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.

Evelina London Children's Hospital

Evelina London is based next to St Thomas' Hospital. More information about finding our children's hospital is on the Evelina London website.


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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). Please note that the York Road exit/entrance at Waterloo will be closed from Sunday 15 November until 2018.
      The Shell building development on York Road, due for completion in 2019, means visitors to St Thomas’ are being directed to the end of York Road. For St Thomas’ main entrance, turn right after using the pedestrian crossing at the end of York Road and the hospital is directly in front of you.
    • Lambeth North - Bakerloo line (15 minutes' walk).

      Please note Lambeth North tube station is temporarily closed, (PDF 648Kb) due to essential lift replacements taking place until mid-February 2017.

  • Train

    Waterloo, Waterloo East, are the nearest railway stations, and a 10-15 minutes' walk away. Please note that the York Road exit/entrance at Waterloo will be closed from Sunday 15 November until 2018

    The Shell building development on York Road, due for completion in 2019, means visitors to St Thomas’ are being directed to the end of York Road. For St Thomas’ main entrance, turn right after using the pedestrian crossing at the end of York Road and the hospital is directly in front of you.

    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

      The Shell building development on York Road, due for completion in 2019, means visitors to St Thomas’ are being directed to the end of York Road. For St Thomas’ main entrance, turn right after using the pedestrian crossing at the end of York Road and the hospital is directly in front of you.

    • N44, N155, N159, N381 - Night buses stop at Westminster Bridge Road
    • N3 Night bus - stops at Lambeth Road

    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:

    • the front of the main reception (50 spaces)
    • along side Gassiot House (50 spaces)
    • next to the Florence Nightingale Museum (50 spaces).

    All areas are covered by CCTV. See useful cycling information on the Transport for London website.

    There are two cycle hire docking stations near St Thomas'. One is located in front of the A&E department by Archbishop's Park and the other one is located at Lambeth Palace Road, near Westminster Bridge Road. To see where the docking stations are use the interactive map and search for Archbishop's Park or Lambeth Palace Road. It will tell you the number of bicycles available and the number of free spaces to park your bike.

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