1 Wimpole Street, London

John Belcher
Date Built
1 Wimpole Street
The Royal Society of Medicine purchased this site on the corner of Henrietta Place and Wimpole Street in 1909.  The existing buildings were demolished and this one erected as their new home.  The  Edwardian Baroque architect, John Belcher, was appointed to design the building and it was completed in 1912.  In June of that year it was officially opened by King George V and Queen Mary.

In 1953 a fourth floor was added and then in 1981 the society purchased the former post office building next door.  In 1986 HM Queen Elizabeth II and HRH the Duke of Edinburgh conducted the official opening of the newly extended and refurbished building.

Between 2003 and 2004 further remodeling took place, including the refurbishment of the library and the creation of the Main Lecture Theatre.

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