The Wellcome Trust

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Improving lives by funding research

The Wellcome Trust, located near Bloomsbury are a global research charity with the purpose of funding research into solving the world’s health challenges. The Wellcome Trust plans to spend an eyewatering £16 billion by 2032 to further advance scientific discovery. The aim of the trust, as described in its strategy, is to “use science to find solutions for three of the world’s most urgent health challenges.”

Here are some frequently asked questions about the Wellcome Trust.

What's it all about?

The Wellcome Trust was founded to administer the fortune of pharmaceutical magnate, Sir Henry Wellcome, upon his death in 1936. Since then, the Wellcome Trust diversified its investment portfolio, away from the pharmaceutical industry and has grown from strength to strength. The trust has invested in countless biomedical, climate and data research projects and continues to do so all across the world. The Wellcome Building houses the Wellcome Collection which is aimed at raising public awareness of medical science and history.

What kind of research do they offer?

The Wellcome Trust funds research into what they believe to be three of the most urgent health challenges facing the world today. These three areas are:

  • Mental health – improving research and understanding
  • Infectious disease – preventing and stopping epidemics and bringing diseases under control
  • Climate – helping to understand the impact climate change is having on the well-being of people around the globe.

Where is the Wellcome Trust located?

Gibbs Building, 215 Euston Road, London NW1 2BE

We’ve included a Google Maps route to help guide you there.

How do I get there?

The Wellcome Trust is approximately 10 minutes away from the hotel. As you step outside our hotel, face the gardens in front of you and head left, taking a sharp left and then an immediate right which will put you on Burton Street. Take your first left onto Duke’s Road and connect to Woburn Walk. Take your first right onto Upper Woburn Place then next left onto Endsleigh Gardens. Proceed straight along Endsleigh Gardens, onto Gower Place and then take a right onto Gower Street. The Wellcome Trust will be on your immediate right just before Euston Road.