Visiting St Christopher’s CARE

It’s hard to miss our brand-new building, St Christopher’s CARE with its large, light and airy welcoming spaces.

Located in Sydenham, South East London, The Centre for Awareness and Response to End of Life (CARE) is a place designed for everyone, whether clinician or home carer.

The state-of-the-art lecture theatre and high-tech Skills Lab await learners at all levels. You’ll also find the beautiful, landscaped garden and planted roof offer a perfect place for quiet reflection.

 There are lifts to each floor if needed and plenty of toilet facilities.

Refreshments 

The centre has coffee machines, tea making facilities and water coolers for your use at any time. 

Coffee, tea, and lunch if provided with training, are usually served in the spacious Atrium where there is comfortable seating. 

Library and bookshop 

The CARE building also has a library which you are welcome to explore, with areas to sit and read. There is also a bookshop, run by volunteers.  

How to get to St Christopher’s CARE 

The CARE building is located next to the main St Christopher’s Hospice in Sydenham.

It has its own entrance, separate to the hospice, along Lawrie Park Road, opposite a tennis club.

Train 

There are two local railway stations which are also on the London Overground: 

Sydenham (Zone 3) and Penge West (Zone 4). You can walk from these stations to CARE in approximately 10 minutes. We are also a 15 min walk from Penge East (Zone 4) which has direct trains from Victoria and Bromley South or Orpington.  

Check train times at www.nationalrail.co.uk or call them on 03457 484 950. For up-to-the minute travel instructions, times and news, visit tfl.gov.uk/plan-a-journey or call them on 0343 222 1234. 

Overground to Sydenham or Penge West 
Overground trains (starting at Highbury & Islington via Canada Water, or West Croydon) run every 15 minutes and stop at Sydenham and Penge West. 

London Bridge to Sydenham  
Trains leave London Bridge at regular intervals. Journey time 20 minutes. 

London Victoria to Penge East  
Journey time 18 minutes. Don’t get off at Sydenham Hill but continue to Penge East. At Penge East cross over footbridge and head via Station Road and Crampton Road to Penge High Street.  There you will turn right, go under the railway bridge and you will find Lawrie Park Road on the right.

East or West Croydon to Sydenham  
Train journey time 14 minutes.  

Bus 

  • Routes 176 and 197 stop nearby and the bus will announce the stop as St Christopher’s Hospice.
  • Buses 122 and 202 pass the end of Lawrie Park Road near Sydenham (bus stop Sydenham Station). 
  • The 227 stops at the other end of Lawrie Park Road (bus stop Thicket Road). 
  • The 75 and 194 also stop within a 10-15 minute walk. 

Taxi 

London black taxis are sometimes reluctant to travel to Sydenham from central London and are usually more expensive than Uber or local taxi services.

For local taxi companies try Clockhouse Cars 020 7262 3311 or London Cars 020 8778 3000. 

Car 

The carpark on site is reserved for hospice vehicles and patients’ families. However there is unrestricted parking available on adjacent residential roads.