London Parks & Gardens Trust

The Jubilee Walkway - Western Loop

St Thomas' Hospital

St Thomas' Hospital

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Directions

From the Garden Museum or Lambeth Palace, go back across the road to the river, turn right and follow the path along the river. Shortly before Westminster Bridge, there is an entrance into the gardens of St Thomas' Hospital.

Description

St Thomas' Hospital, originally in Southwark since the 13th century, was moved to its present site in the 1830s to make way for the construction of London Bridge Station. The northern end (nearer the river) was rebuilt after bomb damage in WWII. There are two connected gardens with steps between them. From the riverside you enter the lower garden, with a stainless steel fountain of 1929 by Naum Gabo. Rosa 'Best of Friends' has been planted.