Moorfields Eye Hospital (City Road Campus)

Moorfields 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. Services are delivered from the main hospital, children's centre and private facilities. The City Road campus is also home to our research partners at the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology. 

Old Street station improvements

April and May 2023 weekend disruptions around Old Street roundabout

As the updates to station approach their conclusion, TfL needs to work on the Old Street roundabout.

This weekend work will take effect:

Friday 28 April, 22:00 – Tuesday 2 May, 05:00

Friday 12 May, 22:00 – Monday 15 May, 05:00



These buses will be on diversion or stop short of their usual destination:

21, 43, 55, 76, 141, 205, 214, 243, 271, N55, N205.

Find out how your bus may be affected by visiting



Tube services will be unaffected and patients and staff can still exit the tube station for Moorfields.


By car

City Road (south), ie the City side of the roundabout, and Old Street (west), ie the central London side of the roundabout, will be closed.

Temporary traffic lights will control the Shoreditch side of Old Street and the Moorfields side of City Road.



Moorfields Eye Hospital

162 City Road




020 7253 3411

Travel information

By tube

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.

There is currently no step-free access at Old Street station. If you require this, please travel via Farringdon (taking the 55/243 buses to Old Street) or Kings Cross (205 bus towards Moorfields).

By bus

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.

By train

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.

By car

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. 

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. 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: 

Car parks*

- 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 - Sunday, please see the TfL website for its timings. 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.

Please note that Moorfields Eye Hospital is not responsible for the content of external websites.

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