Location overview

Barnet Hospital provides acute and medical services for patients across north central London. 

It has a busy emergency department for adults and children and an urgent treatment centre for minor injuries and illnesses. 

The hospital is home to the trust’s therapy services and a wide range of women’s and children’s services including maternity, gynaecology and an intensive care-level neonatal unit.

It also offers specialist outpatient clinics for services such as cardiology, respiratory, oral maxillofacial and orthodontics, ear, nose and throat, dermatology, endocrinology and diabetes and orthopaedics.

Getting to us

By bus

Bus routes 263 and 384 stop at Barnet Hospital. Bus routes 107 and 307 stop nearby, in Wood Street. 

Route 614 from Hatfield and Queensbury, run by Uno, also stops on Wood Street.

Route 84b from Potters Bar, run by Intalink, terminates at Barnet Hospital.

By tube

The nearest station is High Barnet, on the Northern line. From there, it’s about a 25-minute walk to the hospital, or a 10-minute bus ride, using routes 263, 107 or 307 from the station.

By train

The nearest station is New Barnet, on the First Capital Connect line from Moorgate to Welwyn Garden City.

It’s a 10-minute bus ride from New Barnet station to the hospital, using bus routes 107 or 307.

By foot

If you’re coming from Barnet High Street, turn left at St John the Baptist Church, onto Wood Street, and then left onto Wellhouse Lane.

By bicycle or motorcycle

There are limited spaces for patient or visitor motorcycles and bicycle racks under the walk bridge outside the main entrance.

Patient parking, including disabled parking, is available on site, but this is limited and we can’t guarantee a space will be available for your visit or appointment.

Parking is accessed on a first come, first served basis. If driving to Barnet Hospital is preferred, you should allow extra time in case you need to find a space in a local car park instead.

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

All our car parks are ticketless and have an automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) system.

The time you’re 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. 

There are two public car parks for patients and visitors:

  • Car park A
  • Car park B

Parking in staff car parks is strictly prohibited.

Drop-off zones

There’s 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.

Paying for parking

You can pay for your parking time when you arrive, when you leave, or up until midnight on the day of departure.

There are three payment options for the visitor car parks. For all of these you’ll need to provide your full, correct vehicle registration number:

  1. Pay at the payment machines via cash or card when you’re ready to leave.
  2. Pay via PayByPhone using the app or website.

   3. Pay by calling 0330 400 7275 

For options 2 and 3, please use location code 84254.

Parking charges



Up to one hour


Up to three hours


Up to four hours


Up to six hours


Up to 24 hours


Please note, our onsite parking attendants will never ask for your bank or card details to make a payment. Please speak to reception if there are any issues using the parking payment machines.

Disabled parking

There are dedicated blue badge spaces available near our main entrances. 

Parking for blue badge holders is free for the duration of your stay in any space in our patient and visitor car parks. 

Our sites are managed by ANPR cameras, so blue badge holders must register on each visit, or once every 24 hours (whichever is shorter), to obtain this concession for the duration of your stay.

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 charge notice (PCN).

Please register your vehicle registration number and badge with reception staff on arrival

Local car parking options

When Barnet Hospital’s two patient and visitor car parks are full, other non-hospital car parks can be used. 

One is The Spires multistorey car park, which is on The Spires, 16 Stapylton Road, EN5 5XY. 

Alternatively, there’s a Barnet Council car park opposite the entrance to The Spires shopping centre and the multistorey car park, on Staplyton road. 

There are also several public spaces on nearby residential roads. Please see the nearest signpost for payment options for these spaces. 

Concessionary parking is available for the following:

  • patients receiving regular chemotherapy treatment
  • patients receiving regular/weekly treatment after four weeks
  • long-term inpatients after four weeks (available to next of kin)
  • Intensive care unit/neonatal (available to next of kin)

More information and concessionary parking forms is available from the designated ward or clinic.

Until you receive confirmation of the parking charge exemption, you’ll still need to pay for parking, unless you’re a blue badge holder and have registered your badge on arrival.

It’s your responsibility to be aware of when your exemption period starts and ends.

Before concessionary parking is granted and once the exemption period expires, you’ll be liable for the standard visitor parking tariffs. 

