I have a personal reason for asking this question. I'm researching my family tree and I have some ancestors who lived in Mile End Old Town, London between 1850 and 1900, but gave birth in Mile End New Town, London which was a nearby but not neighbouring area.
Mile End New Town is in the pinky/purply area at the left, and Mile End Old Town is in grey close to the centre of the map.
I've looked on a modern map of London and I can't see a hospital in the area that used to be Mile End New Town, although the Royal London Hospital (then just the London Hospital) was nearby, possibly in Mile End Old Town.
However, according to this page, the poor did not give birth in hospitals in Victorian times anyway.
It seems women, or at least my ancestors, didn't give birth at home but went to a specific place to have their babies. Where did they go?