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Overview (Key Accessibility Information)

  • This Access Guide covers the pedestrianised area of Carnaby, as well as Beak Street and Marshall Street.
    The changing nature of the West End may mean that the on-street conditions are different to the description in this Access Guide.
    This Access Guide was undertaken in October 2019.
    Carnaby Street itself is approximately 0.12 miles (0.2km) in length.
    For detailed information about Carnaby Street itself please click here (new tab).
    Global brands in the area include Ben Sherman, Sweaty Betty, Levi’s, Diesel and the flagship store for menswear brand END. Carnaby’s delicious eateries include Darjeeling Express, Pastaio, Breddos Tacos and Le Bab.
    This guide also includes information for the following streets:
    - Great Marlborough Street (new tab)
    - Foubert's Place (new tab)
    - Kingly Street (new tab)
    - Carnaby Street (new tab)
    - Marshall Street (new tab)
    - Newburgh Street (new tab)
    - Lowndes Court (new tab)
    - Marlborough Court (new tab)
    - Ganton Street (new tab)
    - Broadwick Street (new tab)
    - Beak Street (new tab)
    - Tenison Court (new tab)
    - Little Marlborough Street.
  • Regent Street and New Bond Street to the west, Oxford Street to the North, Piccadilly Circus and Leicester Square to the south are all covered in separate Access Guides.
  • Both the pedestrianised streets and the roads within Carnaby can be extremely busy and congested at times which could be daunting for some people.
    Peak times for shopping are from 10:00 until around 19:00, however the bars and restaurants stay open late into the night.
    The majority of the pathways consist of block paving.
  • There can be a lot of noise from the open doors of some shops and musicians performing on the street.
    Legible London wayfinding signs are available along Carnaby Street and Great Marlborough Street.
    Carnaby wayfinding maps are located in multiple locations across Carnaby.
  • Seating is available at the east end of Foubert's Place.
  • The main ways to get to Carnaby include; tube, bus or taxi.
    The nearest underground stations are Oxford Circus and Piccadilly Circus, both of which are accessed via steps
    The nearest accessible step-free tube stations are Bond Street to the north and Green park to the south.
    The nearest bus stops are located on Regent Street.
    The nearest taxi ranks are located on the west side of Regent Street, outside Burberry and Hollister or on the north side of Great Marlborough Street, opposite the access into Carnaby Street.
  • Parking in the area is very limited and visitors are encouraged to use public transport.
    The nearest available public car park is Q-Park – Soho (new tab) located on Poland Street, off Great Marlborough Street.
    There are 5 Blue Badge parking bays within this car park.
    There are also on-street Blue Badge parking bays available on Marshall Street, off Beak Street.
  • There is an accessible toilet available on the second floor of Kingly Court, close to the Security Office.
    There is lift access to the second floor/accessible and standard toilets.
    There are also male and female public toilets located within Carnaby, in the pedestrianised area of Great Marlborough Street.
    There is an additional public toilet cubicle available on Prince's Street, off Regent Street (near Oxford Circus).
    This cubicle is intended to be accessible for all, but may not have the space or support rails to suit some disabled users.
    Q-Park Soho also offers standard toilet facilities.
  • To view the Access Guide for Kingly Court please click here (new tab)..

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Getting Here (Carnaby)

On Street Parking (Marshall Street)

  • There is a/are clearly signed and/or marked on street Blue Badge parking bay(s) available.
  • The on street Blue Badge parking bay(s) is/are located on Marshall Street.
  • There are not parking charges for the on street Blue Badge parking bay(s).
  • Parking is free for Blue Badge holders.
  • Free parking for Blue Badge holders is for 4 hours only.

On Street Parking (Warwick Street)

  • Standard on street parking is available.
  • The on street standard parking bay(s) is/are located on Warwick Street.

