London Fever Hospital

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London Fever Hospital
Former London Fever Hospital, Islington - - 2450203.jpg
London Fever Hospital
London Fever Hospital is located in London Borough of Islington
London Fever Hospital
Location within Islington
LocationIslington, London, England, United Kingdom
Coordinates51°32′12″N 0°06′23″W / 51.5368°N 0.1064°W / 51.5368; -0.1064Coordinates: 51°32′12″N 0°06′23″W / 51.5368°N 0.1064°W / 51.5368; -0.1064
Care systemNHS England
ListsHospitals in England

The London Fever Hospital was a voluntary hospital financed from public donations in Liverpool Road in London.


19th century plan of the hospital

Originally established with 15 beds in 1802 in Gray's Inn Road, it moved in 1815 to the west wing of the Smallpox Hospital at Battle Bridge where it had 120 beds.[1]

In 1848 after the Northern Railway bought the original site for Kings Cross station the compensation money paid enabled the charity to build a new Hospital on Kettle Field, a 4-acre site in Liverpool Road, Islington with 200 beds.[1] By 1924 it had around 150 beds.[2] A new wing was opened by the Duchess of York in 1928 and a new isolation block was opened by the Duke of Kent in 1938.[1]

In 1948, the hospital joined the National Health Service under the same management as the Royal Free Hospital.[1] After services had been transferred to the Royal Free Hospital, the hospital closed in 1975.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e "Royal Free Hospital (Liverpool Road Branch)". Lost Hospitals of London. Retrieved 24 August 2015.
  2. ^ "The London Fever Hospital". The Spectator. 12 January 1924. p. 14. Retrieved 6 July 2018.

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