Great Ormond Street, Bloomsbury, WC1N

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Extending from Queen Square to Millman Street and most probably named after James Butler, the Royalist commander in Ireland, created Duke of Ormonde at the Restoration. Several early 18th-century houses remain with their original attractive, typically Georgian style architecture. The east end of the south side was built in 1720 and carefully restored in 1980. John Howard, the prison reformer, lived at No. 23 from 1777 until his death in 1790. The north side from Lamb's Conduit Street to Queen Square is taken up by the Hospital for Sick Children and the Royal London Homeopathic Hospital.

The part east of Lamb’s Conduit Street, originally known as New Ormond Street, was developed in 1710–1720.

In the eighteenth century the street was “a very desirable address, the sizeable houses on its north side having had very long gardens backing onto open country” Its early residents also included the Foundling Hospital’s chief physician, Richard Mead, and the Lord Chancellor Lord Thurlow lived there in 1784. However, its houses were built to differing standards and styles by different builders, and some of them had become dangerously unsafe structures by the middle of the twentieth century; nos 9–15 were partly demolished in 1974. No. 49 (old number) was the house formerly occupied by Richard Mead; it was rented by Charles West in 1852 as the first home of the Hospital for Sick Children (Great Ormond Street Hospital). At the time, the street was not an entirely healthy environment: on 16 February 1852, when the Hospital for Sick Children was just opening at no. 49, a 22-year-old emigration agent died of typhus at no. 30, his disease said by the Registrar to have been caused by “foul air arising from the drains of the house”. Despite this, another hospital soon joined the Hospital for Sick Children; nos 45–46 (old number) became the Catholic Hospital of SS John and Elizabeth, founded in 1856 by Cardinal Wiseman, next to the Catholic Church of St John of Jerusalem. In 1859 the Royal London Homœopathic Hospital moved from Golden Square to the three houses at the end of Ormond Street next to Queen Square. Nos 55–57 were where William Morris founded the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings in 1877. In the 1880s Ormond Street and New Ormond Street were merged as Great Ormond Street and the houses renumbered and in 1893–1895 the Royal London Homœopathic Hospital replaced the original houses with a new purpose-built hospital. The Hospital for Sick Children continued to expand, both rebuilding on its existing site and extending its ownership of property to the south side of the street. The name “Great Ormond Street” came to be synonymous with the Hospital.

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Property To Rent near Great Ormond Street, Bloomsbury

£500 pw* (£2,173 pcm) - Let in Mar 22
A stunning Large double bedroom apartment located on quiet street in the heart of Bloomsbury. The property is located on the ground floor and has been finished to excellent standards throughout. Ideal for a professional couple or two professional sharers.
1 bedroom
1 Bathroom
Chancery Lane (0.3M)
Holborn (0.3M)
Russell Square (0.4M)
£600 pw* (£2,607 pcm)
Seventh floor two/three bedroom property offering good room sizes, a separate kitchen and stunning views of London.
3 bedrooms
1 Bathroom
Chancery Lane (0.3M)
Farringdon (0.4M)
Farringdon (0.4M)
£700 pw* (£3,042 pcm)
Located in the heart of London, close to Holborn and Chancery Lane Tube stations, this spacious property consist of two double bedrooms and an equally spavious living room that has been converted into a third bedroom. This property has been renovated to a high standard and has wooden flooring throughout. Ideally suited to professional sharers and students alike.
3 bedrooms
1 Bathroom
Holborn (0.2M)
Chancery Lane (0.3M)
Russell Square (0.4M)

Property For Sale near Great Ormond Street, Bloomsbury

£375,000 - Sold (SSTC)
*OFFER IN EXCESS OF* One bedroom apartment set on the ground floor of this wonderful red brick building moments from Russell Square.
1 bedroom
1 Bathroom
Russell Square (0.2M)
King's Cross St. Pancras (0.3M)
London King's Cross (0.3M)
£575,000 - Under Offer
This outstanding apartment is set on the fourth floor of a Victorian property on Coptic Street, just around the corner from the famous British Museum. The apartment's interior is spacious due to its efficient utilisation of space. The fully-integrated L-shaped kitchen serves well to define the boundaries between kitchen and living space of the open plan reception. Hard wood flooring extends past the reception and in to the bedroom ' a good-sized double with West-facing windows and ample storage space. Similarly, the bathroom is well thought-out and offers a number of modern touches. Built in 1881, this beautiful Victorian building full of character was converted from the employee quarters of the Dairy Company where milk was delivered and distributed to local homes and businesses for many years. The property's location is enviable due to its proximity to Tottenham Court Road, Russell Square, and Holborn tube stations ' offering access to the Northern, Central, and Piccadilly lines as well as a direct train to all 5 of Heathrow's terminals. The arrival of the Elizabeth line will also offer direct services from Reading and Heathrow in the west, through to Shenfield and Abbey Wood in the east. Moreover, several bus routes (including night busses) operate in the area, making this a well-linked part of London. The apartment itself is situated in one of the more desirable districts of London's West-End ' Bloomsbury. It's home to the British Museum, harbours some of the oldest and most prestigious universities in the country, and holds a number of renowned squares that bring greenery to the bustling city environment ' creating a welcoming environment for residents, students, tourists, and city-workers. With its exceptional transport links, friendly neighbourhoods and enviable location, this is the perfect place for anyone looking to live in Central London.
1 bedroom
1 Bathroom
Tottenham Court Road (0.2M)
Holborn (0.2M)
Covent Garden (0.3M)
£595,000
Set in an attractive period building is this beautifully presented apartment, bordering the districts of Bloomsbury and Clerkenwell . The property is entered via a well kept secure entrance and the communal area leading up to the flat is maintained to a very high standard. this property boasts a wealth of natural light that floods the entire apartment. Offering a very spacious total floor area of 619 sq feet. This property benefits from a recently refurbished bathroom suite, wooden flooring throughout and a large bedroom. The living room and separate kitchen has a lovely flow to it and offers ample living space as it is. Theobalds road is favourably located and caters well to those that utilise public transport. Chancery Lane tube station is moments away for those needing access to the Central line while Farringdon transport hub is also within walking distance ' providing easy access to destinations on the Hammersmith & City, Circle and Metropolitan lines, along with Thameslink rail services.
1 bedroom
1 Bathroom
Chancery Lane (0.2M)
Farringdon (0.4M)
Holborn (0.4M)
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