The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery (NHNN), Queen Square, is the UK's largest dedicated neurological and neurosurgical hospital. It provides comprehensive services for the diagnosis, treatment and care of all conditions that affect the brain, spinal cord, peripheral nervous system and muscles. 

Services include specialist neurosurgery, a brain tumour unit, the Hyper-acute Stroke Unit (HASU), an acute brain injury unit, the National Prion Clinic, a pioneering neuro-rehabilitation unit, the UK's first interventional MRI scanner, the largest specialised neurosurgical ITU and the only neuromedical ITU in the country. Together with its neighbour, the UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology, it is a major international centre for research and training.


National Hospital for Neurology & Neurosurgery
Queen Square


020 3456 7890

This short video guide for patients with learning disabilities and their carers attempts to explain what one can expect when attending the outpatients department at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery.

A British Sign Language (BSL) guide for deaf patients visiting the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery (NHNN) in Queen Square for an appointment.


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.

Parking – public meter bays in Queen’s Square and Great Ormond Street. 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

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 zones. Find out more on the TFL website:

For information on reclaiming the Congestion Charge click here.

For information on reclaiming the ULEZ charge click here

If you need assistance to plan or make a journey, the National Rail Enquiries website provides information on the support available.The page provides a summary of the services available including a list of train companies and their access information.

It is recommended that you book help 24 hours before you travel. This enables staff to give you as much information as possible before your travel; make alternative arrangements for you if the station is not step free or not staffed at the time you wish to travel; and ensure that there are enough staff for all the assistance requests at a station.

Help with transport fares

If you are in receipt of benefits you may be entitled to reclaim transport fares when visiting the hospital for an inpatient or outpatient appointment. Please ask the clinic staff for an attendance form and take this to the appropriate hospital's Cashiers Office. Reimbursement can be made at the time of your visit if you can produce evidence that you are a claimant.


National Rail Enquiries: 08457 48 49 50
London Travel Information: 020 7222 1234

Patient information leaflets

Watch our short film about The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery