Welbeck Street

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Thomas Young (scientist), who lived at 48 Welbeck Street from 1799.

Welbeck Street is a street in the West End, central London. It has historically been associated with the medical profession.


The street runs approximately north-south between New Cavendish Street at the northern end, crossing Wigmore Street near Wigmore Hall just to the east, becoming Vere Street continuing southwards. The nearest tube station is Bond Street to the south. The part south of Wigmore Street is part of the B406.

The London Welbeck Hospital, is located at 27 Welbeck Street, and the The Welbeck Street Hospital for Diseases of the Nervous System was located on this street as well; the offices of the British Institute of Radiology were formerly located there. The Welbeck Clinic is located at No. 20.[1]

There is a Greek Orthodox Chapel in Welbeck Street that dates back as far as the early 19th century when the building formed part of the Russian embassy.[2] The chapel was rebuilt in 1864 and features a particularly fine iconostasis.[3] The chapel is located behind No. 30, on the east side of the street near the northern end, and can be seen from Marylebone Mews (it is visible on Edward Stanford's 1862 map of London).[4]

Famous people[edit]

The notorious 18th-century highwayman James MacLaine was once a grocer on Welbeck Street.

In 1799, Thomas Young established himself as a physician in this street at No 48, now recorded by a blue plaque. The street was favoured by doctors at the time and remains a leading medical location. It is close to Harley Street, now more famed for its concentration of private medical practitioners.

See also[edit]

The following streets in Westminster are also associated with medicine:


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Coordinates: 51°31′03″N 0°08′58″W / 51.51754°N 0.14938°W / 51.51754; -0.14938