Open House Festival

GOSH Sight and Sound Hospital & St Christophers Chapel


Sonnemann Toon, 2021

GOSH Sight and Sound Hospital, 40-41 Queen Square, WC1N 3AJ

Visitors will be led on a tour of GOSH's newest redevelopment site, the Sight and Sound Hospital featuring a sensory garden and bespoke artworks. Tours will continue to the beautiful and unexpected St Christopher's chapel in the main site.

Getting there


King's Cross St. Pancras, Holborn, Russell Square


St. Pancras, King's Cross

Additional travel info

Two London Underground stations are near the hospital (Russell Square and Holborn), and several mainline train stations are within walking distance (Euston, Kings Cross, St Pancras, Waterloo and Charing Cross).





The Sight and Sound building, originally known as the Italian Hospital, was founded in 1884 by Italian businessman, Giovanni Ortelli. The hospital was run by the Sisters of Charity of St Vincent de Paul for the Italian community in London until it closed over a century later.

Shortly after its closure, the hospital was taken over by Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) in 1992. Since then, it has been home to the Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity, patient and family accommodation, and the hospital creche. In 2021 the building re-opened as the Sight and Sound Centre at GOSH, the UK’s first dedicated facility for children and young people with sight and hearing loss.

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