Art and Medicine Tours London

Medical Bloomsbury – Childhood and Children’s Health

Children and childhood are the focus of this tour of the academic University quarter of London beginning with the Foundling Hospital for abandoned children. We will see Great Ormond Street Hospital for Sick Children founded in 1854. Stories of Chimney sweeps and haemophiliac princes abound in the delightfully leafy Queens Square. Obstetric histories and mental health of monarchs are discussed. Gaze at the bronze images of insects that harbour exotic infections at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Diseases.

This walk is offered as part of London Walks and you can check their website for times and dates by clicking here. Or email Barry and he will reply with the information.


Meeting Point
Russell Square Underground Tube Station
First stop (for any latecomers)
Foundling Museum, Brunswick Square
Ends at
Tottenham Court Road Underground Tube Station