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.

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 must be purchased on arrival. 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 disabled parking for blue badge holders near to the hospital entrances. Parking in these designated spaces is free for the first four hours – upon arrival register your blue badge with reception staff.

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

Chase Farm Hospital multi-storey car park 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 on exit or on arrival. 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 for the multi-storey car park from any machine by cash or card, or you can pay by phone with code 15507 on 020 3046 0060. Additionally, you can pay online at myringgo.com using the location ref: 15507.

There is disabled parking for blue badge holders in the multi-storey car park. Parking in these designated spaces is free for the first four hours – upon arrival register your blue badge at the terminal, based in the main entrance to the Highlands building.

All other areas

If you are parking at any other area of the Chase Farm Hospital site, please use the machines provided and display your parking ticket clearly in the window of your vehicle.

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 to a maximum of 24 hours 

There is disabled parking for blue badge holders near to the hospital entrances. Parking in the designated spaces outside of the multi-storey car park is free for the first four hours – please display your blue badge in the window of your vehicle.

There are free set-down parking zones outside the older person's assessment unit (OPAU) in the Highlands wing, outside the urgent care centre, outside the surgicentre and outside the creche. There is a strict no waiting policy in force and you must leave these areas within five minutes of arrival.

Parking at the Royal Free Hospital

Parking at the Royal Free Hospital is charged at £3 per hour, 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 both the Pond Street entrance and within Lawn Road car park.

At the Royal Free Hospital, there are two car parking facilities available for visitors: one located off Pond Street (main hospital entrance) and the other located off Lawn Road (five minutes walk from the main hospital entrance). Pond Street upper level multi-storey car has a height restriction in place, so this car park is not suitable for SUVs, 4X4s, vans or vehicles with roof boxes. Please use the Lawn Road car park.

There is 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.

Essential works to the visitors car parks at the Royal Free Hospital begins on Thursday 15 January 2015, resulting in a small reduction in parking bays. From this time there will be only one entrance and exit point for the lower level car park. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Disabled parking at the Royal Free Hospital

There are three disabled parking bays at the Pond Street entrance and five by the A&E entrance (lower ground floor). These are free for blue badge holders staying up to four hours. Users must clearly display a time clock in the windscreen of the vehicle.

Please register your details on arrival at either the Pond Street reception or security reception (adjacent to A&E) to ensure that you receive your four hours free hospital parking. You must take your government issued disabled permit with you to register. You will not be required to return to your car to display this. Failure to register your blue badge will lead to a parking notice.

Please note that regular parking charges are applicable to blue badge holders when not using disabled parking. 

Hospital parking for electric cars at the Royal Free Hospital

There are two parking bays for electric cars, located at the Pond Street entrance. These bays are charged at £1.50 and you may stay for up to 20 minutes. You may not return within two hours.