Bethlem Royal Hospital or Bedlam asylum was a popular attraction in the century. Spectators would pay to watch the patients: people suffering from mental illness. Or they could wait until Tuesday when admission was free.
St John’s Asylum. pened in 1852 based on designs by John R. St John’s was shut down in 1989 and bought by developers who have converted half of the site into houses, but the main asylum buildings are Grade II listed and so cannot be demolished.