Travelling to both potential options for the future Principal Treatment Centre (Evelina London Children’s Hospital and St George’s Hospital) and University College Hospital for radiotherapy

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Evelina London

Evelina London Children’s Hospital

Getting there by car

Parking is available in St Thomas’ Hospital car park, in the future dedicated parking for patients with weakened immune systems, including those visiting the cancer centre would be available.

The closest major roads are:

  • The A3 from the west.
  • The A2 from the east.
  • The entrance to Evelina London Children’s Hospital is on Lambeth Palace Road. 

Getting there by public transport

London underground (tube)

The nearest tube stations are:

  • Westminster – District, Circle and Jubilee lines (10 minutes’ walk).
  • Waterloo – Bakerloo, Jubilee and Northern lines (15 minutes’ walk). There is step-free access to the Jubilee Line.
  • Lambeth North – Bakerloo line (10 minutes’ walk).


Waterloo/Waterloo East are the nearest railway stations and are a 10-15 minutes’ walk away. Step free access from Waterloo Station is via exit 3, near the clock. When leaving the station from exit 3, turn left and following the path to York Road for St Thomas’ Hospital through to Evelina London.

Waterloo station is served by South Western Railway with trains from stations across western Surrey, Hampshire and counties further west.

Waterloo East station is served by South Eastern trains with trains from stations across Kent and the south east.

Victoria and Charing Cross are 20–30 minutes’ walk away. The London Underground is also accessible from both stations.


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

St George’s Hospital

St George’s Hospital

Getting there by car

St George’s would provide up to 20 dedicated parking spaces by the entrance to the new children’s cancer centre for children attending for cancer care and their families.  Parking is also available in the main car park.

The closest major roads are:

  • The A24.
  • The A214.
  • The entrance to St George’s Hospital is on Blackshaw Road. 

Getting there by public transport

London underground (tube)

St George’s Hospital’s nearest London Underground station is Tooting Broadway (10 minute walk) which is served by the Northern line.

  • Turn left onto Tooting High Street and cross the road.
  • Turn right down Hoyle Road, walk to the end and turn left.
  • The main pedestrian entrance on Effort Street.


The nearest train station is Tooting station (24 minute walk). The station is served by Thameslink trains and the line runs from Wimbledon to Luton and Bedford, via King’s Cross.

Earlsfield train station, served by South Western Railway, which has connections to Clapham Junction and Waterloo train stations. Connecting buses 44, 77, 270 can be taken to Tooting Broadway Station.

Balham train station, served by Southern Rail, with connecting buses 155 or 355 to Tooting Broadway Station. Alternatively, the Northern underground Line can be taken from Balham to Tooting Broadway.

Wimbledon train station, served by Southern Rail, with connecting buses 493 directly to St. Georges or 57, 131, 219 to Tooting Broadway Station. From Wimbledon, the District Underground Line can be accessed. There is also the Wimbledon Tram stop.


  • The following buses stop directly outside of the Hospital:
    155, 264, 280, 493 & G1
  • The following buses stop on Tooting Broadway:
    44, 57, 70D, 77, 127, 133, 155, 219, 264, 270, 280, 355, 493, G1, N44 & N155 (Follow directions from tube)

University College Hospital (UCH)

Conventional radiotherapy for children is provided in the main UCH building, basement floor, 235 Euston Road.

Getting there by car

Car parking is permitted only for patients with Blue Badges who are attending hospital outpatient appointments, day cases and the emergency department. You will need to apply for a parking dispensation to use with your Blue Badge.

Download a map which shows disabled car parking and drop-off areas.

View the Parking for Blue Badge holders patient information leaflet.

There is limited on-street parking available around the hospital. Families on low incomes can apply for a weekly parking permit to use on street parking. There is also a dedicated drop-off zone at the back of the hospital.

Getting there by public transport


Bus stops around University College Hospital are changing as a result of the West End Project. Southbound buses will move from Gower Street to Tottenham Court Road.

Buses 14, 24, 73, 134 and 390 will serve Tottenham Court Road north and southbound. The 73 (toward Oxford Circus) and the 390 (to Victoria) will stop outside University College Hospital on Euston Road.

Nearest tube stations are:

Warren Street (Northern / Victoria Lines)

Euston Square (Circle / Hammersmith & City / Metropolitan Lines).

Help with travel for patients and families

The following sets out some information on what would be available at the three locations for patients and their families:

  • If your child has a medical need that prevents them using public transport, they would be eligible for patient transport. Guy’s and St Thomas’, St George’s and University College Hospital have dedicated non-emergency patient transport teams. 
  • Evelina London’s volunteers would support families as mobility assistants, especially families with disabilities. The hospital has undertaken a review and have confirmed that in addition to an existing drop-off zone, dedicated parking for patients with a weakened immune system (including those visiting the cancer centre) would be available in St Thomas’ Hospital car park, less than a five-minute walk away.  It is also bringing in a volunteer driver scheme and would expect to provide a park-and-ride scheme.
  • St George’s currently helps families with travel arrangements for appointments and to make the journey home by taxi or patient transport after a hospital stay. There would be a drop-off zone and dedicated parking outside the children’s cancer centre at St George’s.
  • All three organisations would be able to reimburse parking and support parents of children with cancer to access reimbursement for Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) charges. Evelina London and University College Hospital could also support with reimbursement for congestion zone charges.
  • As now, families on low income or benefits may be able to reclaim public transport costs under the Healthcare Travel Costs Scheme.