St Thomas’s Hospital, Greater London, England

St Thomas’s Hospital

St Thomas's Hospital

The hospital was described as ancient in 1215 and was named after St Thomas Becket and located at the precinct of St Mary Overie Priory. It moved to a number of locations, including 'Trenet Lane' and St Thomas Street. The present-day hospital is located at a site historically known as Stangate, directly across the River Thames from the Palace of Westminster. It was constructed on the Albert Embankment in the late 1860s, with further additions added in the 1950's after damage sustained during World War 2.


it has a remarkable history and a haunted one at that! The Grey Lady of St. Thomas’s is well known. Some have suggested that it is the shade of Florence Nightingale.

St Thomas's Hospital,

Westminster Bridge Road,


SE1 7EH.


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For further information, please read Haunted Britain by Antony D. Hippisley Coxe.


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St Thomas' Hospital is a large NHS teaching hospital in the London Borough of Lambeth, London, England.

Originally located in Southwark, but based in Lambeth since 1871, the hospital has provided healthcare freely or under charitable auspices since the 12th century.

Pictured left is St Thomas's Hospital courtesy of Adrian Pingstone. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.