Bethlem Royal Hospital is based in over 200 acres of green space in the London Borough of Bromley, South East London. The hospital is home to a number of our specialist services for people from across the UK, such as our Anxiety Disorders Residential Unit. To find out more about our services at Bethlem Royal Hospital services use our service finder.
At Bethlem you can visit our Gallery and Museum and explore the grounds using our walking trails.
Visiting by car
From West End/West London: Follow the A214 through Wandsworth, Streatham, Crystal Palace and Elmers End turning right at the junction with Monks Orchard Road. The hospital is located at the end of the road on the right-hand side. From Crystal Palace signs to West Wickham via A214 will guide you.
From City/East London: At the Elephant and Castle follow A215 to Herne Hill - left on to Croxted Road/South Croxted Road/Dulwich Wood Park to Crystal Palace Parade follow Anerley Hill (A214). signs to West Wickham via A214 will guide you.
M25 (from the East): Leave at Junction 4, follow A21 to junction with A232 (The Fantail), follow A232 towards West Wickham. Turn right at junction with Monks Orchard Road.
M25 (from the West): Leave at junction 8 (A23) follow signs for central London. At Purley Cross turn right, signposted A22 - turn left immediately and follow A2022 until West Wickham, turn left into Corkscrew Hill and left along West Wickham High Street.
Congestion charge: Bethlem Royal Hospital is not in the London congestion charge zone.
Parking: There is substantial parking at Bethlem Royal Hospital. However the site does get busy at peak times, if possible please use public transport.
There are several parking bays designated for the use of disabled drivers. If you have difficulty finding a car parking space, please go to main reception.
By rail: The nearest stations are Eden Park (Zone 5) and West Wickham (Zone 5). From Waterloo East, London Bridge, Cannon Street and Charing Cross - take the Hayes train.
From Eden Park station: turn left along Links Way at the junction with Monks Orchard Road/South Eden Park Road walk down Monks Orchard Road; the hospital is on the right hand side at the of the road. Or bus 356 outside the station.
From Victoria station: go to East Croydon and take either the 119 or 194 bus to Monks Orchard Road.
By tram: An interchange with London trams is provided at Elmers End Station, one stop by train from Eden Park.
By bus: Routes 194, 356, 358, 119 (24 hrs), 494 and 198 service the Hospital.
Travelling between Bethlem Hospital and Maudsley Hospital
There is an inter-hospital bus which runs at the following times.
From Bethlem to Maudsley: 7.30am, 9.30am, 11.30am, 1.30pm, 3.30pm, 5.30pm From Maudsley to Bethlem: 8.30am, 10.30am, 12.30pm, 2.30pm, 4.30pm, 6.15pm
The service runs from Monday to Friday only. The journey takes approximately 35 minutes (depending on traffic). There is a revised timetable for Christmas 2021.