The following information has been provided by Great Ormond Street Hospital.
Sadly bicycle crime is abundant near GOSH, so we highly recommend ALWAYS securing your bicycle within our secure facilities, and not on the streets outside.
Despite our facilities being secure, we recommend you secure your bicycle’s frame to its parking bay using a D lock
There is secure parking for 259 bicycles at GOSH
93 spaces on Level 1 of the VCB Building, accessed from Powis Place, Great Ormond Street VIDEO
23 spaces on Level 1 of PICB Delivery, accessed from Guilford St, near Santander Cycles parking bays VIDEO
88 ‘Overflow’ spaces on Level 1 of the MSCB Building, accessed from either of the above locations VIDEOS
30 spaces outside Barclay House (next to the Italian Hospital Sight & Sound Centre) padlock code 8473 VIDEO
52 spaces behind the Zayed Centre for Research at the end of Millman Mews VIDEO
These videos are available only through GOSH devices through the GOSHweb 'Parking & Security' page in Safe, Active & Sustainable Travel
VCB to Level 0 Changing rooms
VCB to MSCB Overflow parking
PICB Delivery to Level 0 Changing rooms
PICB Delivery to MSCB Overflow parking
ZCR Changing Rooms
Level 0 Changing Rooms from GOSH main entrance
Note, if your ID card does not give you access to any of the doorways e.g. The doorway from MSCB Level 1 down to Level 0 , contact firstname.lastname@example.org who manages the security access permissions for staff
Despite your best vigilance, thieves operate in London with high powered angle grinders which can cut through almost any lock in a short amount of time.
If your bike is registered on Bike Register, then it will be less attractive to thieves as it will be harder to sell on.
Equally, if you are buying a second hand bike, be sure to check its details on the bikeregister portal to make sure it has not been stolen.
When cycling to the café/ shops/ gym/ swimming pool/ sports pitches
When you secure your bicycle to an on-street parking space, we recommend the two options below, based upon how long you plan to leave your bike there (the less time, the better).
We recommend insuring your bicycle, especially if you have bought a new one!
Most home insurance contents policies will be able to insure your bicycle, however look into the details of the cover. Some insurance products have very specific descriptions of the conditions required for them to pay out (e.g. The Sold Secure rating of the lock you used, the item you locked your bike onto).
If you have your bike stolen, please report it to the local police force using one of the methods in this link: https://www.stolenride.co.uk/resources/report-your-stolen-bike/
Also share information about your bike on: