About Lindo maternity
The Lindo Wing at St Mary’s has overseen private births for generations of families since 1937.
Our world-class maternity care, combined with a personalised service, will relax and reassure you throughout one of the most emotional and exciting experiences of your life.
Our consultants, midwives and support staff have the expertise and experience to support you through any pregnancy and delivery – from straightforward births to complex and multiple deliveries. Our specialist staff and neonatal critical care services are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, so you and your baby are in safe hands.
We know that parents-to-be want a trusted team that understands their personal situation and requirements. All women having their babies at The Lindo Wing receive care and advice from their chosen consultant and our dedicated midwives. Working together with you, we will create a safe care plan that suits you and your baby, for every stage of your pregnancy and birth.
Discretion is key to our service, and we will ensure that you have the space, security and privacy you need to enjoy these precious early moments as a family.
The Lindo Wing offers private ensuite rooms, providing a modern, homely environment in which to start your new or expanded family life. Deluxe rooms or suites are available for patients who would like to take advantage of a larger space. The wing’s state-of-the-art facilities include a secure, supervised nursery, so you can enjoy some rest whilst remaining confident that your baby is being well cared for.
To prepare you for the exhilarating journey ahead, we also offer exclusive Lindo Wing antenatal classes and postnatal care packages, delivered within small groups or on a one-to-one basis. Our team will be happy to talk to you about the options.
For more information, download our brochure
Address: The Lindo Wing, St Mary’s Hospital, Praed Street, London W2 1NY
Administration office: +44(0)20 3312 6224
Outpatients: +44 (0)20 3312 1607
Labour ward (24 hours): +44 (0)20 3312 1608
- Breakfast 07:30-08:30
- Lunch 12:00-13:30
- Evening meal 18:00-19.00
WiFi is available
We accept cash, bankers drafts and all credit cards except American Express or Diners Club
Information for Visitors:
- Visiting hours are flexible but the front door closes at 22.00.
- Visitors are welcome to bring flowers to The Lindo Wing.
- Visitors who wish to stay with the patient may only do so at the discretion of the senior nurse. Children are not permitted to stay.
- For information on parking, please see the travel section.
- For information on local hotels, please visit the About London page.
Booking a tour
If you would like to visit The Lindo Wing before making your choice, we would be delighted to show you around.
Please email us on firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be in touch to organise a tour.
Getting to Lindo maternity
Travel by train
The nearest Tube Stations to the Lindo Wing are Edgware Road and Paddington (Bakerloo, District, Piccadilly and Hammersmith & City lines). St Mary’s Hospital, which houses the Lindo Wing, is no more than ten minutes’ walk from either station.
There are also mainline services into Paddington.
For up to date information on any travel issues please visit the Transport for London website
Travelling by bus
The Lindo Wing is well served by several bus routes.
For a full bus route map and up to date information on any travel issues please visit the Transport for London website
St Mary’s Hospital can be accessed from the A5 and A40. However parking is limited so if you do choose to attend the hospital by car then we recommend that you come by a taxi or mini cab.
There are a few parking spaces for disabled badge holders within 200 metres of the hospital. All other parking is metered so please bring plenty of change.
If you are travelling from overseas, London is well served by airports.
London Heathrow Airport (LHR) is 18 miles (29km) from the hospital and takes just under an hour by taxi. The Heathrow Express train travels directly in to Paddington and takes less than 20 minutes.
London Gatwick Airport (LGW) is approximately 30 miles (50km) from the hospital and takes around 1 ½ hours by taxi, depending on the time of travel. London Gatwick is not served by the Underground network but there is an express train service available to Victoria Station, which will get passengers in to London in approximately 35 minutes. Please allow for onwards travelling.
Stansted Airport (STN) is 42 miles (68km) from the Lindo Wing, which takes approximately 1 hour 15 minutes in a taxi. The Stansted express train goes directly from the airport to Liverpool Street tube station in 47 minutes. Please allow for onwards journey time by tube.
London City Airport and Luton Airport are also within two hours journey from central London.
Please visit our International patients section for more information for overseas visitors.