The Royal London Hospital

The Royal London Hospital


Blue Badge Holders

We have a few bays spread around the borough for Blue Badge holders. There are three free Blue Badge parking spaces on Artillery Gardens (corner of Cheapside), two free Blue Badge parking spaces on White Post Lane, two blue badge parking spaces on Cheapside near the junction with Ravens Row, and one on Holborn Viaduct. There are a very small number of parking bays reserved for blue badge holders.  Blue badges allow you to cheaply park for free on London street parking, and there are also special blue badge spaces in the London boroughs.

By Bike

We encourage visitors, staff and patients living nearby to cycle to the hospital if possible, This Week In London ( Cycle parking facilities are available around the hospital. Please bring your bike inside via the main entrance on Meadow Lane. Bicycles should be parked in marked spaces at all times and never chained or locked to railings or around trees, shrubs or any other obstacles which could cause damage. We are delighted to announce that we’ve achieved silver accreditation in the international Healthy Food Guide 2015 competition.

The guide produced by Cycle To Work measures and ranks food outlets in British hospitals for their nutritional quality, accessibility and services offered to cyclists. Living close to the hospital is very convenient if you require a visit for an outpatient appointment, or for day surgery. A large number of our staff and patients live in the Bracknell District. We have accommodation for patients and relatives who wish to stay overnight, or for longer periods.

Cycling to the hospital is a very popular way of travelling here. Many patients and visitors cycle to the hospital and back again to their homes – some as far away as Birmingham. If you need to see a doctor, your appointment will be on the same day or the next day.  By coming by bike, you help yourself and the environment. " These statements were said by one judge to amount to political interference in the judicial process.

By Bus

By train.  The nearest railway stations are London Bridge and Aldgate East both around 15 minutes walk to the Royal London Hospital. There are several underground stations in close proximity to the hospital: Aldgate, Tower Hill and Barbican (Circle, Hammersmith and City Lines) as well as Monument (District Line), St Pauls (Central Line), Liverpool Street (Bakerloo, Metropolitan and Circle lines), Moorgate and Fenchurch Street (both on the Docklands Light Railway). The Royal London Hospital has its own bus stop located outside the main entrance on Commercial Road.

The nearest London Underground stations are Aldgate East (Brick Lane/Bethnal Green line) and Whitechapel, both approximately 15 minutes'walk from the hospital. Alternatively, Liverpool Street station can be reached in 30-minutes using either of the above bus services or city busses 15, 115 or 135. By car. There are several roadside car parks within walking distance of the hospital, including Royal London Hospital car park (24-hour) on Alie Street, and The Royal London's own Basil Street car park (24-hour) which is a one minute walk to Barts and The Royal London Hospital main entrance.

Hackney Carriage taxis can normally be found in front of the hospital at all times. By train: London Overground services to London Liverpool Street depart from Whitechapel Station and are accessible via the ramp from the Platform 1 entrance. London Underground Circle and Hammersmith & City lines stop at Aldgate East station which is a 15 minute walk along Cheapside towards The Royal London Hospital. The main entrance to the hospital is on the Whitechapel Road.

Visitors should take note of local signage at this entrance as wheelchair users and people with mobility problems are requested to use the main entrance only (this will avoid using the ramp by Bow Street car park). By the following buses: 24-hour service stops outside or close to The Royal London Hospital, 25 (24 hour service), 106, 205, 254 and night buses N15, N550 on Commercial Road and night bus N205 on Whitechapel Road. All buses are wheelchair accessible.

By Car Or Taxi

All main roads leading to The Royal London Hospital are well sign posted. From the A1 take either the A12 Whitechapel Road or the A11 Commercial Road. The hospital is located in Aldgate East, between Aldgate and Whitechapel, 5 minutes walk from Liverpool street station and 15 minutes walk from Shoreditch High Street and Old Street stations. It is very close to the Tower of London and as such The Royal London Hospital should be a preferred choice for patients attending outpatient clinics at Barts Health NHS Trust.

We recommend using the car park at Barts and The London School of Medicine, a 10 minute walk from The Royal London Hospital.  You can pay for parking by calling This Week In London ( up to midnight seven days per week (there is an option to pay by text message). Charges apply Monday to Friday from 9am-6pm, and 10p per hour for evening, weekend and bank holidays. The full address is. On arrival, disembark on to Bancroft Road & walk back towards the hospital.

