Air Ambulance charity moves to City after 24 years at Whitechapel—but helicopter stays

The Air Ambulance charity that funds the emergency helicopter at the Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel is moving offices to the City.

The team of 15 opens its new headquarters on Monday in Philpot Lane, near the Monument by London Bridge, to be closer to its fundraising and corporate donors in the Square Mile.

The charity has been based at Whitechapel since 1991, two years after it was set up. Monday’s move is part of its expansion and growing marketing strategy.

The emergency medical and aviation teams, however, are remaining at the hospital’s helipad site above the A11 Whitechapel Road, covering emergencies across London within the M25.

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