Health & Healing
Explore London's medical history
City Treasures offers themed walking tours and gallery visits focusing on health and medicine in London, past, present and future. These specialist tours are tailored to match the interests of your group and the time you have available. Tours can be arranged to include or to end at one of London's many fascinating medical museums.
A Picture of Health at the National Gallery
Explore health and wellbeing, from food and physical exercise to mindfulness and madness, through works by artists including mosaicist Boris Anrep and painters Titian, William Hogarth and Vincent Van Gogh.
Living and Dying at the British Museum
Journey across the globe to consider how ancient cultures, including the Greeks, the Egyptians and the Anglo Saxons, celebrated the human body and marked the cycle of life from cradle to grave.
Mental Wealth Discovery Walk
We consider practical, everyday ways to support and maintain mental health and a sense of personal wellbeing, finding inspiration and pools of calm in the midst of London's buzz and bustle.
Walking Medical London
Discover London's colourful medical history from the City of London to Harley Street, via Bloomsbury's Gin Lane on one of our walking tours:
- City of Healing
Explore health and healing in the City of London, from medieval monasteries, body-snatchers, pestilence and plague, to medical discoveries, the birth of the NHS and healthcare today.
- From Beer Street to Gin Lane: Step back into the eighteenth century to discover London's most notorious slum and stark inequalities between rich and poor on our walk through Bloomsbury, meeting doctors, scientists and social reformers along the way.
- West End Cures: Hear about the physicians, nurses and therapists of Harley Street and their celebrity patients, the development of the medical and nursing professions, and the vital contribution of women in medicine and healthcare.