72 - 84 Lambs Conduit Street, Holborn, WC1N 3LTShow on map
Saco London Holborn offers a range of individually designed apartments in Lambs Conduit Street in the heart of London's West End. Saco London has previously won Visit London's 'Small Hotel/B&B of the Year... Read More »
3 star classic hotel
126 Southampton Row, Bloomsbury, WC1B 5ADShow on map
Our Comment: First class location in Bloomsbury, just south of Russell Square. However, beware of traffic noise at the front on Southampton Row. From here you can easily walk to many well know places... Read More »
3 star classic hotel
4 star contemporary hotel
130 - 134 Southampton Row, Bloomsbury, WC1B 5AFShow on map
"Very central location - walk to almost all attractions" This contemporary 4-star boutique style hotel is on the same road as Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design and the Cochrane Theatre. The... Read More »
70-72 Guilford Street, Bloomsbury, WC1N 1DFShow on map
Despite London's world-renowned nightlife, culture, restaurants and shops, the city can be daunting for backpackers due to the expense of staying in the centre, which is where the action is. However, those... Read More »
4 star classic hotel
92 Southampton Row, Bloomsbury, WC1B 4BHShow on map
"2012 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Award" Set amidst the lively West End district of London, with shops, museums, and landmarks all within walking distance, the 4-star DoubleTree by Hilton... Read More »
3 star modern hotel
3 star modern hotel
Guilford Street, Russell Square, Bloomsbury, WC1N 1DBShow on map
The President Hotel is situated on the corner of the newly restored Russell Square opposite the under-ground station, with Kings Cross and Euston stations a short walk. The President Hotel is in historic... Read More »
5 star deluxe modern hotel
Southampton Row, Holborn, WC1B 4ARShow on map
Handily placed for both the City and the West End, the Grange Holborn, London is a hotel that straddles the different sides of the city: encompassing both business and pleasure. It is suitable as a corporate... Read More »
9-10 Bedford Place, Bloomsbury, WC1B 5JAShow on map
The Lonsdale hotel is a popular budget hotel in the heart of Bloomsbury, an attractive, safe and peaceful district of London, renowned for its literary connections, as notable figures such as Virginia Woolf,... Read More »
Search for cheap hotels near Great Ormond Street Hospital
If you need to stay in a hotel close to Great Ormond Street, the surrounding area has plenty of options at reasonable prices. Guilford House Hotel is a budget hotel with comfortable rooms. The Mercure Bloomsbury Hotel is a modern, four-star category, which offers a bit more luxury near Russell Square. The Beauchamp Hotel offers spacious, contemporary rooms and the Montague on the Gardens Hotel offers traditional superior accommodation.
If you are on a budget then have a look at the St Giles Hotel, a 10 minute walk from Great Ormond Street Hospital. This 3 star hotel offers car parking, full leisure and easy access to the tube system.
Great Ormond Street Hospital is world-renowned for its children's medical care. It is based in the Bloomsbury district of London, close to the University College London campus, which it is closely associated with and resides in a stunning, Victorian red brick building. It is pioneering in its healthcare and has had many notable patrons, fundraisers and supporters, including J.M. Barrie, author of Peter Pan, who donated the rights to the play to the hospital, which continues to help fundraising efforts today through royalties.
The hospital had an inauspicious start, opening on Valentine's Day 1852, with just 10 beds. Dr Charles West had been shocked by the high level of infant mortality in the city and was eager to help. At this time in history, one third of all children born in London died before they reached adulthood, so it was clear that this problem needed to be addressed.
The hospital quickly became well known and soon patrons were stepping forward to offer their help, including Charles Dickens, well known for his philanthropic activities, who became a close friend of Dr West and helped to raise £3,000 (a fortune in Victorian times), which allowed the hospital to expand. Queen Victoria was also happy to give the hospital her patronage, and in a time when the monarchy were idolised by the public, many wealthy residents followed suit.
The hospital has survived bombings in World War II and was rebuilt after matchboxes full of the rubble from the building were sold and in 1987 the hospital launched the Wishing Well appeal, which was patronised by Prince Charles and Princess Diana, who helped to raise a jaw-dropping £54 million in just two years. More recent fundraising efforts have seen Queen Elizabeth, former Prime Minister Tony Blair and Victoria Beckham help to raise funds.
Going to hospital might be a traumatic experience, but with its colourful wards, friendly staff and programmes where free toys are handed out to sick children, Great Ormond Street provides a relaxing, lively atmosphere to keep sick children's spirits up. The hospital has over 192,000 patients a year, with many patients referred from overseas, including a famous case where Indian conjoined twins were successfully separated in 2011. The hospital has over 50 clinical specialties including heart problems, brain surgery and gene therapy and promotes education of pioneering treatments. They are a hospital that truly cares and since the Victorian times they have saved many lives, so if your child is sick, there is no better place to bring them.