Moorfields Eye Hospital
162 City Road
020 7253 3411
Northern Line (Bank 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.
The Northern line will be closed between Kennington and Moorgate from 15 January to mid-May 2022
TfL’s work to Bank station’s access and capacity will affect all patients and staff who travel north to Moorfields via Old Street station, including those travelling from west and east London.
The Northern Line will still be running southbound to Old Street, with a reduced frequency.
For the latest information, visit www.tfl.gov.uk/northern-line-closure
Main alternative routes from:
London Bridge – Bus 141 from Stop C,16 stops to Moorfields Eye Hospital.
Bank/Monument (i.e. east and west) – Bus 21/43/141 from Princes Street Stop A, 6 stops to Moorfields Eye Hospital.
Oval – Bus 733 (new weekday route to replace the Northern line) either to London Bridge, then 141 bus, or to Moorgate (terminus), then Tube to Old Street.
Please allow more time if your journey is affected
21, 43, 55, 76, 141, 205, 214, 243, 271, 394, and 733 (new weekday route to replace the Northern Line) serve City Road and Old Street.
Old Street station is on the First Capital Connect line. Liverpool Street station, Kings Cross station and Euston station are all a short bus ride away. For more information please visit the National Rail website.
Moorfields Eye Hospital 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.
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. Please see links below for the two local boroughs advice
For more information about blue badge parking and the location of dedicated parking for disabled people in Islington and Hackney visit:
- City Garden Row Car Park, Islington, London N1 8LH, 8am-6:30pm
- Elia Mews Car Park, 29 Nelson Terrace, The Angel, London N1 8DG, 7am-6pm
- NCP London Finsbury Square, Finsbury Square, Finsbury, London EC2A 1AD, 24hrs
- Westland Place car park, 18 Westland Place, N1 7NP
- Union Car Parks Ltd, Clere St, Shoreditch, London EC2A 4UY
- Euro Car Park Shoreditch, 162-167 Shoreditch High St, Hackney, London E1 6HU, 24hrs
* Moorfields Eye Hospital Foundation Trust does not run or have any affiliation with any of these car parks. Drivers park at they own risk.
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 and in Islington Borough 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. Streets to the east are operated by Hackney Council.
If your plans change you can request certain amendments to a charge, or a refund for the days you are not going to use. Visit the congestion charge costs and refunds website.
Ultra Low Emission Zone
Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, every day of the year within the same area of central London as the Congestion Charge. Most vehicles, including cars and vans, need to meet the ULEZ emissions standards or their drivers must pay a daily charge to drive within the zone.
For more information abour ULEZ and it check your vechical visit TfL Ultra Low Emission Zone website.
Note: you are unable to claim back under the Healthcare Travel Cost Scheme for this charge.
There are cycle racks in Baldwin Street, off City Road. You can hire bikes in London from as little as £2 per journey and there are docking stations all over central London, and all you need is a bank card to get started. The nearest docking station to the hospital is on Baldwin Street.
Visit the Santander Cycles London hire website for more information about bike hire wtihin London.
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