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Cafés, shops and more

Facilities in and around Evelina London Children's Hospital
Two boys in the play area at Evelina London

Play areas

There are play areas in the wards with games, books, computers, TV and music centres.

In the outpatients department on the ground floor there are lots of toys and games and a large helter skelter slide.

Pharmacy

The Evelina London pharmacy is on the ground floor of Evelina London. More information is on the pharmacy pages.

There's also a Sainsbury's pharmacy in St Thomas' Hospital where families can buy toiletries and over-the-count medicines.

There is also wide range of shops and services available right next door in St Thomas' Hospital. 

Cafés

AMT coffee

Evelina London AMT coffee bar

There is an AMT café on the ground floor of Evelina London, towards the back of the hospital and in the third floor atrium, both serve drinks and food.

Opening hours:

  • Monday-Friday, 6.30am-6.30pm
  • Saturday 8am-3.45pm
  • Sunday 8.30am-3.45pm.

There is also an AMT coffee shop at St Thomas' Hospital, open 24 hours, seven days a week.

There are also vending machines located across the hospital.

Cafés and shops at St Thomas'

There are more cafés, shops and facilities at neighbouring St Thomas' Hospital. Find out more below.

Facilities at St Thomas' Hospital

Food and drink

M&S Simply Food and Café

M&S Simply Food and CaféOffers high quality M&S food, while the M&S Café services a choice of hot and cold refreshments. Located in the St Thomas' main entrance area.

Open: Monday-Friday, 7am-9pm, Saturday-Sunday, 8am-8pm.

AMT Coffee Naturally

AMT Coffee NaturallyBased near the St Thomas' main entrance, offering fresh sandwiches, soups, sushi and a range of hot and cold drinks.

Open: Monday-Sunday, 24 hours.

Toms @ Riverside

Located on the ground floor of the North Wing, serving hot and cold food to take away, including pasta, jacket potatoes, soup and artisan breads.

Open: Monday-Friday, 8.30am-3pm.

Toms @Shepherd Hall restaurant

Located on the ground floor of South Wing, this restaurant offers a wide range of meals, with a menu that changes daily. It has fantastic views of the House of Parliament and the river Thames.

Open: Monday-Friday, 7.30am-3.30pm (vending machine open 24 hours a day).

General shops

Stock Shop fashion and Stock Shop gifts

Stock ShopThe fashion shop brings stylish ladies clothing at reasonable prices and the gift shop offers a range of gifts for all ages. Located in the St Thomas' main entrance area.

Open: Monday-Sunday, 9am-6pm.

WH Smith

WH SmithSelling cards, gifts, books, newspapers, magazines, sandwiches and confectionery.

Open: Monday-Friday, 8am-8pm, Saturday-Sunday 9am-6pm.

Friends of St Thomas' shop

Located at the Lambeth Wing entrance (opposite the Sainsbury's pharmacy), this shop sells gifts and cards to raise money for the charity, the Friends of St Thomas'.

Open: Monday-Friday, 10.30am-3pm.

Banking

There is a NatWest cash point in the Lambeth Wing corridor. 

The closest banks to Evelina London and St Thomas' Hospital are:

  • Lloyds TSB (2 York Road, London SE1 7LZ)
  • NatWest (91 Westminster Bridge Road, London SE1 7HW).

Post

If your post is already stamped, you are welcome to drop it off at the post room at St Thomas' Hospital. This is off the South Wing corridor, near Central Hall.

There is also a Post Office on Westminster Bridge Road (125-131 Westminster Bridge Road, London SE1 7HJ).

Hair and beauty

Creative Hair is a hairdressing salon located on the ground floor of the North Wing corridor.

Open: Mondays and Tuesdays 9.30am-6pm, Tuesday-Thursday, 9.30am-7pm.

Entertainment

MediCinema

MediCinema is a state-of-the art cinema for patients, their family and carers to enjoy, based at St Thomas' Hospital in the Prideaux Lecture Theatre. The facilities screen the latest box-office releases – and they’re free.

Screenings for Evelina London are on Wednesdays at 6pm.

Tickets are usually distributed on the wards by a MediCinema manager or volunteer – if you're not sure how to get a ticket, talk to your nurse.

All tickets need to be signed off by a nurse to make sure your child is well enough to attend a screening. If your child is an outpatient, you'll need to provide proof that they're being treated at Evelina, such as an appointment letter.

Find out more about MediCinema on the Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust website.

Free concerts

Catch a free concert every Monday lunchtime in St Thomas' Central Hall, provided by Guy's and St Thomas' Charity. Find out more on the Breathe Arts Health Research website.

Museums

The Florence Nightingale Museum tells the story of one of history's most famous nurses. Find out more on the museum's website.

There's also a mini museum in St Thomas' Central Hall, displaying artifacts and photographs about the history of St Thomas'.

Spiritual support and prayer rooms

The department of spiritual care (chaplaincy) supports people of all faiths as well as people who do not have a particular religious belief.

More information is on the chaplaincy pages.

There is a multi faith prayer room based on the ground floor of St Thomas', just off South Wing corridor, near Central Hall


If you're visiting Guy's Hospital, you can find out about the shops and services available there on the Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust website.

Shops in the local area

Waterloo train station has shops and cash points.

Nearby Lower Marsh, has a range of shops and chemists.

On Belvedere Road (opposite St Thomas' Hospital, behind County Hall) there are a number of restaurants and cafés.

Pop-up shops and stalls

There are often fundraising stalls in St Thomas' Hospital, selling cakes, books and second hand goods. Keep an eye open for these events.

The Book People also regularly hold book sales, selling books for all the family at discounted prices. Look out for them in the birdsong corridor at St Thomas'.

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