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Arcade

Central Block, Bush House, Strand Campus, London, WC2B 4BG

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the grounds include the Union Shop and Arcade Cafe.
  • Comments View
    • The Arcade provides an entrance from the Strand into the Central Block.

Getting Here

  • By Road View
    • The Kings College Strand Campus is located in central London off the Strand (A4). This campus is within the congestion charge zone.
    • There is no parking at the Strand Campus and very limited parking in the immediate area. The nearest public car park is the NCP London Covent Garden Car Park approximately 700m from the campus.
  • By Bus View
    • The nearest bus stop to the Strand Campus is the Aldwych Somerset House (Stop R) bus stop. This bus stop is located off the Strand and is directly outside the Kings College Strand Building. This stop is served by routes 6, 9, 11, 15, 23, 87, 91, N9, N11, N15, N21, N26, N87, N89, N91, N155, N550, N551 and 748.
  • By Train View
    • The nearest train station to the Strand Campus is the Charing Cross station. This station is approximately 800m from the campus. This station is served by the Southeastern line.
  • By Underground View
    • The nearest underground station to the Strand Campus is the Temple Tube station. This station is approximately 300m from the campus and is served by the Circle and District lines.
  • Useful Links View

Useful Information

Outside Access (The Strand Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the Arcade off the Strand.
    • There is ramped/sloped or stepped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • 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) automatically (away from you).
    • The door(s) is/are push pad activated.
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The width of the door opening is 88cm (2ft 11in).
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
    • The ramp or slope does bypass the step(s).
    • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.
    • The ramp is permanent.
    • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.
    • The ramp does have handrails.
    • The handrails are on both sides.
  • Step(s) View
    • There is a / are step(s) at this entrance.
    • The step(s) is / are located in front of the entrance.
    • There is / are 3 step(s) to access the entrance.
    • There is not tactile paving at the top and bottom of the step(s).
    • The step(s) is / are not clearly marked.
    • The step(s) is / are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The handrails are on both sides.
  • Comments View
    • There is a large manual revolving door in the centre of the entrance, with the surveyed door on the left and an additional similar door on the far side of the revolving door.
    • The key card reader is just above the push pad button and can be used instead, key card access is only required outside of opening hours.

Entrance (The Arcade Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the rear of the Arcade on the ground floor of Central Block.
    • There is step free access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 152cm (4ft 12in).

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Comments View
    • There is a member of security staff available to provide assistance in this area.

Eating and Drinking (Arcade Cafe)

  • The following information is for the café.
  • Full table service is not available.
  • Food or drinks are ordered from the service counter.
  • Food or drinks can be brought to the table.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • All chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is 12m (13yd 4in) from the Arcade entrance.
  • The standard height for tables is 70cm.
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • Plastic / takeaway cups are available.
  • Plastic / takeaway cutlery is available.
  • Drinking straws are available.
  • Menus are wall only.
  • Menus are not available in Braille.
  • Menus are not available in large print.
  • Picture menus are not available.
  • Menus are clearly written.
  • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.
  • The type of food served here is sandwiches and snacks.

The Union Shop

  • Comments View
    • There is an entrance door on to Arcade, shown in photograph 1, which is a single, heavy, manual door 78cm wide and opens away from you as you enter.
    • There is an entrance door leading to the Arcade Café, shown in photograph 2, which is a single, heavy, manual door that is 105cm wide and opens towards you as you enter.
    • There is an entrance door leading to the Strand, shown in photograph 3, which is a single, heavy manual door that is 86cm wide and opens away from you as you enter. This entrance has 1 well marked, deep step with no handrails, directly in front of the entrance.
    • The shop till counter is 109cm high with a lowered section of 75cm.
    • There is a fixed hearing loop which is always on at this counter.
    • There is even and level access throughout the shop.
  • Opening Times View
    • Monday 09:30 - 18:30.
    • Tuesday 09:30 - 18:30.
    • Wednesday 09:30 - 18:30.
    • Thursday 09:30 - 18:30.
    • Friday 09:30 - 18:30.
    • Saturday 10:00 - 17:00.
    • Sunday Closed.

Standard Changing Room (The Union Shop)

  • There is a/are standard changing room(s) available.
  • The standard changing room(s) surveyed is/are located at the rear of the Union Shop.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 12m (13yd 4in) from the Union Shop Café Entrance.
  • There is level access to the standard changing room(s).

Accessible Toilet

  • Accessible toilet facilities are not available.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • There are no standard toilets in this area.
  • The nearest standard toilets are in the Central Block.