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St Thomas' Hospital - healthcare history

A large NHS teaching hospital in central London close to Westminster Bridge, directly opposite the House of Parliament, St Thomas' has been treating the sick and injured since the 12th century and is named after St Thomas Becket. It's been used as a filming location for many productions over the years, including Doctor Who, Atonement, 28 Days Later and, bizarrely, for a special episode of Australian soap Home and Away.

Learn the story of the 'Lady with the Lamp' at the Florence Nightingale Museum

On the site of St Thomas' Hospital is the Florence Nightingale Museum. Forget the legend that has grown up around this iconic figure; the real story of the Victorian nurse who campaigned for healthcare reformation and treated the wounded during the Crimean War is told here.

Activities for everyone at County Hall

A brief stroll along the Southbank lies County Hall, the imposing former home of the Greater London Council (GLC). It's now the site of a variety of businesses and attractions, including the London Sea Life Aquarium, London Dungeon and Namco Station amusement arcade. The London Eye is adjacent to it, and its visitor centre is located inside.

Looking for a cheap hotel Near St Thomas' Hospital? Try Travelodge London Central Waterloo Hotel, Travelodge London Central Southwark Hotel or Travelodge London Vauxhall Hotel, which are all within a one mile walk.