Leicester General Hospital
The Division of Anaesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Management has maintained a base at the Leicester General Hospital since 1979. We also have offices at the Leicester Royal Infirmary and the Glenfield General Hospital.
Please note that service engineers should let us know when they are arriving as alternative parking arrangements may be possible.
The routes recommended are the best-signposted ones: inward and outward routes differ where stated.
FROM M1 (SOUTH) JUNCTION 21/M69 (NORTH END)
Follow A563 OUTER RING LEICESTER SOUTH/EAST for five miles to a roundabout that joins the A6 MARKET HARBOROUGH road. Turn LEFT at the roundabout, signposted A6 CITY CENTRE, and follow the London Road for approximately half a mile. Turn right on to the A6030 (Stoughton Road) and follow until the roundabout. Take the 1st left exit up Stoughton Drive into Wakerley Road. Over the crown of the hill is a turning on the right. This is Gwendolen Road. The main carpark for LGH is along this road on the LEFT.
FROM M1 (NORTH) JUNCTION 22/A50 BURTON
At busy times drivers are strongly advised to follow the M1 (SOUTH) Route(see above). Otherwise, follow A50 LEICESTER signs along dual-carriageway towards city centre. Near centre A50 signs now indicate NORTHAMPTON. Follow A50 NORTHAMPTON signs through one-way system but turn left onto Vaughan Way (A594). Follow this road round over the Flyover and follow the signs for the A47. Continue along Humberstone Road into Uppingham Road. About three quarters of a mile from the roundabout turn right into Coleman Road (A6030). This road becomes Broad Avenue. Just before the crown of a hill there is a turning on the left into Gwendolen Road. The main carpark for LGH is along this road on the LEFT.
FROM A6 LOUGHBOROUGH
Entry to Leicester is signalled by a short dual-carriageway, `City of Leicester' sign, and the large Red Hill roundabout (with flyover). Take the fourth exit into a 40mph dual carriage way (Abbey Lane) signposted City Centre A6. Follow this road all the way to a large T Junction. Bear left onto Vaughan Way and over the Burleys flyover. Follow as per M1 (NORTH) Route above.
FROM A46 NEWARK
Follow CITY CENTRE signs along dual-carriageway (A607), flanked by many shops, and over the first flyover. Then take the 1st exit from the large roundabout with a flyover over it and you are on St.Matthews Way. Take the first exit to the left onto the A47 and follow as per the M1 (NORTH) Route above.
FROM A47 PETERBOROUGH
Entry to Leicester is signalled by a long descent, followed by `City of Leicester' sign, ascent, and 30 mph restriction. Continue along the A47 (Uppingham Road) and turn left into Coleman Road. Now follow as per M1 (NORTH) Route above.
FROM A6 MARKET HARBOROUGH
Follow A6 into city. At roundabout for Leicester Racecourse continue over taking the 3rd exit. Follow this for about half a mile and turn into Stoughton Road (A6030). Now follow as per M1 (SOUTH) Route above.
FROM A50 NORTHAMPTON
Follow A50 (Welford Road) in to Leicester until you come to a large crossroads. Turn right following Leicester Racecourse signs to the roundabout. Take the first exit and then follow as per M1 (SOUTH) Route.
There are direct bus services to Leicester from regional airports: Birmingham International and Nottingham East Midlands Airport and from London-Heathrow and London-Gatwick airports as well as direct trains from London-Stansted and London-Luton.
Leicester lies on the London (St. Pancras)-Sheffield, the Birmingham-Nuneaton-Peterborough-Norwich and Stansted, and the Coventry-Nottingham-Lincoln lines.
Approximate journey-times and frequencies of trains are:
- From London 75 minutes/twice an hour
- From Sheffield 75 minutes/every 1 1/4 hours
- From Birmingham 60 minutes/hourly
Travellers from, for example, Liverpool, Manchester, Leeds, Hull, York, Newcastle, Norwich, Southampton, Bristol and Cardiff can on weekdays reach Leicester before lunch and return home in the evening.
Leicester Station lies on the University side of the City Centre. The Leicester General Hospital is about 40 minutes walk away. It is, therefore, better to take a taxi.
National Rail Enquiries, tel: 08457 48 49 50
Telephone Sales: 0800 125 222
The National Rail web site now has a Quick Journey Planner on its homepage.
East Midlands Trains is the train operator providing service between South Yorkshire, the East Midlands and London St Pancras. Their web pages provide timetable information for London to Leicester. This is part of UK Railways on the Net.
Though not always as fast as trains, buses provide direct and cheap links between Leicester (St Margarets Bus Station) and many other cities (see UK Map).
National Express Coach Enquiries, tel: 08705 80 80 80
The National Express web site provides a timetable and booking service.