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Birdcage

80 Columbia Road, London, E2 7QB

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Getting Help and Assistance

  • There is a member of staff available for help and assistance.
  • There is not a member of staff trained in British Sign Language.
  • Water bowls for assistance dogs are available.

Public Transport and Parking

  • There is a bus stop within approximately 150m of the venue.
  • The nearest train station is Old Street.
  • The nearest underground tube station is Hoxton.
  • The venue does not have its own car park.
  • Public parking is not available within approximately 200m of the venue.
  • Standard on street parking is available (within approximately 50m of the venue).

Approach

  • Approach View
    • The surface of the approach is stone/concrete tiles.
    • There is step-free access on the approach.
    • There is a slope with a very easy incline.

Outdoor Seating

  • The outdoor seating is located outside the entrance.
  • There is step-free access to the outdoor seating.
  • The standard height for the underside of dining tables is 72cm.
  • There are also long tables and stools.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs have armrests on both sides.
  • The type of flooring in this area is stone.

Outside Access

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on Columbia Road.
    • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.
    • This entrance is signed with 'Birdcage'.
    • There is step-free access at this entrance.
    • There is not a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • There is a dark mat or floor marking at this entrance that might be perceived as a hole.
    • The entrance door(s) does/do contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The door(s) is/are permanently held open.
    • The width of the opening is 113cm.
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The door(s) may be difficult to open.
    • The width of the opening is 105cm.
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.

Eating and Drinking

  • Service and Menus View
    • Tables can be booked in advance.
    • There is full table service, a bar where food and drink can be ordered and full table service available via an online app.
    • Staff can bring food and/or drinks to tables.
    • Menu types include: online menus and handheld menus.
    • Menus are clearly written.
    • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.
    • Staff can read menus to customers if requested.
    • The type of food served here is hot and cold meals and snacks.
    • Takeaway cups are available.
    • Adapted cups are not available.
    • Adapted cutlery is not available.
    • Drinking straws are available.
    • This area does play background music.
    • Background music is played at all times.
    • There is a hearing assistance system .
    • The system is a fixed loop.
    • The hearing assistance system is located at the bar.
    • The hearing assistance system is signed.
    • Staff are trained to use the hearing assistance system.
    • The hearing assistance system was tested by an AccessAble surveyor.
    • The hearing assistance system was tested on 17/03/2022.
    • The hearing loop was working at the time of testing.
    • There is a portable card machine available for payment.
  • Service Counter(s) View
    • The height of the counter is 115cm.
    • There is a moveable card machine available for payment.
  • Tables and Seating View
    • The height between the floor and the underside of the lowest dining table is 70cm.
    • The distance between the floor and the underside of the highest dining table is 72cm.
    • The surface height of the highest table is 108cm.
    • No tables are permanently fixed.
    • Some chairs are permanently fixed.
    • No chairs have armrests on both sides.
    • In this area there are high tables, long tables, bench seats, stools and high stools.
    • The type of flooring in this area is wood.
    • The lighting levels are good.
    • Lighting levels can be adjusted by a member of staff upon request.
    • Lighting levels may be lower in the evening.

Step(s) (Additional Seating)

  • There is a/are step(s) located in the bar area.
  • The step(s) is/are used to access an seating area.
  • There is/are 1 step(s).
  • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
  • The height of the step(s) is/are between 15cm and 18cm.
  • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The lighting levels at the step(s) are good.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Toilet Facilities View
    • The female and male toilets are located to the left of the bar.
    • There is step-free access into the toilet(s).
    • The standard toilet(s) is/are approximately 10m from the entrance.
    • The colour contrast between the external toilet door(s) and wall(s) is medium.
    • There is written text signage on or near the toilet door.
    • An ambulant toilet cubicle is not available.
    • The height of the wash basin(s) is 81cm.
    • The wash basin(s) tap type is push.
    • Lighting levels are moderate to good.

Accessible Toilet(s)

  • There is not an/are not accessible toilet(s) available.