and collections*.
Free online booking for our scheduled events is highly recommended using Eventbrite. A small number of turn-up tickets are available on the day, but cannot be guaranteed.
“Homes for Healing” is also available as a private tour at any time by prior arrangement, subject to a minimum charge.
For further details or to make a group booking for a private tour please contact us at email@example.com
* On occasion access to the Royal College of Physicians may be limited due to events or works being carried out.