Travel and parking
St Bartholomew's Hospital
You can travel to the hospital in a number of ways including on foot, by car, by bike or by public transport. We also provide a patient transport service.
The following buses stop outside or close to the hospital: 4, 8, 17, 25 (24 hour service), 45 46, 56, 63, 76, 100, 153, 172, 242 (24 hour service) and 521 (Mondays to Fridays only) as well as night buses N8, N63 and N76.
Low-floor wheelchair accessible buses run on all routes serving St Bartholomew's Hospital.
The closest underground stations are Barbican, Blackfriars, Farringdon, Moorgate and St Paul's.
The nearest National Rail stations are Blackfriars, Cannon Street, City Thameslink, Moorgate and Farringdon. Liverpool Street station is a 17 minute walk or a short tube, bus or taxi ride away.
We encourage visitors, staff and patients living nearby to cycle to the hospital where possible. Cycle parking facilities are available around the hospital.
By car or taxi
St Bartholomew's Hospital operates a one-way system with drop-off and pick up at three designated laybys, with a maximum stay of 10 minutes. You can access the drop off point from Giltspur Street and exit onto King Edward Street.
Infopoints at the hospital allow you to make free calls to taxi companies to arrange your journey home. There is an infopoint located at the main entrance on King Edward Street. There are additional infopoints at the exit of Clinic 2, at the patient transport lounge by Clinic 3 and by the discharge lounge outside ward 4A.
Blue Badge holders
There are a small number of parking bays for Blue Badge holders. These are accessed via Giltspur Street. Drivers who are registered disabled and have a Blue Badge can also check where to park at on the City of London Corporation website.
St Bartholomew's Hospital is situated within the congestion charge zone and the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ).
Refunds of hospital transport costs
You may be able to claim a refund for the cost of your transport to hospital through the Healthcare Travel Costs Scheme (HTCS) if you:
- are not eligible for patient transport services (PTS)
- cannot afford the cost of travelling to hospital
- cannot get a friend or relative to take you
Please contact our call centre on 020 7767 3344 to request patient transport. Lines are open Monday to Saturday, between 7am and 8pm for bookings, and 24/7 for general queries.
Finding your way around
Our services are provided in a number of buildings which you can view on the map below.
An indepdent hospital run by the charity Nuffield Health is also located on the hospital campus.
Shops, cafes and other services
The Guild Shop can be found on the ground floor of the KGV building. It sells toiletries, confectionery, newspapers and magazines, cards and hospital souvenirs. The shop is open Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 4pm. The shop is run by volunteers from the Barts Guild. Opening hours may be subject to change.
Restaurant and coffee shop
Light refreshments are available from the coffee shop in the basement of the KGV building. There is also a restaurant on the second floor of KGV, which serves hot food.
Free wifi is available throughout the hospital. If you encounter any problems, please call the 24/7 helpdesk on 0344 848 9555.
Barts Hospital Radio is free and provides programs of entertainment, music, and news: 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
James Hora Home at The Royal London Hospital provides accommodation for relatives and carers of critical care and surgical patients. The home also accommodates patients who may find it difficult to make regular visits to St Bartholomew’s Hospital for treatment.
The home has space for up to 26 guests. Please speak to a member of the ward/clinic staff about a referral to stay in James Hora Home or contact them on 078 8055 3525. Please note, direct bookings cannot be made.
A post box can be found at the Henry VIII Gatehouse entrance.
Chaplains of many faiths are available to speak to all patients, relatives and carers. Information about your religious preference will be passed to the chaplaincy.
Museum and Archives
Set in the historic North Wing of St Bartholomew’s Hospital, the museum tells the story of this renowned institution, celebrates its achievements and explains its place in history.
The archives, based in the Kenton and Lucas block, hold documents dating back to 1137.
Visiting a patient
We're welcoming visitors to St Bartholomew's Hospital. Before you arrive, please read the following guidance:
Contact the ward
Guidance may differ in some parts of the hospital to keep people safe, including areas caring for vulnerable patients. Wards may also have set visiting times and protected mealtimes.
Please check with the ward beforehand. Contact details can be found on this page.
Keeping you safe
All visitors must:
Wear a surgical face mask unless you have a medical exemption or are under 11 years old. You will be provided with one at the front door
Use the hand gel provided
Wash your hands regularly
Do not visit if:
- You have Covid-19 symptoms or have tested positive
- You've recently been in close contact with someone who's tested positive for Covid-19
- You have any respiratory symptoms, such as coughing, sneezing or sore throat
- You've been sick or have diarrhoea
Children and young people
Visitors must be aged 12 or over. Some exceptions apply such as for patients at the end of life. Please speak to the ward or department you are visiting.
We are unable to accommodate overnight visits.
Ward and department contact numbers
If you are having trouble contacting an area of the hospital, please try our Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) on 020 3465 5919.
|Ward or department||Telephone number|
|Hospital switchboard||020 7377 7000|
0203 465 5222
0203 465 6222
|Nucleur medicine reception||
0203 465 5900
0203 465 5767
|Clinic 1||0203 465 6467|
0203 465 5665
0203 465 5664
|Clinic 3||0203 765 8154|
|1C (intensive care unit)||
0203 765 8344
0203 465 8038
0203 465 8341
|1D (high dependency unit)||
0203 765 8327
0203 765 8028
|1E (intensive care unit)||
0203 765 8013
|2nd floor clinic 4 reception (cystic fibrosis patients only)||0203 465 6565|
|2nd floor clinic 5 reception||
0207 480 4899
|2nd floor cardiac MRI reception||
0203 465 6113
0203 465 6335
|Cath lab reception||0203 465 8065|
|Radial lounge (3C)||0203 465 6387
0203 765 8061
|3A West (cardiac services)||
0203 465 6537
0203 465 6530
|3A East (cardiac services)||
0203 465 5411
0203 465 5416
0203 465 6849
0203 465 5447
|3D (cardiac inpatients)||0203 465 6526|
|3D (cardiac day unit)||0203 465 6528|
|4A (cardiothoaracics and endocrinology)||
0203 765 8106
0203 765 6867
|4B (cardiothoaracics and endocrinology)||
0203 465 6366
0203 465 6364
|4C (respiratory and cystic fibrosis)||
0203 465 6586
|4D (respiratory and cystic fibrosis)||
0203 765 8076
0203 765 8376
|4E (cystic fibrosis patients only)||
0203 765 8088
|5A (cancer services)||
0203 465 6567
0203 465 5553
|5B (cancer services)||
0203 465 6551
0203 465 5567
0203 465 5552
|5C (cancer services)||
0203 465 5508
0203 765 6500
|5D (cancer services)||
0203 465 5346
0203 465 6346
|6A (intensive care unit)||
020 346 55915
|6C (intensive care unit)||
020 3465 6886
|6D (cancer and cardiac services)||
020 3465 6545
020 3465 5545
|7A (cancer services)||
0203 465 6789
0203 465 6786