Dr Clare Hickman will be leading a walk exploring the historic green spaces in the Lambeth area as part of this year’s Chelsea Fringe Festival. This tour will take in the gardens of St Thomas’s hospital, look at the role of nineteenth century women such as Florence Nightingale and Octavia Hill on urban spaces, explore the old Bethlem hospital landscape, and consider urban planning and the importance of public parks. Dr Hickman will talk about the role that ideas of health and disease have played in the development of our urban spaces.
We will meet at 2pm on the 1st of June by the fountain in the image above which is in a public garden at St Thomas’s Hospital which runs alongside Westminster Bridge Road. The walk will last around 90 minutes and will cover a fair amount of ground so do make sure you wear comfortable shoes.
The event is free, but you will need to book via the link below if you would like to attend: