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Finding your way around

Evelina London Children's Hospital is a purpose-built building with a huge glass roof.

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 to Evelina London, or via Lambeth Palace Road.

The different levels of Evelina London

The hospital has an overall theme – the natural world – and each level represents a different part, from ocean on the ground floor, to sky at the very top. 

Level -1 – Reef

Level -1 - Reef

Reef is where two of our operating theatres are located (the other four are on level 2 – Forest).

Level 0 – Ocean

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Ocean level

Ocean is the ground floor, where the main entrance to Evelina is. It's home to our main outpatients department. Every service holds clinics here.

The main hospital reception, pharmacy and AMT café are also on this level.

Wards and outpatient areas


Level 1 – Arctic

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Arctic level symbol

Arctic is home to many of our imaging, heart and kidney services.

Wards and outpatient areas

We also have a Children's Day Unit in North Wing, St Thomas' Hospital, a short walk away. If you're asked to go to the Children's Day Unit you will need to go to 10th floor, North Wing, St Thomas.

Some of our short stay surgical unit beds have moved from Level 3 – Beach to Level 1 – Husky.

Level 2 – Forest

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Forest is home to four of our operating theatres, a procedure room and a recovery suite.

Forest also houses our intensive care unit (PICU) and the South Thames Retrieval Service.


Level 3 – Beach

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Kidney inpatient services are on Beach, along with a short stay and longer stay surgical unit for children who have had surgery.

Wards and outpatient areas

Some of our short stay surgical unit beds have been temporarily moved to Husky on Level 1 – Arctic.


Level 4 – Savannah

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Heart, orthopaedic and neurology patients stay on Savannah.

Wards and outpatient areas

  • Camel
  • Lizard
  • Dragonfly

Level 5 – Mountain

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Mountain is home to a ward that looks after general medicine and complex ear, nose and throat (ENT) patients and includes a High Dependency Unit (HDU).

Wards and outpatient areas

  • Bird
  • Bear
  • Deer

Level 6 – Sky

Sky level

These are offices. Members of the public don't have access to this area. 

Access guide

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