21 of us and “Lucky” the dog joined Mo Corcoran, Blue Badge Guide on a highly entertaining and informative walk through the streets of Medical London on Saturday 23rd September.
From the starting point of Holborn Tube Station we headed towards Lincolns Inn Field the largest public square in London, laid out in the 1630s. At no. 65 we saw the former home of William Marsden, English Surgeon who founded The Royal Free Hospital and the Royal Marsden. Close by are the offices of the Royal College of Radiologists, Cancer Research UK’s London Research Institute and the Royal College of Surgeons.
Just off the square we stopped to have our photograph taken outside the 16th Century Old Curiosity Shop – now a shoe shop.
We crossed Holborn, into Red Lion Square, home of the Royal College of Anaesthetists and then onto Queens Square, much of which is taken up with medical associated buildings. Past Great Ormond Street Hospital onto Brunswick Square where the School of Pharmacy is based. We stopped for a welcome cup of coffee which gave us a chance to socialise and have a chat together. Then on past the original Royal Free Hospital, where the first women doctors were trained. We ended the walk at the Welcome Museum on the Euston Road.
This is the fourth walk that Mo has had with the Guild of Nurses. A huge thank you to her as she has given all her professional fees for the day’s walk plus a very generous donation to The Guild.
Comments received from Guild members included “What a pleasant way to spend a Saturday. I enjoyed it very much”. “Good to meet other members and friends. Mo was excellent”.
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