Parking at Guy's and St Thomas' hospitals and our community services is very limited.
Both of our hospitals and many of our services are located in the Congestion Charging zone and the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ). Please use public transport whenever possible.
Parking at St Thomas' Hospital
We are currently refurbishing the car park at St Thomas' Hospital to improve traffic flow, disabled parking facilities and pedestrian access. The car park remains open as usual, and traffic marshals are on site during busy periods to direct vehicles. The refurbishment will be completed by summer 2020.
Parking is very limited and there is often a queue. Our car park is open 24 hours a day and the charges are £3.20 per hour.
We have recently changed the way we manage our car park at St Thomas’ Hospital, and we no longer issue paper tickets. Instead we are using automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) cameras to record your vehicle registration and calculate the length of your stay.
The car park is 'pay on exit', which means you need to pay at one of our payment machines before returning to your car. Enter your vehicle registration into the machine and it will tell you how much you need to pay. You can pay by cash, or by credit or debit card. If you pay by cash, please have the correct change.
There is also a designated motorcycle area at the entrance to the main car park.
Patient drop-off/collection points
There are signposted patient drop-off/collection points at St Thomas’ Hospital.
These can be found outside Gassiot House Outpatient Centre on the lower ground level (PDF 143Kb).
There is also a security officer on site on weekdays who can provide help.
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 (which must be registered in your name), along with your appointment letter/card.
To activate your free parking before you leave the car park, please take your vehicle registration details, your blue badge (leaving the clock on display if parked in a disabled bay) and your appointment letter/card to the Knowledge and Information Centre (KIC) which is located on the ground floor of North Wing. The KIC is open from 8am to 6pm. Outside these hours, please go to the security desk at the main reception.
Parking at Guy's Hospital
Guy's Hospital is located in the Congestion Charging zone and the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ). Parking in the Guy's car park is only available for disabled patients who are blue badge holders and have an appointment on that day. The disabled parking bays are limited and are available on a first come, first served basis. There are two electric car charging points in the car park, for the use of blue badge holders with electric vehicles.
Vehicle access to the car park is available from Crosby Row only. There is no vehicle access from St Thomas Street or Snowfields.
Please note that vehicles and motorcycles illegally parked on the Guy's Hospital site may be subject to penalties. There is an NCP car park at the junction of Snowsfields and Kipling Street, about a five minute walk from the hospital. Charges are displayed at the entrance.
Patient drop-off/collection points
There are patient drop-off/collection bays at the hospital's main entrance.
Parking at our community services
Parking at our health centres in Lambeth and Southwark is very limited, and we advise patients to use public transport where possible.
To find out more about parking at our different centres, please see our list of community locations.