Directions, maps and parking

The International and Private Patients Service at Great Ormond Street Hospital is in the centre of London, close to the West End and City of London.

Where possible, we advise families to use public transport to the hospital. We are close to several mainline and underground stations and local bus routes.

Take a look at our interactive map.

Public transport

Euston, King's Cross and St Pancras are the nearest mainline stations, and are all about 15 minutes walk from the hospital. If you are coming to one of the other mainline stations, you can continue your journey to Great Ormond Street Hospital by underground train or bus.

The two nearest underground stations to Great Ormond Street Hospital are Russell Square (on the Piccadilly line) and Holborn (on the Central and Piccadilly lines). Neither station has disabled access, as they have steps leading to the platforms.

The nearest underground stations with disabled access are King's Cross (on the Piccadilly, Northern, Victoria, Circle, Metropolitan and Hammersmith and City lines) and Euston (on the Northern and Victoria lines).

Various buses come within 15 minutes walk of the hospital, including route numbers 7, 8, 17, 19, 25, 38, 45, 46, 55, 59, 68, 91, 168, 188, 242, 243 and 521.

Travelling around London - Oyster card

The cheapest and most convenient option to travel around London is to buy an Oyster card.

Oyster is an electronic ticketing card that allows you to travel throughout the London public transport system. All you need to do is to touch your card on the yellow card reader - you do not even need to take it out of your wallet or purse.

You can buy an Oyster card at all London Underground stations, most railway stations, and in newsagents and convenience stores in and around London.

You can register your Oyster card, renew tickets and apply for refunds for lost or stolen cards online. You can also update your Oyster card at ticket machines in the station, saving you precious time by avoiding the queues at ticket offices. 

Oyster ensures the lowest fares. Pre-paid Oyster cards allow you to travel by bus, tram, tube, and overground services within greater London. However Oyster cards do not work on the Heathrow Express.

You can merge your Oyster card with a daily, weekly, monthly or annual travelcard or bus pass. This will help you use your money in the best possible way. Discounts or free travel are offered to children under 18, the elderly, students, disabled travellers, veterans and receivers of certain benefits.

For more information about travelling to Great Ormond Street Hospital on public transport, visit the National Rail Enquiries or Transport for London websites.

We also produce a more detailed travel advice guide, which you can get from the Pals office.

If you want to know more about fare reimbursement, please contact the Great Ormond Street Hospital transport office on 020 7829 8618.

Coming by car

If you come to Great Ormond Street Hospital by car, please remember that parking is very limited and generally works on a 'pay and display' basis at meters or car parks.

Coming from an airport

Great Ormond Street Hospital is located in central London within easy reach of Heathrow Airport.

From Heathrow you can take the underground directly to Russell Square tube station, which is a five-minute walk from the hospital.

Alternatively you can take the Heathrow Express train to Paddington station and then a taxi (approximately 15 minutes) to the hospital.

A taxi from Heathrow directly to the hospital will take about 40 minutes, depending on traffic.

The UK's other main airport is Gatwick, which is situated outside London and is approximately 60 minutes away. You can take the Gatwick Express train to Victoria station and then a taxi to the hospital.