Visiting the LMS

Visiting the LMS

The LMS is located on the Hammersmith Hospital Campus. The main LMS building is located on the North East corner of the site, and is accessible from the Eastern road on the campus. The wider institute is located across a number of buildings marked on the map.


How to find us

Our official address is as follows

UKRI MRC London Institute of Medical Sciences,

Hammersmith Hospital,

Du Cane Road,


W12 0HS

Google maps will not take you to the MRC LMS building, instead, it will take you to the Commonwealth building or the ICTEM building instead of the actual MRC LMS. Please enter the Hammersmith Hospital Campus via the East Gate entrance and follow the entrance until you reach our building.

Please consult the images of our entrance below

How to arrive

By Bus

The number 7, 70, 72, 272 and 283 buses all stop at Hammersmith Hospital Stop E on Du Cane Road which is opposite the entrance to the Hammersmith Hospital Campus where the MRC LMS building is.

Please note there will be a bus strike on the 10 January which may disrupt these services. To find out more about how the strikes may affect your journey please check the TfL Strikes webpage.

If you are arriving from an Imperial campus you can take the Hopper bus that serves the main sites belonging to the Imperial College Healthcare NHS trust: Hammersmith Hospital, St. Mary’s, Charing Cross Hospital and the Imperial College main campus at South Kensington. See here for more details and a timetable.

By train

The closest tube stations to us are:

  • White City (Central line)
  • Wood Lane (Hammersmith & City line and the Circle line)

These tube stations are approximately a 15–20-minute walk to reach the MRC LMS building, or you can take the 72 or 272 from White City Station (Stop WE) which you will need to hop off at Hammersmith Hospital Stop E.

By Car

There are plenty of places to park with pay and display. We recommend the parking lot on Artillery Lane with the postcode W12 0TN. From here please follow the signage on the map below.

By plane

From Heathrow Airport
Take the Underground to Hammersmith, then bus 72 (destination East Acton); this stops opposite the campus at Hammersmith Hospital.

Alternatively, take the Heathrow Express to Paddington (15 minutes), then the Underground to East Acton (12 minutes).

From Gatwick Airport
Take the Gatwick Express to London Victoria (journey time 30 minutes) and then by Underground train to East Acton station.

By sea

Take a railway train from the port of entry to London (Harwich to London Liverpool Street , journey time 1.5 hours; Dover to London Victoria , journey time 2 hours). Then travel by Underground train to East Acton station.