General Accessibility (Carnaby Street)

  • Paths and Pavements View
    • Carnaby Street connects Great Marlborough Street in the north with Beak Street in the south.
      Carnaby Street also provides access to Foubert's Place, Lowndes Court, Marlborough Court, Ganton Street and Broadwick Street.
      The street has a very easy uphill slope from north to south along its entirety.
      The pathway consists of mostly block paving with areas of concrete in places (photographs 1-10).
    • Access to Carnaby Street from the south (Beak Street) is level with 130cm+ wide gaps between the bollards (photographs 11 and 12).
      The bollards are not clearly marked but have a good contrast with the pavement.
      Access from the north is level with no major obstructions.
    • Carnaby Street is pedestrianised and can be very congested during peak times throughout the day.
  • Street Furniture and Features View
    • There are some menu/advertisement boards located at the junctions with Lowndes Court and Marlborough Court on the east side of the street (photographs 13 and 14).
      There are bollards located in various places along the east side of Carnaby Street.
      The bollards are not clearly marked but have a good contrast with the pavement.
    • There are no public seating areas along Carnaby street.
    • There is access to Kingly Court via a walkway located off Carnaby Street, on the west side of the street (photograph 15).
  • Maps and Signage View
    • There is a Carnaby wayfinding map located on the west side of the street, at the junction with Beak Street (photograph 16).
      The Carnaby wayfinding map height ranges between 135cm and 185cm.
    • There is a Legible London wayfinding sign located on the east side of the street, at the junction with Broadwick Street (photograph 17).
  • Public Transport View
    • There are no bus stops on Carnaby Street.
    • The nearest bus stops are located on Regent Street (Stops M and T), close to the junction with Tenison Court.
    • There are no taxi ranks on Carnaby Street.
    • The nearest taxi ranks are located on Regent Street and the north side of Great Marlborough Street.
    • The nearest accessible step-free tube stations are Green Park and Bond Street.
    • Oxford Circus and Piccadilly Circus are also close by but can only be accessed via steps.

General Accessibility (Great Marlborough Street - Regent Street to Carnaby Street)

  • Paths and Pavements View
    • Great Marlborough Street connects Regent Street to Poland Street.
      The street is not pedestrianised and can be very busy with traffic.
      The pavement surface consists mostly of flagstone paving with areas of block paving in places (photographs 1 - 12).
      The road surface consists mostly of tarmac with the exception of the junction with Argyll Street, which is block paved (photograph 13).
    • Great Marlborough Street is well known for the Liberty department store with its mock-Tudor façade (photograph 14) and also the London Palladium.
      There is access to Carnaby Street from the south side of Great Marlborough Street (photographs 15 and 16).
      The majority of the street has a very slight uphill slope away from Regent Street.
      There is a steep slope on the south side of the street when passing the pedestrian access to Carnaby Street (photograph 17).
      The path also narrows significantly at this point (photograph 18).
    • There is a zebra crossing over Great Marlborough Street that has dropped kerbs on both sides which are not marked by tactile paving (photographs 19, 20, 21 and 22).
      There is also a central island that is flush with the road.
      Traffic flows both ways on Great Marlborough Street.
      There is written floor signage to indicate the direction of traffic.
      There are no visual signals available at this crossing point.
  • Street Furniture and Features View
    • There are a number of cafés/restaurants with external seating areas that encroach onto the path (photograph 23).
      There are also menu/advertising boards located along the path which may be difficult for those with visual impairments to detect (photograph 24).
      There is a refreshment kiosk close to the road crossing as well as lamp posts, road signage posts and bollards that causes the path to narrow slightly in places (photograph 25).
      There are no public seating areas available along Great Marlborough Street.
    • There are male and female public standard toilets available on the south side of Great Marlborough Street, at the access point to Carnaby (photographs 26 and 27).
    • There are likely to be cycles chained to lampposts and street signage posts.
  • Maps and Signage View
    • There are Legible London wayfinding signs at the junction with Regent Street (photograph 28), as well as at the junction with Ramillies Street.
  • Public Transport View
    • There are no bus stops on Great Marlborough Street.
    • The nearest bus stops are located on Regent Street, at the entry to Little Argyll Street, outside NatWest and Ted Baker.
    • There is a taxi rank on Great Marlborough Street, opposite the entrance to Carnaby Street (photograph 29).
    • The nearest accessible step-free tube stations are Green Park and Bond Street.
    • Oxford Circus and Piccadilly Circus are also close by but can only be accessed via steps.

