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King's College Hospital

Welcome to King’s College Hospital. We’re located in Camberwell in southeast London. Below are some useful links and information about our centre: 

Where we are

How to get here

Arriving by public transport

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From central London (Victoria and King’s Cross St Pancras stations) national rail services run to Denmark Hill station. King’s College Hospital is a five minute sign-posted walk from Denmark Hill - turn right out of the station exit and then right at the main road and you’ll see the Hospital across the road.  

  • From Victoria: take a Southern or Southeastern train to Denmark Hill; there are approx. four trains an hour and takes approx. ten minutes.  
  • From Kings Cross / St Pancras: go to the back of St Pancras Station to Platform A. From here take a Thameslink train to Denmark Hill; there are approx. two trains an hour and takes around 20 minutes.  
  • From Euston: take the southbound underground Victoria line to Victoria (four stops), and then go above ground to take a Southern or Southeastern train to Denmark Hill.  
  • From Paddington / Waterloo: take the southbound underground Bakerloo line to Elephant and Castle, then go above ground and follow the signs to Elephant and Castle overground station. From here, take a Thameslink train service to Denmark Hill. There are approx. two an hour and takes around six minutes. Alternatively, several bus services (No. 45, 68, 176) from outside Waterloo station go past King’s College Hospital.  
  • From Liverpool Street: take the westbound underground Circle/Hammersmith & City/Metropolitan line to Farringdon or King’s Cross St Pancras, and then take a Thameslink train service to Denmark Hill from either station (approx. two trains an hour and takes around 20 minutes).  
  • From Clapham Junction: take a London Overground train eastbound to Denmark Hill; approx. four trains an hour and takes around 15 minutes. 

Arriving by car

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Address: Guthrie Private Patient’s Wing, King’s College Hospital, Denmark Hill, London SE5 9RS  

There is currently no general public car parking on the hospital site due to construction work. Car parking is therefore limited to the residential streets surrounding the hospital and needs to be paid via a parking meter/pay and display. We recommend you take public transport or travel via taxi to get to King’s. 

  • Congestion Charge: if you do choose to drive, although King’s is not located within the London Congestion Charge zone, you may have to drive through it to get there. The daily charge is £15 if you pay in advance or on the same day.
  • Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ): this currently covers all areas of London within the North (A406) and South Circular (A205) Roads (but not including them). If your vehicle doesn't meet the ULEZ emission standards and isn't exempt, you’ll need to pay a £12.50 daily charge to drive inside the zone.

If you need to pay the Congestion Charge and/or ULEZ when travelling to your medical and/or donation you will have to cover this yourself and Anthony Nolan will reimburse you.

To pay either charge, go to https://tfl.gov.uk/modes/driving/pay-to-drive-in-london

Charging times: · 

  • Congestion Charge (CC): 07:00-18:00 hrs Mon-Fri, 12:00-18:00 hrs Sat-Sun and bank holidays
  • ULEZ: Operates 24 hours a day, every day of the year

Local taxi companies

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  • GLH – 020 7490 4222
  • Addison Lee - 020 7387 8888
  • Or download the Uber taxi app to book a car via your mobile. 

Navigating the hospital

The specific location is the Guthrie Private Patient’s Wing at King’s, straight off Denmark Hill (the main road that the hospital is located on).  The easiest way of accessing the Guthrie Wing is by using the Ruskin or Hambleden Wing entrances as the Guthrie Wing entrance is currently shut to the public. 

  • Medical: 3rd Floor, Guthrie Private Patient’s Wing, King’s College Hospital, Denmark Hill, London SE5 9RS  
  • Apheresis Unit (PBSC and Lymphocyte Donations): 2nd Floor, Guthrie Private Patient’s Wing, King’s College Hospital, Denmark Hill, London SE5 9RS  
  • Inpatient ward (Bone Marrow Donations): 1st Floor, Guthrie Private Patient’s Wing, King’s College Hospital, Denmark Hill, London SE5 9RS  

Places to eat

There is an M&S Simply Food store on the ground floor of the main hospital (Cheyne Wing entrance), as well as several Costa Coffee outlets.

Camberwell High Street has a diverse selection of restaurants to choose from. . 

Useful information

The unit is open plan and has a total of 5 beds. When you go for your medical and donation you will see a mix of other donors as well as patients receiving treatment.

Pre-medical: ensure you’re well hydrated and have eaten. Be advised the medical may take up to three hours.   

Pre-collection (PBSC): ensure you’re well hydrated 1-2 days prior. If you have any bone pain/headaches from the G-CSF injections, you can take pain relief. If you’re unsure what to take, please speak to your coordinator. 

Food on the day: You will be offered hot and cold drinks on the day and a sandwich lunch.