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    Default Queen Elizabeth Children's Hospital, London. Feb 2008


    This hospital, North-Eastern Hospital and Dispensary as it was originally known, was opened in 1870. In 1893 the building was expanded and new wards were added and in 1942 it joined with the Princess Elizabeth of York Hospital for Children, Shadwell to become The Queen Elizabeth Hospital for Children.

    In 1948, the hospital became part of the newly created NHS. In 1998 it closed it's doors and services were relocated to The Royal London Hospital.

    The pathology lab was one of the country's most important for the investigation of child diseases.

    Visited with Midnight, Actionman, JonBoy and SiteOne. This was an interesting little place, especially the bizarre room I stumbled upon which had a beautiful wooden fireplace...and a stuffed fox with a rose above it. Very odd. The hopsital stil has a few nice original features :)















    Part of a mural in the canteen...


    Blood storage...




    We found a fox sitting up on the fire escape!






    Fireplace detail...




    The dead fox gave me quite a shock when I walked in the room!




    Painting outside one of the wards...
















    Old and new, the path lab and the late Victorian extension...


    Hospital from the back...



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    Absolutely superb photos, RA. It's lovely to see all the architectural details...enjoyed those very much. Amazing fireplaces and that painting with the cat is gorgeous.
    Love the fox! ;)

    Cheers for that. :)
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    Arrow Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Hackney London


    Visited with MR, RA, JonBoy and Site.

    Very interesting site and quite a lot to be seen, some lovely older Victorian buildings and some horrid modern parts bolted on. The site had a lot to offer with some lovely detail work and very nice operating rooms, with working lights.


    From the roof


    Always reassuring that they have a radioactive sink.








    Stumbled across this random room with some lovely features, it looked like someone had only just vacated it.









    Found this little blighter too :freak


    Visited again at the weekend, a nice chance to have a bit more of a wander about. I am amazed at home much damage has happened since my last visit. Blame seems to lay on the shoulders of the many film and TV crews who use and abuse the place...

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    The breakaway/sugar glass was great fun!










    This box lived up to the label... It was humming.


    Loved the floor






    This wasn't like this last time, it was in tact


    Some more arty style stuff







    Body fridges were quite small here...


    And a quick snap from the roof of the air ambulance landing somewhere

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    More excellent photos. That fireplace really is superb, isn't it! Nice one, both of you. :)
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    Lots of thanks to Midnight for the trip :)

    Yeah, the room with the fireplace was ace...especially with that stuffed fox eyeing me from the corner!

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    Hi. How do you get into places like this? Are they not fenced off or locked up?

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    They are often both.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stehayphoto View Post
    Hi. How do you get into places like this? Are they not fenced off or locked up?
    With a sense of adventure, a casual disregard for trespass laws & abit of ingenuity.

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    Can't see your pics RA - I'm getting the flickr image unavailable message. Shame because Actionmans pictures are excellent - love that tiled floor and the theatre lights.
    Looks like a cracking explore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Runner View Post
    Can't see your pics RA - I'm getting the flickr image unavailable message. Shame because Actionmans pictures are excellent - love that tiled floor and the theatre lights.
    Looks like a cracking explore.
    It's because old thread is old. Posted 18 months ago and RA last visited the site in January.
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