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

£449 pw* (£1,951 pcm) - Let in Nov 18
Set on the top floor of a wonderful period conversion this recently refurbished apartment offers ample storage space, wooden flooring, stylish integrated kitchen and a modern bathroom suite.
1 bedroom
1 Bathroom
Russell Square (0.3M)
King's Cross St. Pancras (0.4M)
London King's Cross (0.4M)
£580 pw* (£2,520 pcm) - Let in Sep 19
Two double bedroom flat to rent in the centre of Bloomsbury, Situated in a superb location close to the British Museum and Tottenham Court Road tube station. Spring water is a purpose built block on the fourth floor with secure entry phone system.
2 bedrooms
1 Bathroom
Holborn (0.2M)
Russell Square (0.2M)
Chancery Lane (0.4M)
£425 pw* (£1,847 pcm) - Let in Sep 19
Set on the second floor of Georgian-era townhouse, this newly renovated 1-bed is located within walking distance of King’s Cross, Farringdon, and Holborn. Ideal for a couple or a single professional.
1 bedroom
1 Bathroom
Russell Square (0.4M)
Chancery Lane (0.5M)
King's Cross St. Pancras (0.5M)

Property For Sale near Great Ormond Street, Bloomsbury

£520,000 - Under Offer
A delightful one bedroom ground floor apartment located in a secluded spot within minutes of Holborn underground station (Central/Piccadilly). The property is in excellent condition with wood flooring throughout, brand new bathroom and bright living area which leads to a sleek fitted kitchen providing integrated appliances. The bedroom is bright and cosy with room for a large bed and table. The modern block is purpose built with a security entry system, the apartment also benefits from a private and secure storage unit. Fantastic investment opportunity with excellent transport links, moments from the new Cross Rail station at Tottenham Court Road station.
1 bedroom
1 Bathroom
Holborn (0.1M)
Covent Garden (0.3M)
Tottenham Court Road (0.4M)
A stunning two bedroom, two bathroom luxurious apartment now available in the exclusive 'The Lincolns' development. Located moments from Chancery Lane with easy access to both the City in 10 minutes by tube and all the entertainment of the West End only 10 minutes' walk away this portered building is ideally located to experience the best of London.
2 bedrooms
2 Bathrooms
Chancery Lane (0.3M)
Farringdon (0.4M)
Farringdon (0.4M)
£495,000 - Under Offer
Offering 587 sq. ft. this wonderful top floor apartment in the Frewell Building of the historic Bourne Estate is not lacking in space.
1 bedroom
1 Bathroom
Chancery Lane (0.2M)
Farringdon (0.3M)
Farringdon (0.3M)
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