Maggie’s Royal Free

Posted on 14/11/2023

Opening soon within the grounds of the Royal Free Hospital is a new Maggie’s walk-in centre offering free advice and help for cancer sufferers, their families and friends.

The centre’s aim is to provide a very personal service, said a spokeswoman, where a person living with cancer can meet expert staff who understand what they’re going through. The charity will offer free psychological and emotional support and be open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm. No referrals will be required.

Practical support has also been a feature of the Maggie’s charity since it was founded by the late writer and artist Maggie Keswick Jencks in 1996 with assistance ranging from possible claims for extra benefit payments to parking permits.

Access to the eye-catching new centre, designed by renowned international architect Daniel Libeskind (see photo above), will be via Rowland Hill Street off Haverstock Hill. The team hope to be supporting cancer sufferers by the end of November.

A Community Open Day is planned for early 2024. More information can be found online at