On Street Parking (Great Marlborough Street)

  • There is a/are clearly signed and/or marked on street Blue Badge parking bay(s) available.
  • The on street Blue Badge parking bay(s) is/are located on Great Marlborough Street.
  • There are not parking charges for the on street Blue Badge parking bay(s).
  • Parking is free for Blue Badge holders.
  • Free parking for Blue Badge holders is for 4 hours only.
  • Standard on street parking is available.
  • The on street standard parking bay(s) is/are located on Great Marlborough Street.

General Accessibility (Great Marlborough Street - Pedestrianised)

  • Paths and Pavements View
    • The pedestrianised area of Great Marlborough Street connects Great Marlborough Street in the north to Carnaby Street in the south.
      The street has a very slight downhill slope from north to south as well as across its length.
      The pathways consist mostly of block paving with some areas of tarmac and concrete (photographs 1-7).
    • The street is pedestrianised and can become congested during peak times.
      Access to the north end of the pedestrianised area of Great Marlborough Street is via Great Marlborough Street, with 150cm+ wide bollards between them (photographs 8 and 9).
      The bollards are not clearly marked but have a good contrast with the pavement.
      Access from the south end is via Carnaby Street.
      There is a steep slope leading up to the male standard public toilets at the junction between Great Marlborough Street and the pedestrianised area of Great Marlborough Street (photograph 10-11).
      The female standard public toilets are located next to the male toilets and can be access via slight slope (photograph 12).
    • Little Marlborough Street (photgraphs 13-17) connects the pedestrianised area of Great Marlborough Street with Kingly Street.
      There is a slight downhill slope from east to west along Little Marlborough Street.
  • Street Furniture and Features View
    • There are menu/advertising boards located along the east and west sides of the street which may be difficult for those with visual impairments to detect.
    • There is a bike rack located close to the junction with Great Marlborough Street (photograph 18).
    • There are no public seating areas available along the street.
      There are a number of cafés/restaurants with external seating areas that encroach onto the walkway on the east side of Great Marlborough Street.
  • Maps and Signage View
    • There is a Legible London wayfinding sign (photograph 19) as well as a Carnaby wayfinding map (photograph 20) located close to the junction with Great Marlborough Street.
    • The Carnaby wayfinding map height ranges between 135cm and 185cm.
  • Public Transport View
    • There are no bus stops on Great Marlborough Street.
    • The nearest bus stops are located on Regent Street (Stops RG and RC), close to the junction with Little Argyll Street.
    • There is a taxi rank available on the north side of Great Marlborough Street, opposite the access to Carnaby Street.
    • The nearest accessible step-free tube stations are Green Park and Bond Street.
    • Oxford Circus and Piccadilly Circus are also close by but can only be accessed via steps.

Access To (The Female Public Toilets - Great Marlborough Street/Carnaby Street)

  • This section describes the access to the underground female public toilets in the Carnaby district.
    The male toilets were closed at the time of the survey, but appeared to have similar access.
  • The stairs are located in the pedestrianised area of Great Marlborough Street/Carnaby Street, at the junction of Great Marlborough Street and Carnaby Street.
  • There are 19 steps.
  • The height of the step(s) is/are not between the recommended 15cm and 18cm.
  • The height of the step(s) is/are 14cm.
  • The depth of the step(s) is/are not between the recommended 30cm and 45cm.
  • The steps are not clearly marked.
  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
  • Handrails are at the recommended height (90cm-100cm).
  • Handrails do not cover the flight of stairs throughout its length.
  • Handrails are easy to grip.
  • Handrails do not extend horizontally beyond the first and last steps.
  • There is a landing.

Standard Toilet(s) (Great Marlborough Street/Carnaby Street)

  • Toilet Facilities View
    • The female and male toilets are located in the pedestrianised area of Great Marlborough Street/Carnaby Street, near to the junction with Great Marlborough Street.
    • There is stepped access to the toilet(s).
    • It was not possible to access the male toilet.
    • An ambulant toilet cubicle is not available.
    • The height of the wash basin(s) is 80cm.
    • The wash basin(s) tap type is push.
    • Lighting levels are good.
    • The male toilets were locked/out of use at the time of surveying (September 2019).
      There is a 50p/ 1Euro charge to operate the turnstile immediately at the bottom of the stairs.
      The turnstile gate is 50cm wide.
      There is a push button to exit the turnstile.
  • Comments View
    • There is a baby change room within the female toilets, but it was locked at the time of the survey (September 2019).
    • these toilets were not staffed at the time of surveying.