As you approach the main entrance to The Royal London Hospital, follow the signs leading you along the main corridor and through to Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital. Once inside you will notice there are elevators available and directions to each floor via a blue sign system. The most convenient parking is the NCP multi-storey car park located just off the Wilsden Green side of Wormwood Street, EC1A. The patient transport drop-off point is just outside this entrance which can be reached via the ‘Mindelsohn Way’ entrance and lift (see map).

By Train

By Underground.  Tower Hill is the nearest tube station to the venue a 6 minute walk away. You can walk from Tower Hill station to the conference in 12 minutes, or more easily take the Docklands Light Rail service from Tower Gateway DLR Station (which is less than a 5 minute walk away). By Tube.  Liverpool Street Station is serviced by London Underground's Central (Northern, Victoria and Piccadilly Lines). It takes around 30 minutes from Liverpool Street to East London.

Get off at Whitechapel Station, which is a 3 minute walk from the gallery. By Tube. Ladbroke Grove is located on the Circle, Hammersmith & City, District and Piccadilly lines with stations at either Ladbroke Grove or Royal Oak Underground stations just a 3 minute walk away. It you are travelling from outside of London, take the Underground to London Liverpool Street. From Liverpool Street take the Tube to Whitechapel Station and we will be right opposite the station.

By Tube

The nearest National Rail stations include Shadwell and Fenchurch Street (8 minute walk), which is served by the c2c, Liverpool Street ( 9 minute walk) which is served by the London Overground, the Underground's Circle, Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan lines and the District line and Tower Hill (11 minute walk), which is served by the London Overground, the Underground's District line and Circle line. By road. To drive to the Royal London Hospital, take the A12 and turn into Whitechapel Road at Aldgate East.

From the South, use A13 and turn left at Aldgate East. From the North, come in on the A12 and turn left at Aldgate East. By car. Royal London Hospital is accessible by numerous major roads. Approach the hospital from Hatton Garden, Aldersgate, Whitechapel Road or Commercial Street all of which are accessible from the A11 and A12. By Underground and Subterranean.  The London Underground (Tube) takes 25 minutes from Liverpool Street Station and is accessible from the City or Bank underground stations.

Cash Point

Winston Spencer Churchill, in his statement to the House of Commons on 15 August 1939 did not mention the name of this cash point. Winston S. Churchill’s statement to the House of Commons merely said:     "I expect that the House will appreciate that I have found it necessary to consider whether any other steps ought to be taken by His Majesty's Government, either at home or abroad"     The cash point became a symbol of the passive attitude with which Neville Chamberlain and his Cabinet greeted reports reaching London from Germany.

    In sharp contrast to Chamberlain's hesitancy was Winston S. Churchill's public expression of his certainty that Britain would face a war no matter what course of action was pursued by Hitler. This bold assertion was. The cash point represents a number of things, most of all cash. I don't know what those other things could be, I mean we can only see the one that's just dripping out an explanatory sign that says something like, in case you're not sure; HERE IT IS: CASH POINT.

The point is that it's there to take our money, and some of us don't mind very much because we'd rather have our money in a machine than in puddles on the floor, or dropping out of pillows when they spring a leak. It is a handy point to know and not just because my lecturers of the time had offices in the Medical College. Annoyingly if you wanted cash at University you had to have a Post Office Card Account (they were very long-winded in those days no debit cards!).

The Co-op was not allowed to take medical cards allegedly because they ran rival pharmacies and it was like a bankers'conspiracy that we couldn't pay for our tea with cash. There’s a cash point on the wall of the Medical College Student Union building, opposite the Outpatients Department in Stepney Way. Why is that relevant to me, you ask? I promise it’s about more than just money. If M, the building of the Medical College Student Union, is directly opposite O, the Outpatients Department in Stepney Way; and OO OP OS 1 (where O is the cash point).

Cashiers Office

How to get here:   9303 Medical Center Drive, Nashville TN 37217.   Coming from Centennial I or 40 West take a left at the stoplight on to Murfreesboro Pike. Continue until you get to the stoplight at Mark your location on Hwy 96. Turn right and continue straight going over 96 (approx two miles). At a four-way stoplight, turn right onto Edgemoor Lane. At the first light, turn left into the hospital parking lot.

