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