General Accessibility (Kingly Street)

  • Paths and Pavements View
    • Kingly Street connects Great Marlborough Street in the north and Beak Street in the south.
      Kingly Street also provides access to Little Marlborough Street, Foubert's Place, Ganton Street and Tenison Court.
      The majority of the street has a very slight/slight slope along its entirety.
      The street slopes uphill from south to north between Beak Street and Ganton Street, downhill between Ganton Street and Foubert's Place, then uphill again between Foubert's Place and Great Marlborough Street.
      The pathway consists mostly of flagstone/block paving with areas of concrete in places (photographs 1-7).
      The surface of the path is mostly even along its entirety.
    • Access to Kingly Street from the south (Beak Street) is level with 130cm+ gaps between the bollards (photograph 8 and 9).
      The bollards are not clearly marked but have a good contrast with the pavement.
      Access from the north (Great Marlborough Street) is sloped with 140cm+ wide gaps between the bollards (photograph 10, 11 and 12).
    • The street is pedestrianised, however loading for delivery vehicles is permitted between the hours of 7am and 11pm Monday to Saturday (photograph 13).
      The street can be very congested during busy periods and peak times.
  • Street Furniture and Features View
    • There are no public seating areas on the street.
      Many of the restaurants have external seating areas.
      Some of these are enclosed by bollards with fabric screens (photographs 14 and 15).
      Some have bollards with ropes between, which may be hard to detect for those with a visual impairment.
      There are also menu/advertisements boards in various places along the street (photograph 16).
    • There is a bike rack located towards the north end of Kingly Street, opposite the junction with Foubert's Place (photograph 17).
      There are also a number of the iconic red telephone boxes located close to the bike rack.
    • There is access to Kingly Court via a walkway located off Kingly Street, on the east side of the street (photograph 18).
  • Maps and Signage View
    • There is a Carnaby wayfinding map located on Kingly Street at the junction with Foubert's Place (photograph 19).
    • The Carnaby wayfinding map height ranges between 135cm and 185cm.
  • Public Transport View
    • There are no bus stops on Kingly Street.
    • The nearest bus stops are located on Regent Street (Stops M and T), close to the junction with Tenison Court.
    • There are no taxi ranks on Kingly Street.
    • The nearest taxi ranks are located on Regent Street and the north side of Great Marlborough Street.
    • The nearest accessible step-free tube stations are Green Park and Bond Street.
    • Oxford Circus and Piccadilly Circus are also close by but can only be accessed via steps.

General Accessibility (Tenison Court)

  • Paths and Pavements View
    • Tenison Court connects Regent Street in the west to Carnaby (Kingly Street) in the east.
      The street has a slight slope from west to east along its entirety.
    • The pathway consists of flagstone paving and is mostly even throughout (photographs 1 - 6).
    • The street is pedestrianised and can become congested during busy periods.
  • Street Furniture and Features View
    • There are side entrances to some business along the street, meaning stock deliveries can sometimes cause the pathway to become obstructed.
    • There is a light installation along the street that uses white light to split your shadow into a rainbow of colours on the street walls.
      This could potentially cause issues for those with a visual impairment.
  • Maps and Signage View
    • There are no Carnaby wayfinding maps or Legible London wayfinding signs on Tenison Court.
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    • The nearest Carnaby wayfinding map and Legible London wayfinding signs are located where Carnaby Street meets with Broadwick Street.
    • There is no seating available along Tenison Court.
  • Public Transport View
    • There are no bus stops on Tenison Court.
    • The nearest bus stops are located on Regent Street (Stops M and T), close to the junction with Tenison Court.
    • There are no taxi ranks on Tenison Court.
    • The nearest taxi ranks are located on Regent Street and the north side of Great Marlborough Street.
    • The nearest accessible step-free tube stations are Green Park and Bond Street.
    • Oxford Circus and Piccadilly Circus are also close by but can only be accessed via steps.

