"Greenwich Hospital" Greenwich Foot Tunnel Tip by kris-t
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The Greenwich Hospital was founded in 1694 as the Royal Naval Hospital for Seamen.
It is a Royal Charity for the benefit of seafarers and their dependents, with the Secretary of State for Defence acting as the Crown's sole Trustee.
The hospital was established as a residential home for injured sailors, on the model of Les Invalides and the Chelsea Hospital. The charity now funds sheltered housing for former Royal Navy personnel and the Royal Hospital School at Holbrook in Suffolk.
The hospital occupied its prime riverside site on the south bank of the river Thames in Greenwich, London for over 170 years, closing to pensioners in 1869.
It was subsequently occupied by the Royal Naval College until 1998 when the site was opened to the public and the main buildings transferred to academic uses. The principal occupant is now the University of Greenwich.
For more - see our Greenwich page.
Directions: Nearest DLR - Cutty Sark / Island Gardens
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