Please read the latest coronavirus advice before visiting any of the hospice sites.

Visiting information

St Christopher’s has two sites: one in Sydenham and one in Orpington. We’ve had to put in place some extra precautions at both sites in order to keep everyone safe during the pandemic. Despite this, we want to reassure you that you or your family member/friend will be given the best quality care. We understand that it’s such a difficult time for many reasons, but St Christopher’s remains a welcoming place to be, and we continue to do all we can to provide a home from home.

St Christopher's Hospice Exterior

St Christopher's Hospice, Sydenham

St Christopher’s Hospice 51-59 Lawrie Park Road, Sydenham London, SE26 6DZ

Tel: 020 8768 4500
Fax: 020 8659 8680

How to find us

If you would like to look around the hospice before coming to stay, please call  020 8768 4500 and ask to speak to our Matron, Anne Nash, who will arrange this for you.

St Christopher's inpatient

The wards at St Christopher's

There are three wards at St Christopher’s Sydenham site: City Ward (second floor), Alex Ward (third floor) and Rugby Ward (fourth floor).

From 17 May, it is possible for up to six individuals or two households to meet indoors. As such, patients staying on our wards will no longer be asked to nominate only two visitors.

However, family members and friends must limit the numbers of visitors to two people, per patient, per day. Please read full details on our COVID-19 information page.

City ward (second floor) Tel: 020 8768 4540/1
Alexandra ward (third floor) Tel: 020 8768 4537/8
Rugby ward (fourth floor) Tel: 020 8768 4546/7

Anniversary Centre Choir Lunch

Anniversary Centre, Sydenham Site

The Anniversary Centre on the ground floor is open from 8am to 9pm.


Breakfast is served in the Anniversary Centre between 8am and 11am; lunch between 12 noon and 2pm (Sundays 12.30pm to 2.30pm) and tea between 3pm and 4pm. Snacks are available outside these times and there is a vending machine in the corridor just outside the Anniversary Centre for hot and cold drinks.

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St Christopher's Education Centre

Education Centre, St Christopher’s Hospice 51-59 Lawrie Park Road, Sydenham London, SE26 6DZ

Tel: 020 8768 4656
Fax: 020 8776 5838

How to find us

Caritas House Exterior

St Christopher's Orpington

Caritas House Tregony Road, Orpington Kent, BR6 9XA

Tel: 020 8768 4500
Fax: 01689 892999

How to find us

Caritas Centre, Orpington Site

The Caritas Centre in Caritas House is a relaxed social space which is open Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays between 10am and 3pm for patients and carers to enjoy.


The Caritas Centre has a small café area serving hot and cold drinks and snacks between 10am and 3pm, on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Patients visiting the centre can also order hot food which is served between 12 noon and 2pm. There is a hot drinks machine in the Caritas Centre and a vending machine in reception when the café is closed.

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