The London Hospital

I have found myself spending the last twelve hours on the twelfth floor of the London Hospital, not a pretty building, but unexpectedly reassuring in a medical emergency.   At lunch-time I sneaked out for some Tandoori Chicken at Tayyabs, the best known of the local Indian restaurants which is nearly impossible to get into in the evening.   En route, I spotted the London Hospital’s museum with its examples of early medicine chests (note the availability of opium):-


I found the hat which the Elephant Man wore unexpectedly moving, together with the sackcloth mask to disguise his face:-


And nearby I walked past Gwynne House, a remarkably well preserved example of thirties modernism, designed by Hume Victor Kerr in 1934, originally as student accommodation, now flats:-



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