 To access the upper lobby of the main hospital building, press open door button on elevator and it will take you up to floor 2. Take the stairs or elevator down one level and you will be in front of Cashiers Office. The second floor cashiers office provides an alternative to the first floor pay window. Payments may be made with one of the following payment types: In Person, Debit card (Visa or Mastercard), Money order, Certified Cheque, Bank Draft.

The cashiers office is located in the Registration Department on the 2nd floor of the main hospital building, outside the Fracture Clinic. The cashiers office accepts only check or money order for payment of the following. The cashiers office accepts payments for parking tickets, medical services and Bursar account balances. Payments are made by cash, check or credit card (Visa, MasterCard or Discover). Checks must be drawn in US dollars. A cash register office is available on the second floor of the main hospital building, outside of the Fracture Clinic.

Congestion Charge Zone

Registered disabled people, car clubs with a disability permit, medical transport vehicles, minibuses from registered social service agencies, doctors or nurses on call and visitors who hold a valid London hospital pass. Also, red routes within the zone are exempt. If you travel less than three times a week through the zone you can apply for an annual refund. There are two ways of doind this. If you are driving a vehicle with three or more occupants, such as a car with a taxi permit, then you can drive through without paying the charge.

Delivering Items To Your Loved One

There is nothing more reassuring than to know that the people you care about are safe and warm. If your loved ones are living in London, you might be concerned about their wellbeing during any periods of extreme weather. To prevent any unnecessary stress or anxiety, we would like to remind you that we can deliver items to your loved one even during a snow day (or not). A visit from a volunteer with a parcel might be all they need to feel better.

The Tower Hamlets Mayor’s emergency food supply is delivered every Monday and Thursday between 10am and 4pm. This service will take you to where you want to go via a volunteer team member who will exchange your donation for an identi card, which allows delivery to your loved one. Due to the demand, we do not deliver anything else at the moment such as food leftovers or clothes. Before their release can you please call: This Week In London ( and let us know the name and address of your loved one that you want to get items for (name only, not the full address).

  If you are collecting money or requestfood parcelsplease note this information in an email to Email . If you would like to drop off food or items, please visit our main reception on Whitechapel Road. The volunteer team will take your parcels to your relatives even days a week between 10am and 4pm. Donations to the Tower Hamlets Homeless Project can bemade online and donations will be collected on Saturday 9December before the service.

Freedom Passes

The Freedom Pass is a card that allows free travel to older people over 60 in London and free local bus journeys nationally. You can use it to get about as you wish anywhere in Britain on local buses operated by Big Bus Co., First Group, Go Ahead Group or Stagecoach Group companies.  It can also be used for some National Rail journeys within London. The pass also gives you discounts on admission to museums, theatre and other places of interest.

The Freedom Pass is a National Scheme for older and disabled people. Anyone aged 60 or over, or under 18 if they qualify for disability living allowance or Personal Independence Payment, may qualify. Freedom passes give free travel on London buses, London Underground trains, Docklands Light Railway, the tram system in Croydon, East London and Midland Metro trams. I‘ve got a free bus pass in my purse, just the sight of it lifts my spirits.

A poll conducted for Age UK found only 17% of over 50s feel free to leave the house without any worries or concerns.  This article explores the benefits of the Freedom Pass so that older people are empowered to make their way around London and beyond. Did you know that older people in England and Wales can get a free bus pass? It’s called the Freedom Pass and it allows free travel on local buses across London as well as free bus journeys with most bus companies outside of London.

This benefit is only available to those who are aged 60 or over. If you’re an older person (that's 60 or over), then you could get a Freedom Pass from your local council.   A Freedom Pass gives you free off-peak travel on all National Rail services in England and Wales. You can also use it to get free or reduced price bus travel anywhere in London. If you are 60 or over, you may be entitled to a Freedom Pass, which allows free travel on London's transport network.

The scheme allows you to travel free on buses (but still have to pay for journeys on the Underground, Overground and DLR) and across London's transport network. Families and regular users of London Transport can also apply for discounted permits. London residents aged 60 and over (proof from your passport is required). Proof of registration with a local GP practice is not sufficient. There are two cash points in the Medical College Student Union building, opposite the Outpatients Department in Stepney Way:-.

