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Belvedere Road, London, SE1 8XT

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Introduction - Belvedere Road and Upper Ground

  • Belvedere Road and Upper Ground run parallel to the riverside footpath, The Queen's Walk, about 100m - 160m inland from the river bank.
  • The roads are open to traffic and there is some car parking off the road.
  • There are many access points between these roads and The Queen's Walk.
  • Many of the major buildings and attractions have entrances off both The Queen's Walk and Belvedere Road/ Upper Ground or the access points between them.
  • This guide covers Belvedere Road from Concert Hall Approach, next to Hungerford Bridge, to Waterloo Bridge where it becomes Upper Ground.
  • Upper Ground runs from Waterloo Bridge to Blackfriars Bridge.
  • The guide also describes links to Waterloo Stations and Blackfriars Station.

Getting Here

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Link from York Road to Belvedere Road

  • This section describes a walking route from York Road, near to Waterloo Station to Belvedere Road, at the rear of the Royal Festival Hall.
  • The route is about 170m.
  • After the pedestrian crossing at York Road, continue ahead on the wide pedestrian route known as Sutton Walk (shown in photographs 1-3).
  • The path has level flagstone paving as it passes under the railway bridge.
  • After the bridge, Sutton Walk meets Concert Hall Approach, which is used by vehicles coming from Belvedere Road to the left.
  • The road surface is flush with the footpaths and there are no marked crossing points (shown in photographs 4 and 5).
  • Cross to the wide footpath on the opposite side (shown in photograph 6) and turn left towards the Royal Festival Hall (shown in photograph 7).
  • At the end of the road, Concert Hall Approach meets Belvedere Road (shown in photograph 8).
  • There is two-way traffic on this road.
  • The road surface is level with the footpaths in this area, but there are no marked crossing points.
  • Cross to the opposite side of the road for access to Centenary Square and access to the Festival Terrace ahead.

Belvedere Road - Concert Hall Approach to Waterloo Bridge

  • This section describes Belvedere Road, from the junction with Concert Hall Approach to Waterloo Bridge, where it becomes Upper Ground (about 150m).
  • The description focusses on the north side of the road, nearest to the river.
  • There are access points connecting with The Queen's Walk in this area.
  • At the rear of the Royal Festival Hall, there are large concrete blocks between the footpath and Centenary Square.
  • There are also street trees with raised kerbs around and plants in large fixed tubs between the roadway and the footpath (shown in photographs 1 -3).
  • Centenary Square is often busy with a food market at weekends.
  • The pavement in this area is wide and level with a flagstone surface.
  • In most areas the pavements are level with the surface of Belvedere Road.
  • There are also flush kerbs without tactile paving where the service vehicle access road crosses between the Royal Festival Hall and the Hayward Gallery (shown in photographs 4 and 5).
  • The path between this point and Waterloo Bridge is wide and level with tarmac that is patched and uneven in places (shown in photographs 6-8).
  • There are some cycle racks towards the edge of the pavement.
  • There are also two rows of cycle docking stations in the centre of the pavement, beneath Waterloo Bridge (shown in photographs 9 and 10).

Access From (Belvedere Road to South Bank Centre Riverside Terrace)

