Travelling to St Thomas' Hospital (near Waterloo)

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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 St Thomas' Hospital before setting out.

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Travel information

  • Tube

    The nearest tube stations are:

    • Westminster - District, Circle and Jubilee lines (10 minutes' walk)
    • Waterloo - Bakerloo, Jubilee and Northern lines (15 minutes' walk)
    • Lambeth North - Bakerloo line (15 minutes' walk)
  • Train

    Waterloo, Waterloo East, are the nearest railway stations, and a 10-15 minutes' walk away.

    Victoria and Charing Cross are 20–30 minutes' walk away.

    For more information, please call National Rail Enquiries on 08457 484 950 or visit the National Rail website.

  • Bus

    Allow 15-20 minutes to get from the bus stop to where you need to be in the hospital. The following bus routes serve St Thomas':

    • 12, 53, 148, 159, 211, 453, C10 - stop at Westminster Bridge Road
    • 77, 507, N44 - stop at Lambeth Palace Road
    • 3, 344, C10, N3 - stop at Lambeth Road (15 minutes' walk)
    • 76, 341, 381, RV1 - stop at York Road
    • N44, N155, N159, N381 - Night buses stop at Westminster Bridge Road
    • N3 Night bus - stops at Lambeth Road

    See the bus routes map (PDF 203Kb) or for information about buses and tubes, call Transport for London on 0843 222 1234 (24 hours).

  • 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 are located at the front of the main reception along side Gassiot House and next to the Florence Nightingale Museum, both areas are covered by CCTV. See useful cycling information on the Transport for London website.

    There is a Barclays cycle hire docking station opposite St Thomas' A&E department by Archbishop's Park. To see where the docking station is use the interactive map and search for Archbishop's Park. It will tell you the number of bicycles available and the number of free spaces to park your bike.

  • Parking

    St Thomas' Hospital is located in the Congestion Charging zone. Please use public transport whenever possible.

    Parking is very limited and there is often a queue. The car park is 'pay on exit', which means you need to pay and get your exit ticket before returning to your car. If you pay by cash, please have the correct change. You can also pay by credit or debit card.

    Parking charges:

    The car park is open 24 hours a day. Charges are:

    • £3 per hour (or part thereof).

    Charging exceptions

    if you're a disabled patient attending an appointment, you'll be given free parking in the main car park upon production of your blue badge (registered in your name) along with your appointment card/letter. 

    Please take your blue disabled badge (leaving the clock on display if parked in a disable bay), white entry ticket to the car park and appointment letter/card to the Knowledge and Information Centre (KIC) which is located on the ground floor of St Thomas', North Wing.

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