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Market Square Street Guide

Market Square, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP20 1SJ

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Introduction

  • Market Square is in the town centre of Aylesbury.
    The A41 is approximately 0.1 miles (162m) away via Walton Street.
    This guide covers the main shopping area of Market Square which runs in a loop between Walton Street, Friars Square Shopping Centre, The Exchange, Long Lionel, Market Street, High Street and Kingsbury.
    This guide has junctions with High Street, Kingsbury and Market Street at the north west side and Walton Street, Friars Square Shopping Centre, The Exchange and Long Lionel at the south side.
    The route is approximately 0.2 miles (322m) and takes approximately 3-4 minutes to walk.
    The shopping area is in a pedestrianised area, however sometimes there will be some service vehicles or delivery vehicles around.
    The shopping area is on a slope which varies from easy to steep and runs uphill from Walton Street towards Market Street and High Street.
    Pathway surfaces are a mixture concrete paving slabs, block paving and cobbles.
    The pathways have some uneven sections, which include some raised manhole covers.
    There are opportunities to sit and rest.
  • High Street Guide link (new tab) - click here.
  • Kingsbury Street Guide link (new tab) - click here.
  • The Exchange Street Guide link (new tab) - click here.
  • Waterside South Street Guide link (new tab) - click here.

Getting Here

  • By Car
  • The A41 is approximately 0.1 miles (162m) away via Walton Street at the southern junction end.
  • This street guide runs in a loop between Walton Street and Long Lionel to the south and Market Street and High Street to the north west.
  • Parking
  • There is limited on street Blue Badge and standard parking available in Walton Street, High Street and Market Street.
  • There are some public car parks available close by such as Friars Square Shopping Centre Multi-Storey Car Park in Station Way East and Waterside North Car Park in Exchange Street (A41).
  • By Bus
  • There are bus stops available in nearby Friarage Road (A41), on the opposite side of Friars Square Shopping Centre and also in Exchange Street (A41) at the southern tip of Walton Street.
  • There are direct bus services available to Watford, Pitstone, Oxford, Milton Keynes, Steeple Claydon, Leighton Buzzard, Tring and many more.
  • For Winslow Bus information please click here
  • For information on Arriva buses in Aylesbury please click here
  • For information on Redline Buses please click here
  • By Train
  • Aylesbury Station is located in Station Way West and is approximately 0.3 miles from Market Square.
  • There is step-free access to all platforms at this station via a steep barrow ramp.
  • There are direct train services available to London Marylebone, Aylesbury Vale, High Wycombe, Amersham and Chorleywood.
  • For information on Aylesbury Station please click here .

Parking

  • On Street Parking
  • There is limited on street Blue Badge and standard parking bays in High Street, Market Street and Walton Street and some surrounding side roads.
  • The on street standard parking is pay and display via various payment meters.
  • Blue Badge holders can park for free in any bay for 2 hours with no return within 1 hour.
  • There are some marked Blue Badge bays in Walton Street and Market Square.
  • The bays are 290cm in width.
  • The length of these bays varies as it is strip parking, however they do merge into the on street standard strip parking area.
  • Photographs 1, 2 and 3 show examples of this parking.
  • Photograph 4 shows an example of the on street standard pay and display parking bays at the junction where Market Square, Great Western Street and Walton Street meet.
  • Public Car Parks
  • Waterside North Car Park is in Exchange Street (A41), is chargeable and has 6 Blue Badge parking bays which are 360cm wide by 490cm in length.
  • Photographs 5, 6, 7 and 8 show the Blue Badge parking bays.
  • Photographs 9, 10, 11 and 12 show the standard parking bays.
  • Photographs 13 and 14 show the motorcycle parking bays.
  • There is a car park in Station Way East for Friars Square Shopping Centre.
  • This car park is chargeable for all.
  • Please refer to the Friars Square Shopping Centre Multi-Storey Car Park guide for further information.

Junction – Great Western Street, Walton Street and Market Square

  • There are two crossing points at this junction for pedestrians to cross Walton Street, Great Western Street and Market Square.
  • All of the crossings have an easy downhill slope running into Walton Street and have dropped kerbs on both sides with some having tactile markings on both sides.
  • The surface of the roads is tarmac.
  • The surface of the pathways is block paving.
  • Although the area is mainly for pedestrian use, there are often delivery and service vehicles using the roads.
  • Photographs 1, 2 and 3 show the crossing in Walton Street.
  • Photographs 4, 5 and 6 show the crossing in Great Western Street.
  • There are some bollards on the pathway at the junctions.
  • These bollards are well marked, close to the roadway and have a width of 155cm between them.

