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Ruby Blue

1 Leicester Place, London, WC2H 7BP

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Summary

Getting Here (Leicester Square)

Opening Times

  • Monday 16:00 - 03:00.
  • Tuesday 16:00 - 03:00.
  • Wednesday 16:00 - 03:00.
  • Thursday 16:00 - 03:00.
  • Friday 16:00 - 03:00.
  • Saturday 16:00 - 03:00.
  • Sunday 16:00 - 22:30.

Getting Help and Assistance

  • There is a member of staff available for help and assistance.
  • There is not a member of staff trained in British Sign Language.
  • British Sign Language interpreters cannot be provided on request.
  • There is not an assistance dog toilet or toileting area at the venue/nearby.
  • Water bowls for assistance dogs are available.
  • There are not mobility aids available.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on Leicester Place.
    • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.
    • This entrance is signed with 'Ruby Blue'.
    • There is ramped/sloped and stepped access at this entrance.
    • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The entrance door(s) does/do contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
    • There is a bell/buzzer.
    • The height of the bell/buzzer is 168cm (5ft 6in).
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The door(s) may be difficult to open.
    • The width of the door opening is 206cm.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.
    • The ramp/slope does not bypass the step(s).
  • Step(s) View
    • The step(s) is/are located in front of the entrance.
    • There is/are 1 step(s).
    • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are not between 15cm and 18cm.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are 10cm.
    • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).

Step(s) (Main Entrance)

  • There is a/are step(s) located ahead as you enter the main entrance.
  • The step(s) is/are used to access the first floor.
  • There is/are 11 step(s).
  • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
  • The height of the step(s) is/are between 15cm and 18cm.
  • The going of the step(s) is/are not between 30cm and 45cm.
  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides of the step(s).
  • Handrails are at the recommended height (90cm-100cm).
  • Handrails do cover the flight of stairs throughout its length.
  • Handrails are easy to grip.
  • Handrails do not extend horizontally beyond the first and last steps.
  • The lighting levels at the step(s) are low to moderate.

Eating and Drinking (Club Bar)

  • Location and Access View
    • The following information is for the bar.
    • The bar is located on the first floor.
    • There is stepped access to the bar.
  • Service and Menus View
    • Tables can be booked in advance.
    • There is a bar where drinks can be ordered.
    • Staff can bring food and/or drinks to tables.
    • Menu types include; handheld menus.
    • Menus are clearly written.
    • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.
    • Staff can read menus to customers if requested.
    • Plastic/takeaway cups are available.
    • Adapted cups are not available.
    • Drinking straws are available.
    • This area does play background music.
    • Background music is played at all times.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Service Counter(s) View
    • The height of the counter is 115cm.
    • There is a moveable card machine available for payment.
  • Tables and Seating View
    • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
    • The majority of tables are accessible to wheelchair users.
    • The standard height for the underside of dining tables is 73cm.
    • The surface height of the highest table is 105cm.
    • No tables are permanently fixed.
    • Some chairs are permanently fixed.
    • No chairs have armrests on both sides.
    • There are also high tables, sofas, booths and high stools.
    • The type of flooring in this area is vinyl.
    • There is some flooring which is shiny and could cause issues with glare or look slippery to some people.
    • The lighting levels are low to moderate.

Step(s) (Club Bar Additional Seating)

  • There is a/are step(s) located to the rear of the club bar.
  • The step(s) is/are used to access additional seating.
  • There is/are 2 step(s).
  • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
  • The height of the step(s) is/are not between 15cm and 18cm.
  • The height of the step(s) is/are 13cm.
  • The going of the step(s) is/are between 30cm and 45cm.
  • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The lighting levels at the step(s) are low to moderate.

Standard Toilet(s) (Club Bar)

  • Toilet Facilities View
    • The female toilet is located on the right side of the club bar.
    • There is step-free access to the toilet(s).
    • The standard toilet(s) is/are approximately 10m from the main entrance steps.
    • The colour contrast between the external toilet door(s) and wall(s) is good.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • An ambulant toilet cubicle is not available.
    • The height of the wash basin(s) is 84cm.
    • The wash basin(s) tap type is push.
    • Lighting levels are good.
  • Toilet Facilities 2 View
    • The male toilet is located on the right side of the club bar.
    • There is step-free access to the toilet(s).
    • The standard toilet(s) is/are approximately 14m from the main entrance steps.
    • The colour contrast between the external toilet door(s) and wall(s) is good.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • An ambulant toilet cubicle is not available.
    • The height of the wash basin(s) is 84cm.
    • The wash basin(s) tap type is push.
    • Lighting levels are good.

Other Floors

  • Stairs View
    • Stairs can be used to access other floors.
    • The stairs are for public use.
    • The stairs are located to the left as you reach the top of the main entrance steps.
    • The stairs are approximately 1m from the main entrance steps.
    • The stairs are clearly visible from the entrance.
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are 1 and 2.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are between the recommended 15cm and 18cm.
    • The going 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 cover the flight of stairs throughout its length.
    • Handrails are easy to grip.
    • Handrails do extend horizontally beyond the first and last steps.
    • There is a landing.
    • Clear signs indicating the facilities on each floor are not provided on landings.
    • The lighting levels at the steps are low to moderate.
  • Other Information View
    • The room(s) on the floors which are not accessible is/are the restaurant and balcony bar.

