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Curious Sign....

Weird sign near Waterloo reads - 'General Lying In Hospital'.


If you can find it, we know it exists...one of London's curious old signs. This one near Waterloo is for 'General Lying In Hospital'...very bizarre!

Location: Near Waterloo, SE1 7ND


I was born at the General Lying In Hospital. It was a maternity hospital that, when it closed down, became part of the nearby St Thomas Hospital. (Anna)
Posted by Anna on 2009-04-10
To shed a little light on this curiosity, "Lying-In" was a Victorian euthamism for giving birth- it was probably a maternity hospital. (Iain Watson)
Posted by Iain Watson on 2008-01-24