Queen Charlotte’s & Chelsea2018-09-11T09:31:53+00:00


World-renowned maternity hospital Queen Charlotte’s & Chelsea offers an excellent level of care for women and their babies through specialist obstetricians, paediatricians and midwives – an expert team working together within a single unit.

It has a nationally celebrated centre for fetal care and the largest neonatal intensive care unit in the country which has a long history of clinical excellence. The hospital is well equipped to deal with all pregnancies, from straightforward deliveries through to multiple and complex births, with two fully equipped operating theatres adjacent to the labour ward and high-dependency care facilities should babies need any additional support.

Being conveniently located next door to Hammersmith Hospital, patients at Queen Charlotte’s & Chelsea Hospital have the reassurance of a wealth of back-up medical support services in all medical specialisms on site, 24 hours a day.

Whether your birth is expected to be straightforward or complex, you can be confident of having access to some of the best maternity provision in the country.

The Sir Stanley Clayton ward is the private post-natal ward which includes en suite facilities for patients. You and your baby will stay in modern, private en suite bedrooms, designed to ensure your comfort and make you feel right at home. Partners are encourages to stay and, subject to availability, you will also be able to request one of the wards double bedrooms. Private rooms are equipped to ensure you have an enjoyable stay and include satellite TV and a free WiFi network as standard.

For more information on our private birth and maternity services please visit the maternity services page.

Our Support service


Queen Charlotte



Address: Sir Stanley Clayton Ward, Queen Charlotte’s & Chelsea Hospital, Du Cane Road, London W12 0HS

Telephone: +44(0)20 3313 1466

Email: imperial.stanleyclaytonward@nhs.net

Consultation is by appointment only: we do not accept walk in patients

Meal times:

  • Breakfast 07.30 – 08.00
  • Lunch 12:30 – 13:00
  • Evening meal 17:30 – 18.00

WiFi is available

Connect to the network. On your device select the wifi signal WifiSPARK_Private

If you have any problems accessing the WiFi service, please call Wifi Spark on their 24/7 support telephone line 0344 848 9555.

Information for Visitors:

  • Partners may visit at any time.
  • All other visitors are welcome between 09.00-20.00.
  • Please note that children are not permitted to visit unless they are siblings.
  • For information on parking, please see the adjacent travel section.
  • For information on local hotels, please visit the About London page.


If you would like to visit Queen Charlotte’s & Chelsea before you make a decision about your maternity care, we would be delighted to show you around.

Please email us on imperial.stanleyclaytonward@nhs.net and we will be in touch to organise a tour.


Travel by Train

The nearest tube station to Queen Charlotte’s & Chelsea Hospital is East Acton (Central Line), which is approximately a 15 minute walk away. The hospital can also be reached from White City (Central line) or from Shepherd’s Bush overground station.

There are also several bus services from these stations which will take you directly to the hospital if you are unable to walk.

For up to date information on any travel issues please visit the Transport for London website

Travelling by Bus

Queen Charlotte’s & Chelsea Hospital 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.

By Road

Queen Charlotte’s & Chelsea Hospital can be easily accessed from the A40. However, we recommend that you come to the hospital by public transport or taxi due to limited parking. Parking on site is currently £2 per hour, so please ensure you bring change.

For off-site parking please refer to the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham’s website.

There are a number of parking spaces for disabled badge holders and parking is free for badge holders in any of the available spaces.

Click here to plan your route.

From Airports

If you are travelling from overseas, London is well served by airports.

London Heathrow Airport (LHR) is 14 miles (23km) from the hospital and takes approximately 45 minutes by taxi. Alternatively, the London Underground can be taken from Heathrow to Acton Town (Piccadilly line) which in turn is only fifteen minutes from the hospital by taxi.

London Gatwick Airport (LGW) is approximately 31 miles (52km) 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 central London in approximately 35 minutes. Please allow for onwards travelling.

London City Airport (LCY) is 15 miles (23km) from the hospital, which takes approximately one hour in a taxi. London City Airport terminal connects with the overland railway known as the Dockland Light Railway (DLR) which connects with London Underground.

Please visit our International patients section for more information for overseas visitors.


For up to date pricing on our maternity packages please visit the prices page.