St Peter's Hospital, Covent Garden

St Peter's Hospital is a former hospital in Henrietta Street, Covent Garden, London, which is a grade II listed building.[1]

St Peter's Hospital
Entrance to the former St. Peter's Hospital
St Peter's Hospital, Covent Garden is located in City of Westminster
St Peter's Hospital, Covent Garden
Location within Westminster
LocationCovent Garden, London, England, United Kingdom
Coordinates51°30′40″N 0°07′35″W / 51.5110°N 0.1263°W / 51.5110; -0.1263
ListsHospitals in England



Plans for the hospital were discussed at the home of Armstrong Todd, a surgeon who lived at London's 16 Burlington Street.[2] The Hospital for Stone subsequently opened in 1860 at 42 Great Marylebone Street.[2][3]

It moved again, this time to a purpose-built facility in Henrietta Street, designed by J. M. Brydon in the Queen Anne style and opened by Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany in 1882.[3] Henry Clutton, the ninth Duke of Bedford's architect, required amendments to be made to the design to suit the Bedford Estate's requirements. The building was constructed in such a way as to allow it to be converted in the future into residential flats and chambers.[4][5] It closed in 1948.[6]

The hospital joined with St Paul's Hospital to form the Institute of Urology in 1948.[6] The Institute was joined by St Philip's Hospital in 1952 and the hospitals became known as "the three Ps."[6] After services were transferred to the Middlesex Hospital the Institute closed in 1992.[6] The building in Henrietta Street has since been converted for residential use.[6]


  1. ^ Historic England. "St. Peter's Hospital (1278382)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 8 October 2014.
  2. ^ a b "St. Peter's Hospital". National Archives. Retrieved 21 January 2021.
  3. ^ a b Moran, Michael E. (2014). "16. The stone hospital and stone treatment". Urolithiasis: A Comprehensive History. New York: Springer Science & Business Media. pp. 157–158. doi:10.1007/978-1-4614-8195-9. ISBN 978-1-4614-8195-9.
  4. ^ "Henrietta Street and Maiden Lane Area: Henrietta Street in Survey of London". 1970. pp. 230–239. Retrieved 29 September 2014.
  5. ^ "Listed Buildings". Covent Garden Area Trust. Retrieved 6 October 2014.
  6. ^ a b c d e "St. Peter's Hospital". Lost Hospitals of London. Retrieved 12 July 2018.

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