The oldest operating theatre in the country was rediscovered by chance during building work in 1957. There is sand under the floorboards to stop blood dripping through into the rooms below.
Don't book yourself in for surgery, the facilities are a bit old
take a photo of the skull as you walk in the entrance
They often hold very interesting talks by leaders of the medical profession - Harold Ellis was amazing!
At this old operating theatre near London Bridge, occasional tours recount grisly tales of primitive medical treatments. Amputations without anaesthetic were common, painful deaths frequent.
You have to climb up a tiny spiral staircase to get in; if you don't break your leg doing so don't worry as there is lots of broken leg memorabilia inside!
read Dr jekyll & Mr Hyde after your visit
Quirky and well preserved place. A little gem in SE1. A must see!
One of London's best small quirky museums. Climb up the creaky wooden staircase and step back into the 1820s, when students filled the platforms to watch the next amputation: http://bit.ly/1wmJzhY
Quirky, fascinating, nauseating! Includes operating theatre from days when it was a theatre, with drip tray to catch blood before it soaked through the floor onto the congregation of St Thomas' below!
Part of the Guy's hospital buildings
It's a bit dim, but worth squinting at all the cabinets with drugs, cures and herbs. The theatre itself doesn't disappoint.
Offbeat and quirky museum.
Once home to Florence Nightingale, who some say still watches over what goes on here... #ldnghosthunt