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.

Royal Brompton Hospital

Our new Royal Brompton Diagnostic Centre opened in 2022 and boasts the latest technologies to diagnose heart and lung conditions. This includes advanced cardiac MRI, CT, echocardiography, as well as interventional bronchoscopy – all in one building.

Royal Brompton Hospital has been ranked as one of the world’s best heart and lung hospitals by US Newsweek, the American weekly news magazine.

Services and facilities

Royal Brompton Private Consulting Rooms

You can see our experts in heart, lung and sleep medicine at our dedicated private outpatients centre at the Old Fire Station building in Chelsea.

We also offer a full range of private imaging services, investigations and supporting services:

  • Royal Brompton Diagnostic Centre, with a full suite of heart and lung diagnostic tests, including cardiac MRI, CT scans, echocardiography, fluoroscopy, nuclear medicine and ultrasound.
  • Non-invasive cardiology monitoring and lung function.
  • Interventional bronchoscopy.
  • Cardiorespiratory physiotherapy service.
Royal Brompton Private Consulting Rooms

Sir Reginald Wilson Ward

Private outpatients can see our experts in heart, lung and sleep medicine at our dedicated outpatient unit, Sir Reginald Wilson Ward, which has 28 spacious single-occupancy, en-suite rooms.

Patients requiring treatment benefit from 5 operating theatres, 1 hybrid theatre and 5 catheter laboratories. We also have a dedicated high-dependency unit and intensive therapy unit staffed by our expert medical team 24-hours a day.

Other private inpatient facilities at Royal Brompton Hospital:

  • Foulis ward with 3 dedicated private beds for respiratory care and a respiratory interventional day case suite.
  • Victoria ward for overnight sleep studies.
  • ECMO and ventilator weaning service.
Sir Reginald Wilson Ward

Places to shop and eat

We have a variety of hot and cold drinks and snack options at the coffee shop located close to the main reception. Alternatively, you can enjoy a meal at the Garden Restaurant on Level 1 which serves lunch and dinner, seven days a week. There is also a WHSmith for daily essentials.

Directions and opening times

Royal Brompton Private Consulting Rooms opening times

Our outpatients and diagnostic centre at Royal Brompton Hospital is open from 8am to 8pm, Monday to Friday.

Sir Reginald Wilson ward visiting times

Friends and family are welcome to visit inpatients 7 days a week, between 10am and 10pm. There is a rest period for patients between 1pm and 2pm. During this period, the ward is closed to visitors.

The intensive care (ITU / ICU) and the high dependency unit (HDU) do have limitations on the times and number of visits per patient. Visiting times are as follows:

  • HDU: 11am to 1pm and 3:30pm to 7:30pm.
  • AICU: 11am to 12 midday and 4pm to 7pm.
  • Recovery: after 6pm.

See our visitor information for further details.


Royal Brompton Hospital
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Getting here

Our private facilities at Royal Brompton Hospital are based across 3 buildings:

  • Chelsea Wing
  • Fulham Wing
  • Old Fire Station building on South Parade
  • Royal Brompton Diagnostic Centre
  • Sydney Wing

Our Sydney and Chelsea wings are located within the same site, accessible via the main reception on Sydney Street, SW3 6NP. Royal Brompton Diagnostic Centre is based beside the main building on Sydney Street, with Fulham Wing located on Fulham Road.

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.

Explore the tabs below for useful information related to your journey.

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.


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.

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

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.

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.

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CQC rating

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is an organisation responsible for ensuring that health and social care services in England provide safe, high-quality care.

The CQC regularly checks our services to ensure they meet national standards for quality and safety. They rate services as outstanding, good, requiring improvement or inadequate.

Royal Brompton Hospital was rated ‘good’ when it was last visited in February 2019.