National Temperance Hospital
The National Temperance Hospital (London Temperance Hospital before 1939) was an abandoned hospital in Hampstead Road, London, between Mornington Crescent and Warren Street. It opened on 6 October 1873 by initiative of the National Temperance League, and was managed by a board of 12 teetotallers. Under its rules, the use of alcohol to treat patients was discouraged, but not outlawed: doctors could prescribe alcohol when they thought necessary for exceptional cases.
The building's exterior was featured in Mr Bean; Bean tailgates an ambulance and stops behind it. He then enters the hospital The building was then used by Camden Collective. As of April 2017 it has been part demolished
- in 1937 edition of Burke's Landed Gentry, requesting for donations to the hospital
- Google Street View of the oldest part of the building, in Cardington Street
- Article on re-using the hospital to re-house people displaced by HS2
- BBC News 30 July 2014: 'The teetotaller's hospital: Removing drink from Victorian medicine, accessed 30 July 2014
- HS2: Proposal to get National Temperance Hospital into use