Make your way between our Guy's and St Thomas' campuses and pass by Union Street and Lower Marsh.
This will last approximately 40 minutes.
00:01 Guy’s Hospital
Guy’s Hospital was established in 1721. Opposite New Hunts House is the Gordon Museum of Pathology, the largest medical museum in the UK.
00:05 Borough Market
Starting outside New Hunts House, turn left to exit campus, and then right onto Newcomen Street. Cross over Borough High Street to Union Square. A short walk to the right brings you to Borough Market, one of London’s oldest markets.
00:09 Cross Bones Graveyard
Continue down Union Street to Redcross Way. Turn right and walk a few yards down the road towards a gate: this is the entrance to the Cross Bones Graveyard, one of London’s hidden oddities. The graveyard dates back to Medieval times. It is the final rest place for many of London’s less fortunate citizens.
00:22 The Cut
Continue straight ahead and cross over Southwark Bridge Road. Carry on down Union Street, passing over Blackfriars Road. Once you have passed Southwark Tube station, you are on The Cut: it is alleged that the modern rules of boxing were devised in a pub on this street.
00:24 The Old Vic
The Cut is home to two of London’s most important theatres: The Old Vic and the Young Vic. The Young Vic was established after World War II, predominately for younger audiences (hence the name). The Old Vic dates back to the first part of the 19th century.
00:27 Lower Marsh
Cross over Waterloo Road and continue down Bayliss Road until you reach Lower Marsh. Lower Marsh is a wonderful hybrid of market stalls, shops, restaurants, pubs, a public library and other useful establishments.
00:35 Florence Nightingale Museum
At the end of Lower Marsh, turn right and proceed up Westminster Bridge Road. Turn right onto Lambeth Palace Road and cross over to the North side to the Florence Nightingale Museum. The museum houses a vast array of Nightingale’s personal effects, including her famous lamp. It is worth noting that Nightingale is one of King’s most famous alumna.
00:38 Lambeth Palace Park
On the South side of the road is Lambeth Palace Park. Accessible to the public, the park adjoins the private gardens of Lambeth Palace, home to the Archbishop of Canterbury since the 13th Century.
00:40 St Thomas’ House
A short distance further down is a sign for Evelina Children’s Hospital. Turn right here and St Thomas’ House is the first building on your right. The hospital has an impressive history, dating back to the 13th century (albeit on a different site).