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Departure Gates 2b - 14

London City Airport, Royal Docks, London, E16 2PX

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Getting Here

  • By Road View
    • London City Airport is located in East London, in the Royal Docks, off the A1020.
    • London City Airport offers 30 minutes of free parking to Blue Badge holders, please follow signs to the Pick Up Area. If you are being dropped off by car, a convenient place to do so is is the Drop Off Area in front of the Terminal building. London City Airport has an Onsite Car Park.
  • By Bus View
    • There is a bus stop within 150 metres of the venue.
    • There are bus stops directly next to the airport, Step-free wheelchair access is available on the buses serving the airport.
  • By DLR View

Getting Help and Assistance

  • There is a member of staff available for help and assistance.
  • There is not an assistance dog toilet or toileting area at the venue/nearby.
  • Water bowls for assistance dogs are available.
  • There are mobility aids available.
  • The mobility aids available include wheelchairs.
  • To obtain mobility aids please contact from the information desk in the main concourse or by contacting any of the PRM (Special Assistance) staff.
  • Passengers requiring assistance will be taken to aircraft using lifts to access the apron, buses to access the far gates, and stair climbers to access the aircraft. Passengers requiring assisted access are collected from the Priority Seating in the Departures Lounge by PRM staff. There are also wheelchairs available to help PRM staff assist passengers.

Departures Lounge

Entrance (2b - 14)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the rear of the departure lounge, to the left.
    • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.
    • There is step-free access at this entrance.
    • There are no doors at this entrance.
    • The width of the door opening is 280cm.

Departure Gates Waiting Area

  • Access View
    • There is step-free access throughout the departure lounge.
  • Circulation View
    • The type of flooring in this area is vinyl.
    • There is room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
    • The lighting levels are good.
  • Signage View
    • Wayfinding signage to the departure gates is provided.
    • Dementia friendly signage is not provided.
  • Seating View
    • There are seats with armrests on both sides at the departure gates.
    • There is designated seating available for people with reduced mobility.
  • Audio View
    • There are audible announcements in this area.
    • This venue does not play background music in public areas.

WHSmith

  • There is step free access throughout the WHSmith.
  • There is clear space between the aisles.
  • The surface of the flooring is vinyl.
  • The height of the payment counters is 103cm.

Eating and Drinking (Truman's)

  • The following information is for the bar.
  • The bar is located next to Gate 3.
  • There is step-free access to the bar.
  • Full table service is not available.
  • Food and/or drinks are ordered from the service counter.
  • Food and/or drinks can be brought to the table.
  • The height of the service counter is high (95cm - 110cm).
  • There is not a lowered section of the counter.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • There is step-free access within the bar.
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • The type of flooring in this area is vinyl.
  • Some tables are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs have armrests on both sides.
  • The nearest table is approximately 1m from the entrance/opening.
  • The nearest table is approximately 5m from the till/counter.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 105cm.
  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 110cm.
  • Plastic/takeaway cups are available.
  • Plastic/takeaway cutlery is available.
  • Drinking straws are available.
  • Children are welcomed in the bar area.
  • There are wall menus available.
  • 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 hot and cold meals and snacks.
  • The lighting levels are moderate to good.

Accessible Toilet(s) (Next to Pret A Manger)

