The London Psychiatric Hospital located in London, Ontario was built in the 1870’s back then it was known as the London Asylum for the insane. It has changed names several times over the years. The original building was replace by a new hospital in 1967 with many new buildings added over the years but at the back of the property one of the original buildings still remains. The building still looks very sound and a chain link fence now surrounds the old forgotten and abandoned insane asylum which really adds a sense of mystery and unease. There are many other abandoned structures on the property like and old hope chapel that was built by the residence and old abandoned horse stable.
When originally built it was set-up to be a peaceful place well outside of the city of London, however over the years the city has swallowed the property and it now is in the middle of town. It was decided that a farm setting where the residence could help in the growing of produce would be therapeutic for the residents. By today’s standards many atrocities took place in this old abandoned asylum and it is believe to be haunted by some of its former patients.
London’s abandoned Psychiatric Hospital is really a goldmine for Urban Explorers as it has a rich history and many eerie abandoned buildings that can be explores without to much difficulty.
Go to our Abandoned Ontario Locations Page for the location to this Abandoned Insane Asylum.