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Marks and Spencer St Thomas' Hospital Simply Food

St Thomas Hospital, Westminster Bridge Road, London, SE1 7EH

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COVID-19 Information

  • The information in this section was taken in November 2020.
  • To help keep all customers and colleagues well, stores have additional social distancing measures in place such as signage and floor markings.
  • M&S hosts will welcome you on arrival and will carefully count the number of customers in-store using a market-leading app to ensure social distancing is maintained.
  • Colleagues across stores have been provided with additional hygiene measures – from hand sanitisers to Perspex screen at till points – and extra cleaning is taking place to keep up the excellent standards for you and the teams.
  • A new Book & Shop tool enables Sparks Customers to book a shopping slot in advance to keep queues to a minimum and maintain a safe shopping environment for all customers.
  • Toilet facilities have closed due to Covid-19. If you need access to the toilet urgently, please speak to a colleague.
  • Opening times may be subject to change due to Covid-19 restrictions. Latest opening time for stores can be found here.

Introduction

Public Transport and Parking

  • Public Transport View
    • There is a bus stop within approximately 150m of the store.
    • The nearest train station is Waterloo.
    • The nearest underground tube station/Metro station is Lambeth North.
  • Parking View
    • The store does not have its own car park.
    • The store shares a car park/parking facilities.
    • Clearly marked/signposted designated Blue Badge parking bays are available.
    • Clearly marked/signposted parent and child parking bays are not available.
    • There is a dropped kerb from the car park to the store.
    • The dropped kerb does not have tactile paving.

Approach

  • Access into St Thomas' Hospital is step-free via double width automatic doors.
  • There is step free access on the approach to the store.
  • The surface of the approach is tiled.

Outside Access (Food Hall)

  • This information is for the entrance located in St Thomas' Hospital, on the ground floor.
  • There is step free access at this entrance.

Outside Access (M&S Café)

  • This information is for the entrance located in St Thomas' Hospital, on the ground floor.
  • There is step free access at this entrance.

Inside Access

  • Inside Access View
    • There is step free access throughout the store.
    • There is some flooring which is shiny and could cause issues with glare or look slippery to some people.
    • The store does not play background music.
    • There are no hearing assistance system(s) in the store.
    • There is not a cash machine in the store.
    • Trolleys designed for the use of wheelchair users are not available.
  • Order and Collect View
    • There is an Order and Collect service in the store.
    • Customers can obtain online Order and Collect items from a member of staff.

Food Hall

  • Food Hall View
    • The Food Hall is located ahead as you enter.
    • There is step free access to the Food Hall.
    • The majority of aisles have a clear width of 100cm+ and are clear of obstructions.
    • There is step free access throughout the Food Hall aisle(s).
  • Till(s)/Counter(s) View
    • There is not a food information counter.
    • There is a/are high activity till(s) in the Food Hall.
    • The height of the high activity till(s) is/are 82cm.

Café (M&S Café)

  • The Café is located ahead as you enter the M&S Café entrance.
  • There is step free access to the Café.
  • There is a clear accessible route to the Café.
  • There is step free access throughout the Café.
  • Food and/or drink(s) is/are ordered from the service counter.
  • Food and/or drinks can be brought to the table.
  • The height of the service counter is 92cm.
  • The height of the tray counter/rail is 87cm.
  • There is not a priority table for wheelchair users.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is approximately 1m from the Café entrance/opening.
  • The distance between the floor and the dining tables is 72cm.
  • There is clear manoeuvring space throughout the Café.
  • Menus are available on the wall.
  • Menus are clearly written.
  • Menus are presented in good contrasting colours.
  • Drinking straws are available.
  • Two handle cups are not available.
  • The Café does not play background music.
  • WiFi is available in the Café.

Accessible Toilet(s)

  • There is not an accessible toilet in the store.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • There are no standard toilets in the store.

Public Facilities

  • There is an accessible toilet available within the hospital.
  • Standard toilets are available within the hospital.
  • Baby changing facilities are available within the hospital.

Additional Information

  • Staff undertake regular internal awareness training.
  • There is not a member of staff trained in British Sign Language.
  • There is a member of staff available to provide assistance.
  • There is not a home delivery service available from the store.