Royal London Hospital Museum, London

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The Royal London Hospital is a large teaching hospital in Whitechapel, London. It is part of Barts Health NHS Trust. The Royal London provides district general hospital services for the City and Tower Hamlets and specialist tertiary care services for patients from across London and elsewhere. There are 845 beds, 110 wards and 26 operating theatres at the Royal London Hospital. The new building opened in February 2012.


The Royal London was founded in September 1740 and was originally named the London Infirmary. The name changed to the London Hospital in 1748, and in 1990 to the Royal London Hospital. The first patients were treated at a house in Featherstone Street, Moorfields. In May 1741, the hospital moved to Prescot Street, and remained there until 1757 when it moved to its current location on the south side of Whitechapel Road, Whitechapel, in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets.


The hospital's roof-top helipad is the London's Air Ambulance operating base. The helicopter is stored overnight at RAF Northolt.
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  • A hidden gem, free to enter but please consider donating a pound to this wonderful small volunteer-run space that must be preserved for future generations. Excellent range of publications and what...  more »
  • A large history of nursing and a mould of James Merrick the Elephant Man with his original hat on display is why I think most people visit here. The museum is small and you find you are the only...  more »
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  • It's small, it's not the best, but it is still nice. Do come here after you've been to the bigger museums, you will enjoy the quietness and that you have time to explore the place in depth! + for Joseph Merrick and his model church.
  • medical staff is moving very slowly. I am visiting London and for a toothache I am for 2 days hospitalized and no action is told I have to wait. how much should I expect? 3D section

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