Victorian London - Publications - History - The Queen's London : a Pictorial and Descriptive Record of the Streets, Buildings, Parks and Scenery of the Great Metropolis, 1896 - Christ's Hospital : The Dining Hall

Christ's Hospital : The Dining Hall -  photograph


The Dining hall occupies the first floor of Christ's Hospital, the exterior of which we have already shown (p. 192) , and it measures 187 feet in length, 51 feet in breadth, and 46 feet in height. Here the Grecians, as the senior scholars of Christ's Hospital are called, exhibit their oratorical powers on great occasions, and here, too, the suppers take place on Thursdays in Lent, coram populo. Our picture shows some of the Blue-coat boys in their quaint costume. There is a fine organ in the Hall, and on the walls are some interesting pictures, including one of the Founding of the Hospital by Edward VI -a reputed work of Holbein and another of the Presentation of the "King's Boys" at the Court of James II , by Verrio