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Overview (Key Accessibility Information)

  • This Access Guide covers the section of Regent Street between Oxford Circus and Piccadilly Circus.
    The changing nature of the West End may mean that the on-street conditions are different to the description in this Access Guide.
    This Access Guide was undertaken in August 2019.
    The length of this section is approximately 0.5 miles (0.83km).
    For detailed information about Regent Street itself, between Oxford Circus and Piccadilly Circus please click here (new tab).
    Regent Street is London’s home of flagship fashion store, wellness and lifestyle. Named after the Prince Regent, the street was built in 1819 under the direction of architect John Nash and its Grade II listed facades represent some of the most distinguished architecture in London. Today, the street’s Regency buildings are home to world-class flagship stores including Tory Burch, Burberry, Coach, Kate Spade and J. Crew, while tucked away in Regent Street’s neighbouring side streets are award-winning restaurants such as tibits and Sabor.
    This Access Guide also includes the side roads:
    - Little Argyll Street (new tab)
    - Hanover Street, leading to Hanover Square (new tab)
    - Maddox Street, leading to New Bond Street (new tab)
    - Great Marlborough Street, leading to Carnaby Street (new tab)
    - Conduit Street, leading to New Bond Street (new tab)
    - Foubert’s Place, leading to Carnaby Street (new tab)
    - Tenison Court, leading to Carnaby Street (new tab)
    - Beak Street, leading to Carnaby Street (new tab)
    - Heddon Street (new tab)
    - Vigo Street, leading to Old Bond Street (new tab)
    - Glasshouse Street, leading to Piccadilly Circus (new tab)
    - Swallow Street, leading to Piccadilly (new tab).
  • Oxford Street, Piccadilly Circus, Leicester Square, Carnaby Street, Bond Street and Regent Street to the north are all covered in separate Access Guides.
  • Regent Street and the roads that cross it are extremely busy.
    The pavements and pedestrian crossings are all level and wide, however they can be congested at peak times, which could be daunting for some people.
    Peak times are from 12:00 until around 19:00, and peak months are July - August and December.
  • There can be a lot of noise from the open doors of some shops and also musicians performing on the street.
    There are Legible London wayfinding signs available at intervals on both sides of Regent Street.
    There is seating available on Princes Street.
    All of the crossings over Regent Street have pedestrian controlled crossings with the exception of the Regent Street crossing at the Conduit Street Junction.
    Most of the side street crossings also have pedestrian controlled crossings with the exception of Little Argyll Street, Conduit Street, Heddon Street (south) and Air Street (east and west).
  • During the summer months, Regent Street is pedestrianised on set days between Oxford Circus and Piccadilly Circus.
    As well as this, each November the world famous switch on of the Christmas lights takes place. The show generally runs between 17:00 and 21:00 and the whole of Regent Street between Oxford Circus and Piccadilly Circus is pedestrianised during this time and there is a separate area available for those with specific access needs.
    For more information regarding specific dates of events on Regent Street please click the following link; https://www.regentstreetonline.com/.
  • The main ways to get to Regent Street include; tube, bus or taxi.
    Along this section of Regent Street there are taxi ranks on the west side, outside Burberry and Hollister.
    Bus stops are located at various points along Regent Street.
    Access points for the following underground stations are located in this section of Regent Street; Oxford Circus and Piccadilly Circus.
    The nearest accessible step-free tube stations are Bond Street to the north and Green Park to the south.
  • Parking in the area is very limited and visitors are encouraged to use public transport.
    The nearest available parking is located on Old Burlington Street, west of Regent Street, off Vigo Street; Q-Park - Burlington Street (new tab).
    Q-Park - Burlington Street has no Blue Badge parking bays available.
    There are 2 other car parks available nearby that have lift access and Blue Badge parking bays; NCP - London Soho Brewer Street, located off Glasshouse Street and Q-Park – Soho, located on Poland Street.
    There is no parking on Heddon Street.
  • There is an accessible public toilet available on Princes Street, located off Regent Street and close to Oxford Circus Underground Station. Please click here (new tab) for more information about this accessible toilet.
    There are also public toilet cubicles on Balderton Street, near Selfridges (west of Bond Street Station).
    These are intended to be accessible for all, but may not have the space or support rails to suit some disabled users.
    Additional standard toilet facilities are available within Q-Park on Old Burlington Street.
    Many of the larger shops and restaurants have accessible and standard toilets and baby change facilities for customers.
  • To view the Access Guide for Regent Street - Oxford Circus to Langham Place please click here (new tab)..

