Moorfields Eye Hospital - City Road

Moorfields Eye Hospital in City Road in central London 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 City Road campus is also home to our research partners at the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology. 

Moorfields

162 City Road

London

EC1V 2PD

Telephone:

020 7253 3411

Email:

info@moorfields.nhs.uk

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.

Transport for London will be carrying out improvement works at Old Street tube station from Monday 27 April 2015. This is taking place as part of plans to modernise the tube network. Changes will be made to the ticket hall and ticket office windows will be permanently closed. New ticket machines have been installed and staff will be on hand to provide assistance to travellers between first and last train times. Work is expected to continue for up to one month and the station will remain open for the duration. For more information, please visit the TfL website

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.

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 is open Monday-Friday, charges £8 for the day and is situated just behind McDonalds off the City Road.

Disabled parking: If you hold a valid blue badge, or are driving the holder of a valid blue badge as a passenger, you can park in the designated disabled bays outside the hospital in City Road - please check the signs on the bays to confirm for how long you can park. You can also park in Cayton Street (the location of the hospital's main entrance) on the yellow lines where there are no loading restrictions for up to three hours, provided the clock card is displayed and set to your time of arrival.

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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