Travel and accommodation
We do realise it can be a big decision to have surgical treatment away from the comfort zone of your own locality. Our patients come from all over the world, so we are very used to helping with travel and accommodation arrangements. Don't worry, this is a very well trodden path!
How many times will I need to come to Bristol or London?
You will need to come to either Bristol or London for an initial consultation. If you then decide to proceed with surgery, you will need to come to Bristol for the actual procedure. We also strongly recommend that you have your sutures removed in Bristol and that you return at least once more for a follow up review appointment.
Where is the Spire Hospital in Bristol?
If you are travelling by car:
From the M4 – take the M32 towards Bristol city centre, following the signs for Clifton and the A4018. At the top of the Whiteladies Road (also known as Blackboys Hill) bear right around the one-way system towards Redland. The Spire Hospital is a red brick building on the roundabout. Take the first left into the car park.
From the M5 – follow the A4018 for Bristol West (follow the signs for the zoo). As you come into Bristol the Downs will be on your right – when you see the water tower on your right you will come to the Spire Hospital on the roundabout. Take the first left into the car park.
The postcode for your satnav is BS6 6UT.
Where can I park?
There is ample free on-site parking at the Spire Hospital. You may leave your car there overnight if necessary.
I am travelling a long way. Can I have a later appointment?
Yes – we always endeavour to make appointments to fit in with patients' travel arrangements. Mr Guest only holds consultations on Wednesday afternoons so please do not ask if he can see you at any other time. We stagger arrival times for patients on operating days, so please do request this if you wish.
I am travelling by train to Bristol. How do I get to the Spire Hospital from the station?
You should come to Bristol Temple Meads station. From there you should take a taxi to the Spire Hospital
I am flying to Bristol. How do I get to the Spire Hospital from the airport?
Bristol airport is about ten miles from the Spire Hospital. The easiest way to reach the Spire Hospital is by taxi which costs approximately £30 each way. Alternatively, the A1 bus from the airport runs every ten minutes and takes forty five minutes to reach central Bristol and costs £11 return. The bus stops on the Clifton Triangle at the bottom of Whiteladies Road. From there, the Spire hospital is a 25 minute walk or short taxi ride. To view timetables or to book online, please visit flyer.bristolairport.co.uk.
Can you recommend a local taxi company?
We recommend Swiftline – their number is 0117 9252626.
I am planning to travel to Bristol on the day of my operation. Is this a good idea?
It depends. If you live within a short 1 – 2 hour drive then this is fine. However, if you are travelling a long way it is much less stressful to stay in Bristol the night before your operation. We can recommend a number of local hotels, B&Bs or even arrange an apartment for you if so wish.
I am planning on staying for a few days in Bristol after my Advanced Mini Facelift. Is this a good idea?
This is often an ideal solution. It allows you to relax completely and recuperate after your operation. You can then have the first set of sutures removed at the Spire Hospital before travelling home on the fifth day after your operation.
I am planning to drive home myself after my Advanced Mini Facelift. Is this OK?
Remember that you will be unable to drive for 48 hours after having sedation. After this, it is fine to drive yourself home, although some people find turning their neck whilst driving uncomfortable at this stage.