Route from London Bridge National Rail Station (St Thomas Street) to Guy's Hospital Main Entrance

Guy's Hospital, Great Maze Pond, London SE1 9RT

Guide Last Updated: 22/06/2017

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Access Guide

  • There is approximately 225m between the station and the Guy's Hospital Main entrance. This should take around 3 Minutes.

  • There is approximately 20m between the Station and the St Thomas Street Entrance.

  • The Route involves travelling along St Thomas Street and Great Maze Pond. .

  • You will encounter Block paved and Concrete surfaces.

  • The potential hazards on this route include; busy roads, crossing points, congested pathways and uneven surfaces. .

  • There is directional signage from the station to the Hospital. .

  • This area may be heavily congested with pedestrians. At the time of the survey St Thomas's Road was not in general use to traffic. .

  • There are no parking facilities at the Station.

  • If you wish to use the Joiner Street exit from London Bridge National Rail Station this is the same route as given for the underground station. Except that you will need to turn left upon exiting the station as opposed to right.

  • There is an easy gradient slope to leave the station.

  • The hospital is signposted from the station with written, directional and pictorial signage.

  • There is an accessibility assistance point to the right on exiting the station at a height of 106cm.

  • The surface of the concourse is block paving.

  • The surface changes to matting on exiting the station.

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  • Exit the station and proceed to the pedestrian crossing in front of you.

  • There is a slight uphill gradient towards the road followed by a slight downhill gradient after a few metres

  • The surface of the pavement is block paving with the occasional manhole cover.

  • There are bollards as you approach the crossing with a width of 114cm.

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  • There is a pedestrian crossing with tactile paving on either side.

  • There are rotating cones on the set of lights to the right of the crossing on either side.

  • The height of the controls is 104cm.

  • Traffic will be approaching from the left.

  • The surface of the road is tarmac.

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  • Turn right and head down St Thomas Street until you reach the turning for Great Maze Pond. The distance should be approximately 70m.

  • After 2m is the St Thomas Street entrance to Guy's Hospital which can be seen in photograph 2. If you wish to use this entrance turn to your left and use the ramped level change otherwise continue on to the main entrance.

  • The surface of the pavement is block paving with the occasional manhole cover.

  • There is a slight gradient heading downwards towards the road.

  • There is signage directing you to the main entrance of the hospital.

  • There are small cobbled areas around trees as you approach Great Maze Pond. One of these can be seen in photograph 7.

  • There is a strip of tactile paving for the pedestrian crossing, this serves the exit from the London Bridge Underground Station on the opposite side of the road.

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  • This information is for the entrance located on St Thomas Street.

  • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.

  • There is ramped/sloped and stepped access at this entrance.

  • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.

  • The entrance door(s) does/do contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.

  • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).

  • The door(s) is/are double width.

  • The width of the door opening is 161cm.

  • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.

  • There is a second set of doors.

  • The door(s) open(s) automatically.

  • The automatic door(s) is/are push pad activated.

  • The door(s) is/are double width.

  • The width of the door opening is 161cm.

  • The ramp/slope is located to the left as you face the entrance.

  • The ramp/slope gradient is moderate.

  • The ramp/slope is permanent.

  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.

  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the ramp.

  • The handrail(s) is/are on the left going up.

  • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).

  • The step(s) is/are located in front of the St Thomas Street entrance.

  • There is/are 4 step(s).

  • There is not tactile paving at the top and bottom of the step(s).

  • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.

  • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).

  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).

  • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides going up.

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  • Turn left along Great Maze Pond for 40m.

  • There are bollards with varying widths.

  • There is a strip of tactile paving in front of the bollards.

  • The surface of the pavement is block paving with the occasional manhole cover.

  • In the centre of the pavement there are concrete squares surrounded by cobbled paving.

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  • Continue along Great Maze Pond.

  • After 40m you will come to a road. Continue along Great Maze Pond by taking the path to the right of the drop kerb and continue for another 50m.

  • Due to construction work at the time of the survey, the turning onto this pavement was 94cm wide and the pathway itself was 112cm wide.

  • The surface of the pavement is block paving with the occasional manhole cover.

  • There is a slight gradient heading downhill towards the road.

  • There is then a series of four lamposts in the middle of the pavement as you progress.

  • The first lamp post has a clearance of 136cm on either side.

  • The second lamp post has a clearance of 116cm to the left and 164cm to the right.

  • The third lamp post has a clearance of 134cm to the left and roughly 130cm to the right, this is dependant on the bicycle parking.

  • The fourth lamp post has a clearance of 144cm to the left and over 150cm to the right.

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  • There are dropped kerbs on both sides.

  • There is tactile paving on the far side of the street only.

  • There is a slight uphill gradient as you cross the road.

  • The tactile kerb on the far side has a steep gradient.

  • Turn left and continue towards the zebra crossing across Great Maze Pond.

  • The surface of the pavement is block paving with the occasional manhole cover.

  • There is a downwards gradient as you proceed.

  • Cross Great Maze Pond via the zebra crossing.

  • There are tactile drop kerbs on either side.

  • The surface of the road is tarmac with a prominent central camber.

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  • Turn right for 10m.

  • The surface of the pavement is block paving with the occasional manhole cover and street lamp.

  • After 10m Turn left for 35m to reach the Guy's Hospital main entrance.

  • There is a slight uphill gradient to reach the entrance.

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  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the hospital.

  • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.

  • There is step free access at this entrance.

  • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.

  • The entrance door(s) does/do contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.

  • The main door(s) open(s) by revolving.

  • The door(s) is/are single width.

  • The width of the door opening is 210cm.

  • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.

  • There is a touch button on the revolving doors which slows them down and makes them accessible for wheelchair users. The button is 86cm high from the floor.

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