We welcome visitors at King’s, whether you are a friend, a relative or a carer. We are a busy teaching hospital with buildings and units spread over a number of different sites, so we have made it easier for you to find your way around with our colour-coded King's campus map.

Not sure which ward your relative or friend on? You can find them whether they are here as a routine or an emergency admission. For main contact numbers and visiting times, take a look at our wards list, which also details the facilities available to patients.

You will find plenty of other useful information, including where to grab a snack or meal at King’s or buy a gift, as well advice on finding temporary accommodation if you need to stay locally.

Helping us to ensure patient privacy and dignity

Please respect our limits on the number of visitors allowed at any one time: our patients need a peaceful and calm environment in which to recover and large numbers of visitors can be noisy and disruptive.

They may be very poorly and we often have to transfer them around the hospital, to and from theatres and wards. So please give them priority when you are taking a lift, and use visitor rather than patient toilets, where possible, to give patients more privacy and to cut the risk of cross-infection.

We would also appreciate it if you would help us to keep communal areas and entrances clean, including lifts and stairwells.

Smoke-free King's

We are a smoke-free hospital. Patients are not permitted to smoke anywhere on the hospital grounds. This includes the use of e-cigarettes.

Visitors are permitted to use e-cigarettes (vape) in outside areas.

We offer help to quit to patients and visitors who want to stop smoking.

Feedback and assistance

If you have time, please fill in one of the comment forms that you will find around the hospital, because we would like to hear what you think of King’s and what your visit was like. And if you have any questions about your relative’s or friend’s care or would like more information about the services we provide, you can contact our Patient Advice Liaison Service (PALS), which will give you all the help you need.

If you would like a quiet spot for reflection, you can visit our Sanctuary quiet room, St Luke’s Chapel, or the Muslim Prayer Room.