  • There is an/are accessible toilet(s) for public use.
  • This accessible toilet is located next to Pret between gates 3&4.
  • There is step-free access to the accessible toilet.
  • This is a shared toilet.
  • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
  • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
  • The door opens outwards.
  • The door is light.
  • The door is locked by a twist lock.
  • The width of the accessible toilet door is 76cm (2ft 6in).
  • The door has a horizontal grab rail.
  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 167cm x 260cm (5ft 6in x 8ft 6in).
  • The accessible toilet does have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
  • The toilet has a non-slip floor.
  • There is a lateral transfer space.
  • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
  • The lateral transfer space is 90cm (2ft 11in).
  • There is a flush on the transfer side.
  • There is not a spatula type lever flush.
  • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
  • There is an emergency alarm.
  • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.
  • There is not a flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilet.
  • Disposal facilities are available in the toilet.
  • There is a/are female sanitary and non-infectious waste disposal units.
  • There is a/are coat hook(s).
  • There are coat hooks in the toilet at 100cm and 140cm from the floor.
  • There is a/are wall-mounted grab rail(s) available.
  • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rail(s) is/are on both sides.
  • There is a vertical wall-mounted grab rail on the transfer side.
  • There is a horizontal wall-mounted grab rail on the opposite side of the seat to the transfer space.
  • There is a mirror.
  • The mirror is placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
  • There is a shelf next to the toilet.
  • The shelf is at a height of 90cm.
  • The toilet has a backrest.
  • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 47cm (1ft 7in).
  • 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 not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • The wash basin tap type is sensor.
  • There is not a mixer tap.
  • There is a soap dispenser.
  • The soap dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
  • The height of the soap dispenser is 100cm.
  • There is a hand dryer.
  • The hand dryer cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
  • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
  • 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 wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
  • The toilet seat colour contrast is good.
  • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
  • The lighting levels are good.

Eating and Drinking (Pret A Manger)

  • The following information is for the café.
  • The café is located next to Gate 4.
  • There is step-free access to the café.
  • Full table service is not available.
  • Food and/or drinks are ordered from the service counter.
  • Food and/or drinks can be brought to the table.
  • The height of the service counter is very high (111cm+).
  • There is not a clear knee recess beneath the low/lowered section of the counter.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • There is step-free access within the café.
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • This area does not play background music.
  • The type of flooring in this area is vinyl.
  • Some tables are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs have armrests on both sides.
  • The nearest table is approximately 2m from the entrance/opening.
  • The nearest table is approximately 7m from the till/counter.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 70cm.
  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 106cm.
  • Plastic/takeaway cups are available.
  • Plastic/takeaway cutlery is not available.
  • Drinking straws are available.
  • There are wall menus available.
  • 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 hot and cold meals and snacks.
  • The lighting levels are moderate to good.

Accessible Toilet(s) (Between Departure Gates 5 & 6)

  • There is an/are accessible toilet(s) for public use.
  • This accessible toilet is located Between Departure Gates 5 & 6.
  • There is step-free access to the accessible toilet.
  • This is a shared toilet.
  • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
  • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
  • The door opens outwards.
  • The door is light.
  • The door is locked by a lever twist.
  • The width of the accessible toilet door is 76cm (2ft 6in).
  • The door has a horizontal grab rail.
  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 167cm x 258cm (5ft 6in x 8ft 6in).
  • The accessible toilet does have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
  • The toilet has a non-slip floor.
  • There is a lateral transfer space.
  • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
  • The lateral transfer space is 90cm (2ft 11in).
  • The transfer space is obstructed by sanitry.
  • There is a flush on the transfer side.
  • There is not a spatula type lever flush.
  • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
  • There is an emergency alarm.
  • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.
  • There is not a flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilet.
  • Disposal facilities are available in the toilet.
  • There is a/are female sanitary and open waste paper bin disposal units.
  • There is a/are coat hook(s).
  • There are coat hooks in the toilet at 100cm and 140cm from the floor.
  • There is a/are wall-mounted grab rail(s) available.
  • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rail(s) is/are on both sides.
  • There is a vertical wall-mounted grab rail on the transfer side.
  • There is a horizontal wall-mounted grab rail on the opposite side of the seat to the transfer space.
  • There is a mirror.
  • The mirror is placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
  • There is a shelf next to the toilet.
  • The shelf is at a height of 90cm.
  • The toilet has a backrest.
  • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 47cm (1ft 7in).
  • 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 not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • There are vertical wall-mounted grab rails on both sides of the wash basin.
  • The wash basin tap type is sensor.
  • There is not a mixer tap.
  • There is a soap dispenser.
  • The soap dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
  • The height of the soap dispenser is 100cm.
  • There is not a towel dispenser.
  • There is a hand dryer.
  • The hand dryer cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
  • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
  • 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 wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
  • The toilet seat colour contrast is good.
  • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
  • The lighting levels are good.