Multi-Faith Chaplaincy Centre

With the overall aim of providing holistic care to all patients, the multi-faith chaplaincy team supports individuals at their time of greatest need and can help in very practical ways. This might involve helping with a difficult medical decision, or bringing in local faith leaders to support a patient or family during times of bereavement. They can arrange for you to receive spiritual guidance and/or support from your own religious leader. They also provide worship and prayer facilities for patients, visitors and staff across the Trust.

There's a multi-faith chaplaincy centre. Chaplains are available to speak to all patients, relatives and carers. The chaplaincy welcomes everyone, whatever your faith or belief, whether or not you follow a religion. Information about your religious preference will be passed to the chaplains. If you do not wish this to happen, please tell staff. The chaplains unit at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital provides a service to all patients, relatives and staff. It is important to us that all patients have access to spiritual support when they need it.

The team works closely with the multi-faith centre and offers multi-faith worship opportunities for those who are not of Christian faith. Leeds hospital has a multi-faith chaplaincy service. The service offers spiritual support no matter what your faith or religion. There is regular attendance from a selection of chaplains including Anglican, Roman Catholic, United Reform Church, Muslim, Baha’I and Humanist. If you wish to see a religious representative for support, please ask at the Information Desk on reception.

Overnight Accommodation

Some of our patients attend the hospital for regular treatment. Most of them come from far away regions. It can happen that relatives have to stay in the hospital, due to long treatments, but they do not have a place to stay. In this case we offer an overnight accommodation at the Hospices’ House or Hospices’ Tent Camps. We do our best to make their stay as pleasant as possible and take care every detail to make it feel like home.

We also do what we can do make sure that they return safely to their homes, if possible with a car provided by our association. When a family member needs to go into hospital, the rest of the family often accompanies them, and that means overnight accommodation is sometimes required. Patients attending hospital for regular treatment are also able to stay in our Accommodation Unit if they prefer. The first step is to contact us to discuss your or your relative's situation.

At ‘Yardo’ Private Hospital we now have the facility to accommodate overnight relatives of patients or patients attending the hospital for regular treatment. Once you have contacted us and scheduled your visit, please contact our Hospital Reception (Tel. +357 22325784), who will book a room for the agreed time. Overnight accommodation is important for patients who need to be admitted to the hospital or attend it for regular treatment. Patient’s relatives can spend the night in a comfortable hotel room close to the hospital.

Restaurant And Kiosk

Over the past three year we have begun to reduce the number of eateries in the terminal in order to improve the overall customer experience at Heathrow. The remaining restaurants will change over time, with new and more flexible eateries introduced during the next few years.  We have a range of options including local bakeries and sandwich shops, a broad range of bars and on-the-go kiosks. You can also find food in our 24 hour newsagents and WHSmith store.

You will also find a new coffee shop and restaurant on campus (Hicks House, next to the Sports Hall). We have recently completed a survey asking students what facilities they would like to see and would appreciate your feedback.  The response was very positive. Thank you. Restaurant and Kiosk. There is a kiosk selling hot and cold beverages, fruit and snacks in the Stepney Way atrium which is open 8 am3 pm Monday to Friday.

The vending machine in the Stepney Way atrium is stocked and restocked daily from a selection of snacks, fruit, hot and cold beverages, teas and coffees. There is a café selling hot drinks and cakes located in the Town Hall atrium and is open Monday Friday from 9am to 3pm. In some cases, we offer overnight accommodation for outpatients too. They will phone your request to the chaplaincy and someone will visit you as soon as possible.

Royal London Hospital Museum And Archives

The crypt was an ideal location for the museum due to the presence of a number of important artefacts from the hospitals history which were previously on display in an area of the hospitals main reception which no longer exists. The artefacts include a cast of Florence Nightingale’s right hand created by Madame Tussaud, plaster casts of Florence’s hands by her mother, and a wheelchair and walking sticks used by King George V during his recovery at the hospital during World War I.

