The private ward at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery is currently undergoing refurbishment. You can read the full story in our news section.
There have been some delays to the completion date for the reopening of the Bloomsbury Ward due to unforeseen construction challenges.
We are expecting an updated programme in the next few weeks and will share the new completion date as soon as we can.
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 one of the leading clinical neuroscience centres 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 in state-of-the-art facilities. In 2020 and 2021, Newsweek voted the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery one of the top specialist hospitals in the world.
Together with its neighbour, the UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology, The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery is a major international centre for research and training.
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 purpose-built Bloomsbury Private Ward , where you will be cared for by our dedicated specialist nursing team. All our allied health professionals, including occupational therapists and speech and language therapists, are specially trained to support patients with neurological conditions.
* We do not see children via our private neurology and neurosurgery service. If you are seeking a private appointment with a paediatric neurologist or neurosurgeon, please contact Great Ormond Street Hospital or the Portland Hospital.
Where to find us
Euston, King’s Cross and St Pancras are all only about 15 minutes walk from the hospital.
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.
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 http://en.parkopedia.co.uk/parking/wc1n_3bg/
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.
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