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Friends of Chelsea and Westminster Hospital

cwfriends.pngThe Friends of Chelsea and Westminster Hospital provide a number of services for patients and visitors at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital site.

Friends Library

The Friends Library (Lower Ground Floor, Lift Bank A) is open for patients and staff to browse on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 12pm-2pm. The library also runs a trolley service that visits wards on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday mornings to allow patients and staff to borrow books. If you have a specific book request, please call the library on extension 58825/58827.

Friends Shop

The Friends Shop is on the Ground Floor near the escalators and is open Mon–Fri, 9:30am–5:30pm. It sells a wide range of items including gifts, toys, drinks, magazines, newspapers, cards, balloons, confectionery and toiletries.

Friends Trolley

The Friends run a trolley service which visits the wards Mon–Fri. The trolley stocks drinks, magazines, newspapers, cards, confectionery and toiletries. All proceeds support the work of the Friends.

Friends Hair Salon

Alto Hair, run by stylist Emma Montalto in partnership with the Friends, is now open on the 2nd Floor, Lift Bank D. The salon offers discounted prices for patients and staff.


The Friends run sales in the atrium every Wednesday and Friday (Wednesday alternating between books and bric-a-brac, and books every Friday). The proceeds go directly to the Friends. The Friends also benefit from commercial traders who sell a variety of items every day at the back of the atrium between lift banks C and D.

Friends website

Contact Information

The Friends of Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
Ground Floor, Lift Bank B

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
369 Fulham Road
SW10 9NH

T: 020 3315 8825


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