Patients and visitors to the Royal Free Hospital are advised that while building work is taking place on the front entrance, the demand for parking far outweighs the facilities.
The trust strongly advises making alternative arrangements unless it is absolutely
necessary. If travel by car is unavoidable, please allow plenty of time to find parking.
The hospital is well served by public transport, being within minutes walk of Hampstead Heath overground station and Belsize Park underground station. It is also served by bus routes 24, C11, 46, 168 and 268.
Please also note the following arrangements are in place:
Lower Ground Floor
The entrance is for emergency ambulances and emergency drop-off only. Waiting is not permitted anywhere in the lower ground floor roadways.
Vehicle access to the main entrance is limited to patient transport, authorised mini-cabs with pre-booked fares only and for patient drop off. No waiting is permitted.
Our multi-storey car park only has 60 pay and display places and some additional spaces for disabled blue badge holders and those with radiotherapy permits.
There is limited parking on the road outside this carpark. There is also metered parking on the streets close to the hospital and on the heath at most times. There is more information on car parking on the following link: car parking during front entrance works.
Work in progress
Our picture gallery of photos from the chief executive's office gives an update of the development work.The remodelling will provide a far better welcome to our services.
The work, which started on 5 January, will see the creation of:
- Better disabled access
- Better parking
- Better foot, ambulance and taxi access
- New covered drop-off and entrance
- New reception area
- New café
Please help us by keeping to the marked pathways and not smoking anywhere on the premises, inside or out.
The works, which will continue for most of the year, have been made possible by a £5 million contribution from the Royal Free Charity, including an individual bequest of £1 million. If you would like to help the charity in this way, please contact Sara Morley, director of fundraising, on 020 7915 1492 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are in touch with others who use the hospital, please make them aware of this work with our downloadable leaflet (PDF 325KB) .