General Accessibility (Broadwick Street - Pedestrianised)

  • Paths and Pavements View
    • The pedestrianised section of Broadwick Street connects Carnaby Street and Marshall Street.
      The street has a very slight uphill slope from west to east along its entirety.
      The pathways consist of flagstone paving (photographs 1-8).
    • The west side of the street is pedestrianised at the junction with Carnaby Street.
      The east end of the street is not pedestrianised with the road surface consisting of block paving (photograph 9).
      The road can become busy with delivery vehicles at peak times.
      Access to the pedestrianised section of Broadwick Street from the west is level with 150cm+ wide gaps between the bollards (photograph 10).
      Access from the east is also level with no major obstructions.
    • There is an access road crossing on the north side of the street.
      The kerbs at this crossing are flush with the road (photograph 11).
      There is no tactile paving or visual indicators on either side of the crossing.
      The surface of the road at the crossing consists of block paving.
  • Street Furniture and Features View
    • There are a number of bollards lining the pathway that surround the non pedestrianised section of the street (photographs 12 and 13).
      The bollards are not clearly marked but have good contrast with the pavement.
      There are also advertising boards as well as bollards with ropes between them, on the south side of the street (photograph 14).
      These may be difficult to detect for those with a visual impairment.
    • There are likely to be bikes chained to the road signage post located at the junction between Marshall Street and Broadwick Street, on the south side (photograph 15).
    • There is bench seating outside a cafe available on the south side of the street, close to the junction with Marshall Street (photograph 16).
  • Maps and Signage View
    • There is a Carnaby wayfinding map located on the south side of Broadwick Street, at the junction with Carnaby Street (photograph 17).
    • The Carnaby wayfinding map height ranges between 135cm and 185cm.
    • There is also a Legible London wayfinding sign located at the junction with Carnaby Street (photograph 18).
  • Public Transport View
    • There are no bus stops on Broadwick Street.
    • The nearest bus stops are located on Regent Street (Stops M and T), close to the junction with Tenison Court.
    • There are no taxi ranks on Broadwick Street.
    • The nearest taxi ranks are located on Regent Street and the north side of Great Marlborough Street.
    • The nearest accessible step-free tube stations are Green Park and Bond Street.
    • Oxford Circus and Piccadilly Circus are also close by but can only be accessed via steps.

General Accessibility (Ganton Street)

  • Paths and Pavements View
    • Ganton Street connects Kingly Street in the west and Marshall Street in the east.
      Ganton Street also provides access to Carnaby Street and Newburgh Street.
      The street has a very slight uphill slope from west to east between Kingly Street and Carnaby Street, followed by a steep uphill slope between Carnaby Street and the junction with Newburgh Street.
      The street also slopes across its width in places.
      The pathway consists mostly of flagstone and block paving with some granite paving in places (photographs 1-10).
      The surface of path is uneven in places.
      The majority of businesses along Ganton Street have a stepped entrance.
    • The street is pedestrianised, however loading for delivery vehicles is permitted between the hours of 7am and 11am, Monday to Saturday.
    • Access to Ganton Street from the east (Marshall Street) is level with 155cm+ wide gaps between the bollards (photographs 11, 12, 13 and 14).
      The bollards are not clearly marked but have good contrasts with the pavement.
      Access from the west (Kingly Street) is level with no bollards or major obstructions.
  • Street Furniture and Features View
    • There are no public seating areas on Ganton Street.
    • Many of the restaurants have external seating areas. Some of these are enclosed by bollards with fabric/wooden screens (photographs 15 and 16).
      There are also menu/advertisement boards in various places along the street (photographs 17 and 18).
      These could be difficult for those with a visual impairment to detect.
    • There are likely to be bikes chained to trees, road signage posts and lampposts that line the paths on both sides of the street (photograph 19).
  • Maps and Signage View
    • There is a Carnaby wayfinding map located on the south side of Ganton Street, at the junction with Newburgh Street (photograph 20).
    • The Carnaby wayfinding map height ranges between 135cm and 185cm.
  • Public Transport View
    • There are no bus stops on Ganton Street.
    • The nearest bus stops are located on Regent Street (Stops M and T), close to the junction with Tenison Court.
    • There are no taxi ranks on Ganton Street.
    • The nearest taxi ranks are located on Regent Street and the north side of Great Marlborough Street.
    • The nearest accessible step-free tube stations are Green Park and Bond Street.
    • Oxford Circus and Piccadilly Circus are also close by but can only be accessed via steps.

