1 Portsmouth Street

1 Portsmouth Street, London WC2A 2ES

020 7405 7686

www.lse.ac.uk

Guide Last Updated: 05/01/2017

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Access Guide

  • Services / facilities within the building include staff offices for economic history, the anthropology department, population studies and LSE London.

  • The LSE campus is located in central London, off Kingsway (A4200) and the Aldwych (A4).

  • This campus does not have its own car park, but Blue Badge and standard on-street parking is available nearby.

  • The campus can be accessed via a number of London Bus routes, including bus 1 (New Oxford Street to Canada Water Bus Station), 59 (Streatham Hill to Kings Cross Station), 68 (West Norwood to Euston Bus Station), X68 (Croydon to Russell Square), 91 (Crouch End to Trafalgar Square), 168 (Royal Free Hospital to Old Kent Road), 171 (Catford to Holborn Station), 188 (North Greenwich Station to Russell Square Station) 243 (Wood Green to Waterloo Station) and 521 (Waterloo Station to London Bridge Station).

  • The nearest railway station is Charing Cross. However, all of the London Terminal stations are within reach of the campus using public transport.

  • The nearest tube stations are Holborn on the Central and Piccadilly lines, Temple on the District and Circle lines, and Charing Cross on the Northern and Bakerloo lines.

  • The building does not have its own dedicated parking.

  • There is not a car park for public use within 200m (approx).

  • Clearly signed and/or marked on street Blue Badge parking bays are available (within approximately 50m of the building).

  • The dimensions of the marked Blue Badge bays are 190cm x 600cm (6ft 3in x 19ft 8in).

  • The on street Blue Badge parking bay(s) is/are located on Portugal Street.

  • Clearly signed and / or standard marked parking bays are available.

  • The dimensions of the standard marked parking bays are 190cm x 600cm (6ft 3in x 19ft 8in).

  • The on street standard parking bay(s) is/are located on Portugal Street.

  • There is not a designated drop off point.

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

  • There is stepped access at this entrance.

  • A key card is required for access at this entrance.

  • The card reader/lock is not in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.

  • The main door(s) open away from you (push).

  • The doors are single.

  • The door(s) is / are heavy.

  • The door opening is 75cm (2ft 6in) wide.

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

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

  • There is / are 1 step(s) to the area / service.

  • There is not tactile paving at the top and bottom of the steps.

  • The step(s) is / are not clearly marked.

  • The step(s) is / are medium.

  • The steps do not have handrails.

  • This information is for the entrance located at the side of the building.

  • There is stepped access at this entrance.

  • The main door(s) open away from you (push).

  • The doors are single.

  • The door(s) is / are permanently held open.

  • The door opening is 84cm (2ft 9in) wide.

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

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

  • There is / are 1 step(s) to the area / service.

  • There is not tactile paving at the top and bottom of the steps.

  • The step(s) is / are not clearly marked.

  • The step(s) is / are shallow.

  • The steps do not have handrails.

  • There is step free access throughout the ground floor.

  • There is a steep ramp, with no handrails, for access to Lincolns Chambers third floor.

  • There are not doors in corridors which have to be opened manually.

  • There is clear signage for building facilities/areas in the foyer/reception area.

  • There is clearly written directional signage at key points of circulation routes.

  • There is flooring in corridors with a very shiny finish which could cause issues with glare or be perceived as slippery.

  • There is good colour contrast between the walls and floor in all areas.

  • The lighting levels are varied.

  • This building does not play background music.

  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

  • There is a link on the third floor of this building that leads into the third floor of the Lincoln Chambers building.

  • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1-2-3-4.

  • There are 15+ steps between floors.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

  • The steps are clearly marked.

  • The steps are deep (18cm+).

  • The steps do have handrails.

  • The steps have a handrail on the right going up.

  • There is a landing.

  • There are not accessible toilet facilities within this venue.

  • There are shared standard toilets facilities on the second floor.

  • The toilet surveyed is located on the second floor.

  • The standard toilet surveyed is approximately 2m from the stairs.

  • There is not a/are not cubicle(s) suitable for ambulant disabled people in the standard toilet(s) surveyed.

  • Lighting levels in the standard toilet surveyed are good.