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)
£625 pw* (£2,716 pcm)
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)
£575 pw* (£2,499 pcm)
A large, top floor two bedroom flat, situated in a stunning Georgian listed building overlooking a private square in the heart of Bloomsbury. The property offers spacious living, a secure entry system and is within close proximity to a number of tube stations.This apartment would be ideal for a professional couple or sharers.
2 bedrooms
1 Bathroom
Russell Square (0.3M)
King's Cross St. Pancras (0.5M)
London King's Cross (0.5M)

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)
£330,000
An eighth floor studio apartment located within one of the most sought after mansion blocks in Bloomsbury. The property benefits from a modern kitchen and stylish shower room, a private balcony and wood flooring. The block provides a 24 hour porter service and lifts. With transport links at Euston and King's Cross a short walk away and Russell Square station just around the corner, Russell Court is lends itself perfectly to buyers looking for a weekday base whilst working in London Monday to Friday. A walk to the shops and shows of the West End will only take 15 minutes so anyone looking for a pied a terre should look no further than this well maintained and secure block where many residents can 'lock up and leave' after enjoying a weekend in the capital. UCL, SOAS, LSE are perfectly situated so the block is extremely popular for buyers looking for a property close to campus all in all making the development a great option for a number of different purchasers. Council Tax band B
Studio
1 Bathroom
Russell Square (0.1M)
Goodge Street (0.4M)
Euston Square (0.4M)
£650,000
A well presented, one bedroom property situated in a sought after building. The building is minutes walk from the British Museum and close to shops, bars and restaurants. The apartment is situated on the second floor of the building, and comprises of a spacious living and open plan kitchen area, large double bedroom with built in wardrobes and modern bathroom. The flat is neutrally decorated throughout, enhancing the light througout. Further benefits include gas heating, fitted appliances in the kitchen, secure entrance, lift and one site caretaker. Council Tax Band F
1 bedroom
1 Bathroom
Holborn (0.2M)
Tottenham Court Road (0.3M)
Russell Square (0.3M)
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