Royal Brompton Hospital is situated in Chelsea, right in the heart of London. The area is well served by the London Underground and bus routes and is close to the amenities of London.
Royal Brompton Hospital transport and directions
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.
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|
Disclaimer: Royal Brompton and Harefield hospitals do not endorse these third parties. They are for information purposes only.
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.
The map below shows the location of our disabled parking spaces available at Royal Brompton Hospital.
Numbers 14, 211, 345 and 414 stop outside the Fulham wing on Fulham Road.
Numbers 49 and 211 stop on Sydney Street for our main reception.
Numbers 11, 19, 22, 211, 49 and 319 serve the King's Road.
Please note: There are major gas works starting in May that will severely disrupt many bus services - check our Notices section for more information.
We are a five-to-ten-minute walk from South Kensington station, which is on the Circle, District and Piccadilly lines.
Please note: Piccadilly line trains are not stopping at South Kensington until spring 2022 due to escalator replacement work
District line and Circle line closures
From Wednesday 4 and Thursday 12 August, there will be no service between:
- Edgware Road and Aldgate via Victoria on the Circle line
- Earl's Court and Aldgate East on the District line
On the weekend of 7 and 8 August, the planned District line closure will be extended from Earl's Court to Hammersmith, Kensington (Olympia), Wimbledon and Edgware Road.
Services will return to normal on Friday 13 August.
If you are coming to the hospital, we advise that you plan your journey in advance. You can use Transport for London's (TfL) journey planner, live bus arrivals and bus route maps online services to help plan your journey.
For more information on the planned line closures please click here.
For the main buildings (when exiting from South Kensington Station): 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.
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.
Royal Brompton Hospital
The hospital is based in four buildings, three of which (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 Fulham Road.
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.
Find out more about who is able to 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.
Read about 'Getting help with travel costs when coming to hospital' (PDF, 176KB) 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 header paper confirming a receipt of a relevant benefit dated within 12 months of the date of attendance
- a current NHS Tax Credits Exemption Certificate.