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Duke of York Square

Duke of York Square , London , SW3 4LY

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Overview

  • This Access Guide is about the shopping and leisure area of Duke of York Square.
    This guide was created in December 2021 and updated April 2023.
    The area may have changed since the guide was created.
  • Duke of York Square is located on the south side of King's Road, to the west of Sloane Square.
    The area was converted from historic buildings and is a destination for boutique stores and a range of restaurants.
    Other facilities include the Saatchi Art Gallery and a running track.
    The open square may be used for farmers' markets and cultural events, as well as outside dining.
  • The area is pedestrianised and is generally level with even stone paving.
  • There is fixed seating in the paved areas.
    There may also be temporary café seating in this area.
  • The main ways to get to Duke of York Square are by train, tube, bus and taxi.
    Sloane Square underground station is about 120m east of Duke of York Square.
    The nearest underground station with step-free access is Victoria.
    There are bus stops nearby on both sides of King's Road.
  • There is no parking in Duke of York Square.
    There may be limited pay-by-phone on-street parking bays in some side roads.
  • There is a standard automatic toilet in Sloane Square near to the underground station, but this was out of order at the time of our survey.
  • To view the Access Guide for Sloane Square please click here (new tab)..
  • To view the Access Guide for King's Road please click here (new tab)..

Getting Here

Access Point (King's Road/Sloane Square)

  • Access Point View
    • This covered access point is located at the east end of King's Road, near to Sloane Square.
      It leads to the open shopping area of Duke of York Square.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this access point.
    • There is open access.
    • There is an information board/map at this access point.
    • The map and information sign is after the covered section, at the entrance to the open square.
    • There may be some shop displays at the side of the walkway.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located within the covered area.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.
    • The ramp/slope is permanent.
    • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.

Access Point (King's Road, opposite Cadogan Gardens)

  • Access Point View
    • This open access point is a walkway between the Castore and Space NK Apothecary buildings, located on King's Road, opposite Cadogan Gardens.
    • There is step-free access at this access point.
    • There is open access.
    • There is an information board/map at this access point.
    • The map signpost is at the entrance to the walkway.
    • There is a row of lamppost, bollards and a sculpture along the centre of the walkway.
      Just before the walkway opens into the square, there is a large planter in the centre of the walkway that has bench seating around it.

Access Point (King's Road, opposite Blacklands Terrace)

  • Access Point View
    • The open square has a long frontage to King's Road, opposite Blacklands Terrace and Lincoln Street, that generally has level access.
      Most of the frontage has wide clear openings between trees, stone block seating or large planters.
      The central section has a row of bollards.
      At the far western end there is a short ramp.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this access point.
    • There is open access.
    • There are bollards at this access point.
    • The bollards do not contrast visually with the paving.
    • The minimum width between the bollards is 120cm.
    • There is an information board/map at this access point.
    • There is a map signpost on King's Road, to the right of the bollards.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located at the far western end of the square, alongside the building.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.
    • The ramp/slope is permanent.
    • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the ramp.
    • The handrail(s) is/are on the right going up.
  • Comments View
    • There is tactile paving intended to warn of steps at the top of the ramp.

General Accessibility

  • Paths and Pavements View
    • There is step free access around Duke of York Square.
      The surface of the paths are stone paving.
    • At the rear of the open area there is a tall curved wall, which gives access to the Saatchi Gallery and the running track.
      There is a step-free route with a very slight slope to the right of the wall.
      The walkway is between wide black metal gates that are held open .
      There is an open archway in the brick wall as an alternative route.
      There are 2 medium steps at the archway that are no clearly marked or have tactile paving .
      There are no handrails at the steps. paving and do not have contrasting step nosings.
      There are no handrails at the steps (photographs 11 and 12).
    • The shops and restaurants in the area have level or step-free access.
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  • Street Furniture and Features View
    • Within the shopping area there are bench seats around large planters and also benches without backrests or armrests.
      Some of the restaurants have outside dining areas.
    • In the open area, there are bench seats around large trees.
      There are also stone walls and blocks that are used for seating.
      Some of these are low and have poor contrast with the paving.
    • Some of the cafes and restaurants have their own outside seating area.
      There may also be seating and large umbrellas in the open area of the square .
  • Maps and Signage View
    • There are Duke of York Square information posts all the access points to the square and at the junctions of routes within the shopping area.
  • Public Transport View
    • The nearest bus stops are on King's Road.
      Bus stop G, westbound, has a shelter with seats.
      Bus stop E, eastbound, does not have a shelter or seats, but there is some weather protection from the canopy of the Peter Jones store.