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Great Ormond Street Hospital is situated in Bloomsbury, close to the West End and City of London.
Directions to GOSH
Our address is Great Ormond Street Hospital, Great Ormond Street, London. WC1N 3JH.
Euston, King’s Cross and St Pancras stations are all only 15 minutes’ walk from the hospital. You can get to GOSH from other mainline stations by tube or bus.
The two nearest stations to GOSH are Russell Square (Piccadilly line) and Holborn (Piccadilly and Central lines). Neither station has disabled access, as they have steps leading to the platforms.
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.
For further information about public transport, please ring National Rail enquiries on 08457 48 49 50 or Transport for London on 020 7222 1234.
Hospital transport (to and from GOSH) is only available for children who have a medical reason for it. This may be assessed before hospital transport is provided. Please ask your GP (for outpatient appointments) or your nurse (for inpatient stays) to call the Transport Office. We cannot accept bookings from anyone other than your GP or nurse.
As GOSH is in the centre of London, parking is very limited and generally on a ‘pay and display’ basis, either on a parking meter for a limited amount of time or in a car park.
You can obtain a parking permit in some circumstances if you show your appointment or admission letter at the main reception desk of the hospital. You will also need to tell the receptionist your car registration number. This parking permit will allow you to park on a single yellow line in Queen Square or Guilford Street only. Parking elsewhere, even with the permit displayed, will usually lead to a parking ticket as traffic wardens patrol the area regularly.
If you would like more information about car parking, parking permits or directions to other car parking facilities, please ask at the main reception desk or ring them on extension 5276 or 5277.
If you come to GOSH by car, you will have to pay a fee to enter central London between the hours of 7am and 6.30pm on weekdays (excluding bank holidays). Certain types of vehicle are exempt, for instance disabled badge holders who have registered with Transport for London.
You should pay your congestion charge or register as exempt before you travel by visiting the website www.cclondon.com or ringing 0845 900 1234. You can also use the free phone near the main reception desk. You can pay your congestion charge in person at selected shops, post offices and petrol stations or at self-service machines in major public car parks within the zone.
TFL guidelines state that we can only reimburse your congestion charge if your child has a weakened immune system, needs regular assessment or treatment or repeated operations and has been clinically assessed as too ill, too weak or too disabled to use public transport to get to hospital.
If your child falls into these categories, please bring your receipt and car registration number, along with details of when you travelled to the Transport Office.
If you have a disabled parking badge (‘blue badge’), you can park in the immediate area of the hospital in residents’ parking bays, parking meters and pay and display bays. Of course, you can still park in marked disabled parking bays as well. Remember to display your disabled parking badge clearly on the dashboard.