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Brown Hart Gardens

Brown Hart Gardens, Mayfair, London, W1K 6TF

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Overview (Key Accessibility Information)

  • Brown Hart Gardens is a public space located off Duke Street, Mayfair and is on top of an electricity substation.
    There are stairs up to the gardens
    There is level access by lift, but the lift was out of service on the day of our visit (7.10.20).
  • The garden area is pedestrianised and for general public use.
  • There are pathways throughout the gardens which have a surface of concrete and stone paving.
  • There are benches/seating areas available throughout the gardens.
  • There is a café in the gardens (not covered by this guide).
  • There are bus stops located nearby on Oxford Street, outside Selfridge's.
    There nearest tube station is Bond Street, located on Oxford Street, and has step-free access available.
  • There is limited on-street pay-by-phone parking available on surrounding roads.
  • There are no toilet facilities nearby.
  • To view the Access Guide for Oxford Street - Marble Arch to Bond Street Station please click here (new tab)..

Getting Here (Oxford Street - Between Marble Arch and Bond Street Station)

Opening Times

  • Monday 08:00 - 20:00.
  • Tuesday 08:00 - 20:00.
  • Wednesday 08:00 - 20:00.
  • Thursday 08:00 - 20:00.
  • Friday 08:00 - 20:00.
  • Saturday 08:00 - 20:00.
  • Sunday 10:00 - 20:00.

On Street Parking (Brown Hart Gardens)

  • 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 Brown Hart Gardens, opposite Lumley Street.
  • The dimensions of the on street Blue Badge parking bay(s) surveyed are 290cm x 520cm (9ft 6in x 17ft 1in).
  • There are not parking charges for the on street Blue Badge parking bay(s).
  • Parking is not free for Blue Badge holders.

Access Point (Duke Street 1)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located on Duke Street, next to William Hill Bookmakers.
    • There is stepped access at this access point.
    • There is a gate which opens towards you (pull).
    • The gate is permanently held open.
    • There is not an information board/map at this access point.
  • Step(s) View
    • The step(s) is/are located in front and immediately beyond the access gates.
    • There is/are 15+ step(s).
    • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are between 15cm and 18cm.
    • The depth 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 not 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.

Access Point (Duke Street 2)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located on Duke Street, next to Spaghetti House.
    • There is stepped access at this access point.
    • There is a gate which opens towards you (pull).
    • The gate is permanently held open.
    • There is not an information board/map at this access point.
  • Step(s) View
    • The step(s) is/are located in front and immediately beyond the access gate.
    • There is/are 15+ step(s).
    • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are between 15cm and 18cm.
    • The depth 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 not 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.

Lift (Accessible Access Point - Brown Hart Gardens)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located on Brown Hart Gardens, opposite Lumley Street.
  • The lift was out of use at the time of the survey.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • A member of staff does not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are street to garden level.
  • 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 high.
  • The colour contrast between the external lift control plate and the wall is High.
  • The clear door width is 100cm (3ft 3in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 100cm x 140cm (3ft 3in x 4ft 7in).
  • There are separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • The internal controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The lighting levels in the lift are good.
  • Comments View
    • The lift was out of service at the time of the survey (7.10.20).

Access Point (Brown Hart Garden/Lumley Street)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located on Brown Hart Garden, opposite Lumley Street.
    • There is stepped access at this access point.
    • There is a gate which opens towards you (pull).
    • The gate is permanently held open.
    • The width of the gap is 120cm.
    • There is not an information board/map at this access point.
  • Step(s) View
    • The step(s) is/are located immediately beyond the Access Point.
    • There is/are 15+ step(s).
    • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
    • 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 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.

Access Point (Balderton Street 1)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located on Balderton Street, opposite The Beaumont Hotel.
    • There is stepped access at this access point.
    • There is a gate which opens towards you (pull).
    • The gate is permanently held open.
    • The width of the gap is 120cm.
    • There is not an information board/map at this access point.
  • Step(s) View
    • The step(s) is/are located in front and immediately beyond the access gate.
    • There is/are 12 step(s).
    • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are not between 15cm and 18cm.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are 20cm.
    • The depth 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 not at the recommended height (90cm-100cm).
    • Handrails do not cover the flight of stairs throughout its length.
    • Handrails are easy to grip.
    • Handrails do not extend horizontally beyond the first and last steps.

Access Point (Balderton Street 2)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located on Balderton Street, opposite The Beaumont Hotel.
    • There is stepped access at this access point.
    • There is a gate which opens towards you (pull).
    • The gate is permanently held open.
    • The width of the gap is 120cm.
    • There is not an information board/map at this access point.
  • Step(s) View
    • The step(s) is/are located in front and immediately beyond the access gate.
    • There is/are 12 step(s).
    • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are not between 15cm and 18cm.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are 20cm.
    • 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 not 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.

General Accessibility (Brown Hart Gardens)

  • Paths and Pavements View
    • At the terrace level, there is step-free access throughout the gardens.
      The surface of the paths throughout the gardens consists of stone paving.
  • Street Furniture and Features View
    • There is bench seating available throughout Brown Hart Gardens.
      The seating is located next to or close to the pathways.
      The majority of seating is 46cm high, however this may vary slightly dependant on the location.
    • The standard layout is floral planters set out in a grid pattern with paths between.
      The planters may be moved to the sides and the seats rearranged for special events.
      There are a number of waste disposal bins located throughout.
  • Public Transport View
    • There is a café with inside and outside seating at the Balderton Street end of the terrace, to the right as you exit the lift.

Accessible Toilet(s)

  • There is not an/are not accessible toilet(s) available.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Standard toilet facilities are not available.