Related West End Venues (Regent Street - Oxford Circus to Piccadilly Circus)

Getting Here (Regent Street - Between Oxford Circus and Piccadilly Circus)

General Accessibility (Regent Street - Oxford Circus to Piccadilly Circus)

  • Paths and Pavements View
    • There is step-free access throughout Regent Street.
      The pavements are mostly even and consist of flagstone paving (photographs 1-10).
      The pavements are generally level or have a very slight slope along their length.
      Most notably there are slopes between Foubert's Place/Conduit Street and Beak Street, as well as Beak Street and Glasshouse Street/Vigo Street.
      There are some areas, such as between Oxford Circus and Little Argyll Street, where the pavement slopes across its width.
      Most of the shops and restaurants in this section have at least 1 step-free entrance.
    • All of the main crossings over Regent Street have pedestrian controlled crossings with the exception of the Regent Street crossing at the Conduit Street Junction.
      Most of the side street crossings also have pedestrian controlled crossings with the exception of; Little Argyll Street, Conduit Street, Heddon Street (south) and Air Street (east and west).
      Some of these crossing points can become very congested and give limited time to cross.
    • There is pedestrian-only access from Regent Street onto some further side streets.
      On the east side of the street there are access points to Foubert's Place (photograph 11), Tenison Court and Regents Place.
      On the west side of the street there are access points to Princes Street, New Burlington Place, Heddon Street (north) and Swallow Street (photograph 12).
  • Street Furniture and Features View
    • There is no seating available along Regents Street.
      The nearest seating is located on Princes Street (photograph 13).
      There are a number of waste disposal bins located along both the east and west side of Regent Street.
      There are potential obstructions in the form of shop/restaurant signage boards, postboxes and free newspaper stands in various places along Regent Street (photograph 14).
    • There are a small number of cycle racks available at the south end of Regent Street (photographs 15 and 16).
      These are all located at the edge of the pavement at the side of the road.
      There are likely to be bikes chained to lamp posts and street signage posts, as well as the racks, along the entirety of Regents Street (east and west).
  • Maps and Signage View
    • There are Legible London wayfinding signs close to the main crossroads with Great Marlborough Street, Beak Street and Glasshouse Street on the east side of Regent Street (as shown in photographs 17 and 18).
      There are Legible London wayfinding signs close to the main crossroads with Oxford Circus, Hanover Street, Vigo Street and Piccadilly Circus on the west side of Regent Street (as shown in photographs 19 and 20).
      There is also a Carnaby map located at the junction with Foubert's Place (photograph 21).
  • Public Transport View
    • There are a total of 11 bus stops located on Regent Street, 5 on the east side and 6 on the west side (photographs 22 - 26).
      All bus stops are sheltered and have perch seating available with the exception of Bus Stop RC located between Princes and Hanover Street.
      The perch seating is between 55cm - 65cm high.
      Some bus stops have priority seating available.
      Some of the shelters also have displays of the services due.
    • There are taxi ranks on the west side of Regent Street, located outside Hollister and Burberry (photographs 27 and 28).
      The taxi rank outside Hollister is flush with the pavement.
      The taxi rank outside Burberry does not have a dropped kerb between the road and the pavement.
    • There are 2 access points to Oxford Circus Station at the junction of Oxford Street and Regent Street (photographs 29 and 30).
      This station is accessed via steps.
      There are 2 access points for Piccadilly Circus Underground Station located at the south end of Regent Street.
      Both of these access points are accessed via steps.
    • The accessible step-free entrance to Bond Street Station (via lift) is located on the north side of Oxford Street.
      This access point is located in Marylebone Lane, to the left of the Disney Store.
      The accessible step-free entrance to Green Park Station is located via the park at the rear of the station building.

Accessible Toilet(s) (Princes Street)

  • Location and Access View
    • This accessible toilet is located on Princes Street.
    • There is step-free access to the accessible toilet.
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is required for the accessible toilet.
    • The key is a radar key.
    • There is Braille, pictorial and written text signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The door opens by sliding (automatically).
    • The width of the accessible toilet opening is 90cm (2ft 11in).
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
  • Toilet Features View
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 157cm x 165cm (5ft 2in x 5ft 5in).
    • The accessible toilet does not have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
    • The lighting levels are low to moderate.
    • There is not a lateral transfer space.
    • There is not spatula type lever flush.
    • There is no dropdown rail.
    • 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 not a horizontal wall-mounted grab rail on the opposite side of the seat to the transfer space.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • There is an emergency alarm.
    • There is a push button alarm in the toilet.
    • There is not a red flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilet.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the toilet.
    • There is a/are wall recess bin disposal units.
    • There is a/are coat hook(s).
    • There are coat hooks in the toilet at 116cm and 168cm from the floor.
  • Additional Fixtures View
    • There is a mirror.
    • The mirror is not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • There is not a colostomy bag shelf next to the toilet.
    • The toilet does not have a backrest or a cistern.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 46cm (1ft 6in).
    • 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 70cm (2ft 4in).
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin and tap(s) cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • The height of the wash basin is 85cm (2ft 9in).
    • There is a vertical wall-mounted grab rail on the left hand side of the wash basin.
    • The contrast between the wash basin wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The wash basin tap type is sensor.
    • There is not a wall fixed soap dispenser.
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • There is not a hand dryer.
  • Comments View
    • There is a 50p charge to use the toilet.
    • The payment slot is 130cm high.
    • Those with Radar keys can access the toilet free of charge.
    • The Radar keyhole is 112cm high.
    • The Radar keyhole was not working at the time of surveying.
    • The door will open following payment and automatically closes and locks itself.
    • There is a door close and lock button available to the right as you enter, 98cm high.
    • There is also a door open button in the same location, 110cm high.
    • There is a 20 minute time limit to use the toilet before the door opens automatically.
    • There are a total of 4 emergency alarm buttons.
    • 1 is located next to the toilet, 105cm high.
    • The 3 others are 30cm from the floor, located next to the toilet, below the sink and next to the sink.
    • The toilet will self flush following use, however there is an 'extra flush' button located next to the toilet, 105cm high.

