Art and Medicine Tours London

about meI am an experienced, professional Blue Badge Guide. The Blue Badge is the UK's highest guiding qualification. I qualified as Blue Badge Guide 16 years ago. I can take you on a general tour of London or a more specialised tour focusing on the wealth of Medical History or the fantastic Art Gallery and Museums of this city. I have been a practising Public Health Physician and I enjoy the history of London especially medical history. I have a degree in the History of art and I have a great passion for Western and Eastern Art. I enjoy meeting people and taking them around London. I am from Ireland, I enjoy travel and have lived in London for almost 30 years.

Popular Tours


  • 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.

    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

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