Pass the scalpel!


Just a short walk south of London Bridge, hidden away in the roof space of an old church, is The Old Operating Theatre Museum. The museum is certainly one of the most unusual in London, comprising the oldest operating theatre in Europe, where students would watch gruesome operations in the early 19th century, along with a herb garret used to store medical potions for the nearby St Thomas hospital. These days visitors can check out the herbs used in days gone by, along with a selection of gruesome-looking medical instruments that were in use in the operating theatre. Not for the squeamish!

Find out more about the Old Operating Theatre Museum on our London Bridge tour. Click here for more information

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