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RachelRagged Sun 22-Jan-17 09:01:11

Good Morning

I am a Londoner but, like many other Londoner's, have not seen parts of the capital .

Planning a trip for myself in Spring to visit Borough Market, Southwark Cathedral and The Old Operating Theatre and wondered if anyone had been to the latter and if it was worthwhile ?

TIA

RemusLupinsChristmasMovie Sun 22-Jan-17 20:31:55

The Old Operating Theatre is v small and doesn't take long, but I like it a lot and have been several times.

aginghippy Sun 22-Jan-17 20:52:49

Yes I agree, the Old Operating Theatre is worth a visit.

RachelRagged Mon 23-Jan-17 10:16:33

Thank You .

Southwark it is then smile

AliceMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 23-Jan-17 14:49:04

HI Rachel

If you need any more advice, please feel free to contact our lovely Mumsnet Local Editor for Southwark, Karen. Visit the Southwark page here.

Enjoy your trip!

Smallinthesmoke Mon 23-Jan-17 14:52:33

Yes the Old Operating theatre is amazing. It is up some seriously steep steps and is a bit gruesome. I don't recommend it for small children, any one fainty or anyone with mobility difficulties. (The people working there told me more men faint than women!)

SquirmofEels Wed 25-Jan-17 12:06:44

If you want mildly gruesome body parts, you might also like to try The Hunterian - the museum of the Royal College of Surgeons (Lincoln's Inn, not Southwark, so perhaps not what!, or rather where, you're after)

www.rcseng.ac.uk/museums-and-archives/hunterian-museum/

RemusLupinsChristmasMovie Wed 25-Jan-17 20:28:40

The Hunterian = best museum in London. Love it.

RemusLupinsChristmasMovie Wed 25-Jan-17 20:29:16

The Wellcome worth a visit too, although some of their exhibitions are much better than others. They have a brilliant bookshop.

noeuf Wed 25-Jan-17 20:30:11

The Southwark playhouse has some fab stuff on. We saw Sheila Hancock last year.

Angelik Wed 25-Jan-17 20:32:58

Tower bridge, design museum (butler's wharf), The Globe Theatre, The Tate Modern, The Clink Museum, HMS Belfast...

EmpressOfTheSpartacusOceans Sat 28-Jan-17 08:15:12

If you go to Tate Modern, make sure you go up to their new viewing platform. Loved it... although it must be pretty annoying for the people whose flats are in direct line of sight.

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