Take a walk-through medical history and modern wellbeing along the banks of the Thames as we explore the medicinal connections from the Florence Nightingale Museum to the Old Operating Theatre. Discover a monastic herb garden, 1950s exercise regimes, Victorian workplace risks, the founding of a children’s hospital, and the health benefits of boxing, chocolate and beer!
This walk has been devised to incorporate medical connections (both historical and modern), nature and exercise and wellbeing. It will also focus on the 5 ways to wellbeing, designed to keep both the mind and body healthy.
The walk will start at the Florence Nightingale Museum and end at the Old Operating Theatre, so attendees can visit local venues after the walk.
Meeting point: The Mary Seacole Memorial Statue, https://goo.gl/maps/mdA2igJs6s5FLz498 part of St Thomas’ Hospital campus.