Old Operating Theatre

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6 expert recommendations


Atlas Obscura

In this cobwebbed old operating theater, you can practically hear the screams of the unanesthetized patients.  Full review →



This rare example of a 19th-century operating theater... remained abandoned until 1956, when it was restored and turned into a medical museum. Full review →


Frommer's 33

St Thomas’ Hospital used the attic of a neighboring church for a space in which surgeries... and other quick-hit procedures, could be conducted. Full review →


Lonely Planet

This unique museum... in the tower of St Thomas Church (1703), is the unlikely home of Britain's oldest operating theatre. Full review →


Michelin Guide Tick 0 Stars

The roof space of St Thomas's Church (1703) in Southwark was utilised as an operating theatre for St Thomas's Hospital from 1821 to1862 Full review →


Not For Tourists

Macabre ancient operating theatre, with gallery for eager spectators. Full review →

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