Getting to know: King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

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Primarily serving the boroughs of Lambeth, Southwark, Lewisham and Bromley, King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest and busiest teaching hospitals in London.

They have a reputation for nationally and internationally recognised work in several fields including, neurosciences and foetal medicine. The staff bank has a big part to play in assisting the Trust with filling the gaps in shifts across all six hospitals.

We know that your time is valuable and we aim to provide a supportive team, to assist you in the amazing work you do.

Find out more about joining the King’s Staff Bank here.

Where is it?

The Trust is based in the lively area of Camberwell with a richly diverse local community. King’s College Hospital at Denmark Hill is based on a busy road lined with a variety of shops and restaurants - great to visit on your lunch break or after work. Meanwhile the Princess Royal University Hospital (PRUH) is in a much quieter area in leafy Orpington, Kent.


What are the transport options?

The King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust includes a number of hospitals, of which King’s College Hospital and the Princess Royal University Hospital are the largest King’s College Hospital.


Kings College Hospital


An Oyster travel card is generally the most convenient way of travelling by bus, Tube, tram, DLR (Dockland Light Railway), London Overground and most National Rail services in London's central zones.

Nearest Stations:

Denmark Hill station – 3-minute walk

Loughborough Junction station – 12-minute walk

Nearest Underground Station:

Brixton – 10-minute bus ride away



Although King’s isn’t in central London, it is still very busy. There is often heavy traffic and parking is limited so it is recommended that you take public transport or travel by motorbike or bicycle.



King’s is served by the following bus routes

35, 40, 42, 45, 68, 176 (24-hour), 185, 345 (24-hour), 468, 484, N35, N68


Princess Royal University Hospital

Rail and buses

Regular bus services run to the hospital from the nearest mainline stations:

Bromley South – 61, 261, 336 and 358

Orpington – 61, 353, R2 and R4

Bromley South and Orpington have step-free access and lifts to all platforms.

There is limited parking on site and locally, so we advise you to use public transport to travel to the PRUH.

The main entrance to the hospital and the car park are off the A21 Farnborough Common road at the Locksbottom junction traffic lights.

There is limited pay and display parking on site with spaces for disabled badge holders. More spaces are available in the Sainsbury’s supermarket car park, close to the hospital, but parking charges apply.


Local life

London and the surrounding area is well known for its entertainment and events so there is always something going on!

To find out what is on near you look at Timeout, the Evening Standard, London Town and Secret London. They cover a variety of events going on across London and are great to help plan your social life as well as grab the occasional discount.

Day out with the kids is great for kids’ activities and child-friendly destinations, including bars and restaurants with play areas so that you can be sure the whole family will enjoy being here.

For tips on good places to eat and drink try review sites such as Square Meal and Beer In The Evening.

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