Sunday, 19 February 2017

Walk of the Week: The Knifeman - Guided by Barry @Barrywalshtours


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Every Sunday we’ll pluck just one walk from the vast London Walks
repertoire and put it centre stage.






You can check out the full schedule at www.walks.com.






But if you only take one walking tour this week, why not make it…




The Knifeman

Piccadilly Circus Tube, subway 3, Eros exit


Saturday 25th February 2017 at 10:45a.m


Guided by Barry


Making the rounds with Surgeon John Hunter, the Father of Modern Surgery.

Okay, Surgeon Hunter is the presiding, the tutulary spirit. But he'll be here – this is where he lived and worked. This Medical Tour of Soho and Piccadilly is guided by a Public Health Physician.

Warning: not for the fainted hearted – there's lots of clinical detail.
Follow Dr Barry Walsh in footsteps of the famous surgeon Dr John Hunter through the streets of the West End, Covent Garden and end in the remarkable Hunterian Museum in Lincoln’s Inn Fields. The infatuation of a doctor's wife for the sculptor of Eros begins our tour and ends mournfully in the Royal College of Surgeons.

The Windmill School of anatomy in the 18th Century was where the Hunter brothers taught dissection on bodies provided by the Resurrection men. Chasing down the body of an Irish Giant for dissection and seeing where John Hunter’s house and museum stood in Leicester Square. In the Hunterian museum we will see the skeleton of the Irish Giant and also that of the tiny Sicilian fairy. Other displays show Hunter’s studies into the human body and made surgery a science.

The Knifeman

Piccadilly Circus Tube, subway 3, Eros exit


Saturday 25th February 2017 at 10:45a.m



Guided by Barry



About Your Guide…

Barry is our "Renaissance man". He's a Consultant Public Health Physician, an Art Historian, and a professionally qualified Blue Badge Guide.



A London Walk costs £10 – £8 concession. To join a London Walk, simply meet your guide at the designated tube station at the appointed time. Details of all London Walks can be found at www.walks.com.



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