Route Plan - Barbican Tube Station to West Smithfield Library

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Guide Last Updated: 05/09/2016

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Access Guide

  • There is no step free access to Barbican Station. .

  • The total distance from Barbican Station to the West Smithfield Library is approximately 520m.

  • Turn right on exiting Barbican Station and head onwards for approximately 15m.

  • The surface of the road is concrete with the occasional manhole cover.

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  • Cross Long Lane at the pedestrian crossing.

  • There are tactile drop curbs on either side of the road.

  • There is a central island which has dimpled paving.

  • The controls for the traffic lights are located at heights of 104cm on either side of the road and 112cm at the island.

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  • Turn right after crossing Long Lane and continue for approximately 35m.

  • The surface of the pavement is uneven block paving.

  • There are also manhole covers on the pavement.

  • There is a slight gradient uphill and another gradient to the road.

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  • Cross Cloth Street at the drop kerb.

  • There are dimpled drop kerbs at either side of the road.

  • The surface of the road is tarmac.

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  • Continue along Long Lane for approximately 230m.

  • The surface of the road is block paving with the occasional manhole cover as well as small areas of concrete.

  • There is a slight gradient to the road.

  • There are also two drop kerbs to cross to the other side of the road.

  • The first does not have tactile paving but second does (as shown in photograph 4).

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  • Turn left into West Smithfield and continue for approximately 40m.

  • The surface of the road is concrete.

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  • There are drop kerbs on either side of the road.

  • The surface of the road is tarmac.

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  • Continue forward for approximately 20m and then turn right at the first opportunity.

  • Then continue onwards for approximately 55m until you reach the Henry VIII gatehouse.

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

  • There is a slight uphill gradient followed by a slight downhill gradient.

  • After you turn right you will pass the William Wallace memorial as shown in photograph 4.

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  • On approaching the gatehouse there are bollards with a width of 132cm between them.

  • There is a drop kerb taking you onto the road into St Bartholomew's Hospital.

  • The surface of the road is dimpled concrete.

  • The gatehouse usually only has the left gate open leaving a entrance width of 173cm.

  • Immediately on entrance to the gate you can find hospital security to your left.

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  • Continue forward for approximately 50m.

  • The surface is tiled with a slight downhill and then uphill gradient.

  • Then head through the North Wing passageway.

  • There are 3 entrances to the passageway: there are 2 smaller side entrances widths of 110cm and one main entrance with a width of 120cm between the side of the archway and the bollard in its middle.

  • The surface of the passageway after the smaller entrance way is block paving.

  • Whilst through the central main entranceway it is still tiled.

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  • Turn right and continue forward for approximately 50m.

  • The surface is block paving.

  • There is a slight uphill gradient as well as a slight gradient to the left.

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  • Proceed up the moderate slope into the cloistered area.

  • The entrance will be located on your right.

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