While you are at Kings College Hospital….


On short assessment visits or in certain circumstances you may need to book a hotel. Below are those which have been recommended by members.

Should you have any hotels that you would like to add to the list please send information.

  • Church Street Hotel 29-33 Church Camberwell St, Camberwell  0 20 7703 5984

This is a quirky hotel in Camberwell. It has a Spanish American theme. There are lots of narrow staircases. The rooms are small but very comfortable. They are each decorated individually.

Breakfast is a continental breakfast. The food is organic and very nice.

There is an honour bar in the hotel.


Single is from £70 per night. Double is from £90 per night.

  • Eurotraveller – Elephant and Castle 4.5miles from hospital on very direct bus routes-see below
    18, Amelia StreetWalworth, London SE17 3PYUnited KingdomTel : 0207 358 6876

It is a cheap hotel and is all you need. The rooms are clean and you’ll have no problem sleeping. Is better than it looks. The Tankard Pub is on the street Corner and the Hotel is 50 yards from this. (No experience of pub.)

Local Transport from Kings to Eurotraveller(Elephant castle)

Bus from Kings and back £2.30 each way, literally door to door. See below for bus no’s to and from Kings / Elephant & Castle. Oyster Card available in local Newsagents for £5, gives you half price fares.

From Kings(Denmark hill) to Elephant& Castle
12, 35, 45, N35, 40, 68, 468, N68

Elephant&Castle to Kings(Denmark hill)
42, 68, 468, N68, 40, 176, 185, 484

The nearest Tube station is Elephant&Castle, your only 2 stops from Waterloo station where the London Eye is.

Price:  Bed only per room from Double £79, triple £99, quad £109

Breakfast continental only £9 per person.

Charitable Accomodation

Irene O’Reilly, Family Support worker, is based on the Rays of Sunshine ward was the link for arranging access to the charitable accommodation local to the hospital. With the nature of the stays in the flats they are not always available but Irene always does her best. They can be used for long or short stay based on availability.They are provided by a charitable trust and there is no charge. Should you wish to make a charitable donation that is up to you. Irene can be reached via the Rays of Sunshine ward +44-203299 3577.

Ronald Mc Donald House

Una the House manager for Ronald Mc Donald house will look after you. Drop Una  line as soon as you get the dates for the assessment.

The new Ronald MC Donald house is at the back of Denmark hill train station less than 5min walk from the hospital. When we were there it had 26 rooms open they are still finishing the building so will have more rooms soon. Its like staying in a 4star hotel.

Rooms are clean and new. Most rooms have a TV and when your child is discharged from the hospital they will move you to a bigger room if one is free. They put a spare big mattress on the floor sounds bad but works just fine, all rooms have new bathrooms some have baths and shower the others just have showers. The kitchen is huge and now you get your own press and fridge+freezer space. Attached to the kitchen is a large dinning room with TV. They have a large washing room for clothes, in it they have a number of large washing and drying machines ,ironing bord ,irons.They also have a lift, large TV room with 2 computers ,wi fi it you bring your own laptop.

Reception is 24hr. During the day the girls will print out any travel doc that you book on line. They also booked us a taxi to gatwick. There are another 2 big rooms that have books and a play area for the kids with games, DVDs, colouring etc.

Even when the house is full its never busy most people spend their day at the hospital come home sleep, cook a bit and do some washing. The house is big with plenty of stuff. Computers are always free there is no queue to use the washing machines. There are 4 cookers ,toasters, kettles, dishwashers. It never feels crowded.

The staff are great they will try and help you with anything.

Rhys Daniels Trust flats 

There are 2 or 3 flats available from this charity. They are one bedroomed flats which are about a 5 minute walk from the hospital. They have two single beds in the bedroom and a pull out couch bed. They are well equipped and comfortable.

When leaving it is expected that you will clean the flat, wash the bedlinen and hang it up if your circumstances allow.

Kings College Hospital

Rays of Sunshine is the ward specialising in paediatric liver disease. On this ward one parent can stay over in a parent bed by the child’s bed. A second parent may need accommodation. There is some charitable accommodation available close to the hospital-see above.

Should your child be in intensive care there are only chairs by the bed. A double room is provided down the corridor from the ICU. It is connected by phone to the ward.

Following ICU most patients go to the Special Care Unit. There is one pull out chair by most of the beds.

Should you have anything that  you wish to add to this page please contact us.