General Accessibility (Foubert's Place)

  • Paths and Pavements View
    • Foubert's Place connects Regent Street in the west and Marshall Street in the east.
      Foubert's Place also provides access to Kingly Street, Carnaby Street, Great Marlborough Street and Newburgh Street.
      The majority of the street is level, with the exception of a slight uphill slope between Carnaby Street/Great Marlborough Street and Marshall Street.
      The majority of businesses along Foubert's Place have a stepped entrance.
    • The pathways consist mostly of flagstone paving, with areas of block paving when crossing Carnaby Street, as well as at the north end of the street (photographs 1 - 13).
      The surface of the path is mostly even.
    • The street is pedestrianised and can become very congested during busy periods.
  • Street Furniture and Features View
    • There is a café located between Carnaby Street/Great Marlborough Street and Marshall Street that has an external seating area.
      This seating area is partially enclosed by bollards with fabric screens (photograph 14).
      There are bollards located at the junction of Foubert's Place and Carnaby Street (west side), as well as at the east end of Foubert's Place lining the street on both sides (photographs 15 - 17).
      The bollards are not clearly marked but have good contrast with the path.
    • There are a number of menu/advertisement boards in various places along the street that could be difficult to detect for those with a visual impairment (photographs 18 and 19).
    • There is bench seating located at the east end of Foubert's Place, between the junctions with Marshall Street and Newburgh Street (photographs 20 and 21).
  • Maps and Signage View
    • There is a Carnaby wayfinding map located at the junction of Foubert's Place and Regent Street (photograph 22).
    • The Carnaby wayfinding map height ranges between 135cm and 185cm.
  • Public Transport View
    • There are no bus stops on Foubert's Place.
    • The nearest bus stops are located on Regent Street (Stops M and T), close to the junction with Tenison Court.
    • There are no taxi ranks on Foubert's Place.
    • The nearest taxi ranks are located on Regent Street and the north side of Great Marlborough Street.
    • The nearest accessible step-free tube stations are Green Park and Bond Street.
    • Oxford Circus and Piccadilly Circus are also close by but can only be accessed via steps.

General Accessibility (Newburgh Street)

  • Paths and Pavements View
    • Newburgh Street connects Foubert's Place in the north to Ganton Street in the south.
      Newburgh Street also provides access to Marlborough Court and Lowndes Court.
      The street slopes uphill from north to south along its length.
      The pathway consists mostly of block paving or stone cobbles in the centre, with flagstone paving lining either side of the street (photographs 1-7).
      The surface of the path is uneven in places.
      The majority of businesses along Newburgh Street have stepped entrances.
    • The street is pedestrianised, however loading for delivery vehicles is permitted between the hours of 7am and 11am, Monday to Saturday (photograph 8).
      Newburgh Street can be congested during busy peak times.
  • Street Furniture and Features View
    • There is bench seating located at the north end of Newburgh Street, at the junction with Foubert's Place (photograph 9).
    • Some of the restaurants/cafe's have external seating areas.
      Some of these are enclosed by bollards with fabric screens (photograph 10).
      There are also bollards that line the paths at both the north and south end of the street.
      These bollards are not clearly marked but have a good contrast with the path.
    • There are a number of menu/advertisement boards in various places along the street that could be difficult to detect for those with a visual impairment (photograph 11).
  • Maps and Signage View
    • There are no Legible London wayfinding signs or Carnaby wayfinding maps located on Newburgh Street.
    • The nearest Carnaby wayfinding map is located south of Newburgh Street on Ganton Street.
  • Public Transport View
    • There are no bus stops on Newburgh Street.
    • The nearest bus stops are located on Regent Street (Stops M and T), close to the junction with Tenison Court.
    • There are no taxi ranks on Newburgh Street.
    • The nearest taxi ranks are located on Regent Street and the north side of Great Marlborough Street.
    • The nearest accessible step-free tube stations are Green Park and Bond Street.
    • Oxford Circus and Piccadilly Circus are also close by but can only be accessed via steps.