Main Pedestrian Crossing(s) (Oxford Circus - Junction of Oxford Street and Regent Street)

  • There are crossings with dropped kerbs and grey tactile paving at each of the 4 sides of this junction.
    This junction also allows pedestrians to cross diagonally.
    There are shallow kerbs (around 4cm) with no tactile paving at the diagonal crossing points.
  • There are small central refuges on the 4 main crossings.
    The refuges have a flush surface with the road and are not marked with tactile paving.
    Despite the refuges, the crossings are intended to be crossed in one go.
  • The crossings have buff-coloured tarmac which contrast with the grey tarmac road.
  • There is two-way traffic on both Oxford Street and Regent Street.
    There is written floor signage to indicate the direction of traffic.
  • There are audible and visual indicators at all the crossing points.
    This is an 'All Red' junction, where all the crossings operate at the same time.
    The indicators are activated by push button controls.
    There are controls on both sides of each crossing point, at heights between 102cm - 104cm.
    There are also controls on the central refuges, but these are up to 124cm above road level and could be out of reach for some people.
    At least 1 control at each crossing point has a rotating cone for visually impaired users.
    These crossings have a countdown timer of at least 20 seconds which gives ample time for most people to cross.

Main Pedestrian Crossing(s) (Junction - Regent Street with Hanover Street)

  • There are crossings with dropped kerbs and white/grey tactile paving at both the Regent Street and Hanover Street sides of this junction.
  • The road surface at both crossings consists of coloured buff tarmac and contrasts with the grey road.
  • There is two-way traffic on Regent Street.
    There is one-way vehicle and cycle traffic westbound on Hanover Street.
    There is also a cycle-only lane eastbound, joining Regent Street.
    There is no written floor signage to indicate the direction of traffic.
  • There are visual signals available at both crossing points.
    The indicators are activated by push button controls.
    There are controls on at least 1 side of each crossing point, at heights between 100cm - 110cm.
    At least 1 control at each crossing point has a rotating cone for visually impaired users.

Main Pedestrian Crossing(s) (Junction - Regent Street with Great Marlborough Street and Maddox Street)

  • There are crossings with dropped kerbs and grey tactile paving at each of the 3 sides of this junction.
  • There is a central island at the major crossing over Regent Street.
    The central island is flush with the road and is not marked with tactile paving.
    The central island has a block paved surface.
    Despite the central island, the crossing is intended to be crossed in one go.
  • The road surface at the crossings consists of coloured buff tarmac and contrasts with the grey road.
  • There is two-way traffic on Regent Street and Great Marlborough Street.
    There is one-way traffic westbound on Maddox Street.
    There is written floor signage to indicate the direction of traffic at both the Regent Street and Maddox Street crossings.
    There is no written floor signage to indicate the direction of traffic at the Great Marlborough Street crossing.
  • There are visual indicators at all the crossing points.
    The indicators are activated by push button controls.
    There are controls on at least 1 side of each crossing point, at heights between 100cm - 110cm.
    At least 1 control at each crossing point has a rotating cone for visually impaired users.

Main Pedestrian Crossing(s) (Junction - Regent Street with Conduit Street)

  • There are crossings with dropped kerbs and no tactile paving at both the Regent Street and Conduit Street sides of this junction.
  • There is a central island at the major crossing over Regent Street.
    The central island is flush with the road and is not marked with tactile paving.
    The central island has a block paved surface.
    Despite the central island, the crossings are intended to be crossed in one go.
  • The road surface at the crossing over Regent Street consists of coloured buff tarmac and contrasts with the grey road.
    The road surface at the crossing over Conduit Street consists of grey tarmac.
  • There is two-way traffic on Regent Street and Conduit Street.
    There is written floor signage to indicate the direction of traffic at both the Regent Street and Conduit Street crossings.
  • There are no visual or audible indicators at the Regent Street or Conduit Street crossing points.

