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.

Find out about parking spaces for people with a disability.

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 car parking. All money generated from car parking goes back into maintaining our facilities. Any additional income is directed to our healthcare services.

Bicycle parking is available at all three of our sites.

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.

Parking at Barnet Hospital

Barnet Hospital has an automatic number plate recognition system. All motorists are required to enter their full, correct vehicle registration number into the payment machine when purchasing their parking time. Parking time can be purchased upon arrival, when departing the hospital premises or after leaving the hospital using the PaybyPhone service. Payment after leaving the hospital can be made until midnight on the day of departure. Additionally, if you exceed the amount of time purchased you can pay for additional parking time until midnight on the day of departure.

You can purchase your parking time from any machine by cash or card, or you can pay by phone with code 84254 on 033 0400 7275. You can also text REG and your number plate to 65565 or pay online at www.paybyphone.co.uk.

Parking at Barnet Hospital is charged at the following rates:

  • £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 Barnet Hospital.

Parking at Chase Farm Hospital

Multi-storey car park  and car parks 2 and 3

Two new car parks (car parks 2 and 3) are now open for patients and visitors at Chase Farm Hospital. They are located next to the existing multi-storey car park. Pay and display machines are available in each. Patients and visitors can pay for their parking at any of the machines.

Our car parks have an automatic number plate recognition system. All motorists are required to pay on exit by entering their full, correct vehicle registration number into the payment machine when purchasing their parking time.

There are three payment options for patients and visitors:

  1. At the pay and display machines via cash or card (contactless is accepted) which must be done before leaving the car park.  There are four payment machines – two located in the multi-storey car park and one at each entrance to car parks 2 and 3.
  2. Payment via the Whoosh app.  Whoosh app is available on both Apple and Android devices. You will need to enter in our location code. Our location code is 10082 (these details are also displayed on the pay and display machines). This method replaces payment by phone.
  3. Online via www.whooshstore.co.uk.  This can be done up till midnight on the date of the visit. Our location code is 10082, but the website also has a search feature where you can search for Chase Farm Hospital and it will appear.

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

Parking at Chase Farm Hospital is charged at the following rates:

  • £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 

Parking at the Royal Free Hospital

The multi-storey car park is now closed. Parking for patients and visitors is now located in the upper south car park located at the bottom of Rowland Hill Street, off Haverstock Hill.

Parking at the Royal Free Hospital is charged at £3 per hour (max £24, ticket expires at midnight), 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You can choose to pay at any time during your visit to the hospital, up to midnight of the same day. Visitors can pay for their parking by cash, card, and phone or by downloading the app. The payment line number is 033 0400 7275 and the site code is 79499. For your convenience payment points at the Royal Free Hospital are located at the main entrance (Pond Street), Rowland Hill Street entrance, upper south car park and the out of hours entrance (next to the security office, Pond Street)

There is also a set-down parking zone (immediately outside the main entrance). It is free, but there is a strict no waiting policy in force and you must leave the area within five minutes of arrival.

Click here for more information about changes to car parking.