Junction – Long Lionel, The Exchange and Market Square

  • There are two crossing points at this junction for pedestrians to cross Long Lionel, The Exchange and Market Square.
  • All of the crossings have an easy downhill slope running into The Exchange and have dropped kerbs and tactile markings on both sides.
  • The surface of the roads is tarmac.
  • The surface of the pathways is block paving.
  • Although the area is mainly for pedestrian use, there are often delivery and service vehicles using the roads.
  • Photographs 1, 2 and 3 show the crossing over The Exchange.
  • Photographs 4 and 5 show the crossing over Long Lionel.
  • There are some bollards on the pathway at these junctions.
  • These bollards are well marked, close to the roadway and have a width of 155cm.

Junction – Friars Square Shopping Centre and Market Square

  • This is where Market Square meets the entrance to Friars Square Shopping Centre.
  • There are two sets of automatic double doors to enter/exit the shopping centre to Market Square.
  • These doors are over 150cm in width and open towards Market Square.
  • The entrance approach from Market Square is either by a steep long ramp or steps.
  • The surface of the pathways is block paving.
  • Photographs 1, 2 and 3 show the entrance to the shopping centre from Market Square.
  • Photographs 4, 5 and 6 show the ramp and steps on the approach to the entrance.

Junction – Market Street, The King's Head Passage and Market Square

  • There is three crossing points at this junction for pedestrians to cross Market Street.
  • The crossings are on an easy slope downhill from the junction into Market Square.
  • All crossings have dropped kerbs on both sides with no tactile markings.
  • The surface of the roads is block paving.
  • The surface of the pathways is block paving.
  • Although the area is mainly for pedestrian use, there are often delivery and service vehicles using the roads.
  • Photographs 1 and 2 show the crossing over Market Square.
  • Photographs 3 and 4 show the crossing over The King's Head Passage.
  • Photographs 5 and 6 show the crossing over Market Street.
  • There are some bollards on the pathways at these junctions.
  • These bollards are well marked, close to the roadway, with a width of 155cm between them.

Junction – High Street, Buckingham Street, Kingsbury and Market Square

  • There is five crossing points at this junction for pedestrians to cross High Street, Buckingham Street, Market Square and Kingsbury.
  • Crossings are either level or have dropped kerbs on both sides with no tactile markings.
  • The surface of the roads is tarmac or block paving.
  • The surface of the pathways is block paving.
  • Although the area is mainly for pedestrian use, there are often delivery and service vehicles using the roads.
  • Photographs 1 and 2 show the crossing over Market Square next to HSBC.
  • Photographs 3 and 4 show the crossing over Market Square next to Skipton Building Society.
  • Photographs 5 and 6 show the crossing over Buckingham Street.
  • Photographs 7 and 8 show the crossing over High Street.
  • Photographs 9 and 10 show the crossing over Kingsbury.
  • There are some bollards on the pathway at this junction.
  • These bollards are well marked, close to the roadway, with a width of 155cm between them.

Market Square Loop

  • The pathways throughout Market Square are formed of block paving and have a well marked out loop around the edge of the Market Square.
  • The Market Square itself is in the centre and is where the regular market is held.
  • There is an easy to steep slope which varies throughout, running downhill between High Street at the north to Walton Street at the south.
  • There are some uneven areas on the pathways throughout this section.
  • The area where the market is held is mainly cobbled paving.
  • There are some obstructions along the pavement on both sides such as signs, cash points, railings, cycle racks, bus stops, bins and signboards.
  • There are bus stops nearby at the Friars Square Shopping Centre.
  • There are some bollards on the pathways throughout.
  • These bollards are well marked out, close to the roadway, with a width of 155cm between them.
  • The length of this section of the route is approximately 0.2 miles (322m) and takes 6-8minutes to walk.

Accessible Toilet

  • The nearest public accessible toilets are located on Level 1 and 3 in the Friars Square Shopping Centre.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • The nearest public standard toilets are located on Level 3 in the Friars Square Shopping Centre.

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