Art and Medicine Tours London

Doctor’s London Plague and Quacks: City of London

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.


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