St Thomas’ Hospital is a large NHS teaching hospital in Central London, England. It is one of the institutions that compose the King’s Health Partners, an academic health science centre. Administratively part of the Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, together with Guy’s Hospital, King’s College Hospital, University Hospital Lewisham, and Queen Elizabeth Hospital, it provides the location of the King’s College London GKT School of Medical Education.
Originally located in Southwark, but based in Lambeth since 1871, the hospital has provided healthcare freely or under charitable auspices since the 12th century. It is one of London’s most famous hospitals, associated with people such as Sir Astley Cooper, William Cheselden, Florence Nightingale, Linda Richards, Edmund Montgomery, Agnes Elizabeth Jones and Sir Harold Ridley.
It is a prominent London landmark – largely due to its location on the opposite bank of the River Thames to the Houses of Parliament. St Thomas’ Hospital is accessible from Westminster tube station (a 10-minute walk across Westminster Bridge), Waterloo station (tube and national rail, also a 10-minute walk) and Lambeth North tube station (another 10-minute walk).
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