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St Bartholomew's Hospital
West Smithfield


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St Bartholomew's Hospital is located in the City, close to St Paul’s Cathedral.

You can travel to the hospital in a number of ways, including on foot, by car, by bike or by public transport.

Plan your journey using the travel information below or the Transport for London journey planner on the right of this page.

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 the hospital.

By tube

The closest tube stations are Barbican, Blackfriars, Farringdon and St Paul's. All stations are between 5 and 10 minutes’ walk away.

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

By train

The nearest National Rail stations are Blackfriars, Cannon Street, 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.

By car or taxi

We encourage patients not to drive to the hospital as there is no public parking available. If you do need to drive, there is a multi-storey car park close to the hospital on West Smithfield, which is run by the City of London.

The drop-off and pick-up point is in the Square, accessed via King Henry VIII Gate on Giltspur Street or the hospital entrance on Little Britain.

St Bartholomew's Hospital is situated within the congestion charging zone. All patients/visitors who drive to the hospital are therefore required to pay the charge, although there are some exemptions and discounts. These include:

  • those with disabilities who hold a blue 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 congestion charging website. To qualify for an exemption or discount you must register with Transport for London.

Blue badge holders

As a patient or visitor you are probably aware of the redevelopment taking place at St Bartholomew’s Hospital. Due to this redevelopment several of the disabled parking bays located in Bartholomew Close have been taken out of use.

We apologise for this inconvenience to our patients and visitors. 

By bike

We encourage visitors and staff living nearby to cycle to the hospital if possible.

Barclays cycle hire docking points are available outside the hospital on West Smithfield /Giltspur Street.

Plan your journey

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