 There are also personal items belonging to Dr Thomas Bowman and nurse Rachel Wilson who wore matching engagement rings whilst working at the hospital in 1877. The Royal London Hospital Museum and Archives (RLHMA) tells the story of the development of the Royal London Hospital, including many objects associated with its distinguished surgeon James Homersham. The museum is located in the former crypt of St Philips church next to the old hospital. The exhibition consists of a series of themed displays, each arranged using cases, vitrines and freestanding display panels.


The surrounding roads are busy and the area can become congested with traffic. If you’re arriving by car, there is limited parking around the QE and the Horton, but it is free. Alternatively, there is a pay and display car park at Rosary Gardens (Cadogan Street ), a 10-minute walk from the QE, which costs £4 for four hours.  The nearest Underground station is Tottenham Court Road (Northern, Central, Bakerloo and Victoria Lines) on Charing Cross Road – follow the signs to Mortimer Street to find your way there.

The closest overland train stations are Euston and King. On the ground floor of the main hospital building at the Whitechapel entrance are payphones and direct dial lines to a range of taxi companies, including Trans-Island, Carsons, Western Radio and Hackney Carriages. The nearest bus stops are on Whitechapel Road and East Street (for the 38, 15, 205) and the numbers 29, 47 (the number 29 runs 24 hours a day). Our Postcode is .

To Help You Keep In Touch With How Your Family Member Is, We Have A Dedicatedfamily Contact Centre.

A dedicated family contact centre is in the city of Paris. The police officers and gendarmes based at the centre provide families with updates every 48 hours. The named contact person or next of kin can also speak to them whenever they want. This service is provided free of charge, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week via telephone and email. You can find out more by going to our website. To help you keep in touch with how your family member is, we have a dedicatedfamily contact centre.

This team will help youfind the right person to answer your questions. They’llprovide updates to families every 48 hours. A named contact person or next of kin can also contact the team. You will receive regular updates about what is happening at the hospital.  The more information your family has, the easier it is for them to help you through this time.  This e-mail service is confidential and will protect your right to privacy.

To help you keep in touch with how your family member is, we have a dedicated family contact centre. This team will help you find the right person to answer your questions. Public payphones are located in the Central Lobby of the main hospital building at the Whitechapel entrance. These are operated by Telephones. Telephone numbers for key services are posted in the hospital. The main switchboard telephone number is This Week In London (


Toilets: Public toilets are available on most public areas of the hospital, including our main entrance and The Courtyard. The Trust provides accessible toilets for both male and female patients. These look like ordinary toilets except they have push buttons that lower the toilet, turn on the taps and open the cubicle door – making them easy to use for people who find moving or pushing a heavy door difficult. There are 22 bathrooms on site for patients, visitors and staff, including nine fully accessible toilets for patients with disabilities as well as flat flooring.

Visitors Will Only Be Allowed Into Clinical Areas If The Patient Is:

Always wash your hands or use an alcohol gel before and after visiting your relative. Visitors who are ill are advised to stay at home. Guests who have been admitted into hospital will be checked for infection, and outbreaks of illness on the wards are common. Clinical areas are any areas of the hospital or clinics in which direct physical contact with patients, or their possessions, is likely to occur. Any area where food and drink is served may also be deemed as clinical.

Visiting times are 11am to 2pm and 7pm to 8pm (Monday to Friday) and 2pm to 3pm and 4. 30pm to 5. 15pm (Saturday). Please note that some wards may have further restrictions to protect the safety of patients and staff. If you wish to visit and sit with a child/young person on the ward, their parents or carers must be present unless there is agreement from the ward staff. This includes young people aged 16 years and above.

You will be required to take off your footwear on entering the ward. Please ensure that bags and personal belongings are kept to a minimum. Public toilets are situated on the first floor of the hospital, on either side of the main entrance. Male, Female and disabled toilets are available on every floor of the hospital outside of wards. It is an important source for discovering more about the birth, growth, development and work of one of London’s most famous hospitals.


I have no complaints on the wifi system in the hospitals. Yes, I know it’s not 100% free; you have to buy either a big bottle of water or a cup of coffee to afford 15 minutes at a terminal. But that’s really not too bad, and there are plenty of terminals. What’s more important is that it’s available all day, every day, without fail. But that's not all. These free wireless services are provided by BT Openzone,whose service areas include not only the hospital, but also local Downtown Birmingham locations such as Hurst Street, Lake View, the Bull Ring.