Parent and Baby Room (Between Departure Gates 5 & 6)

  • There is a parent and baby room for public use.
  • The parent and baby room is located between Departure Gates 5 & 6.
  • There is step-free access to the parent and baby room.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the room.
  • There is pictorial signage on or near the parent and baby room door.
  • The baby change table is not set against the wall, permanently fixed at 75cm from the floor.
  • The height of the baby change table once extended is 100cm (3ft 3in).
  • There are disposal facilities in the parent and baby room.
  • There is a wash basin in the parent and baby room.
  • The height of the wash basin is 84cm.
  • The wash basin tap type is sensor.
  • There is a/are chair(s) in the parent and baby room.
  • There is not a chair with armrests on both sides.
  • There is not a toilet in the parent and baby room.
  • There is not a flashing fire alarm beacon within the room.
  • The lighting levels are moderate to good.

Accessible Toilet(s) (Between Departures Gates 7 & 8)

  • There is an/are accessible toilet(s) for public use.
  • This accessible toilet is located between Departures Gates 7 & 8.
  • There is step-free access to the accessible toilet.
  • This is a shared toilet.
  • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
  • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
  • The door opens outwards.
  • The door is light.
  • The door is locked by a lever twist.
  • The width of the accessible toilet door is 76cm (2ft 6in).
  • The door has a horizontal grab rail.
  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 167cm x 258cm (5ft 6in x 8ft 6in).
  • The accessible toilet does have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
  • The toilet has a non-slip floor.
  • There is a lateral transfer space.
  • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
  • The lateral transfer space is 90cm (2ft 11in).
  • The transfer space is obstructed by sanitary.
  • There is a flush on the transfer side.
  • There is not a spatula type lever flush.
  • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
  • There is an emergency alarm.
  • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.
  • There is not a flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilet.
  • Disposal facilities are available in the toilet.
  • There is a/are female sanitary disposal units.
  • There is a/are coat hook(s).
  • There are coat hooks in the toilet at 105cm and 140cm from the floor.
  • There is a/are wall-mounted grab rail(s) available.
  • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rail(s) is/are on both sides.
  • There is a vertical wall-mounted grab rail on the transfer side.
  • There is a horizontal wall-mounted grab rail on the opposite side of the seat to the transfer space.
  • There is a mirror.
  • The mirror is placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
  • The toilet has a backrest.
  • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).
  • 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 not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • There are vertical wall-mounted grab rails on both sides of the wash basin.
  • The wash basin tap type is sensor.
  • There is a soap dispenser.
  • The soap dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
  • The height of the soap dispenser is 100cm.
  • There is not a towel dispenser.
  • There is a hand dryer.
  • The hand dryer cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
  • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
  • 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 wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
  • The toilet seat colour contrast is good.
  • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
  • The lighting levels are moderate to good.

Accessible Toilet(s) (Between Departure Gates 9 and 10)

