Whitechapel Library

We are excited to have secured a project to repair and refurbish various aspects of the Whitechapel Library for QMUL.

Whitechapel Library is a listed building, formerly known as St Philip’s Church. It was constructed from 1818-1821 and was dedicated to St Philip. After the Second World War, St Philip’s merged with St Augustine’s church. However, in 1979 the church was declared redundant.

In 1988 it was converted into a medical and dental library for the London Royal Medical College. This replaced the overcrowded and inadequate facilities previously used by students.

Today, the former church is a study space. It has an extensive collection of medical school research materials. This building also caters for creative activities such as rehearsals for concerts or shows and hosts the Royal London Hospital Museum.

April 24