  • Description View
    • There are large concrete blocks, with an average gap between of 120cm, on the approach to the South Bank Centre Riverside Terrace from Concert Hall Approach and Belvedere Road via South Bank Square (shown in photograph 1).
      Access to the terrace is by steps (shown in photographs 2-4).
      The steps can be bypassed by a lift (shown in photographs 5-8).
      From the terrace there is level access into the Royal Festival Hall and to the shops and restaurants facing it (shown in photographs 9-13 ).
      At the end of the terrace there are lifts, steps or a ramp to connect to the Golden Jubilee Bridge and to The Queen's Walk.
      Please see the section on access from Golden Jubilee Bridge to The Queen's Walk for details.
  • Stairs View
    • The steps are to the left of the Royal Festival Hall from Belvedere Road (shown in photographs 1-4).
      There are 30 steps (in two sets of 15 with a landing between).
    • The height of the step(s) is/are between the recommended 15cm and 18cm.
    • The going of the step(s) is/are between the recommended 30cm and 45cm.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps have tactile paving at the top and bottom.
    • 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.
  • Lift View
    • There is a lift for public use.
    • The lift is located at the rear of the Royal Festival Hall, to the right of the stairs from Belvedere Road.
    • The lift is approximately 15m (16yd 1ft) from the stairs. There is directional signage to the right of the stairs.
    • The lift is a standard lift.
    • The floors which are accessible by this lift are street level (known as Centenary Square) to Festival Terrace (level 2 of the Festival Hall).
    • Clear signs indicating the facilities on each floor are not provided on lift lobby landings.
    • There is a clear level manoeuvring space of 150cm × 150cm in front of the lift.
    • Lift doors do not contrast visually with lift lobby walls.
    • 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 good.
    • The colour contrast between the external lift control plate and the wall is poor.
    • The clear door width of the lift is 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The dimensions of the lift are 130cm x 165cm (4ft 3in x 5ft 5in).
    • There are separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
    • There is not a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
    • There is not a list of floor services available within 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 good.
  • Comments View
    • South Bank Centre Riverside Terrace has a level surface mostly of stone slabs and block paving.
    • There is a large area near to the statue of Nelson Mandela which is a metal grid to ventilate the space below.
    • There are some concrete bench seats without armrests and other brightly coloured metal benches, some of which are mainly sculptural or for fun (shown in photographs 11-15).
    • There is a TFL signpost near to the access point with the Golden Jubilee Bridges and The Queen's Walk.
    • cafes, bars and restaurants on the South Bank Centre Riverside Terrace include Honest Burgers, Cote Brasserie, Southbank Centre Shop, Le Pain Quotidien, Las Iguanas and Skylon.
    • There is also a food kiosk near to the bridge.

Link from Waterloo Station to York Road

  • This section describes a step-free walking route from Waterloo Station to York Road.
  • The route is around 200m.
  • From York Road there is a pedestrian route to Belvedere Road and the South Bank using Concert Hall Approach.
  • There are two step-free access points from Waterloo Station to Cab Road (also known as Taxi Road or Station approach on some maps).
  • These are located opposite platform 5 or opposite platform 2 (shown in photographs 1 and 2).
  • These access points also provide step-free access from Waterloo East Station.
  • From the station, turn left and follow Cab Road downhill, through the covered area (shown in photographs 3 and 4).
  • There is a busy taxi rank in this area.
  • Continue downhill alongside the building towards the stations main entrance (shown in photographs 5 and 6).
  • There are bus stops serving routes 211 and 507 here.
  • Just before the main entrance, there are some clearly marked bollards across the foot path with a 115cm access gap (shown in photographs 8 and 9).
  • Near to the Waterloo stepped entrance, there is lift or stepped access to the underpass linking to the BFI Imax Cinema.
  • Continue ahead past the entrance then bear right to the zebra crossing at the access road (shown in photographs 10 - 12).
  • The crossing has dropped kerbs with tactile paving.
  • Cross to the central island then turn left before the TFL Legible London sign post and cross over the access road to continue downhill towards York Road (shown in photographs 13 and 14).
  • The crossing of the access road has flush kerbs without tactile paving.
  • There is also a cycle route to the right in this area.
  • At York Road there is a button-controlled pedestrian crossing (shown in photographs 15 and 16).
  • The crossing has dropped kerbs with tactile paving and an unmarked central refuge.
  • The lights are timed to cross both lanes of traffic in one go.
  • The crossing controls have audible and visual signals.
  • The push buttons to both the left and right have rotating cones for visually impaired users.
  • Keeping to the left of the crossing avoids possible conflict with the cycle path users.

Access Point (The Queen's Walk from Belvedere Road)

  • Access Point View
    • This access point is located between the Royal Festival Hall and the Hayward Gallery of the Southbank Centre.
      It links Belvedere Road with Festival Riverside Restaurants in front of the Royal Festival Hall.
      From this level there are steps or a ramp up to The Queen's Walk.
      The area at the rear of the Royal Festival Hall on Belvedere Road is level with block paving.
      There is sometimes a food market in this location.
      There are large concrete blocks between the pedestrian area and the service vehicle access road (shown in photographs 1 and 2).
      The gaps between these blocks varies, but is around 95cm.
      As the route passes under the South Bank Centre Riverside Terrace, the surface changes to smooth paving slabs (shown in photographs 3 and 4).
      There are some concrete bench seats against the walls to both sides of the walkway in this area (shown in photograph 5).
      There are bollards across the footpath and service vehicle access road (shown in photographs 6 and 7).
    • There is ramped/sloped or stepped access at this access point.
    • There is open access.
    • The bollards have visual identification bands.
    • The minimum width between the bollards is 115cm.
    • There is an information board/map at this access point.
    • There is a Southbank Centre information post on the footpath next to the access road (shown in photograph 8).
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located at the end of the covered section of the walkway, next to The Queen Elizabeth Hall (shown in photographs 9 and 10).
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.
    • The ramp/slope is permanent.
    • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the ramp.
    • The handrail(s) is/are on the left going up.
  • Step(s) View
    • The step(s) is/are located ahead and to the left at the end of the walkway (shown in photographs 10 and 11).
    • There is/are two sets of 4 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 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 in the centre.
    • 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.
  • Comments View
    • These steps are part of the continuous line of steps between The Queen's Walk and the Festival Riverside Restaurants.
    • There are several large blue-painted concrete drums in this area which have wooden tops and serve as informal tables or seating.

