Hotels near Kings College Hospital
Kings College Hospital is one of London’s most well-known medical establishments, serving an inner-city population of approximately 700,000 people within the boroughs of Lambeth and Southwark. However, the hospital actually treats many thousands more; as people across the UK are referred there, due to its specialist facilities and certain medical specialities. It’s also widely regarded as one of the finest teaching hospitals in the country.
Whether you’re visiting a relative in the hospital or attending for other reasons, you’ll probably be looking for cheap hotels near Kings College Hospital to use as a base whilst you’re there. The Maiden Oval Hotel provides the ideal accommodation for those seeking close proximity to the medical establishment and is a great choice for those searching for hotels near Kings College Hospital.
Kings College Hospital is, along with Guy’s Hospital and St Thomas’ Hospital, the site for King’s College London School of Medicine. It was granted teaching status in the same year that the National Health Service was formed; and is widely regarded as producing some of the finest medical experts in the UK.
A Brief History
Kings College Hospital originally had rather humble origins. It first opened in 1840, where it served a very poor area; which mostly comprised unsanitary, overcrowded slums. It was so busy that it wasn’t uncommon for patients to share beds!
Since then, the hospital has gone from strength to strength, and many of the UK’s most notable medical pioneers have trained or worked there. Nobel Prize winner James W Black and leading father of antiseptic surgery, Joseph Lister, are among its alumni.
If you’d like to find out more about how to reach Kings College Hospital during your stay at the Maiden Oval Hotel, don’t hesitate to ask our team, who are more than happy to help.