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The Lost Hospitals of SE1

Festivalcast – The Waterloo Festival Podcast

Episode 1: The Lost Hospitals of SE1


Join Elaine Andrews, Morley College’s Librarian, and Sarah Dallas, from St John’s Waterloo, as they take us around SE1 discovering our local heritage. Find the route below.


The following map covers the route around SE1 as discussed in the episode. The information below is compiled by Elaine Andrews.

1. Royal Waterloo Hospital for Children and Women

2. King George Military Hospital

3. The Royal South London Dispensary

4. The Churchill Clinic

5. Bethlem Royal Hospital (knowns as Bedlam, now the Imperial War Museum)

6. All Saints Hospital

Other lost hospitals in the area include:

a. General Lying-in Hospital (maternity) – York Road

b. Hospital for Diseases of the Skin – 71 Blackfriars Road

c. Lambeth Hospital (former workhouse) – Brook Drive

d. Institute of Optometry – 52-56 Newington Causeway

e. Psychiatric Day Hospital (for children and their families) – 35 Black Prince Road

f. The Royal Eye Hospital – St. George’s Circus