Upper Ground - Waterloo Bridge to Gabriel's Wharf

  • This section describes Upper Ground from Waterloo Bridge to Gabriel's Wharf.
  • This section of the route is around 330m long.
  • There are multiple access points from Upper Ground to The Queen's Walk, which also give step-free access to Blackfriars Station.
  • Where vehicle access points cross the route, the road surface is level with the pavements and there are no tactile markings (shown in photographs 1 and 2).
  • Photograph 3 shows the walkway opposite this area which leads to the underpass to the BFI Imax Cinema.
  • Photographs 4 -8 show Upper Ground at the rear of the National Theatre and IBM buildings.
  • The surface is wide and level.
  • There are some low bollards which have good colour contrast.
  • At the rear of the former London Studios building the footpath is wide and level but the tarmac is patched and uneven in places (photographs 9-12).
  • The street trees have raised kerbs around.
  • There are also some raised kerbs remaining in the centre of the pavement where trees have been removed.
  • There are some low bollards which are not clearly marked.
  • Close to Duchy Street is the step-free rear entrance to the Gabriel's Wharf shopping and restaurant area (shown in photographs 13 and 14).
  • For further information about Gabriel's Wharf please follow the link in the London South Bank venues section.

Access Points (Upper Ground to The Queen's Walk - National Theatre)

  • Access Point View
    • The access point between the BFI Southbank National Film Theatre and the National Theatre is known as Theatre Avenue.
      This is the first step-free access point between Upper Ground and The Queen's Walk to the east of Waterloo Bridge (shown in photographs 1 and 2).
    • This route is mostly level, with a slight uphill slope towards The Queen's Walk at the end (shown in photographs 3-5).
      In this area, there is direct access from Theatre Avenue to the forecourt of the National Theatre.
      This bypasses the three steps between the forecourt and the general level of The Queen's Walk (shown in photograph 6).
    • Access point types include; open gap(s) .
    • There is a National Theatre signpost where Theatre Avenue meets Upper Ground.
      There is no seating in Theatre Avenue, but there are some concrete benches on the forecourt of the National Theatre.
    • There are large bollards across the service vehicle road and the footpath at the Upper Ground end of the route.
      Some of these can be lowered to give service vehicle access, but otherwise the route is pedestrianised.
      Some of these bollards have a contrast colour band (shown in photograph 7).
      At The Queen's Walk end of Theatre Avenue there are fixed bollards which contrast with the background (shown in photograph 8).
  • Ramp/Slope View
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    • There is a similar access point further to the east on Upper Ground, between the National Theatre and the IBM Building (shown in photographs 9-14).
      The entrances to the Dorfman Theatre and Clore Learning Centre are off this route.
      This route is also mostly level, with a slight ramp without handrails where it meets The Queen's Walk.
      The path surface is stone slabs and block paving.
      There are some bollards with good colour contrast, flagpoles, raised flower beds and trees in this area.
      There are also some metal bench seats.
    • There is a third access point between the IBM Building and the former London TV Studios building (shown in photograph 15).
      There are low bollards at the entrance to this route from Upper Ground (shown in photograph 16).
      There are high bollards with good colour contrast on the approach to the ramp and steps from The Queen's Walk (shown in photograph 17).
      The surface of the route is block paving.
      The ramp, near to Queen's Walk, is steep and has a handrail to the left going up (shown in photograph 19).
  • Step(s) View
    • The ramp bypasses the 8, medium unmarked steps (shown in photograph 20).
      The steps have handrails to both sides.

