Top 5 private maternity hospitals in London

Top 5 private maternity hospitals in London - picture of happy doctor

Private maternity hospitals can offer a more comfortable and personalised labour experience than NHS facilities. They usually have a variety of care packages to choose from to suit your budget and the type of delivery you plan to have. Plus, you can enjoy a private room with an en-suite bathroom so that you and your partner can get more rest both in the buildup to delivery and once your new baby has arrived. Let’s take a look at the top 5 private maternity hospitals in London to give you some examples of leading facilities.

The Portland Hospital for Women and Children

The Portland Hospital is the maternity hospital of choice for the likes of Meghan Markle, Victoria Beckham, Sarah Ferguson and Claudia Schiffer. It offers a truly luxurious experience with five-star food, midwives available 24/7, a team of 50 expert consultants, and state of the art facilities including a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Special Care Baby Unit, and Adult High Dependency Unit. Partners can enjoy their own bed to ensure they’re well-rested to provide Mum with excellent support, and there’s postnatal and breastfeeding support available once the new baby arrives.

St Thomas’ Westminster Maternity Suite

St Thomas’ Hospital has some of the best maternity facilities in the whole of the UK, and some of the country’s most accomplished and experienced private obstetricians, midwives, neonatologists and anaesthetists. Straightforward and complex pregnancies can be catered for, and the hospital can also provide pregnancy scans, foetal care, prenatal investigations and antenatal classes.

The Lindo Wing at St Mary’s Hospital

Since 1937 the Lindo Wing at St Mary’s has delivered exclusive and luxurious maternity care to prestigious patients, including Princess Anne, Princess Diana and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge. Care is administered by a consultant of your choice and a team of midwives according to a personalised care plan that covers all stages of pregnancy and birth. Packages at the Lindo Wing include blood tests, nursery care, meals, accommodation for partners and even a celebratory afternoon tea.

The Kensington Wing at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital

With the lowest rates of perinatal mortality in the UK, the Kensington Wing is one of the safest hospitals in which to give birth in the entire country. It is fully accredited by the Baby Friendly Initiative which is part of UNICEF, which means it meets international best practice standards when it comes to administering care for mothers and babies. It’s luxurious too, offering the likes of champagne and smoked salmon as a post-delivery snack.

The Fitzrovia Suite at University College Hospital

The Fitzrovia Suite is designed for expectant mothers who want exceptional care when undergoing a planned C-section, either due to medical need or simply preference. En-suite private rooms are provided, and patients have access to high-quality obstetric care for complex pregnancies and deliveries. There’s also access to a Special Care Baby Unit and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit if your new baby needs complex care.

Preparing for your labour

Once you’ve chosen a private maternity hospital you can look forward to planning your stay. Check out our guide ‘What Should You Include in Your Hospital Bag’ now to make sure you’re fully prepared for your baby’s arrival.