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Whipps Cross University Hospital
Whipps Cross Road
E11 1NR

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Whipps Cross University Hospital is located in Leytonstone in the East End of London.

You can travel to 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

Buses W19, W15, W12, 357 stop within the hospital grounds, you can alight at the main entrance stop. Buses 257, 56, and 230 also all stop near the hospital grounds at the Whipps Cross roundabout.

By tube

The nearest tube stations are Leytonstone on the central line, Walthamstow Central on the victoria line or Leytonstone High Road is on the London overground line, from Barking to Gospel Oak.

From Leytonstone tube station, take the bus W19 from bus stop A towards Walthamstow / Argall Avenue or bus W15 from bus stop A towards William Morris School.

From Walthamstow Central, take the bus W19 from bus stop B in the bus station towards Ilford.

From Leytonstone High Road station, take the bus 257 from Stop: F towards Walthamstow Central bus station.

By train

Wood Street or Walthamstow Central stations are the nearest rail stations.

Wood Street and Walthamstow Central are on the Great Anglia Train line from Liverpool Street to Chingford.

From Wood Street station, take the bus 230 from Stop: D towards Wood Green Station

From Walthamstow Central, take the bus W19 from Stop: B in the Bus Station towards Ilford

By car or taxi

Because parking on the hospital site is limited, we encourage patients and visitors not to travel by car wherever this is possible.

The main entrance to the hospital is on Whipps Cross Road (the A114) between the Whipps Cross roundabout and the Green Man roundabout. There are approximately 400 parking spaces for patients and visitors on the site - located in four visitor car parks.

Car parks one and two are located just off Hospital Road. The best route to these car parks is via the main entrance on Whipps Cross Road.

Car park one should be used for the main entrance, chest clinic and MRI.
Car Park two should be used for main entrance, eye treatment centre and plane tree centre

Car park three is located just off Hospital Road, but is located behind the maternity unit. The best route to this car park is via the James Lane entrance. This car park should be used for maternity, antenatal, and outpatients.

Car park four located near the Accident and Emergency (A&E) department. This car park is in high demand, and space availability is limited.  

Pay and display machines are available in all car park areas. Please ensure your ticket is clearly displayed in the windscreen:          

  • Up to two hours: £2.50
  • Up to four hours: £4.00
  • Up to six hours: £6.00
  • Up to eight hours: £8.00
  • Up to 24 hours: £15.00 

There are also a number of places which may be used for dropping off or picking up patients. They can be found in the following locations:

  • Opposite the maternity main entrance - three drop-off bays for women in labour or partners collecting mothers and babies. These are clearly marked.
  • Emergency and urgent care centre drop off - there are four bays located opposite the entrance. These have a time limit of 10 minutes maximum to drop off patients. Drivers must then return to their vehicles and park in a visitors car park (the nearest is car park one).

There are blue badge parking bays in all car parking areas for disabled drivers. These are clearly marked. There are also some close to the main entrance of the outpatients department. A total of 19 bays are available for patients and visitors.

By bike

We encourage visitors and staff living nearby to cycle to the hospital if possible.
There are several bike parks around the hospital site, with the main bike park outside outpatients.

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