Royal Brompton Hospital
London SW3 6NP
Telephone: 020 7352 8121
Fax: 020 7351 8473
IMPORTANT: Gas mains replacement works
|Major roadworks will impact travel to Royal Brompton Hospital between May and October this year. |
If you are travelling to Royal Brompton Hospital between May and October this year, you may experience delays of at least half an hour to your journey by car or bus, due to gas main replacement works on Fulham Road.
The works, part of a government-led programme to improve the gas network in the borough, will sit directly outside the main entrance to Fulham wing.
Route diversions and access restrictions will be in place throughout. Please read the following information and plan your journey ahead of your visit.
Closure of main entrance, Fulham Wing
The main entrance on Fulham Road will be an emergency exit only until October. The disabled ramp entrance, next to the pharmacy, will become the main entrance throughout the works.
Signs will be in place to help you find the alternative entrance and get to main reception.
Impact on travel
If you are driving to the hospital, you should check your journey and allow extra time. There will be disruptions to local transport, with temporary traffic lights in place throughout.
Fulham road will be open eastbound, but for six weeks from approximately 10 June to 30 July diversions will be in place westbound. You can view the bus diversion routes for this six week period by downloading the map.
If you are travelling by bus, the most efficient way to get to Fulham Wing during this period will be to travel to Sydney Street (bus stops HS or HW) and walk the rest of the way. Outside of this period, temporary bus stops will be in place along Fulham Road.
The TFL website has a useful journey planner to help people plan their travel to Royal Brompton during the disruption, including full details of the bus diversions and walking routes. It is advisable to expect delays of up to 30 minutes to begin with.
Useful TFL links
The gas provider, Cadent, has provided a newsletter for download regarding the works.
Download the map and our handy guide to travel during the works.
Finding the right building
The hospital is based in four buildings, three of which (the Sydney, Chelsea and Britten wings) are based on the same site, accessible via the main reception on Sydney Street.
Fulham wing (for outpatients) is on a nearby site, five minutes’ walk from the main buildings, accessible from the Fulham Road. View a map of our wings. Read details for specific wards.
We are a five-to-ten-minute walk from South Kensington station, which is on the Circle, District and Piccadilly lines. Transport for London's tube map or the journey planner below, might both help in planning your journey.
For the main buildings: once you have exited the tube station’s main barriers, mount the stairs and take the left-hand exit, cross the pedestrian crossings in front of you and walk down Onslow Place to the Fulham Road. Cross the road and 10 yards along to the right is the left-hand turn into Sydney Street. The hospital is on the right-hand side of the street.
For Fulham wing: follow the above instructions but once you reach the Fulham Road continue walking down it for 250 yards. Fulham wing is on the left side, just after The Royal Marsden hospital.
Buses serving the hospital are listed below. You can use TfL's journey planner, live bus arrivals and bus route maps online services to help plan your journey.
Numbers 14, 211, 345 and 414 stop outside the Fulham wing on Fulham Road.
Numbers 49 and 211 stop in Sydney Street for our main reception.
Numbers 11, 19, 22, 211, 49 and 319 serve the King's Road.
If you wish to cycle, there is now a Santander bike hire docking station opposite Royal Brompton Hospital on Sydney Street. Visit the website for more information about the cycle scheme.
Parking for patients and visitors
There is no patient or public parking at Royal Brompton Hospital other than very limited pickup and drop off area at Sydney Street. There is metered, on-street parking but in central London, street parking is very limited and not guaranteed. This is worth noting if you have an appointment.
There is a public car park three minutes' walk away on Sydney Street, near King's Road and managed by CP Plus Parking.
Parking for disabled badge holders
A small number of disabled parking spaces are available in:
- Dovehouse Street
- Dudmaston Mews (these are controlled by the council and not bookable through the Trust)
- Cale Street
- Foulis Terrace
- Sydney Street, in front of the main hospital entrance. These two bays are limited to four hours and cannot be reserved.
Remember to always display your disabled badge.
Reserved parking for outpatients
We have five parking spaces in Dudmaston Mews, behind Fulham wing/South Block, available to reserve. This must be done within two weeks of your outpatient appointment, and are subject to availability. These are separate to the disabled parking spaces in Dudmaston Mews controlled by the council.
Our spaces can be reserved by calling 020 7351 8012 between 9 am and 5 pm, Monday to Friday. Please do not use these spaces unless you have a reservation.
Parking spaces are only available to outpatients coming in for their appointments. Subject to availability, these five parking spaces in Dudmaston Mews can be used by visitors after 4 pm Monday to Friday. Use of the five bays is free of charge. Otherwise, Dudmaston Mews is a pay-and-display area on Saturdays and parking on Sundays is free.
There is no car parking available in the Sydney Street area of the hospital other than four disabled spaces, available on a first-come, first-served basis. We aim to have a 15-minute drop off and collection at the main entrance subject to availability at the time of your arrival. There is no pre-booking available for these spaces.
Nearby street parking
There is street parking available in the nearby area if you need to park for longer. But here are some different websites to help you find nearby parking:
| Car parking websites/apps || |
| The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea ||This website shows nearby parking spaces available for different vehicle types |
| Just Park ||This app and website allows you to find a parking space near to your location and pre-book it |
| Parkopedia ||This website find spaces near to your location and gives various pricing options per hour |
| Q-Park ||There is a car park owned by this company in Knightsbridge which you can book in advance or on the day |
| Find Free Parking ||This website will show you parking areas near to you and their prices |
| Your Parking Space ||This website helps you to find spaces nearby and book them in advance |
Royal Brompton Hospital is not in the central London congestion charging zone. But you should check the Transport for London website to see if congestion charging will affect your journey to/from the hospital.
View our Royal Brompton map including locations of disabled parking.
Help coming in
This is only available on strict medical grounds. If you are a patient and are medically unable to travel safely by public transport and friends or family are unable to bring you, your own doctor will make the appropriate arrangements.
When you arrive at the hospital, please let the receptionist know that you came by hospital transport when you arrive.
Read more on who can use hospital transport.
Assistance with travel costs
If you are a patient and you receive certain benefits, you may be able to claim back some or all of your travel costs. It is important that you bring proof of the benefits you receive with you to hospital.
Please read our guidance on claiming back travel fees to see if you are eligible and what you need to do to ensure we can help you with your claim.
If you qualify for a reimbursement, it is important that you bring with you one of the following:
- a letter from the benefits office on suitably headed paper confirming receipt of a relevant benefit dated within 12 months of the date of attendance
- a current NHS Tax Credits Exemption Certificate.