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Jubilee Gardens

122 Belvedere Road, South Bank , London, SE1 7JA

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Introduction - Jubilee Gardens

  • The Jubilee Gardens are located between Belvedere Road and Queen’s Walk at the foot of the London Eye.
  • The gardens are a public open space with flower beds, granite pathways and a contemporary playground.
  • There are 4 access points to the gardens; 2 in Queen's Walk near the London Eye and 2 on the opposite side in Belvedere Road.
  • All access points point have a path leading to a circular path around the gardens.
  • There are also grass areas which are accessible to the public and can be accessed via gaps in the seating edges.

Getting Here

On Street Parking (Chicheley Street)

  • On Street Blue Badge Parking View
    • There is a/are clearly signed and/or marked on street Blue Badge parking bay(s) available.
    • The on street Blue Badge parking bay(s) is/are located on Chicheley Street.
    • The dimensions of the on street Blue Badge parking bay(s) surveyed are 200cm x 600cm (6ft 7in x 19ft 8in).
    • There are parking charges for the on street Blue Badge parking bay(s).
    • Payment signs are not provided.
  • On Street Standard Parking View
    • Standard on street parking is available.
    • The on street standard parking bay(s) is/are located on Chicheley Street.
  • Comments View
    • There is coach parking on Belvedere Road (shown in Photograph 5).

South Bank Public Car Parks

  • This section provides information about a number of public cars parks around South Bank.
    For more information about access and parking charges please visit the individual car parks.
    South Bank is located in the congestion charging zone.

Access Point (Queen's Walk 1)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located on Queen's Walk, close to the toilet block and carousel.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this access point.
    • There is open access.
    • The block paving surface at this access point is not smooth and has a cobbled feel.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located leading up into the gardens from the access point.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.

Access Point (Queen's Walk 2)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located on Queen's Walk, close to the London Eye.
    • There is step-free access at this access point.
    • There is open access.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a slope with a very easy incline.

Access Point (Belvedere Road 1)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located on Belvedere Road, next to County Hall.
    • There is step-free access at this access point.
    • There is open access.
    • There are bollards at this access point.
    • The bollards have visual identification bands.
    • The minimum width between the bollards is 120cm.
    • The path leading into the gardens from the access point has a smoother block paving surface in the centre and a more cobbled feel to either side.
      The path has a camber where it slopes down from the central smooth section.
      The smooth section narrows to 132cm after the access point.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a slope with a very easy incline.

Access Point (Belvedere Road 2)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located on Belvedere Road.
    • There is step-free access at this access point.
    • There is open access.
    • There are bollards at this access point.
    • The bollards have visual identification bands.
    • The minimum width between the bollards is 120cm.
    • There is an information board/map at this access point.
    • There is a TFL 'Legible London' wayfinding post in Belvedere Road to the right of this access point.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a slope with a very easy incline.

General Access

  • The gardens have a circular path which can be accessed via any of the access points.
  • The paths are very wide but have a smoother surface in the centre of the granite block paving.
  • There are grass areas in the centre of the circular path and at the sides.
  • The grass areas are raised up from the paths to varying degrees.
  • There are stone edging between all the paths and grass areas which is designed to be used as seating where it is more raised.
  • The more raised edging has a height of approximately 50cm.
  • There are gaps in the edging to allow step free access to the grass areas (shown in photographs 6 and 7).
  • These gaps are at least 150cm in width and slope upwards with varying slight gradients.
  • The grass areas do not have paths and there are trees, lamp posts, bushes and flowers in some areas.
  • The grass areas are mostly level but there are some slight slopes up towards the paths.
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Seating and Information Boards

  • There are stone edging between all the paths and grass areas which is designed to be used as seating where it is more raised (shown in photograph 1).
  • There are also some wooden benches which seat 3 people with armrests on both sides.
  • The width of the seats are 64cm.
  • There are some information boards along the circular path near the statue and playground which give the story of the gardens.

Adventure Playground

  • The adventure playground can be accessed from the circular path and is designed for the use of children aged 11 or under.
  • It has a gate with a sliding bolt for access.
  • The gate opens away from you and may be difficult for some to open.
  • The opening width of the gate is 97cm.
  • There are various wooden structures for climbing and sitting on.
  • There are no bench seats for parents just the stone edging at the sides.
  • The playground has a soft surface and is level.
  • The playground closes at dusk.

Additional Information

  • There is an 'International Brigade' memorial sculpture which is located off the circular path close to the adventure playground (shown in photograph 1).
  • The adjacent London Eye is clearly visible from the gardens (shown in photograph 2).

Access To (Toilet Block)

  • There is a very slight upwards slope on the block paved surface in front of the toilet block.
    There is also a cable cover strip (from a food and drink van) between the toilet block and the access point to the gardens.
    The accessible toilet cubicle is accessed from the outer wall of the toilet block at the opposite end to the gardens. The standard toilets are all located inside and accessed via security barriers. There is a 50p charge for access to the toilets, but the accessible cubicle can also be accessed via RADAR key.
    The gap between security barriers at the entrances is 58cm.

Accessible Toilet(s) (Toilet Block)

  • There is an/are accessible toilet(s) for public use.
  • Location and Access View
    • The accessible toilet surveyed is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • This accessible toilet is located on the far side of a toilet block, next to the gardens on Queen's Walk.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 45m (49yd 8in) from the nearest access point (Queen's Walk 1).
    • There is step-free access to the accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is required for the accessible toilet.
    • The key is a radar key.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The door opens by sliding (automatically).
    • The door is locked by a push button or pad.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 96cm (3ft 2in).
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 145cm x 220cm (4ft 9in x 7ft 3in).
    • The accessible toilet does not have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
    • The toilet has not got 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 80cm (2ft 7in).
    • There is no flush.
    • There is no dropdown rail.
    • There is an emergency alarm.
    • There is a push button alarm in the toilet.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.
    • There is not a flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilet.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the toilet.
    • There is a/are general domestic waste disposal units.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
    • The height of the coat hook is 140cm from the floor.
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • 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 not a shelf next to the toilet.
    • The toilet has a fixed horizontal rail without a padded 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).
    • The height of the toilet roll holder is 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • The height of the wash basin is 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 94cm.
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the hand dryer is 94cm (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 wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is poor.
    • The lighting levels are good.
  • Baby Changing Facilities View
    • Baby changing facilities are located within the accessible toilet.
    • The baby change table is set against the wall, permanently fixed at 75cm from the floor.
    • The baby change table is not height adjustable.
  • Comments View
    • There is a 50p charge for access to the accessible toilet if you do not have a RADAR key.
    • The height of the coin slot next to the door is 108cm.

Standard Toilet(s) (Toilet Block)

  • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Access to Standard Shared Toilet(s) View
    • The shared toilets that were surveyed are located in a toilet block, next to the gardens on Queen's Walk.
    • The shared toilet(s) is/are approximately 15m (16yd 1ft) from the nearest access point (Queen's Walk 1).
    • There is step-free access to the shared toilet(s).
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • There is not a lowered urinal.
    • An ambulant toilet with wall-mounted grab rails is not available.
    • There is not a lowered wash basin.
    • The wash basin(s) tap type is sensor.
    • Lighting levels are good.
    • There is a/are similar standard toilet(s) available.
  • Baby Change Facilities View
    • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.
    • Baby change facilities are located next to the standard toilet cubicles in the toilet block.
    • There is step-free access to the baby change facilities.
    • 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 94cm (3ft 1in).
  • Comments View
    • The parent and baby cubicles were out of service at the time of the survey.

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