General Accessibility (Lowndes Court)

  • Paths and Pavements View
    • Lowndes Court connects Carnaby Street in the west to Newburgh Street in the east.
      The street has a steep uphill slope from west to east.
      The pathway consists of block paving and is uneven in places (photographs 1-4).
      The street is narrow in places.
      The majority of businesses along Lowndes Court have stepped entrances.
    • Access from the east (Newburgh Street) is level with 67cm wide gaps between the bollards (photographs 5, 6 and 7).
      The bollards are not clearly marked but have a good contrast with the pavement.
      Access to Lowndes Court from the west (Carnaby Street) is sloped with potential obstructions in the form of menu/advertising boards, narrowing the opening (photograph 8).
  • Street Furniture and Features View
    • There are no public seating areas on Lowndes Court.
    • There are a number of cafés/restaurants that have external seating areas (photograph 9).
    • Some of these are enclosed by bollards with fabric screens and may be difficult for those with visual impairments to detect (photograph 10).
  • Maps and Signage View
    • There is a Carnaby wayfinding map located at the west end of the street, at the junction with Carnaby Street (photograph 11).
    • The Carnaby wayfinding map height ranges between 135cm and 185cm.
  • Public Transport View
    • There are no bus stops on Lowndes Court.
    • The nearest bus stops are located on Regent Street (Stops M and T), close to the junction with Tenison Court.
    • There are no taxi ranks on Lowndes Court.
    • The nearest taxi ranks are located on Regent Street and the north side of Great Marlborough Street.
    • The nearest accessible step-free tube stations are Green Park and Bond Street.
    • Oxford Circus and Piccadilly Circus are also close by but can only be accessed via steps.

General Accessibility (Marlborough Court)

  • Paths and Pavements View
    • Marlborough Court connects Carnaby Street in the west to Newburgh Street in the east.
      The street has a steep uphill slope from west to east.
      The street is narrow in places.
      The pathway consists of block paving and is uneven in places (photographs 1-6).
      The majority of businesses on Marlborough Court have stepped entrances.
    • Access from the east (Newburgh Street) is level with 57-78cm wide gaps between the bollards (photographs 7 and 8).
      The bollards are not clearly marked but have a good contrast with the pavement.
    • Access to Marlborough Court from the west (Carnaby Street) is sloped with potential obstructions in the form of menu/advertising boards narrowing the opening (photograph 9).
  • Street Furniture and Features View
    • There are no public seating areas on Marlborough Court.
    • There is an external restaurant seating area on the pathway at the east end of the street (photograph 10).
    • There are a number of menu/advertising boards along the street that could be difficult to detect for those with a visual impairment (photograph 11).
  • Maps and Signage View
    • There are no Legible London wayfinding signs or Carnaby wayfinding maps on Marlborough Court.
  • Public Transport View
    • There are no bus stops on Marlborough Court.
    • The nearest bus stops are located on Regent Street (Stops M and T), close to the junction with Tenison Court.
    • There are no taxi ranks on Marlborough Court.
    • The nearest taxi ranks are located on Regent Street and the north side of Great Marlborough Street.
    • The nearest accessible step-free tube stations are Green Park and Bond Street.
    • Oxford Circus and Piccadilly Circus are also close by but can only be accessed via steps.

General Accessibility (Marshall Street)

