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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


Ocean level

Ocean is the ground floor, where the main entrance to Evelina is. It's home to our main outpatients department. Many of our services hold clinics here.

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

Wards and outpatient areas

We also hold clinics in our new Penguin outpatient unit located in South Wing, 3rd floor, staircase C, St Thomas' Hospital, just a short walk from Evelina London. Appointment letters will include information about where the clinic you need to attend is being held.

Level 1 – Arctic

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


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


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


Heart, orthopaedic and neurology patients stay on Savannah.

Wards and outpatient areas

  • Camel
  • Lizard
  • Dragonfly

Level 5 – Mountain


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

View access guides to help you get around the hospital.


Lambeth Palace Road entrance closed 18-19 November

The main entrance to Evelina London Children's Hospital will be closed from 5am Saturday 18 - 8pm Sunday 19 November and there will be no access in or out of the hospital through these doors.

For directions on how to access the building, please visit our directions page.

Evelina London Children’s Hospital
St Thomas’ Hospital,
Westminster Bridge Road, London SE1 7EH
Tel: 020 7188 7188

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