Entrance (Restaurant Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on the second floor.
    • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.
    • There is step-free access at this entrance.
    • The entrance door(s) does/do contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The door(s) may be difficult to open.
    • The width of the door opening is 108cm.

Eating and Drinking (Restaurant - Second Floor)

  • Location and Access View
    • The following information is for the restaurant.
    • The restaurant is located on the second floor.
    • There is stepped access to the restaurant.
  • Service and Menus View
    • Tables can be booked in advance.
    • There is full table service.
    • Staff can bring food and/or drinks to tables.
    • Menu types include; handheld menus.
    • Menus are clearly written.
    • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.
    • Staff can read menus to customers if requested.
    • The type of food served here is a modern bar menu.
    • Plastic/takeaway cups are available.
    • Adapted cups are not available.
    • Adapted cutlery is not available.
    • Drinking straws are available.
    • This area does play background music.
    • Background music is played at all times.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system.
    • There is a portable card machine available for payment.
  • Tables and Seating View
    • Staff are unable to make a table accessible to wheelchair users.
    • The standard height for the underside of dining tables is 73cm.
    • No tables are permanently fixed.
    • Some chairs are permanently fixed.
    • No chairs have armrests on both sides.
    • There are also sofas and booths.
    • The type of flooring in this area is wood.
    • There is some flooring which is shiny and could cause issues with glare or look slippery to some people.
    • The lighting levels are low to moderate.
    • Access to the additional seating area is via one 24cm high step without handrails.

Entrance (Balcony Bar Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on the second floor.
    • The entrance area/door is not clearly signed.
    • There is step-free access at this entrance.
    • The entrance door(s) does/do contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The door(s) is/are permanently held open.
    • The width of the door opening is 102cm.

Eating and Drinking (Balcony Bar - Second Floor)

  • Location and Access View
    • The following information is for the bar.
    • The bar is located on the second floor, to the left after the stairs.
    • There is stepped access to the bar.
  • Service and Menus View
    • Tables cannot be booked in advance.
    • There is a bar where drinks can be ordered.
    • Staff can bring food and/or drinks to tables.
    • Menu types include; handheld menus.
    • Menus are clearly written.
    • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.
    • Staff can read menus to customers if requested.
    • Plastic/takeaway cups are available.
    • Adapted cups are not available.
    • Drinking straws are available.
    • This area does play background music.
    • Background music is played at all times.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Service Counter(s) View
    • The height of the counter is 114cm.
    • There is a moveable card machine available for payment.
  • Tables and Seating View
    • Staff are unable to make a table accessible to wheelchair users.
    • The standard height for the underside of dining tables is 73cm.
    • No tables are permanently fixed.
    • Some chairs are permanently fixed.
    • No chairs have armrests on both sides.
    • There are also sofas.
    • The type of flooring in this area is wood.
    • The lighting levels are low to moderate.
  • Comments View
    • There is a private room available to hire at the rear of the balcony bar.
    • Access into this room is via a single door that opens away from you (push) with an opening of 78cm.
    • There is an identical door opposite which gives access from the restaurant.

Outside Access (Balcony Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on the second floor, to the rear of the balcony bar.
    • The entrance area/door is not clearly signed.
    • There is stepped access at this entrance.
    • The entrance door(s) does not/do not contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The door(s) may be difficult to open.
    • The width of the door opening is 152cm.
  • Step(s) View
    • The step(s) is/are located in front of the entrance.
    • There is/are 1 step(s).
    • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are not between 15cm and 18cm.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are 28cm.
    • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).

Balcony / Smoking Area

  • The balcony / smoking area is located on the second floor, to the rear of the balcony bar.
  • The balcony has stool seats and tables with the lowest height of 97cm and the highest height of 110cm.
  • There are 4 medium height (17cm) steps at either end of the balcony giving access to the centre of the balcony.
  • These steps are clearly marked.
  • There is a handrail on the left (going up) that is within 90cm from the pitch line of the steps.
  • The steps on the right side of the balcony have a handrail on the opposite side going up.
  • This handrail is not easy to grip.

Accessible Toilet(s)

  • There is not an/are not accessible toilet(s) available.

Standard Toilet(s) (Balcony Bar)

  • Toilet Facilities View
    • The male toilet is located on the second floor, to the right of the balcony bar entrance.
    • There is stepped access to the toilet(s).
    • The standard toilet(s) is/are approximately 2m from the balcony bar entrance.
    • The colour contrast between the external toilet door(s) and wall(s) is good.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • An ambulant toilet cubicle is not available.
    • The height of the wash basin(s) is 84cm.
    • The wash basin(s) tap type is push.
    • Lighting levels are good.
  • Toilet Facilities 2 View
    • The female toilet is located on the second floor, to the right of the balcony bar entrance.
    • There is stepped access to the toilet(s).
    • The standard toilet(s) is/are approximately 4m from the balcony bar entrance.
    • The colour contrast between the external toilet door(s) and wall(s) is good.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • An ambulant toilet cubicle is not available.
    • The height of the wash basin(s) is 84cm.
    • The wash basin(s) tap type is push.
    • Lighting levels are good.