Covid Testing: Free and Private Local Facilities

Updated 2 December 2021

Free Covid Tests in Westminster

Testing is a vital tool for protecting people and our communities. The more of us that get tested regularly, the quicker we’ll be able to stop the spread of the virus.

Westminster is offering two types of testing:

  • For people who have symptoms of coronavirus (a new persistent cough, high temperature or a loss or change in sense of smell or taste).
  • For people who are not showing any symptoms. This is known as asymptomatic or symptom-free testing.

Tests for people without symptoms

Symptom-free tests are available at the following locations seven days a week:

  • The Church House Conference Centre, Great Smith Street, Westminster, London SW1P 3NZ. Monday and Thursday, 8am-5pm, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 9am-5pm, and Saturday and Sunday, 10am to 4pm
  • Hall Place Test Centre (formally the Paddington Green Estate Office), Hall Place, London, W2 1NG, Monday and Thursday, 8am to 4pm, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, from 10am to 4pm

You do not need to book and you do not need to be a Westminster resident in order to get a free test. A test takes less than five minutes and results will be with you within an hour.

Regular, twice weekly symptom-free testing is now available for everyone who lives, works and visits Westminster. You can collect free, fast and easy to use tests at the following locations, 7 days a week unless specified otherwise. You do not need to book in advance.

Between 10am and 4pm:

  • Hall Place Test Centre (formally the Paddington Green Estate Office), Hall Place, London, W2 1NG
  • The Church House Conference Centre, Great Smith Street, Westminster, London SW1P 3NZ

Between 10am and 5pm:

  • Soho Housing Office, 60-62 Broadwick Street, London, W1F 7AN

Between 8am and 6pm:

  • Greenside Community Centre, 24 Lilestone Street, Marylebone, NW8 8SR
  • Lydford Tenants and Residents Hall, 74 Fernheard Road, W9 3EW

Free tests are also available from local libraries and university campuses. Full details of where you can collect these can be found here.

Symptom-free home testing

You can order symptom-free test kits delivered to your home, free of charge. Order test kits here.

You can also pick up symptom-free test kits from pharmacies. Before you do so, you’ll need to get a collect code then take this to your chosen pharmacy. Get a collect code and find a local pharmacy here.

Walk-through testing for people who have symptoms

The semi-permanent, walk-through testing centres are open seven days a week, from 8am to 6pm. They can be used by anyone with symptoms or who has been asked to get a test.

Testing centres are in the below community halls:

  • Greenside Community Centre, 24 Lilestone Street, Marylebone, NW8 8SR – entrance to the testing centre is at the rear of the building
  • Lydford Tenants and Residents Hall, 74 Fernheard Road, W9 3EW

A test must be booked in advance at NHS online or by calling 119.

Click here for full details.

 

Private Tests

Due to discovery of the omicron variant, everyone returning to the UK now needs to take a Day 2 PCR test and self-isolate until they receive a negative result. 

 

Prince Pharmacy

Located on Edgware Road, Prince Pharmacy offers three types of tests:

PCR Saliva Test

  • Tests if you currently have the virus
  • Fit-to-Fly certificate included
  • Non-invasive saliva sample taken
  • Results by email and app within as little as 8 hours
  • £195 (+£100 For Express Testing)
  • Day 2 and Day 8 testing kits also available from £290

Antigen Test

  • Tests if you currently have the virus
  • Nasal swab sample taken
  • Results sent by email on the same day as your test (before 2pm)
  • From £75

Book online or simply walk in.

Opening Hours
Mon – Sat: 10am – 11pm
Sun: 11am – 11pm

Contact
99 Edgware Road, London W2 2HX
princepharmacy.com
0207 262 7855

 

Pharmacentre

Pharmacentre offers two types of tests:

PCR Test

  • Tests if you currently have the virus
  • Government approved
  • Fit-to-Fly certificate
  • Results by email
  • 5-hour service – Test by 12pm – £195 (Monday – Saturday)
  • Same day results – Test by 3pm – Results by Midnight – £125 (Monday – Saturday), £175 (Sunday)
  • Next day results – Test by 7pm – Results by 6pm next day – £105 (Monday – Sunday)
  • Next day results – Test by 5pm – Results next day by midnight – £85 (Monday – Saturday)

Lateral Flow Antigen Test 

  • Tests if you currently have the virus
  • Results ready in 15 minutes
  • £45

Call the pharmacy on 020 7723 2336 to book your test or simply walk in.

Opening hours
Mon – Sun: 9am – midnight.

Contact
149 Edgware Road, London W2 2HU
020 7723 2336

 

Kings Pharmacy

Kings Pharmacy offers PCR tests with Fit-to-Fly certificates 7 days a week for £129. Results will be sent to you the next day. Call the pharmacy on 020 7723 7258 to book your test.

Opening Hours
Mon – Sun: 10am – 12am

Contact
104 Edgware Road, London W2 2EA
020 7723 7258

 

ExpressTest by Cignpost

ExpressTest by Cignpost has now opened at Paddington Station, offering Fit-To-Fly PCR tests 7 days a week for £80.

Opening Hours

Mon – Sun: 8am – 8pm

Contact

Expresstest.co.uk

Unit 56 & 57, Paddington Station, Praed St, London W2 1HB

Covid Testing: Free and Private Local Facilities
Covid Testing: Free and Private Local Facilities
Covid Testing: Free and Private Local Facilities