Briefly home to a free dispensary for poor children, set up by George Armstrong, a Scottish physician whose work initiated the scientific study of paediatrics. Having observed his own children he wrote an Essay on the Diseases most Fatal to Infants, which ran to many editions. He set up the world's first hospital for sick children.
The Golden Hind (more specifically a wounded female deer) is the symbol of the ancient Parish of St Giles-in-the-Fields. The Seven Dials Trust has used it, in a circle representing the Dials, as a motif on all street furniture.