Parking at our hospitals

Parking is available at all three hospitals in our trust and all patients and visitors are welcome to use it. However, we recommend that you come by public transport whenever possible as parking at the hospital and in the surrounding areas is very limited. Bicycle parking is available at all three of our sites.

Find out about parking spaces for people with a blue badge.

Hospital travel costs scheme: help with your travel costs

The trust operates the hospital travel costs scheme which provides financial assistance to hospital patients who do not need an ambulance but who require assistance with their travel costs. Patients on low incomes or in receipt of specific qualifying benefits or allowances are reimbursed in part, or in full, for costs incurred travelling to and from their hospital appointment. Details can be obtained from the cashiers' office on the lower ground floor.

Paying for your parking

All our car parks are ticketless and have an automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) system. The time you are parked in our car parks is measured in units of one hour. Therefore, parking in our car parks for one and a half hours will count as two hours. All money generated from car parking goes back into maintaining our facilities. Any additional income is directed to our healthcare services.

There are three payment options for patients and visitors, for all of these you will need to provide your full, correct vehicle registration number.

  1. At the payment machines via cash or card when you are ready to leave.
  2. Via the paybyphone app or
  3. By phone: 033 0400 7275.

For options 2 and 3 you will need to enter our location code. Please see below for the site you wish to park at – these are also displayed on the car parking tariff signage.

Parking at Barnet Hospital – location code 84254

Payment - in addition to those methods listed above:

  • You can pay for your parking time when you arrive, when you leave, or up until midnight on the day of departure using the PaybyPhone service.
  • If you exceed the amount of time purchased you can pay for additional parking time until midnight on the day of departure.
  • You can also text REG and your number plate to 65565


  • £2  for up to 1 hour
  • £3 for 1-3 hours
  • £4 for 3-4 hours
  • £7 for 4-6 hours
  • £10 for 6 hours to a maximum of 24 hours

There is a free, designated 20 minute drop off zone immediately outside the main entrance of the hospital and a further free 20 minute drop off zone outside our emergency department.

Parking at Chase Farm Hospital – location code 806559

There are three public car parks – multi storey, and car parks 2 and 3. Pay on exit machines are located in each car park.


  • £2 for up to 1 hour
  • £3 for 1-3 hours
  • £4 for 3-4 hours
  • £7 for 4-6 hours
  • £10 for 6 hours up to a maximum of 24 hours 

There is a free, designated 20 minute drop off zone located outside the entrance of the new hospital and outside the crèche.

Parking at the Royal Free Hospital – location code 79499

There are two public car parks:

  • Level 00 – main entrance on Pond Street
  • Level 01 – Rowland Hill Street*, access from Haverstock Hill

There are no pick up and drop off facilities on Rowland Hill Street and the car park at the bottom of Rowland Hill Street is for staff parking only.


  • £3 per hour (max £24, ticket expires at midnight), 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Pay on exit machines are available at:

  • main entrance (Pond Street) 
  • level 00 of the car park (Pond Street)
  • out of hours entrance (next to the security office, Pond Street)

There is a free 5 minute drop off zone located outside the main entrance of the hospital – there is a strict no waiting policy in force.

Ultra-low emission zone  

From 25 October 2021, the existing central London Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) expanded to create a single larger zone up to, but not including the North Circular Road (A406) and South Circular Road (A205). 

This means that visitors to the Royal Free Hospital may need to pay the £12.50 charge – if your vehicle doesn’t meet the ULEZ emission standards. You can find out more and check whether your vehicle meets the requirements here

Some patients are eligible for reimbursement of the ULEZ charge - find out more here