Nestled in the heart of Chelsea and a stone’s throw away from London’s famous King's Road, Royal Brompton Hospital is at the forefront of advancing heart and lung care.

Founded in the 1840s, initially to treat people suffering from tuberculosis, our hospital has a long-standing history of treating adults and children with heart and lung conditions. 

We established Europe’s first adult cystic fibrosis clinic in 1964 and our hospital has grown into the largest treatment centre for the condition in Europe.  

Also, our adult congenital heart disease unit was the first of its kind in Europe and remains the largest. 

Services and facilities

Our services and facilities include: 

  • Sir Reginald Wilson Ward – our private inpatients ward with 28 spacious single-occupancy, en-suite rooms 

  • five operating theatres, a hybrid theatre, four catheter laboratories and over 2,200 staff 

  • a full range of imaging services, including ultrasound, echocardiography, nuclear medicine, CT, cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR), and fluoroscopy 

  • non-invasive cardiology monitoring and lung function 

  • dedicated high-dependency units and intensive therapy units staffed by our expert medical team 24 –hours a day. 

A brand-new imaging centre opened in January 2022 providing the very latest in imaging technology. This includes some of the most advanced MRI scanners, CT, ultrasound, echocardiography, interventional radiology and bronchoscopy all in one building. 

This helps to reduce scanning times and improve the overall patient experience. 

Directions and opening times

Opening times

Our Royal Brompton Private Consulting Rooms, located at the Old Fire Station building on South Parade, is open from 8am to 8pm, Monday to Friday. 

Getting here

The private facilities at Royal Brompton Hospital are based across three buildings: 

  • Sydney Wing

  • Chelsea Wing 

  • Old Fire Station building on South Parade. 

Our Sydney and Chelsea wings are located within the same site, accessible via the main reception on Sydney Street, SW3 6NP. 

For Royal Brompton Private Consulting Rooms, go to the Old Fire Station building on South Parade, Chelsea. We are located on the ground floor – look for signage that says, 'Private consulting rooms'. 

For private inpatients, ask at the main reception in Sydney Wing to be directed to the private inpatients' reception. 

Travelling by public transport

To see bus and train times, you can check Citymapper, or Transport for London's Journey Planner.

London Underground

The nearest tube station is South Kensington (0.4 miles away) which is on the Circle, District and Piccadilly lines. 

From there, the hospital is a 10 minutes' walk away. Alternatively, you can take bus number 49 from stop D and get off two stops later at 'Cale Street/Royal Brompton Hospital'. 

Walking from South Kensington

  • Go up the stairs and turn left out of the tube station. 

  • Cross the road towards Pret a Manger and turn left onto Old Brompton Road. 

  • Walk down the road, then turn right onto Fulham Road. 

  • Cross the road and turn left into Sydney Street. 

  • Continue down the street until you see the hospital on your right, opposite St Luke's Church. 

Walking from South Kensington to Royal Brompton Private Consulting Rooms

  • Go up the stairs and turn right out of the tube station. 

  • Cross the road towards Pret a Manger and turn left onto Old Brompton Road. 

  • Walk down the road, then turn right onto Fulham Road. 

  • Cross the road and turn left into Dovehouse Street. 

  • Cross over the road and continue until the road bends to your right. 

  • Follow the road to the right onto South Parade. Continue down the street until you see the Royal Brompton Private Consulting Rooms on your right-hand side. 

Royal Brompton Private Consulting Rooms map


Several bus routes serve the hospital: 

  • Bus numbers 14, 211, 345 and 414 stop outside the Fulham Wing on Fulham Road. 

  • Bus numbers 49 and 211 stop on Sydney Street for our main reception. 

  • Bus numbers 11, 19, 22, 211, 49 and 319 serve the King’s Road. 

Transport for London has a PDF bus route map for the area, which can be found here.

Travelling by car

Check your route using a route planner such as Google Maps. For Sat Navs, our postcode is: SW3 6NP. 

Parking for patients and visitors

There is no patient or public parking at Royal Brompton Hospital other than a very limited pickup and drop off area at Sydney Street. There is metered, on-street parking, but in central London, street parking is very limited and not guaranteed. This is worth noting if you have an appointment.  

There is a small public car park a few minutes' walk away on Sydney Street, near King's Road and managed by CP Plus Parking: 

Sydney Street Car Park 
125 Sydney St 
Chelsea, London 
SW3 6NR 

For visitors seeing inpatients, it's easier to park your car at the weekend. Nearby roads are pay-and-display on Saturdays and free on Sundays. 

Reserved parking for outpatients

We have five car parking spaces near the hospital, in Dudmaston Mews, available to reserve free of charge. Reservations can be made in the two weeks before your outpatient appointment and are subject to availability. 

Please do not use these spaces unless you have a reservation. To book, call +44 (0)20 7351 8012 between 9am and 5pm, Monday to Friday. 

Subject to availability, these five car parking spaces in Dudmaston Mews can be used by visitors after 4pm, Monday to Friday. 

Parking for disabled badge holders

A small number of disabled parking spaces, owned by the council, are available near the hospital in: 

  • Dovehouse Street 

  • Dudmaston Mews 

  • Cale Street 

  • Foulis Terrace 

  • Sydney Street, in front of the main hospital entrance.  

Remember to always display your disabled badge. Please check on-street signage to see the maximum stay. 

Congestion Charge and ULEZ zones 

Royal Brompton Hospital is situated inside London’s Congestion Charge/ULEZ zone. Please check the TFL website for further details on charges and times they apply, including exemptions from charges