The Queen is set to open the new Royal London Hospital on Whitechapel Road this week.
On Wednesday, she will be accompanied by the Duke of Edinburgh on her visit to the children’s hospital, which treats 40,000 patients a year, as well as to the renal dialysis ward.
Crowds are expected to turn out to greet the Queen, as London’s East End has always given the Royal Family a warm welcome.
Sir Stephen O’Brien, Chairman of Barts Health NHS Trust said: “We are all thrilled to welcome back The Queen officially to open the new Royal London Hospital, and are looking forward to showing Her Majesty the hospital’s wonderful new facilities.
“While much has changed at the Royal London since Her Majesty’s first visit in 1954, the one thing which has remained the same is the warmth our staff and the people of east London have for Her Majesty. Her Majesty can be assured of a very special, ‘East End’ welcome.”
The Queen will also meet former patients who were receiving treatment for their injuries when she visited the former Royal London Hospital in the immediate aftermath of the July 2005 London terrorist attacks.
The £650m new Royal London Hospital opened its doors on March 1, 2012. The three towers are part of the £1 billion hospital’s redevelopment, including new cancer and cardiac centres at Barts.
The Royal Party will also open a new national research centre for bowel disease and surgical innovation based at Queen Mary, University of London, on Wednesday.