St Thomas’ Hospital is conveniently located by Westminster Bridge in central London.

It’s one of the oldest hospitals in the country, established in 1173, and is home to a wide range of specialties. These include maternal medicine, gastrointestinal surgery, ophthalmology, pain medicine and plastic surgery.

St Thomas’ Hospital has been at the forefront of medical advancements throughout its history, including one of the world’s first nursing schools – established by Florence Nightingale – and the first mitral valve replacement on a beating heart.

Our maternity service is also one of the largest in London, with over 6,000 babies born each year. With Evelina London Children’s Hospital at the same location, we provide end-to-end care for mother and baby and have the technology to diagnose conditions like congenital heart disease while still in the womb. Our fetal cardiology service is the largest and longest established in the UK.

St Thomas’ Hospital has been ranked as one of the world’s best hospitals for gastroenterology, gynaecology, obstetrics and urology by US Newsweek, the American weekly news magazine.

Services and facilities

Westminster Bridge Consulting Rooms

Patients enjoy a comfortable and welcoming environment at Westminster Bridge Consulting Rooms, our dedicated private outpatient facility at St Thomas’ Hospital.

We offer appointments in maternity, adult services (excluding heart and lung care) and children’s services.

Smiling staff and patient at Westminster Bridge Consulting Rooms

Howard Ward

Howard Ward is our private, adult inpatient ward at St Thomas’ Hospital.

Our 9 spacious single-occupancy en-suite rooms, offer privacy and comfort with stunning views of the River Thames, Houses of Parliament and Big Ben.

Consultant and patient at St Thomas' Hospital

The Westminster Maternity Suite

We have been offering private maternity care at Westminster Maternity Suite for more than 20 years and support over 400 private births each year.

We support the full range of hospital-based delivery options, including vaginal births, caesarean sections (C-sections) and assisted deliveries (where a baby needs some help getting out, such as with a suction cup).

Our spacious, single-occupancy, en-suite rooms offer stunning views over the Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey – a perfect setting for welcoming a newborn in privacy and comfort.

Head midwife with private maternity patient in Westminster Maternity Suite

Places to shop and eat

Visitors have a range of options to get food and drinks. These include M&S Cafe and M&S Simply Food, Costa Coffee, Toms Riverside Cafe and Toms Shepherd Hall Restaurant. There is also a WHSmith and Stock Shop for daily essentials and women’s clothing.

Directions and opening times

Westminster Bridge Consulting Rooms 

Our outpatients centre is open 8am to 7pm, Monday to Friday.

Howard ward visiting times

Friends and family are welcome to visit inpatients 7 days a week, between 11am and 8pm. There is a maximum of 3 to 4 visitors per patient.

Westminster Maternity Suite visiting times

You are welcome to visit 7 days a week, between 3pm and 8pm. There is a maximum of 2 visitors per patient.

See our visitor information for further details.


St Thomas’ Hospital
Westminster Bridge Road
United Kingdom

Please note, Evelina London Children’s Hospital is also based in St Thomas’ Hospital.

Getting here

Explore the tabs below for useful information related to your journey.

Travelling by bus

There are cycle lanes and bus stop bypasses on Westminster Bridge Road and Lambeth Palace Road.

Travelling by 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)

Travelling by train

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

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

You can drive to St Thomas’ Hospital using a route planner such as Google Maps. For Sat Navs, our postcode is: SE1 9RT.

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 is very limited and there is often a queue, there are signposted patient drop-off/collection points. If you do need to drive, our car park is open 24 hours a day and the charges are £3.20 per hour. There is dedicated motorcycle patient parking and free disabled patient parking upon production of your blue badge (which must be registered in your name).

St Thomas’ Hospital is situated inside London’s Congestion Charge/ULEZ zone. Please check the TFL website for further details on charges and times they apply, including exemptions from charges.

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CQC rating

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is an organisation responsible for ensuring that health and social care services in England provide safe, high-quality care.

The CQC regularly checks our services to ensure they meet national standards for quality and safety. They rate services as outstanding, good, requiring improvement or inadequate.

St Thomas’ Hospital was rated ‘good’ when it was last visited in December 2022.