  • Paths and Pavements View
    • Marshall Street connects Beak Street in the south and Foubert's Place in the north.
      Marshall Street also provides access to Broadwick Street and Ganton Street.
      The street has a slight to steep uphill slope from south to north between Beak Street and Ganton Street, before sloping downhill between Ganton Street and Foubert's Place.
      The pathways consist mainly of flagstone paving and tarmac with areas of block paving (photographs 1-8).
    • Access to Marshall Street from the south (Beak Street) is mostly level with an opening of 107cm on the east side of the street due to bollards and a road signage post (photographs 9 and 10)
      Access from the north (Foubert's Place) is level but uneven in places with bollards lining the pathways on either side of the road (photograph 11).
      The north end of the street is pedestrianised, however loading for delivery vehicles is permitted between the hours of 7am and 11am Monday to Saturday (photograph 12).
      The surface of the road changes from tarmac to stone cobbles in the pedestrianised section of the street.
    • There are a number of access road and street crossings on both sides of Marshall Street.
      There is no tactile paving or visual indicators at any of the access road or street crossings.
      There are dropped kerbs at the crossings over Marshall Street (photographs 13, 14 and 15), Broadwick Street (photographs 16-19) and Ganton Street (photographs 20 and 21).
      The majority of the access road crossings have dropped kerbs available (photographs 22, 23 and 24).
      There is an access road on the west side of the street, towards the south end that has no dropped kerbs available (photographs 25 and 26).
  • Street Furniture and Features View
    • There are no public seating areas on Marshall Street however there are benches available on Foubert's Place, at the junction with Marshall Street.
    • There are a number of bollards, street signs and menu/advertising boards that cause the path to narrow to as little as 75cm in places (photographs 27 and 28).
      The bollards are not clearly marked but have a good contrast with the pavement.
      There is a bike rack located at the south end of the street close to the junction with Beak Street (photograph 29)
      There are likely to be bikes chained to trees, road signage posts and lamp posts that line the paths on both sides of the street (photographs 30 and 31).
    • There is a single Blue Badge parking bay located at the north end of Marshall Street, on the east side (photographs 32 and 33).
      Standard on street parking is available for permit holders only.
  • Maps and Signage View
    • There is a Carnaby wayfinding map located on the west side of the street, at the junction with Broadwick Street (photograph 34).
    • The Carnaby wayfinding map height ranges between 135cm and 185cm.
  • Public Transport View
    • There are no bus stops on Marshall Street.
    • The nearest bus stops are located on Regent Street (Stops M and T), close to the junction with Tenison Court.
    • There are no taxi ranks on Marshall Street.
    • The nearest taxi ranks are located on Regent Street and the north side of Great Marlborough Street.
    • The nearest accessible step-free tube stations are Green Park and Bond Street.
    • Oxford Circus and Piccadilly Circus are also close by but can only be accessed via steps.

General Accessibility (Beak Street)

  • Paths and Pavements View
    • Beak Street connects Regent Street in the west and Lexington Street in the east.
      Beak Street also provides access to Kingly Street, Carnaby Street and Marshall Street on the north side, and Warwick Street, Upper John Street and Upper James Street on the south side.
      The majority of the street has a slight uphill slope from west to east.
      The south side of the street is very narrow in places.
      The majority of businesses along Beak Street have a stepped entrance.
    • Beak Street is not pedestrianised and can be very busy with traffic.
      The pathways consist mainly of flagstone paving with areas of tarmac and block paving (photographs 1 - 9).
      The access to Kingly Street, Carnaby Street and Marshall Street from the north side of Beak Street is mostly level, with 130cm - 150cm wide gaps between the bollards (photographs 10 - 17)
      The bollards are not clearly marked but have a good contrast with the pavement.
    • There are three side street crossings on the south side of Beak Street.
      The crossing over Warwick Street (photographs 18 and 19) has dropped kerbs on both sides, with no tactile paving.
      The crossings over Upper John Street (photographs 20 and 21) and Upper James Street (photographs 22 and 23) do not have dropped kerbs or tactile paving.
      None of the three crossings have visual/audible indicators available.
      The road surface at all three crossings consists of tarmac.
  • Street Furniture and Features View
    • There is a cycle rack located on the east side of Warwick Street (photograph 24).
      There is no seating available on Beak Street, Warwick Street, Upper John Street or Upper James Street.
      There are menu/advertisement boards in places along the pathway on the north side of Beak Street and could be difficult for those with a visual impairment to detect.
    • There are bollards and road signs in various places along Beak Street, most notably at the junctions with Warwick Street, Upper John Street and Upper James Street.
    • There is access to Kingly Court via a walkway located off Beak Street, on the north side of the street (photograph 25).
  • Maps and Signage View
    • There are Carnaby wayfinding maps located between Warwick Street and Upper John Street on the north side of Beak Street, and between Upper John Street and Upper James Street on the south side of Beak Street (photographs 26 and 27).
      The Carnaby wayfinding map heights range between 135cm and 185cm.
    • There is a Legible London wayfinding sign located at the west end of Beak Street, at the junction with Regent Street (photograph 28).
  • Public Transport View
    • There are no bus stops on Beak Street.
    • The nearest bus stops are located on Regent Street (Stops V and L), close to the junction with Beak Street.
    • There are no taxi ranks on Beak Street.
    • The nearest taxi ranks are located on Regent Street and the north side of Great Marlborough Street.
    • The nearest accessible step-free tube stations are Green Park and Bond Street.
    • Oxford Circus and Piccadilly Circus are also close by but can only be accessed via steps.