Travelling to Guy's Hospital (near London Bridge)

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Our services

Our services are based on two hospital sites and several locations within the community in south east London.

Please check that your appointment or stay is at Guy's Hospital.

Guy's does not have an accident and emergency (A&E) department. The nearest A&E is at St Thomas' Hospital.

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Travel information

Southwark Council has changed the road layout to Snowsfields and Crosby Row following the opening of Guy’s Cancer Centre, please drive with caution.

Closure of Tower Bridge

Due to planned engineering works, Tower Bridge will be closed to all traffic from Saturday 1 October until Friday 30 December. Pedestrian access will be maintained throughout the work.

Closure of Tooley Street

From Saturday 30 April to February 2018, your access to Guy's Hospital may be affected by Thameslink improvement work that includes the closure of Tooley Street.

From Tuesday 3 May Tooley Street will be closed to eastbound traffic. This will affect car journeys and bus routes 47, 343, 381, N381, N199 and RV1. Traffic will be diverted via Borough High Street, Great Dover Street and Tower Bridge Road. More information is available on the TfL website. Further information about bus travel is available below.

  • Tube

    The nearest stations are:

    • London Bridge - Northern and Jubilee lines (five minutes' walk)
    • Monument - District and Circle lines (15 minutes' walk).
  • Train

    London Bridge is the nearest railway station and is five minutes’ walk. The new concourse to London Bridge station (PDF 484Kb) opens to passengers from Monday 29 August with a new entrance on St Thomas Street .

    For more information, call National Rail Enquiries on 08457 484950 or visit the National Rail website.

    London Bridge station is being rebuilt – see the Thameslink programme website for further information on how it may affect your journey.

  • Bus

    Please allow plenty of time to get from the bus stop to where you need to be in the hospital, as the hospital is not signposted from these locations. The following buses stop at London Bridge, London Bridge station or near Guy's Hospital:

    • 17, 21, 35, 40, 43, 47, 48, 133, 141, 149, 343, 381, 521, 701, RV1, C10.
    • Night buses stop at or near London Bridge: N21, N35, N47, N133, N343 and N381.

    Please note that there are no buses stopping along St Thomas Street (due to the redevelopment works at London Bridge station). 

    Buses on diversion from 30 April

    As part of the rebuilding of London Bridge Station, Tooley Street will be closed eastbound until February 2018. Routes 47, 343, 381, N199, N381 and RV1 will be affected and experience longer journey times. Buses will serve stops on the diversion.

    bus diversionPlease see this bus diversion information sheet (PDF 4Mb) for more details.

    For more information about buses and tubes, please call Transport for London on 0843 222 1234 (24 hours) or visit the Transport for London website.

  • Walking

    It is possible to walk between Guy's and St Thomas' Hospitals and takes approximately 30 minutes. Download our walking maps (PDF 397Kb).
  • Bicycle

    The Trust provides cycle parking facilities in nearly all its locations. These facilities are not for long-term storage. If a bicycle is considered to have been abandoned, it will be removed as stated in the Trust’s bicycle storage policy.

    Bicycle racks are located at:

    • on the right hand side of the car parking area outside main reception (10 spaces)
    • outside Counting House on Great Maze Pond.

    The racks are covered by CCTV. See useful cycling information on the Transport for London website.

    There is a cycle hire docking station in Snowsfields not far from Guy's Hospital. To see where the docking station is use the interactive map and search for London Bridge and choose Snowsfields, London Bridge. It will tell you the number of bicycles available and the number of free spaces to park your bike.

  • Cars and parking

    Guy's Hospital is located in the Congestion Charging zone and parking is very limited. Please use public transport whenever possible. 

    From Monday-Friday, 8.30am-4.30pm, parking in the Guy's car park is only available for disabled patients. Vehicles can only access the car park from Snowsfields and not from St Thomas Street. For more information, see parking at Guy's and St Thomas'.

travelling to Guy's Hospital

Travelling from within London?

Use the Transport for London journey planner for help with planning your travel.

Bus diversions around Guy'sGet information about bus diversions (PDF 160Kb) from Saturday 30 April until February 2018, caused by the closure of Tooley Street.