Moorfields Eye Hospital (City Road Campus)

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. 

Moorfields Eye Hospital

162 City Road

London

EC1V 2PD

Telephone:

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. 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. 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 7.00am to 6.30pm and  charges £9 for the day payable in cash in advance on the day and is situated just behind McDonalds off the City Road. They will not accept bookings in advance.

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: 

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

 

Cycling

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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