Apartment - classic modern
8 Tagwright House, 35-41 Westland Place, Clerkenwell, N1 7LPShow on map
Old Street Apartments is a stylish 11 bedroom apartment block based in Islington, North London. The nearest tube station is Old Street which is located in Zone 1 of the Underground system. This is served by... Read More »
3 star modern hotel
1 Silicon Way, Corsham Street,, Old Street, N1 6ATShow on map
The Premier Inn London City Old Street is a 251 room, 3 star hotel that is based in Islington, North London. The nearest tube station to the hotel is Old Street. This is situated in Zone 1 of the Underground... Read More »
3 star classic hotel
275 Old Street, Shoreditch, EC1V 9LNShow on map
"Hotel in an area buzzing with nightlife, a short stroll from the City of London" Holiday Inn Express London - City is a 3-Star classic hotel on the edge of the City of London, close to the trendy East End... Read More »
3 star classic hotel
120 Central Street, Barbican, EC1V 8DSShow on map
Thistle City Barbican is just off the City Road, a main thoroughfare running through North and Central London. Old Street is the nearest station, 0.5 miles away. On the Underground networks it serves the the... Read More »
4 star contemporary hotel
81 Great Eastern Street, Shoreditch, EC2A 3HUShow on map
“Hoxton Hotel enjoys a modern and urban design”The Hoxton Hotel is a 208 room, 4 star modern hotel which is based in Old Street in the City. This lies in Zone 1 of the Underground system which is... Read More »
Apartment - classic modern
Macclesfield Road, Clerkenwell, EC1V 8AEShow on map
Old Street is one of London's trendiest areas, which retains its artistic, bohemian atmosphere despite spiraling rent prices. Apartments in this area are highly sought after due to its proximity to the... Read More »
4 star urban cool hotel
10-50 Willow Street, Shoreditch, EC2A 4BHShow on map
Scheduled to open late 2013. The Willow Street Hotel is being designed by architects Ron Arad. It is planned to be totally glass fronted with the concrete floor slabs being visisble through the glass to give a... Read More »
5 star city chic deluxe hotel
52 Chiswell Street, Barbican, EC1Y 4SDShow on map
Montcalm City Hotel London is 0.3 miles from the Barbican Centre – Europe’s largest arts centre and home to the London Symphony Orchestra as well as housing theatres, art galleries, cinemas,... Read More »
7-21 Goswell Road, Barbican, EC1M 7AHShow on map
Citadines Barbican's conveniently located and inexpensive serviced studios and apartments provide easy access to the City of London and its environs. A few minutes' walk from Barbican Underground Station,... Read More »
4 star classic hotel
100 Shoreditch High Street, Shoreditch, E1 6JQShow on map
The Crowne Plaza Shoreditch will reopen in September as part of the ACE hotel chain Formerly the St Gregory hotel, the Crowne Plaza Shoreditch in the trendy East London borough of Shoreditch is now one... Read More »
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Hotels near Moorfields Hospital
The clock shaped like an eye that hangs outside Moorfields Eye Hospital, on City Road, close to Old Street, in the east of London, may be a poorly conceived timepiece, as the hour and minute hands scrape over the surface of the eye; however, as London's leading eye hospital, they surely know what they're doing, far and beyond the choice of decor, so you can be sure that your sight is in good hands here.
Housed in one of Old Street's more elegant, ornate Victorian-style buildings, Moorfields is the oldest and largest eye hospital in the world, founded in 1805 as The London Dispensary for Curing Diseases of the Eye and Ear, by John Richard Farre. The hospital has since shifted its focus to sight and moved to its current premises in 1899; Moorfields was then nationalised in 1948. The slightly haphazard dates of the hospital's formation give it the unique advantage of celebrating a centenary in 1999 and a bi-centenary in 2005.
The hospital offers excellent specialist care for all eye-related problems, from the pedestrian to rare cases, which can only be treated at Moorfields. The hospital has achieved record numbers of outpatients, handling over 400,000 between 2010 and 2011, alongside 75,000 patients treated in their specialist A&E. From cataracts to glaucoma, anterior segments to strabismus, they are the first place you should head if your world isn't looking as rosy as it has previously.
The hospital is also a leading academic centre for training ophthalmologists, orthoptists, optometrists and nurses. The institute was founded by Sir Stewart Duke Elder and since its establishment many notable alumni have been very successful in the field, including Sir Harold Ridley, who pioneered the intraocular lens to help cataract patients, Charles Schepens, who is regarded as 'the father of modern retinal surgery'; and Professor Shomi S. Bhattacharya, who has done pioneering work relating to retinal genetics. The hospital has also had some amazing breakthrough trials, when it recently restored vision to blind mice, giving the well-known nursery rhyme a very different ending.
The hospital also has a dedicated centre for treating peadiatric eye conditions, with friendly, caring staff and specialist methods, employed to put younger patients at ease.
If you require treatment at Moorfields, or you are visiting someone who is receiving treatment, there are plenty of hotels close to the area where you can stay for reasonable rates. Old Street is a fascinating part of London, with plenty of shops and gig venues, so you will find plenty to do between hospital visits. The Thistle City Barbican Hotel offers comfortable, contemporary rooms close by. Citadines Apart-Hotel Barbican offers very reasonable rates and smart, clean rooms. Andaz is an ultra luxurious hotel close to Liverpool Street Station, with funky furnishings and a modern standard of service, where the staff greet you with iPads, and the Zetter Hotel offers quirky, charming rooms in Clerkenwell.