Finding somewhere to live

Moving to London can be a daunting prospect but there are a number of ways Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) can help you find somewhere to live once you have been made an offer of employment.

Accommodation Bureau

Set up and funded by the Special Trustees, the accommodation bureau is a free service to all staff and associates of GOSH and the Institute of Child Health (ICH).

The accommodation bureau:

  • can help you find long- or short-term accommodation in the private sector
  • is able to nominate you for Key Worker housing where required
  • can recommend local hotel and B&B accommodation if you are a short-term visitor (i.e. observers, temporary placements, locums and those attending courses at GOSH)

Leasing a room or a flat

The Accommodation Bureau maintains a database of landlords with accommodation to let in the vicinity of GOSH. We recommend you contact those who can offer available accommodation appropriate to your requirements and budget.

The accommodation bureau cannot guarantee suitability or safety of accommodation as information is taken on a trust basis. It is up to you as an individual to assess suitability according to your own needs. Similarly, the accommodation bureau cannot take responsibility for payment arrangements or issue receipts for rent expenditure. These must be agreed between you and your landlord.

Where is the Accommodation Bureau?

Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Trust 
Main Nurses Home
Level 3

Do I need an appointment?

No appointment is necessary. The Accommodation Bureau operates a drop-in service on Monday – Thursday, between the hours of 9am and 4pm.

Contact us

To find out more, including whether you are eligible for assistance from the accommodation bureau, please contact:

Vitalija Sivickiene
020 7829 7896 (internal ext. 7896)

Where to live

Find out more about the location of the hospital and local transport links to help you choose where to live.

Staff accommodation

We have a range of staff accommodation available to let on six-month assured shorthold tenancies. 

Key worker housing

Housing agencies offer key worker housing for essential public sector workers, including NHS staff.

Private accommodation

There is plenty of private accommodation available to rent in London, both near GOSH and further afield.