Inside the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery

Situated in the heart of London, The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery (NHNN), sometimes referred to as Queen Square after its location, has been providing care for adults with neurological conditions for nearly 160 years and is a leading clinical neuroscience centre. Newsweek Magazine has consistently voted the NHNN one of the top specialist hospitals in the world.

The hospital provides comprehensive services for the diagnosis, treatment and care of all conditions that affect the brain, spinal cord, peripheral nervous system and muscles. State-of-the-art facilities include six operating theatres, an interventional MRI suite, a Gamma Knife, a specialist neuroscience critical care unit and a range of specialist diagnostics services. The hospital also has a dedicated inpatient ward for international and private patients, which was newly refurbished in 2022.

The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery is closely integrated with University College London (UCL), whose neuroscience research is ranked first in Europe and second in the world*. The hospital houses the Wolfson Experimental Neurology Clinical Research Centre, which is aimed at developing the understanding and treatment of neurodegenerative diseases, and together with UCL’s Institute of Neurology, they drive translational research into clinical practice across a range of neurological conditions.

All healthcare professionals working within the hospital, from doctors, nurses and diagnostic staff to allied health professionals (therapists) are specially trained to support patients with neurological conditions. Working as part of highly specialised multi-disciplinary teams and having the opportunity to work at the forefront of new treatments and diagnostic approaches attracts the very best clinicians from around the world.

Private outpatient services are provided in dedicated private consulting rooms  at 23 Queen Square, right next door to the hospital. Alternatively, we can offer virtual appointments if these are appropriate for your condition and are more convenient for you.

If you need to be admitted for the hospital for inpatient care you will stay in our newly-refurbished Bloomsbury Private Ward , where you will be cared for by our dedicated specialist nursing team. 

PLEASE NOTE - We do not see children via our private neurology and neurosurgery service. 

*InCites Essential Scientific Indicators 2021

Where to find us

By rail:

Euston, King’s Cross and St Pancras are all only about 15 minutes walk from the hospital.

By bus:

Southampton Row - no's 59, 68, 91, 168, 188, 501
Theobalds Road - no's 19, 38, 55, 243
High Holborn / New Oxford Street - no's 8, 25, 242, 501, 521

You can travel on buses and trams using an Oyster or contactless payment card with pay as you go credit, or you can add a Travelcard or Bus & Tram pass to your Oyster card. You are no longer able to use cash to pay for your bus fare.

Nearest tube stations

Russell Square (Piccadilly Line) and Holborn (Central and Piccadilly Lines) are both within walking distance.

View a local map of bus and tube stops.

If you cycle to any of our hospitals you can check available local cycle parking on the Transport for London website.

Parking spaces in the area can be difficult to find.

There are public meter bays in Queen’s Square and Great Ormond Stree and  an NCP underground car park at Brunswick Square.

For information on parking in the areas surrounding the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery please visit

Blue badge parking for disabled visitors

Normal blue badge restrictions apply in Queen Square and streets close to the square. Please check the restrictions of your badge within Camden. There are three disabled bays in Queen Square.

For any additional advice if you have concerns about parking or accessible transport you can contact the Camden Council team on 020 7974 4444.

Congestion charge

If you are driving to UCLH please be aware that most of our hospitals are within the congestion charge and the ultra low emissions (ULEZ) zones. Find out more on the Transport for London website:

For information on reclaiming the congestion charge click here.

For information on reclaiming the ULEZ charge click here