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Evelina London Children's Hospital

St Thomas' Hospital,
Westminster Bridge Road,
Telephone: 020 7188 7188
Website: Evelina London Children's Hospital


Who we are:

Evelina London Children's Healthcare is part of Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust.

We are the second largest provider of children's services in London.

What we do:

We care for children and young people from across South London and South East England.

We offer a unique range of services from antenatal diagnosis through to childhood, into adolescence and on into adult life.

Children's services at Evelina London are mainly located in our state-of-the-art building alongside St Thomas' Hospital, but we also provide care to young patients in the community in Lambeth and Southwark.

Evelina London Children's Hospital exterior

Evelina London Children's Healthcare is part of Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust.

Based in a stunning purpose-built building at St Thomas', our hospital includes:

  • 151 inpatient beds, including 20 intensive care beds
  • 46-cot neonatal unit
  • 5 operating theatres, plus 1 cardiac theatre in East Wing, St Thomas'
  • a full children's imaging service with MRI scanner, x-ray and ultrasound
  • a kidney dialysis unit
  • an outpatients department and a medical day care unit
  • a hospital school.

Inside Evelina London

A hospital that does not feel like a hospital

With themed floors, a conservatory, rooms with views, sunlight and fresh air, Evelina London Children's Hospital was designed around the needs of children and their families.  

It's a seven-storey glass-fronted building, featuring a four-storey conservatory and dramatic views of Lambeth Palace and Archbishop’s Park.

Inpatients are on the upper levels of the building, so children staying in hospital enjoy the best views. They also overlook the conservatory, the social heart of the building, housing a gallery and performance space and the hospital school.

Finding your way around

Evelina London floor symbols
The building is themed around the natural world, from the sea at ground level to the sky at the top. It has visual symbols (see above) to make getting around easier and themed artwork on the floor of each level.  

Information of the hospitals wards

Information for parents and visitors

Information for young people

Information for children

Time / Date Details

Time of day

  • Morning
  • Afternoon
  • Evening

Other Details

Referral required?


Referral Details

To find out more about getting or making referrals to the hospital or one of it's services please see here...

Evelina London Children's Hospital - referrals information

What to do if you have a complaint

Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS)

Our PALS service can listen to your comments, compliments or concerns about our services.

Evelina Mediation Service

The Evelina Mediation Service is a free, independent, confidential service supporting families, patients and health professionals to resolve conflict.

Offical complaints

Find out about our complaints process.

Duty of candour: communicating when things go wrong (Evelina version)

This leaflet provides information on the duty of candour process and what to expect.

The Evelina Mediation Service

An independent, confidential service supporting families, patients and healthcare professionals.

My hospital journey

Hospital 'passport' for a child to fill in with their parents/carers, to tell staff important information about them during their

How to Get Here


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

Transport for London journey planner – help with planning your travel in London

DirectEnquiries website – clear and accessible directions for getting to EvelinaLondon via St Thomas' 


Waterloo, Waterloo East, are the nearest railway stations, and are 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.


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' Hospital/Evelina London

  • 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 or for information about buses and tubes, call Transport for London on 0843 222 1234 (24 hours).

Car – limited parking available

Parking for patients and visitors is very limited, and there is often a queue. The car park is 'pay on foot' so please have the correct change. Pay and get your exit ticket before returning to your car.

Parking charges:

  • £2.60 per hour
  • Disabled patients are given free parking in the main car park upon production of their blue badge registered in their name along with an appointment card.
  • Parking charges apply 24 hours a day

Please use public transport whenever possible.

Evelina London and St Thomas' Hospital are located in the congestion charging zone.

You may be eligible to claim back your congestion charge under the congestion charging NHS reimbursement scheme. Find out more on our help with travel page.

Finding the entrance:

Evelina London is next to St Thomas' Hospital. You can reach the entrance by:


  • walking through St Thomas' and following the signs
  • directly via Lambeth Palace Road.

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