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St Bartholomew's (Barts) Hospital

Contact details

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St Bartholomew's Hospital
West Smithfield

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  • Switchboard 020 7377 7000



Travelling to and from St Bartholomew's Hospital

Barts Hospital is located in the City, close to St Paul’s Cathedral. There are excellent transport links to the hospital.

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By tube and rail

The nearest underground stations are Barbican (approx. 7 mins walk), Blackfriars (approx. 10 mins walk), Farringdon (approx. 8 mins walk) and St Paul's (approx. 7 mins walk).

Barbican and Farringdon are served by the Hammersmith and City, Metropolitan and Circle lines. Blackfriars is served by the Circle and District lines. St Paul's is served by the Central Line. 

  • For full details of tube services, please call 020 7222 1234 or visit the Transport for London website.

The nearest National Rail stations are Blackfriars, Cannon Street and City Thameslink and Farringdon, all are located within walking distance of the hospital. Liverpool Street station is a short tube, bus or taxi ride away.

  • For general rail enquiries please call National Rail enquiries on 08457 48 49 50 or visit the National Rail website.

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By bus

The following buses stop outside or close to the hospital: numbers 4, 8, 25, 56, 172 and 242. Low-floor wheelchair accessible buses run on all routes serving Barts Hospital.

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By car and taxi

Taxi and car: The drop-off/pick-up point is in the Square, accessed via the King Henry VIII Gate on Giltspur Street.

Parking: There is no public parking at the hospital itself, but there is an NCP car park close to the hospital on West Smithfield.

Congestion charge: Barts Hospital is situated within the congestion chargig zone. All patients/visitors who drive to the hospital are therefore required to pay the charge although there are some exemptions and discounts, such as:

  • Those with disabilities who hold a blue badge (formerly known as an orange badge)
  • Residents living within the congestion charging zone
  • Drivers of alternative fuel vehicles

A full list of categories of drivers/vehicles eligible for exemptions and details of how to pay the charge can be found on the Transport for London website www.cclondon.com. To qualify for an exemption or discount you must register with Transport for London, which can also be done via the website.

For further information download Congestion Charge reimbursement scheme for NHS patients - information from Transport for London.

By bike

There are limited facilities for parking bikes at the hospital. The hospital appears on the free Cycle Guide for area 10. You can order this map by calling 020 7222 1234 or by going to the Transport for London / cycling website.

Journey Planner

TFL Journey Planner

Transport for London offers an on-line Journey Planner: this allows you to plan your journey to and from St Bartholomew's Hospital. To use this service click here on Journey Planner.

Alternatively, call the 24-hour London travel information line on tel 020 7222 1234.

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