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London Waterloo to South Bank (Queen's Walk)

London Waterloo, Station Approach, London, SE1 8SW

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Introduction

  • The following information describes the route from London Waterloo to Southbank - Queen's Walk.
  • The route leads along Station Approach, York Road, Southbank Place and Jubilee Gardens.
  • There is step-free access from Exit 3 at Waterloo Station via Station Approach.
  • The approximate distance of this route from Exit 3 is 600m.
  • There is stepped access from Exit 6 at Waterloo Station. This exit leads onto Southbank Place. The approximate distance of this route from Exit 6 is 300m.
  • The majority of the paths along the route consist of concrete, tarmac, flagstone and block paving.
  • There is step-free access along this route (from Exit 3 only).
  • The potential hazards on this route include congested pathways, a crossing with no visual signals, and a busy road crossing with visual signals.

Station Exit (3 - Station Approach)

  • This information is for the exit located off the main concourse.
  • This exit is signed with 'Exit 3'.
  • There is step-free access at this exit.

Station Approach to York Road Pedestrian Crossing

  • After exiting London Waterloo turn left and follow the path along Station Approach for approximately 170m to the bottom of Station Approach.
  • The route along the path is step-free.
  • The surface of the path is tarmac.
  • There are bus stop shelters along the route which may reduce the width of the path.
  • There are two sets of bollards located outside the Victory Arch entrance to London Waterloo.
  • The bollards have a clear identification band.
  • The minimum width between the bollards is 110cm.
  • The path crosses an access road.
  • The crossing has a dropped kerb with tactile paving on both sides.
  • There is a pedestrian crossing with no visual signals to the opposite side of Station Approach and the York Road pedestrian crossing.

York Road Pedestrian Crossing

  • York Road Pedestrian Crossing has dropped kerbs with tactile paving on both sides.
  • There are visual signals available at this crossing.
  • The visual signals are activated via push buttons.
  • There are rotating cones located at the bottom of the push button boxes to indicate when it is safe to cross.

York Road Pedestrian Crossing to Southbank Place

  • After completing the crossing turn left and follow York Road for approximately 70m until you reach the turning onto Southbank Place.
  • There is step-free access along the route.
  • The surface of the path is flagstone/block paving.
  • There are two sets of bollards outside the York Road access point to Waterloo Underground Station.
  • The bollards have clear identification bands.
  • The minimum width between the bollards is 105cm.
  • After the path passes the underground station turn right onto Southbank Place.

Station Exit (6 - Southbank)

  • This information is for the exit located off the main concourse.
  • This exit is signed with 'Exit 6'.
  • There is stepped access at this exit.
  • Step(s) View
    • The step(s) is/are located at the rear of the walkway.
    • There is/are 15+ step(s).
    • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
    • The step(s) has/have tactile paving at the top and bottom.
    • 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 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 extend horizontally beyond the first and last steps.

Southbank Place to Jubilee Gardens

  • After turning onto Southbank Place follow the path for approximately 120m until you reach the crossing over Belvedere Road to Jubilee Gardens.
  • There is step-free access along Southbank Place.
  • Southbank Place is pedestrianised.
  • The surface of the flooring is flagstone/block paving.
  • There are rows of trees located down the centre of the path.
  • The crossing over Belvedere Road has no pedestrian crossing point.
  • The crossing is level with the road.
  • There is tactile paving on both sides of the road.

Jubilee Gardens to Queen's Walk

  • After completing the crossing turn left and follow the path to the entrance of Jubilee Gardens.
  • Follow the path through the gardens for approximately 180m until you reach Queen's Walk.
  • There is step-free access along the paths.
  • There are some slight and very slight slopes along the paths in places.
  • The surface of the paths is brick paving.
  • There is fixed bench seating with armrests along the path.

Related London South Bank Venues

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