Upper Ground - Bernie Spain Gardens to Blackfriars Bridge

  • This section describes Upper Ground between Bernie Spain Gardens and its junction with Blackfriars Road.
  • Bernie Spain Gardens is between Gabriel's Wharf and OXO Tower Wharf.
  • It is an easy access point through to The Queen's Walk.
  • There is a further park area, south of Upper Ground which connects with Stamford Street.
  • There is seating available in both these gardens (shown in photographs 1-4).
  • The pavement in this area is wide and level but there are some areas where it is patched and uneven.
  • East of Bernie Spain Gardens there is a junction with Broadwall which connects to Stamford Street (shown in photograph 5).
  • There is also a junction with Barge House Street, which curves round and re-joins Upper Ground further east near to the junction with Hatfields (shown in photographs 6-8).
  • At these junctions there are flush kerbs without tactile paving.
  • From Barge House Street there are steep ramps to access the OXO Tower courtyard and also an access point with a slight ramp or steps to access The Queen's Walk.
  • Between Broadwall and Hatfields, the footpaths on Upper Ground are narrow, and there are some low bollards set into the pavement (shown in photographs 9 and 10).
  • At the junctions with Hatfields and Barge House Street there are dropped kerbs with tactile paving (shown in photographs 11 and 12).
  • Between Barge House Street and Blackfriars Road, the footpath on the north side of Upper Ground has several vehicle crossing points which have flush or dropped kerbs and tactile paving (shown in photographs 13 and 14).
  • On the south side of the street, there are deep kerbs without dropped sections at the junction with Rennie Street.
  • Upper Ground passes beneath the Sea Containers building, where there are entrances to the hotels (shown in photographs 15-17).
  • There is a large sculpture of a chain link outside the building.
  • Marigold Alley, next to Sea Containers Building, is the last access point to The Queen's Walk for step-free access to Blackfriars Station.
  • Upper Ground slopes uphill from this building to the junction with Blackfriars Road (shown in photographs 18-20).
  • In this section, the cycle lane becomes level with the pavement and then merges at the junction (shown in photographs 21 and 22).
  • There are flush kerbs with small areas of tactile paving at the junction.
  • Caution - the cycle lane has two-way traffic, even though the road traffic is one way only from Blackfriars Road turning into Upper Ground.

Access Point (Upper Ground to The Queen's Walk - Bernie Spain Gardens)

  • Access Point View
    • This access route links Upper Ground with The Queen's Walk through Bernie Spain Gardens.
      This is between Gabriel's Wharf and OXO Tower Wharf.
      The gardens offer a pleasant place to rest away from the busy riverside area.
      There are several routes through the gardens with grassed areas and trees between the paths.
      There is open access into the gardens from Upper Ground through bollards or an opening without a gate (shown in photographs 1 and 2).
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this access point.
    • There is open access.
    • There are bollards at this access point.
    • The bollards contrast visually with the paving.
    • The minimum width between the bollards is 115cm.
    • There are two further entry points into the gardens where there are gates fixed open with a minimum opening of 130cm (shown in photographs 3-5).
      There is open access into the gardens with no barriers from The Queen's Walk.
      There are several bench seats, some with armrests, in this area (shown in photographs 6 and 7).
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located on the paths within the gardens, uphill from Upper Ground towards The Queen's Walk.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.
  • Comments View
    • Some of the sloping paths are long and without resting places (shown in photographs 8 -10).
    • There are some uneven areas where there are decorative stone blocks set into the tarmac paths.
    • There is a level grassed area at the centre of the gardens.
    • Photograph 12 shows one of the Southbank information boards next to the path.

Access Point (Barge House Street to The Queen's Walk - OXO Tower Wharf/ Sea Containers Building)

  • Access Point View
    • This pedestrian route connects The Queen's Walk with Barge House Street at its junction with Upper Ground.
      This is between OXO Tower Wharf and the Sea Containers Building.
      The path is level with stone paving until the level change at the Barge House Street end.
      There is some low level planting which projects out into the walkway near to the ramp and steps (shown in photographs 1 and 2).
    • There is ramped/sloped or stepped access at this access point.
    • There is open access.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located where the path meets Barge House Street (shown in photographs 3 and 4).
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.
    • The ramp/slope is permanent.
    • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
    • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the ramp.
    • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).
  • Step(s) View
    • The step(s) is/are located to the left of the ramp as you approach from Barge House Street (shown in photographs 5 and 6).
    • There is/are 3 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.
    • 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.
  • Comments View
    • There are two alternative routes between The Queen's Walk and Barge House Street, through the OXO Tower courtyard.
    • Both of these routes include steep ramps without handrails between the courtyard and Barge House Street (shown in photographs 7 and 8).

