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UCLH Cancer Centre

Welcome to the Cancer Centre at the University College Hospital, London. We’re located close to Tottenham Court Road and Euston mainline station. Below are some useful links and information about our centre: 

Where we are

How to get here

Arriving by public transport

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  • From Euston: the hospital is a short walk, less than 10 mins. 
  • From Kings Cross / St Pancras: both stations are an approx. 15-20 minute walk from the hospital (westbound along the Euston Road). Alternatively, take the westbound underground Hammersmith & City, Circle or Metropolitan line to Euston Square station, from there the hospital is a short walk. 
  • From Paddington station: take the eastbound underground Circle, Hammersmith & City or Metropolitan line to Euston Square, from there the hospital is a short walk.  
  • From Waterloo / Charing Cross: take the northbound underground Northern line to Warren Street station, from there the hospital is a short walk.  
  • From Victoria: take the northbound underground Victoria line to Warren Street, from there the hospital is a short walk. 

Arriving by car

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  • Congestion Charge: UCLH is located within the London Congestion Charge zone. The daily charge is £15 if you pay in advance or on the same day.
  • Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ): this currently covers all areas of London within the North (A406) and South Circular (A205) Roads (but not including them). If your vehicle doesn't meet the ULEZ emission standards and isn't exempt you’ll need to pay a £12.50 daily charge to drive inside the zone.

If you need to pay the Congestion Charge and/or ULEZ when travelling to your medical and/or donation you will have to cover this yourself and Anthony Nolan will reimburse you.

To pay either charge, go to https://tfl.gov.uk/modes/driving/pay-to-drive-in-london

Charging times:

  • Congestion Charge (CC): 07:00-18:00 hrs Mon-Fri, 12:00-18:00 hrs Sat-Sun and bank holidays
  • ULEZ: Operates 24 hours a day, every day of the year

Local taxi companies

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  • GLH – 020 7490 4222
  • Addison Lee - 020 7387 8888
  • Or download the Uber taxi app to book a car via your mobile. 

Navigating the hospital

When you arrive, go through the atrium on the ground floor of the cancer centre and head towards the lift, signposted ‘house Lift’.  Take this lift to the fourth floor and it will bring you out by the Supportive Care Reception. The Apheresis Unit is on the right side. 

  • Medical – Reception: Grafton Way Building, 1 Grafton Way, London, WC1E 6AS
  • Apheresis Unit (PBSC and Lymphocyte Donations): Apheresis Unit, Supportive Care, 4th floor, UCLH Cancer Centre, Huntley Street, London, WC1E 6JD 
  • Bone Marrow Donations: UCLH Tower, 235 Euston Road, London NW1 2BU 

Places to eat

There are plenty of restaurants to choose from on Tottenham Court Road, Great Portland Street, and around other areas of Fitzrovia.

Useful information

The unit is open plan and has a total of 8 beds. When you go for your medical and donation you will see a mix of other donors as well as patients receiving treatment.

Pre-medical: ensure you’re well hydrated and have eaten. The medical may take up to three hours. 

Pre-collection (PBSC): ensure you’re well hydrated 1-2 days prior. If you have any bone pain/headaches from the G-CSF injections, you can take pain relief. If you’re unsure what to take, please speak to your coordinator. 

You’ll be offered hot and cold drinks on the day and a sandwich for lunch. 

Bone marrow donors: as an inpatient, all meals will be provided and visiting hours are 10.00 – 20.00 (outside of covid restrictions).  It’s recommended you have travel pre-arranged to get home and ideally a companion to collect you.