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Route Plan - Barbican Tube Station to West Smithfield Library

Queen Mary University of London, West Smithfield, London, EC1A 7BE

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Introduction

  • There is no step free access to Barbican Station. .
  • The total distance from Barbican Station to the West Smithfield Library is approximately 520m.

Turn Right on Exiting Barbican Station to Long Lane

  • Turn right on exiting Barbican Station and head onwards for approximately 15m.
  • The surface of the road is concrete with the occasional manhole cover.

Cross Long Lane

  • Cross Long Lane at the pedestrian crossing.
  • There are tactile drop curbs on either side of the road.
  • There is a central island which has dimpled paving.
  • The controls for the traffic lights are located at heights of 104cm on either side of the road and 112cm at the island.

Turn Right Along Long Lane

  • Turn right after crossing Long Lane and continue for approximately 35m.
  • The surface of the pavement is uneven block paving.
  • There are also manhole covers on the pavement.
  • There is a slight gradient uphill and another gradient to the road.

Cross Cloth Street

  • Cross Cloth Street at the drop kerb.
  • There are dimpled drop kerbs at either side of the road.
  • The surface of the road is tarmac.

Continue Along Long Lane

  • Continue along Long Lane for approximately 230m.
  • The surface of the road is block paving with the occasional manhole cover as well as small areas of concrete.
  • There is a slight gradient to the road.
  • There are also two drop kerbs to cross to the other side of the road.
  • The first does not have tactile paving but second does (as shown in photograph 4).

Turn Left Into West Smithfield

  • Turn left into West Smithfield and continue for approximately 40m.
  • The surface of the road is concrete.

Cross Cloth Fair

  • There are drop kerbs on either side of the road.
  • The surface of the road is tarmac.

Continue and Turn Right to Reach Henry VIII Gate

  • Continue forward for approximately 20m and then turn right at the first opportunity.
  • Then continue onwards for approximately 55m until you reach the Henry VIII gatehouse.
  • The surface of the road is block paving with the occasional manhole cover.
  • There is a slight uphill gradient followed by a slight downhill gradient.
  • After you turn right you will pass the William Wallace memorial as shown in photograph 4.

Turn Left Through Henry VIII Gate

  • On approaching the gatehouse there are bollards with a width of 132cm between them.
  • There is a drop kerb taking you onto the road into St Bartholomew's Hospital.
  • The surface of the road is dimpled concrete.
  • The gatehouse usually only has the left gate open leaving a entrance width of 173cm.
  • Immediately on entrance to the gate you can find hospital security to your left.

Continue Forward Through North Wing Passageway

  • Continue forward for approximately 50m.
  • The surface is tiled with a slight downhill and then uphill gradient.
  • Then head through the North Wing passageway.
  • There are 3 entrances to the passageway: there are 2 smaller side entrances widths of 110cm and one main entrance with a width of 120cm between the side of the archway and the bollard in its middle.
  • The surface of the passageway after the smaller entrance way is block paving.
  • Whilst through the central main entranceway it is still tiled.

Turn Right

  • Turn right and continue forward for approximately 50m.
  • The surface is block paving.
  • There is a slight uphill gradient as well as a slight gradient to the left.

Proceed Up Level Change

  • Proceed up the moderate slope into the cloistered area.
  • The entrance will be located on your right.