Moorfields Eye Hospital - City Road

Moorfields Eye Hospital in London's City Road is our main base.  It provides comprehensive general and specialist outpatient, diagnostic and surgical services for the local population and for those from further afield who require more specialist treatments not available elsewhere.  It also provides emergency surgery, a 24-hour A&E dealing exclusively with urgent eye problems, and pre-eminent research and education capability.  The central campus is also home to our research partners at the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology. 


162 City Road




020 7253 3411


Travel information

By tube

Northern Line (City branch) to Old Street station. Come out of subway 4 and follow the green painted line to the building. Moorgate (Northern, Hammersmith and City, Circle, Metropolitan), Barbican (Circle, Hammersmith and City, Metropolitan) and Angel (Northern) are about a 10 minute walk away.

By bus

21,43, 55, 76, 141, 205, 214, 243, 271 and 394 serve City Road and Old Street.

By train

Old Street station is on the First Capital Connect line, see the website link (opposite) for more information. Liverpool Street, Kings Cross and Euston are all a short bus ride away.

Please note that there is no down escalator service at Old Street between 8.30am and 10am Monday to Friday until early July 2014 while Transport for London (TfL) carry out maintenance work. Access to platforms will be available using the stairs at the station. People who are unable to use stairs are being advised to use nearby stations and bus services: for Angel, take bus 43,205 or 214 from stop E in City Road; for Moorgate, take bus 21, 43, 76, 141, 214 or 271 from stop M in City Road. For further details, please contact TfL.

By car

Moorfields is on the A501, and is approximately 6.5 miles from junction one on the M1. Parking around the hospital is very limited, although there is some meter parking and some privately-operated car parks.  The closest reasonably-priced car park outside the congestion zone (see below) is City Garden Row car park, City Garden Row, London N1 8DW. Telephone 020 7251 4406. This car park charges £8 for the day and is situated just behind McDonalds off the City Road.

Congestion charge for vehicles: congestion charging operates in central London, Monday - Friday, 7am - 6pm (excluding public holidays). Moorfields Eye Hospital is located just within the congestion charge zone, the perimeter of which runs along the City Road itself. Both the main entrance to the hospital on Cayton Street and the entrance to the children's centre on Peerless Street are inside the zone, as are all the side streets on the west side of the City Road. City Road itself and the streets to the east are not within the zone.

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