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- This route is from Angel tube station to the Northampton Square Garden entrance.
- The distance for this route is approximately 850m.
- This route takes approximately 10 minutes.
- This route leads down Islington High Street to St John Street and through Wycliff Street to Northampton Square.
- The paving is varied and the route is on a downhill gradient.
- The visual indicators are push button controlled and are between 100-105cm.
- The main dangers along this route are the business of the road, road crossings and congested pavements.
Angel Tube Station
- There is no step free access from the platform to the entrance.
- This station is on the Northern Line, Bank Branch.
Angel Tube Station to Goswell Road Crossing
- Leaving the tube station from the main entrance, exit left.
- Walk down Islington High Street for 95m.
- The pavement is surfaced with stone slab paving with occasional manhole covers. Stone slab paving may be slippery when wet.
- 75m from the tube is a section of tactile paving (photograph 4) for a road crossing to the right.
- Cross Goswell Road.
- This crossing is traffic light controlled.
- There is a traffic island in the road (photograph 8).
- There are separate traffic lights for each half of the road crossing.
- There are dropped kerbs and tactile paving on each side of the crossing and the traffic island.
- The traffic lights are push button controlled and there is a rotating cone under the control boxes. There is no audible signal for crossing.
- The road is surfaced with tarmac and is very busy.
- Traffic approaches from the right at the near side and the left on the far side.
St John Street to Owens Street Crossing
- Walk down St John Street for 130m.
- The pavement is surfaced with 10m of concrete slab paving followed by tarmac. There are frequent manhole covers and metal barrel hatches.
- The pavement is busy.
- 50m down St John Street there is 50m of bus stops (photographs 3 and 4), causing crowding on the pavement.
- After the bus stops there is tactile paving for a traffic light crossing to the right (photograph 5).
- Cross Owen Street.
- There is tactile paving and dropped kerbs on both sides of the crossing (photograph 6).
- The paving around the crossing on each side is brick block.
- The road is surfaced with tarmac and quiet.
- The road is pedestrian and cycling traffic only.
Owen Street Crossing to Owen's Row Crossing
- Walk down St John Street for 110m.
- The pavement has a concrete block surface with regular manhole covers.
- 25m down St John Street there is tactile paving with a dropped kerb for a road crossing to the right (photograph 3).
- 83m down St John Street there is a traffic light controlled road crossing to the right (photograph 6); with tactile paving and a dropped kerb.
- 90m down St John Street there is a private driveway (photograph 7).
- The pavement surface on the near side is brick block, the surface on the far side is tarmac.
- Both sides of the crossing have dropped kerbs.
- The driveway has a tarmac surface.
- Immediately after the driveway there is a signpost that closes the pavement width to 121cm (photograph 8).
- Cross Owens Row.
- There are dropped kerbs and tactile paving on both sides of the crossing (photograph 9).
- The road is quiet and surfaced with tarmac.
- The tactile paving continues round to the right for a separate road crossing (photograph 10).
Owen's Row Crossing to Rawstorne Street Crossing
- Walk down St John Street for 35m.
- The pavement has a tarmac with frequent manhole covers.
- Cross Friend Street.
- The pavement has drop kerbs on either side of the crossing.
- Both sides of the crossing have brick block paving.
- The road has a tarmac surface.
- The road is quiet with traffic from the left only.
- Continue down St John Street for 120m.
- Pavement has a divoted tarmac and smooth tarmac surface.
- 55m down St John Street there is a section of uneven pavement, caused by large tree roots.
- Cross Rawstorne Street.
- There are dropped kerbs and tactile paving on both sides of the crossing.
- The immediate surface on the pavement around the crossing is brick block.
- The road has a tarmac surface.
- The road is quiet with traffic coming only from the right.
Rawstorne Street Crossing to Spencer Street Crossing
- Head down St John Street for 35m.
- The pavement surface is concrete block paving.
- 20m down St John Street in the right, there is a dropped kerb for bicycle only access to the road (photograph 2).
- Cross Wynyatt Street.
- This is a level crossing point (photograph 3).
- Both side of the crossing have tactile paving.
- The road is surfaced with brick block paving.
- Traffic will come from the right only.
- Carry on down St John Street for 25m.
- The pavement is surfaced with concrete block paving.
- There is tactile paving (photograph 4) and a dropped kerb for a traffic light controlled crossing to the right.
- Cross Spencer Street.
- This is a traffic light controlled crossing.
- There is a traffic island in the middle of the road.
- Both sides of the crossing have dropped kerbs and tactile paving.
- The traffic island is level and surfaced with tarmac.
- The traffic lights are push button controlled with no audible notification.
- The tactile paving connects to another set of traffic lights for a different crossing (photograph 6).
St John Street to Northampton Square
- Walk down St John Street for 110m.
- The pavement is surfaced with stone block paving, may be slippery when wet.
- 50m down St John Street is the main entrance for City, University of London College Building (photographs 2 and 3).
- Turn left on to Wycliff Street for 80m.
- There is a section of dropped kerb (photograph 6) immediately on Wycliff Street.
- This section is brick block paved.
- There are several trees (photograph 8) narrowing the pavement to 132cm and 140cm in width.
Northampton Square to University Building Main Entrance
- Upon entering Northampton Square, turn left for 40m heading towards the University Building before turning right and crossing Northampton Square to reach the main entrance.
- The surface of the pavement around Northampton Square is block paving with the occasional manhole cover.
- When after entering Northampton Square, turn left for approximately 40m. When you reach the University Building turn right and for approximately 50m crossing Northampton Square in the process.
- The road here is tarmac and level with the pavement on either side.
- Traffic around the Northampton Square is usually not particularly busy.
- Upon reaching the far side of the square, continue on until you see the entrance on your left.
Outside Access (Main Entrance)
- This information is for the entrance located off Northampton Square.
- There is step free access at this entrance.
- The main door(s) open(s) automatically.
- The door(s) is / are single.
- The width of the door opening is 204cm (6ft 8in).
- There is an alternative entrance to the left of this entrance which opens automatically towards you. The entrance has a width of 164cm.
- There is a swipe-card to use this entrance and an intercom at a height of 110cm.