St Mary’s Hospital, London

Hospital in Paddington, existing between 1851 and now

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St Mary’s Hospital first opened its doors to patients in 1851, the last of the great voluntary hospitals to be founded.

With the shift towards community healthcare delivered in the early 20th century, partly due to the social medicine revolution, pressure on bed occupancy relaxed, and with the formation of the National Health Service in the 1940s, many of the local hospitals of the St Mary’s teaching hospital group eventually closed and relocated services to the Paddington basin site.

The hospital site incorporates the private Lindo wing where several celebrity and royal births have occurred. The wing is named after Frank Charles Lindo, a businessman and board-member of the hospital, who donated £111,500 before his death in 1938.

The laboratory where Alexander Fleming discovered penicillin has been restored to its cramped condition of 1928 and incorporated into a museum about the discovery and his life and work.

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Paddington

The first underground railway station in the world ran from Paddington - opened as Paddington (Bishop's Road) by the Metropolitan Railway on 10 January 1863 as the terminus of the company's route from Farringdon.

Paddington mainline railway station - Paddington station - has a commuter service serving stations west of London, a mainline service to Oxford, Bristol, Bath, Taunton, Devon, Cornwall and South Wales. There is also an express rail line to Heathrow Airport.

In Paddington Station there is a display case showing Paddington Bear, a character of children's fiction who, in the book, is first discovered at this station and hence named after it.

Important places in Paddington include St Mary's Hospital - where penicillin was discovered by Alexander Fleming - and Paddington Green police station.

Alan Turing, the pioneer mathematician was born in Warrington Crescent.


LOCATIONS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Edgware Road:   Edgware Road station was part of the world's first underground railway when it was opened as part of the Metropolitan Railway between Paddington and Farringdon on 1 October 1863.
Hyett's hand-drawn 1807 map:   William Hyett produced an amazingly accurate map of the London countryside in 1807, using just pen and paper.
Paddington:   The first underground railway station in the world ran from Paddington - opened as Paddington (Bishop's Road) by the Metropolitan Railway on 10 January 1863 as the terminus of the company's route from Farringdon.
Paddington Green Children’s Hospital:   The Paddington Green Children’s Hospital opened in August 1883.
Red Lion Bridge:   Harrow Road once spanned the River Westbourne at this point.


NEARBY STREETS AND BUILDINGS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Bathurst Mews, W2 · Bathurst Street, W2 · Bishop's Bridge Road, W2 · Bouverie Place, W2 · Braithwaite Tower, W2 · Brook Mews North, W2 · Cervantes Court, W2 · Chilworth Street, W2 · Chilworth Street, W2 · Church Street, W2 · Clarendon Place, W2 · Cleveland Gardens, W2 · Cleveland Square, W2 · Cleveland Terrace, W2 · Conduit Mews, W2 · Conduit Passage, W2 · Conduit Place, W2 · Craven Road, W2 · Craven Terrace, W2 · Crompton Street, W2 · Eastbourne Terrace, W2 · Edna House, W2 · Edward House, W2 · Elms Lane, W2 · Garson House, W2 · Gloucester Terrace, W2 · Hallfield Estate, W2 · Harbet Road, W2 · Harrow Road, W2 · Hyde Park Crescent, W2 · Hyde Park Cresent, W2 · Hyde Park Gardens, W2 · Hyde Park Gardnes, W2 · Hyde Park Square, W2 · London Mews, W2 · London Street, W2 · Macmillan House, W2 · Miles Buildings, NW1 · Norfolk Place, W2 · Norfolk Square, W2 · North Wharf Road, W2 · Orsett Terrace, W2 · Paddington Green, W2 · Park Place Villas, W2 · Pembroke House, W2 · Porchester Gardens, W2 · Praed Mews, W2 · Praed Street, W2 · Princess Louise Close, W2 · Queens Gardens, W2 · Radnor Lodge, W2 · Rainsford Street, W2 · Sale Place, W2 · Sheldon Square, W2 · South Wharf Road, W2 · Southwick Mews, W2 · Southwick Street, W2 · Spring Street, W2 · St Marys Mansions, W2 · St Marys Medical School, W2 · St Marys Terrace, W2 · St Michaels Street, W2 · Star Street, W2 · Station Concourse, W2 · Strathearn Place, W2 · Sussex Gardens, W2 · Sussex Place, W2 · Talbot Square, W2 · Warwick Crescent, W2 · Warwick Cresent, W2 · Westbourne Street, W2 · Westbourne Terrace Road, W2 · Westbourne Terrace, W2 · Westway, W2 ·


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