Directions to Mount Vernon
Travelling by car
The above map will take you to the front entrance of Mount Vernon hospital. If you’re using a Satnav, please use the following postcode for the closest entrance to the Cancer Centre, which is off White Hill (WD3 1PZ).
The main hospital postcode (HA6 2RN) leads you to car park A, which is closest to our nuclear medicine department and pathology services for blood tests – for more information, just take a look at our site map.
Reclaiming the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) charge
To help clear London’s air and improve health, Transport for London’s Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) is expanding across all London boroughs from 29 August 2023.
Although the Mount Vernon Cancer Centre is outside the ULEZ, depending on where you live, you may travel through the zone to reach the cancer centre. If you choose to drive to your appointment (or are driven by a family member or friend) your car will need to meet the ULEZ emission standards or you will have to pay a £12.50 daily charge.
The nearest London Underground Tube stations are Northwood, Moor Park or Rickmansworth (all on the Metropolitan line). It takes over half an hour, walking uphill to the cancer centre from the nearest of these, so we recommend our patients take a taxi or a bus from these stations. The Tube pages of Transport for London website can help you plan your underground journeys.
The nearest overground train station is Rickmansworth using Chiltern Railways.
For more information on rail journeys, visit the National Rail Enquires website or call National Rail enquiries on 08457 484 950.
There are several buses that stop at Mount Vernon hospital. There are buses from Harrow, Ealing and Ruislip. For more information on tubes and buses serving the cancer centre, contact the London Travel Information line on 020 7222 1234 or visit the buses page of the Transport for London website.
Help getting to hospital is available patients who are receiving certain benefits:
Space to Breathe Map
Discover, explore and enjoy the green spaces on the Mount Vernon site for rest, relaxation and wellbeing including ancient woodland, a wildflower meadow, a fern garden and a wildlife pond, suggested walking routes and seating areas.
Help and advice on getting to your appointment
Non-emergency patient transport is run by the East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust. For bookings and queries, please call 0345 6051208 (Monday to Sunday, from 8.00am to 6.00pm).
For transport to NHS Hospitals or clinics in Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire:
Patients will be assessed and accessible transport booked for those patients whose medical need or mobility means that they cannot travel by any other means (including family and friends, taxi or voluntary car service).
For transport to hospitals or clinics outside Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire:
Call handlers will provide advice and assistance for these journeys.
Patients should have their NHS number to hand when they book a journey.
Patients who are not eligible for the patient transport service will be advised on alternative door-to-door transport options, such as local voluntary car schemes. Please note that the providers of these schemes usually make a charge for their services.
Patients on low incomes can claim reimbursement under the national Healthcare Travel Costs Scheme. Claims can be made directly on weekdays through the cancer centre’s cash office or by post using a HC5(T) form.