Route Plan - Barbican Tube Station to West Smithfield Library
Queen Mary University of London, West Smithfield, London EC1A 7BE
020 7882 5555
Guide Last Updated: 05/09/2016
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
Turn left into West Smithfield and continue for approximately 40m.
The surface of the road is concrete.
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.
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.
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.
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.