Bedlam is the Cockney way of saying Bethlehem as in Bethlehem Hospital for the Insane.
The Bedlam loony bin, lunatic asylum, stood on the site now occupied by the Imperial War Museum.
Bedlam was a famous 18th century loony bin or nut house, the main London funny farm.
The Bethlehem Hospital for the Insane is now located near West Wickham.
The word bedlam entered the English language to describe any noisey situation, very noisey, wild noise, wild sound.
Saint Mary of Bethlehem Hospital, London.
It was where they used to send all the stone bonker nut jobs, and the gentry could pay to come and poke them with sticks - a grand day out for all the family!
Here's a link to the Museum of London's Bedlam site - it will give you lots of information about the old 'Bethlehem Hospital' which came to be known as Bedlam.
Bedlam, more properly Bethlem hospital, was originally attached to the priory of St Mary Bethlehem outside Bishopsgate, founded in 1247 and used for the ‘distracted’ from 1377. After the priory's dissolution (1546), it was granted to the city, and from 1557 jointly managed with Bridewell. The only public madhouse and a popular resort for sightSeers from the early 17th cent., it became infamous for the cruelty meted out to the insane—‘bedlam’ is still used figuratively for any place of uproar. Bethlem Royal Hospital is now part of the South London & Maudsley NHS Trust ('SLaM'), along with the Maudsley Hospital in Camberwell. SLAM provides mental health and substance misuse services to people from Croydon, Lambeth, Southwark and Lewisham, together with substance misuse services for Bexley, Greenwich and Bromley, along with national specialist services, eg the National Psychosis Unit. There are a range of services at the Hospital, from substance misuse and eating disorders services to units for children and adolescents.
Bedlam was a hospital for the mentally ill in the 16th century -
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I believe Liverpool Street Station stands on the old site of Bedlam - which was a hospital for people with mental health problems, or an asylum.
Although I am touched by your concern I couldn't tell you as I have not been back since they released me...
If you knew all that, why are you asking?
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