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

Closure of Tooley Street - May Day Bank Holiday

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 1am on Saturday 30 April, to 6am on Tuesday 3 May, Tooley Street will be closed in both directions between Borough High Street and Bermondsey 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.

Reduced access to Guy's Hospital

Due to the building of the new Cancer Centre at Guy's Hospital, there will be reduced access on Great Maze Pond between Snowsfields and Borough Wing until the autumn of 2016 (PDF 42Kb).

Traffic lights will be in operation at all times on Great Maze Pond. 

There will be an increase in construction traffic around Guy's Hospital so please allow extra time for your journey.

Travel information

  • Tube

    The nearest stations are:

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

    From Wednesday 13 January until early July 2016 there will be no step-free access to the Northern line at London Bridge tube station (PDF 239Kb) – step-free access will only remain from street level to trains on the Jubilee line via the Joiner Street entrance. This is due to the replacement of one lift and refurbishment of the second lift. The station will be signposted to help customers and staff will be on hand offer any assistance during this time.

  • Train

    London Bridge is the nearest railway station and is five minutes’ walk. 

    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 from Saturday 30 April 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

    See the Direct Enquiries website for information and photographs showing the routes from the nearest main public transport hubs to our main entrances.

  • Bicycle

    Bicycle racks can be found outside the main entrance, next to AMT coffee. The racks are covered by CCTV. See useful cycling information on the Transport for London website.

    There is a Barclays cycle hire docking station in Snowsfield not far from Guy's Hospital. To see where the docking station is use the interactive map and search for London Bridge and choose Snowsfield, 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 Snowsfield 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.