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Putney Boathouse

15 Embankment, Putney, London, SW15 1LB

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COVID-19 Information (Imperial College London)


  • Services / facilities within the building include 8 shared facility self catered student rooms, located on the second floor of the Imperial College Boathouse.

Getting Here

  • By Road View
    • The Boathouse is located on Putney Embankment approximately 600m off Putney High Street via Lower Richmond Road in South West London. The Imperial Boathouse is located in Putney in the London Borough of Wandsworth.
    • There is restricted on street parking available along Putney Embankment.
  • By Bus View
    • The nearest bus stop is the Festing Road Bus Stop (Stop J). This stop is located on Lower Richmond Road, approximately 350m from the Boathouse via Rotherwood Road. This stop is served by the 22, 265, 485 and N22 busses.
  • By Train View
    • The nearest train station is the Putney Station, approximately 1.2km from the Imperial Boathouse via Putney High Street and Putney Embankment. This station is operated by the South Western Railway.
  • By Underground View
    • The nearest underground station is the Putney Bridge Station, approximately 1.1km from the Imperial Boathouse via Putney Bridge and Putney Embankment. This station is operated by the District Line.
  • Useful Links View

Useful Information

Building Parking

  • The building does not have its own dedicated parking.

Outside Access

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front left of the boathouse.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is an intercom.
    • The height of the intercom is 127cm (4ft 2in).
    • A key card is required for access at this entrance.
    • The height of the card reader/lock is 120cm (3ft 11in).
    • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 80cm (2ft 7in).
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
    • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.
    • The ramp is permanent.
    • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp.
    • The ramp does not have handrails.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G, 1, 2.
    • The stairs are located directly beyond entrance.
    • The stairs are approximately 1m from the main entrance.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are deep (18cm+).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.

Getting Around

  • Access View
    • There are doors in corridors which have to be opened manually.
  • Getting Around View
    • There is not clear signage for building facilities/areas in the foyer/reception area.
    • There is no directional signage at key points of circulation routes.
    • There is good colour contrast between the walls and floor in all areas.
    • The lighting levels are good.
    • This building does play background music.
    • Music is played on the first floor in the boat house gym.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system.


  • Auxiliary Aids - General View
    • None of the rooms have auxiliary aids for people with sensory impairments.
    • The accommodation does not provide other auxiliary aids for people with mobility impairments.
    • Assistance dogs are welcome to stay with residents in standard rooms.
  • Standard Rooms on Other Floors View
    • There are standard rooms on other floors.
    • The other floors cannot be accessed by lift.
    • Adjoining rooms are not available.
  • Comments View
    • The accommodation is located on the second floor.

Accessible Toilet

  • Accessible toilet facilities are not available.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • There are standard toilets located within the fitness area of the boathouse on the first floor.