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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Bus stops near St Thomas' Hospital

There are cycle lanes and bus stop bypasses on Westminster Bridge Road and Lambeth Palace Road. Please take care when crossing the cycle lanes outside St Thomas’ Hospital. Cyclists are reminded to take care and be aware of pedestrians when cycling past the bus stops.

  • Tube

    The nearest tube stations are:

    TfL provides guides, maps and information on step-free access, toilet locations and travel support cards. You can also apply for a ‘Please offer me a seat’ badge.

  • Train

    Waterloo, Waterloo East, are the nearest railway stations, and a 10-15 minutes' walk away. See access information about travelling from Waterloo Station to St Thomas' Hospital's main entrance.

    Step free access from Waterloo Station is via exit 3, near the clock. When leaving the station from exit 3, turn left and follow the path to York Road for St Thomas’ Hospital and Evelina London.

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

    For more information, please call National Rail Enquiries on 03457 484950 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.

    The new cycle lanes and bus stop bypasses on Westminster Bridge Road and Lambeth Palace Road have opened. Please take care when crossing the new cycle lanes outside St Thomas’. Cyclists are reminded to take care and be aware of pedestrians when cycling past the bus stops.

  • Walking

    It is possible to walk between Guy's and St Thomas' Hospitals and takes approximately 30 minutes. Download our walking maps (PDF 688Kb).

  • 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)
    • between the main entrance and Lambeth Wing entrance (40 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 Emergency Department (A&E) 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.

  • Taxis

    At St Thomas’ Hospital, the phone for calling taxis is located on the lower ground floor of Lambeth Wing and is mounted on the wall outside of Patient Transport. 

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