|London Open House: Apothecaries Hall
||[Sep. 24th, 2015|06:06 pm]
Sunday 20 September: London Open House: Apothecaries Hall
The next one on our list was 1 Finsbury Circle, but yet again crazy queue, so we headed to Andaz hotel as a few in our group had not see the Masonic Temple (so cute was happy to revisit) however even longer queues,so we went to the next spot, Bevis Marks and another 2 hour queue. Decided to give up on city and head for the few near St Paul i had marked and finally no more queues...:) :)
What a breath of fresh aor to just be able to walk , hidden a way in little side street of the city with little courtyard , not as fancy as Draper Hall but lovely as full of weird medical jars, lots of blasons oak panelling, carved screen and a minstrels' gallery.
"A courtyard building with some of the best-preserved C17 livery hall interiors, on the site of the Blackfriars Priory on which the original hall burnt down in 1666"
Steeped in history and tradition, the Society was founded by Royal Charter in 1617 and is one of the few livery companies in the City of London to remain professionally based with over 85 per cent of its membership belonging to professions allied to medicine.