Having concessionary parking confirmed does not guarantee that a parking space will be available.

We operate the Healthcare 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 on the scheme can be found on the NHS website. More information on the Royal Free London’s arrangements are available from the cashiers’ office on level 3 of the hospital, next door to the pathology lab.

Dial-a-Ride and Taxicard

Dial-a-Ride is a Transport for London service for people with a permanent or long-term disability who are unable to use public transport, while the Taxicard scheme uses licensed London taxis to provide subsidised door-to-door transport for people with serious mobility impairment and difficulty in using public transport. 

Find out more about eligibility for both schemes.

Barnet Hospital is located within the London Ultra Low Emissions Zone (ULEZ) and Low Emissions Zone (LEZ). This means visitors to the hospital may need to pay a charge if their vehicle does not meet the required standards. 

Visit the Transport for London (TfL) website for information, including how to pay the charges, and who qualifies for refunds or discounts.

Check if your vehicle meets emissions and safety standards required to drive in London, or if you need to pay a daily charge

Help with ULEZ costs

Patients who need to travel to our hospitals who are not compliant with the emission standards can reclaim the ULEZ charge if they match the following criteria.

Patients who are clinically assessed as disabled or too ill to travel on public transport, are eligible for reimbursement. This includes patients who:

  • have a compromised immune system
  • require regular therapy or assessment, or recurrent surgical intervention
  • are clinically assessed as being at moderate or high risk from COVID-19

How to reclaim the ULEZ charge if you’re eligible

  1. Please pay the charge in the usual way via the TfL website. TfL recommends paying on the day you travel, not in advance, in case you can’t attend, or your appointment is cancelled.
  2. Keep your ULEZ charge receipt or make a note of the receipt number.
  3. Ask for a ‘ULEZ charge patient claim form’ when you arrive in the department for your appointment.
  4. Ask the doctor or healthcare professional who you are seeing to complete the form.
  5. Take the form, your ULEZ charging receipt (or receipt number) and vehicle registration number to the cashiers’ office, which is on level 3 of Barnet Hospital, next door to the pathology lab.

Our parking facilities and enforcement action are managed onsite by ParkingEye.

To avoid being issued with a PCN charge, please follow the instructions on the car park signage, park within designated bays only and avoid causing an obstruction.

If you are issued a PCN and wish to appeal, you should direct your appeal to ParkingEye in the first instance, following the instructions on the notice. Please provide all relevant information and evidence (if available) to support your claim.

If you have any concerns or queries about parking onsite, you can email the parking team at rf-tr.parkingrfl@nhs.net, who’ll be able to offer advice. The team operate Monday to Friday from 9am to 5.30pm. 

For assistance whilst onsite, please speak to the parking attendants, reception or security staff.

Barnet Hospital has blue badge parking spaces and step free access from the car park to the hospital.

There are lifts to all levels, with automatic voice announcements at each floor.

The hospital has accessible toilets, and there are wheelchairs for those who need them available on the ground floor by the main reception.

On level 1 of Barnet Hospital, the following facilities are available:

  • Barnet Wellspring restaurant serving hot and cold food and drinks from 7.30am to 8pm, Monday to Sunday.
  • The Friends Hospital Shop, which sells newspapers, magazines, toiletries, small gifts, sandwiches, salads and ‘treats’ such as ice creams, chocolate bars and drinks as well as Oyster card and mobile phone top-ups. The shop accepts both cash and card payments. It’s open from 8am to 6pm, Monday to Friday and 9am to 5pm, Saturday to Sunday (including bank holidays).
  • Costa Coffee, open 8.30am to 3pm, Monday to Sunday.

Vending machines are available on each floor in the corridors, in the emergency department and in the restaurant. 

Find out more about food and drink options at Barnet Hospital.

On level 1 of Barnet Hospital, the following facilities are available:

  • A cash machine is located in the restaurant. 
  • The Patient Advice and Liaison Service office — its walk-in opening hours are 10am to 4pm.
  • The outpatient pharmacy is open from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday, and 10am to 2pm on Saturdays and bank holidays. Closed on Sundays and Christmas Day.

On level 0, there’s a pay as you go phone charging port located at the back of the phlebotomy waiting area.