Planning your journey

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Travelling to our hospitals

Being on time for your appointment is important not only for you, but for other patients as well, so please make sure you allow extra time for your journey to our hospitals.

If you are driving, please take a look at our car parking section which details the parking costs and options available to you.

A12 Eastern Avenue: Improvement works planned from 16 January 2017

From 16 January 2017, TFL will be carrying out planned junction improvement works on the A12 Eastern Avenue, at the junctions of Barley Lane and Hainault Road. The works are expected to be completed by late April.

As the area is likely to be busier than normal during the works, please allow more time for journeys or consider alternative routes.

Please visit tfl.gov.uk/trafficnews or follow @TfLTrafficNews on Twitter for live road travel updates.

Getting to King George Hospital

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Bus routes

The buses numbered 173, 362, 387 and 396 all serve King George Hospital.

Bus 66 serves Eastern Avenue which is a 10 minute walk from the hospital with a footpath directly into the back of the hospital.

Trains

If you are travelling to King George Hospital by train, the closest station is Goodmayes (no disabled access). The station is a 15 minute walk from the hospital. The 387 bus is on the opposite side of the road from the station and comes into the hospital.

London Underground

If you are travelling by tube, the nearest stations are Dagenham Heathway (District line) then the 173 bus, or Newbury Park (Central line) then the 396 bus into the hospital.

Car

If you are travelling by road from the M11, take the left fork exit marked A12/City.

Keeping left, take the A12 exit. At the roundabout (Redbridge station) take the second exit for Eastern Avenue (A12 eastbound).

Continue on the A12 to the next roundabout (Gants Hill) and take the third exit towards Romford.

Continue on to the fourth set of traffic lights then turn right into Barley Lane - the hospital is approximately a quarter of a mile down on the right.

From the M25, at junction 28 take the A12 westwards towards Romford.

At the next roundabout (Gallows Corner) take the third exit, continuing on the A12 to Ilford.

At the fifth set of traffic lights, turn left into Barley Lane, the hospital is approximately a quarter of a mile down on the right.

There is more information on parking available on our website too. Our postcode for your sat nav is IG3 8YB.

Cycling

King George Hospital is close to Eastern Avenue (A12), Barley Lane and Goodmayes train station. We’re well connected with the main cycle routes, so download the Redbridge cycle map for more information [pdf] 1MB.

The hospital can be accessed from Barley Lane, Eastern Avenue A12 gate and Goodmayes Hospital sports ground (a green narrow route).

For more information on cycling, please visit:

  • Cyclestreets to plan your cycling journey
  • Sustrans to find out all you need to know about walking/cycling
  • Transport for London to check public transport information and order free walking and cycling maps.
  • Cycling in Redbridge to information on training, maintenance classes, cycle security, ride groups.
  • Cycling in Havering to information on training, maintenance classes, cycle security, ride groups.

Getting to Queen's Hospital

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Bus routes

There is a bus station within the grounds of Queen’s Hospital. Buses 128, 175, 193, 365, 496, 498 and 499 all come into the hospital grounds.

  • Buses 103 and 174 serve Oldchurch Road, which is a 5 minute walk from the hospital. Pedestrian access is via Oldchurch Rise
  • Buses 5 and 294 serve South Street, which is a 10 minute walk from the hospital. Pedestrian access is either via Rom Valley Way or Oldchurch Rise
  • Bus 66 serves Eastern Avenue which is a 10 minute walk from the hospital with a footpath directly into the back of the hospital

Trains

If you are travelling to Queen’s Hospital by train, the closest station is Romford, which is part of TFL Rail. The hospital is a 10 minute walk away. Buses 128, 175, 193, 365 and 496 run between the hospital and the station.

London Underground

The nearest tube stations are Dagenham Heathway (District line) then the 175 bus, or Hornchurch (District line) then the 193 bus into the hospital.

Car

Car access to Queen’s Hospital is through the main entrance on Rom Valley Way. If you are travelling by road via the M25, take junction 28 (A12), then the A125 or Junction 29 (A127) then the A118 to Romford town centre. Follow the signs to the hospital. There is more information on parking available on our website too. Our postcode for your sat nav is RM7 0AG.

Cycling

Queen’s Hospital is close to Romford town centre and is well connected with the main Romford cycle routes. As published in Havering Council’s Romford cycle route map [pdf] 3MB, there is a cycle route ring around the site connecting Old Church Road and Rom Valley Way to the front of the hospital, and Dagenham Road and Rush Green Road/Roneo Corner at the back of the hospital.

The map also shows a five minute ring which is an approximate cycling time from Romford station.

There are also cycling/walking routes connecting the main roads into the hospital site - for eample via Hornford Way and Rom Crescent from Rush Green Road, and via pathways from Dagenham Road and Old Church Road.

For more information on cycling, please visit:

  • Cyclestreets - plan your cycling journey
  • Sustrans – find out all you need to know about walking/cycling
  • Transport for London – check public transport information and order free walking and cycling maps
  • Cycling in Havering – information on training, maintenance classes, cycle security, ride groups
  • Cycling in Redbridge - information on training, maintenance classes, cycle security, ride groups

The main entrance to the hospital is open between 5.30am and 9pm and you can exit via the main entrance until 10am.

After that time you can use the Emergency Department entrance. There are also dedicated entrances to Maternity, Renal and the Haematology and Oncology Centre.