Access Point (Upper Ground to The Queen's Walk - Marigold Alley)

  • Access Point View
    • Marigold Alley is a pedestrian route between The Queen's Walk and Upper Ground, to the east of the Sea Containers building.
      The route provides the nearest step-free access between Blackfriars Road/Blackfriars Bridge and Blackfriars Station.
      There are two ramps, about 20m apart.
      The sets of steps are next to the ramps.
    • There is ramped/sloped or stepped access at this access point.
    • There is open access.
    • There is an information board/map at this access point.
    • A TFL 'Legible London' signpost is located at the Upper Ground end of Marigold Alley.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.
    • The ramp/slope is permanent.
    • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the ramp.
    • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides.
    • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).
  • Step(s) View
    • The step(s) is/are located alongside each of the two ramps.
    • There is/are 2 steps, then a second set of 3 step(s).
    • The step(s) is/are not 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 17cm.
    • 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.
    • 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.

Link from Blackfriars Station/Hopton Street to Blackfriars Road

  • This section describes a walking route between Hopton Street and Blackfriars Road/Upper Ground via Southwark Street.
  • From Hopton Street, there is a pedestrian access point to The Queen's Walk to the east of Blackfriars Station.
  • This access point joins Hopton Street at its end, next to the Falcon Point building.
  • There are bollards around the central square (shown in photographs 1-4) and the road surfaces are cobbled.
  • The road is flush with the pavement in this area.
  • On the far side of the square, there is a dropped kerb with tactile paving (shown in photograph 5).
  • Continuing along Hopton Street, the pavement is wide and level (shown in photographs 6 and 7).
  • At the time of our visit (February 2019) the footpath on the west side of the road was closed for construction work.
  • At the junction with Southwark Street there is a flush crossing with tactile paving (shown in photograph 8).
  • Cross to the right and continue along Southwark Street, passing under the railway bridge.
  • There are cycle racks on the pavement in this area (shown in photographs 9-11).
  • There are also bus stops in this area.
  • At the junction with Blackfriars Road, there are button-controlled pedestrian crossings.
  • There is a steep dropped kerb with tactile paving at the crossing (shown in photograph 12).
  • The crossing has visible signals and a rotating cone indicator but no audible signal.
  • The road is crossed in two sections.
  • There is a central refuge between the two opposing lanes of traffic (shown in photograph 13).
  • The second section also crosses the cycle route where cycles are travelling in both directions (shown in photographs 14 and 15).
  • Turning to the right, there is a long slope uphill towards Blackfriars Bridge.
  • The junction with Upper Ground is after around 50m on the left (shown in photograph 16).
  • The stepped access down to The Queen's Walk is alongside the Doggett's Pub, just after this junction.

Access Point (Hopton Street to The Queen's Walk/Blackfriars Station)

  • Access Point View
    • This access point connects Hopton Street with The Queen's Walk, next to an entrance to Blackfriars Station.
      This is the first step-free access point to The Queen's Walk east of Marigold Alley, as there is no step-free access at Blackfriars Bridge.
    • There is ramped/sloped or stepped access at this access point.
    • There is open access.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located alongside the Falcon Point building, at the end of Hopton Street, leading up to The Queen's Walk.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.
    • The ramp/slope is permanent.
    • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the ramp.
    • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides.
    • The width of the ramp/slope is 120cm (3ft 11in).
    • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).
  • Step(s) View
    • The step(s) is/are located between the ramp and the station building.
    • There is/are 6 step(s).
    • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
    • The step(s) has/have tactile paving at the top and bottom.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are not between 15cm and 18cm.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are 14cm.
    • The going of the step(s) is/are between 30cm and 45cm.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at 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.
    • There is a second lower handrail.

Belvedere Road - Upper Ground Additional Information

  • There is no seating directly on Belvedere Road or Upper Ground.
  • Seating is available on several of the access points between these roads and The Queen's Walk, such as Theatre Avenue, and in Bernie Spain Gardens.
  • There are accessible and standard public toilets within Gabriel's Wharf.
  • There is a public accessible toilet off The Queen's Walk in Oxo Tower Wharf, next to Caffe Nero.
  • There is also open access to the public areas of the major buildings in the area, such as the Royal Festival Hall, where toilets are available.