  • There is an/are accessible toilet(s) for public use.
  • This accessible toilet is located between Departure Gates 9 and 10.
  • There is step-free access to the accessible toilet.
  • This is a shared toilet.
  • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
  • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
  • The door opens outwards.
  • The door is light.
  • The door is locked by a lever twist.
  • The width of the accessible toilet door is 76cm (2ft 6in).
  • The door has a horizontal grab rail.
  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 167cm x 235cm (5ft 6in x 7ft 9in).
  • The accessible toilet does have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
  • The toilet has a non-slip floor.
  • There is a lateral transfer space.
  • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
  • The lateral transfer space is 90cm (2ft 11in).
  • The transfer space is obstructed by sanitary.
  • There is a flush on the transfer side.
  • There is not a spatula type lever flush.
  • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
  • There is an emergency alarm.
  • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.
  • There is not a flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilet.
  • Disposal facilities are available in the toilet.
  • There is a/are female sanitary and open waste paper bin disposal units.
  • There is a/are coat hook(s).
  • There are coat hooks in the toilet at 110cm and 140cm from the floor.
  • There is a/are wall-mounted grab rail(s) available.
  • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rail(s) is/are on both sides.
  • There is a vertical wall-mounted grab rail on the transfer side.
  • There is a horizontal wall-mounted grab rail on the opposite side of the seat to the transfer space.
  • There is a mirror.
  • The mirror is placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
  • There is a shelf next to the toilet.
  • The shelf is at a height of 90cm.
  • The toilet has a cistern.
  • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).
  • 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 not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • There are vertical wall-mounted grab rails on both sides of the wash basin.
  • The wash basin tap type is sensor.
  • There is a soap dispenser.
  • The soap dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
  • The height of the soap dispenser is 100cm.
  • There is not a towel dispenser.
  • There is a hand dryer.
  • The hand dryer cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
  • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
  • 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 wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
  • The toilet seat colour contrast is good.
  • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
  • The lighting levels are moderate to good.

Departure Gate(s) (Departure Gates 2b to 14)

  • Departure Gates Waiting Area View
    • The departure gate(s) in this area is/are gate(s) 2b to 14.
    • There is clear signage to the departure gate(s).
  • Departure Gate Details View
    • A documentation check desk is available at gate(s) 2b.
    • The height of the documentation check desk(s) is high (95cm - 110cm).
    • There is a sound enhancement system available at the documentation check desk at gates All.
    • There is double, heavy, manual doors with an opening width of 75cm+ exiting the departure gate(s) waiting area(s).
  • Boarding View
    • There is stepped access to the doors that lead out to the tarmac.
    • There is a single, automatic door with an opening width of 75cm+ for access to the tarmac.
    • There is stepped access to the aircraft via the tarmac from departure gate(s) All.
    • There is not an Ambulift available.
    • The accessibility of the individual aircraft varies depending on the provider. Please contact your airline company prior to booking for more information.

Step(s) (Departure Gates to Tarmac)

  • There is/are 15+ step(s).
  • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
  • The height of the step(s) is/are between 15cm and 18cm.
  • The height of the step(s) is/are 16cm.
  • 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.
  • 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 moderate to good.

Step(s) (Departure Gates Waiting Area to Departure Gates 13 and 14)

  • There is a/are step(s) located at the rear of the departure waiting area.
  • The step(s) is/are used to access Gates 13 and 14.
  • There is/are 15+ step(s).
  • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
  • The height of the step(s) is/are between 15cm and 18cm.
  • The height of the step(s) is/are 15cm.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • The lighting levels at the step(s) are moderate to good.

Lift (Departure Gates 2b to 14 - Accessible Route to Aircraft)

  • The external controls for the lift are within 90cm - 110cm from the floor.
  • The colour contrast between the external lift controls and the control plate is poor.
  • The colour contrast between the external lift control plate and the wall is good.
  • The clear door width is 80cm (2ft 7in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 138cm x 110cm (4ft 6in x 3ft 7in).
  • There are no separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • The lift does have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does have an audible announcer.
  • The internal controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • There is a hearing loop system.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The lighting levels in the lift are moderate to good.

Exit (Departure Gates 2b to 14 - Accessible Exit to Apron and Aircraft)

  • Exit View
    • This information is for the exit located to the right after you exit th elift.
    • The exit area/door is not clearly signed internally.
    • The exit is ramped/sloped.
    • The exit door(s) does/do contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
    • The door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The door(s) is/are permanently held open.
    • The width of the door opening is 125cm.
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the exit, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located just beyond the exit.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.
    • The ramp/slope is permanent.
    • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the ramp.