King's Chambers

29-31 Portugal Street, London WC2A 2HF

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 a teaching room and staff offices for the department of anthropology, geography and environment, statistics, CPNSS, UNITE union and the complexity research group.

  • 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.

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

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

  • The doors are double (with one leaf locked).

  • The door(s) is / are heavy.

  • The door opening is 67cm (2ft 2in) wide.

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

  • There is / are 4 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 deep.

  • The steps do have handrails.

  • The handrails are on both sides.

  • Only the two external steps have handrails.

  • The two internal steps located immediately beyond the entrance are clearly marked.

  • There is/are 2 clearly marked step(s), with no handrails, for access to Lincoln Chambers second floor.

  • The step(s) is/are deep (18cm+).

  • There is/are 1 clearly marked step(s), with no handrails, for access to Lincoln Chambers third floor.

  • The step(s) is/are deep (18cm+).

  • There are 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 are links to Lincolns Chambers on the second and third floors of this building.

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

  • 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 left going up.

  • There is a landing.

  • There are not accessible toilet facilities within this venue.

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

  • There are female standard toilets facilities on the basement floor and the third floor.

  • The toilet surveyed is located on the second floor.

  • The standard toilet surveyed is approximately 3m 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.