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Clapham Common

Windmill Drive, Clapham Common, London, SW4 9DE

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Introduction

  • Comments View
    • Clapham Common was historically common land for the parishes of Battersea and Clapham and was first mentioned as far back as 1086 in the famous Domesday Book as being part of the Manor of Clapham.
    • In 1877 it was acquired from the Lords of the Manors by the Metropolitan Board of Works and was protected for present and future generations.

Location

  • There is not a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest National Rail station is Clapham High Street.
  • The nearest underground station is Clapham Common/Clapham South.

Opening Times

  • The venue is open 24hrs.

Parking

  • The venue does not have its own car park.

Outside Access (The Pavement Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located on The Pavement.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • There are no doors at this entrance.
  • The width of the door opening is 425cm (13ft 11in).
  • Comments View
    • Similar entrances are located on Clapham Common West Side, Nightingale Lane, Clapham Common South Side, Rookery Road, The Avenue, Windmill Drive and Clapham Common North.

Level Change (The Pavement Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located in front of the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • The ramp does not have handrails.

Outside Access (West Side Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located on Clapham Common West Side.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • There are no doors at this entrance.
  • The width of the door opening is 365cm (11ft 12in).

Level Change (West Side Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located in front of the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is easy.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • The ramp does not have handrails.

Parks and Gardens

  • The park or garden does have footpaths.
  • The path(s) has a / have tarmac surface(s).
  • The majority of the path(s) is / are wide enough for wheelchair users.
  • There are bench seats situated along the paths for people to rest.
  • Comments View
    • There are several large grass areas within the common made up of 3 main areas.
    • There are roads between these areas with crosswalks for access to the grass areas.
    • There are many tarmac and gravel paths throughout ranging from 300cm wide to 790cm wide.
    • The paths are mostly level though the grass areas have uneven surfaces.
    • The bandstand area has a 120cm wide gravel path. Most paths throughout the park have several benches on them.

Accessible Toilet (Clapham Common West Side)

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 28m (30yd 1ft) from the Clapham Common West Side Entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located in the toilet block near the Bowling Green Cafe.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 81cm (2ft 8in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 170cm x 198cm (5ft 7in x 6ft 6in).
    • There is not sufficient turning space in the cubicle for a wheelchair user.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 104cm (3ft 5in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush, however it is not on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is not a mixer tap.
    • There is an emergency alarm.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is not fully functional.
    • The alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are female sanitary disposal units.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted grab rails are not available for the toilet.
    • There is a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • The shelf is not higher than 95cm (3ft 1in).
    • There is a mirror.
    • Mirrors are not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 47cm (1ft 7in).
    • There is not a hand dryer.
    • There is a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The towel dispenser is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the towel dispenser is 116cm (3ft 10in).
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The toilet roll holder is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • The height of the wash basin is 93cm (3ft 1in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
  • Baby Change Facilities View
    • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.
    • Baby change facilities are located within the accessible toilet.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 97cm (3ft 2in).

Standard Toilet(s) (Clapham Common West Side)

  • Availability and Location of Standard Toilets View
    • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Access to Standard Female Toilet(s) View
    • The female toilet facilities that were surveyed are located in the toilet block near Bowling Green Cafe.
    • The female toilet(s) is/are 25m (27yd 1ft) from the Clapham Common West Side Entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female toilet(s).
    • Lighting levels are low.
  • Access to Standard Male Toilet(s) View
    • The male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located in the toilet block near Bowling Green Cafe.
    • The male toilet(s) is/are 27m (29yd 1ft) from the Clapham Common West Side Entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the male toilet(s).
    • Lighting levels are low.
  • Comments View
    • There are also standard toilets with baby change facilities in the children's play area on Clapham Common.