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The £5,000 a night hospital wing where the Duchess of Cambridge gave birth

On A Luxury Travel Blog we cover all kinds of accommodation, from exquisite hotels and resorts to luxury camps in the middle of the African wilderness. Today, we are breaking with tradition to focus on the £5,000+ a night Lindo Wing at St. Mary’s Hospital in Paddington, London. It might not look so fancy but this is where the Duchess of Cambridge today gave birth to a baby boy who is third in line to the throne. Lindo Wing It’s the same wing where both Prince William and Prince Harry were born, offering “comfort and privacy” and “bespoke care packages” to all who stay there. This apparently includes a comprehensive wine list should the new parents wish to enjoy a glass of Champagne to toast a baby’s arrival. The wing – which is conveniently based within an NHS hospital – was fully refurbished last year (perhaps in anticipation of the latest new arrival?) and has offered leading private obstetric and neonatal care for 60 years. It has 17 en suite rooms and each room has WiFi, a satellite TV with major international channels, a radio, a safe, a bedside phone and a fridge. A normal delivery package including a one-night stay costs £4,965, with an extra night in a deluxe room costing £1,050, plus consultant’s fees which can come to around £6,000, depending on the care required, meaning a two-night stay may cost more than £12,000. Deluxe rooms and suites are also available. A suite of two rooms, with one used as a living room, costs £6,265 for a one-night stay with normal delivery and £2,200 for each extra night, meaning a two-night stay, with consultant fees of an estimated £6,000, would cost around £14,465. Toiletries are provided and a choice of a daily newspaper is delivered to the room each morning, whilst meals are freshly prepared in a dedicated kitchen, and tea and coffee is provided for mothers and guests throughout the day. Postnatal rooms come with a fully reclining chair for partners who want to stay. The Lindo Wing was opened by the Queen Mother in 1937 and to date there have been nine Royal babies born there.

Paul Johnson

Paul Johnson is Editor of A Luxury Travel Blog and has worked in the travel industry for more than 30 years. He is Winner of the Innovations in Travel ‘Best Travel Influencer’ Award from WIRED magazine. In addition to other awards, the blog has also been voted “one of the world’s best travel blogs” and “best for luxury” by The Daily Telegraph.

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  1. Princess Royal Hospital in Bromley has nicer rooms in their Oasis birthing centre – and it is totally NHS!

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