Main Pedestrian Crossing(s) (Junction - Regent Street with New Burlington Street)

  • There are crossings with dropped kerbs and grey tactile paving at each of the 3 sides of this junction.
  • There are central islands at the major crossings over Regent Street.
    The central islands are flush with the road and have tactile paving.
    The central islands have a block paved surface.
    Despite the central islands, the crossings are intended to be crossed in one go.
  • The road surface at the crossings consists of coloured buff tarmac and contrasts with the grey road.
  • There is two-way traffic on Regent Street.
    There is one-way traffic eastbound on New Burlington Street.
    There is written floor signage to indicate the direction of traffic at both the Regent Street and New Burlington Street crossings.
  • There are visual indicators at all the crossing points.
    The indicators are activated by push button controls.
    There are controls on at least 1 side of each crossing point, at heights between 100cm - 110cm.
    At least 1 control at each crossing point has a rotating cone for visually impaired users.

Main Pedestrian Crossing(s) (Junction - Regent Street with Beak Street)

  • There are crossings with dropped kerbs and grey tactile paving at each of the 3 sides of this junction.
  • There is a central island at the major crossings over Regent Street.
    The central islands are flush with the road and marked with tactile paving.
    The central islands have a block paved surface.
    Despite the central islands, the crossings are intended to be crossed in one go.
  • The road surface at the crossings consists of coloured buff tarmac and contrasts with the grey road.
  • There is two-way traffic on Regent Street.
    There is one-way traffic westbound on Beak Street.
    There is written floor signage to indicate the direction of traffic at all of the Regent Street and Beak Street crossings.
  • There are visual indicators at all the crossing points.
    The indicators are activated by push button controls.
    There are controls on at least 1 side of each crossing point, at heights between 100cm - 110cm.
    At least 1 control at each crossing point has a rotating cone for visually impaired users.

Main Pedestrian Crossing(s) (Junction - Regent Street with Glasshouse Street and Vigo Street)

  • There are crossings with dropped kerbs and grey tactile paving at each of the 4 sides of this junction.
  • There are central islands at the major crossings over Regent Street.
    The central islands are flush with the road and marked with tactile paving.
    The central islands have a block paved surface.
    Despite the central islands, the crossings are intended to be crossed in one go.
  • The road surface at the crossings consists of coloured buff tarmac and contrasts with the grey road.
  • There is two-way traffic on Regent Street.
    There is one-way traffic eastbound on Vigo and Glasshouse Street.
    There is written floor signage to indicate the direction of traffic at the Regent Street, Vigo Street and Glasshouse Street crossings.
  • There are visual indicators at all the crossing points.
    The indicators are activated by push button controls.
    There are controls on at least 1 side of each crossing point, at heights between 100cm - 110cm.
    At least 1 control at each crossing point has a rotating cone for visually impaired users.

Main Pedestrian Crossing(s) (Junction - Regent Street with Air Street)

  • There are dropped kerbs on both sides of all of the crossing points.
    There is grey tactile paving on both sides of the Regent Street crossing.
    There is no tactile paving at either of the Air Street crossings.
  • There is a central island at the crossing over Regent Street.
    The central island is flush with the road and marked with tactile paving.
    Despite the central island, the crossing is intended to be crossed in one go.
  • The road surface at the crossing over Regent Street consists of coloured buff tarmac and contrasts with the grey road.
  • There is two-way traffic on Regent Street.
    There is one-way traffic eastbound on Air Street.
    There is written floor signage to indicate the direction of traffic at the Regent Street crossing.
    There is no written floor signage to indicate the direction of traffic at the Air Street crossings.
  • There are no visual indicators at the crossings over Air Street.
    There are visual indicators at the crossing over Regent Street.
    The indicators are activated by push button controls.
    The controls are at heights between 100cm - 110cm.
    The controls have a rotating cone for visually impaired users.

Main Pedestrian Crossing(s) (Regent Street (South))

  • This crossing point is located to the south end of Regent Street, at the junction with Piccadilly Circus.
    There are dropped kerbs with tactile paving at either side of the road.
  • There is a large central island at this crossing.
    The central island surface consists of flagstone paving.
    There are dropped kerbs with tactile paving at each side of the central island.
  • The road surface at the crossing is buff tarmac to contrast with the grey tarmac road.
  • There is two-way traffic at this crossing.
    There is written floor signage to indicate the direction of traffic.
  • There are visual but not audible indicators at this crossing point.
    The visual indicators are activated by push buttons, these are between the heights of 98cm and 108cm.
    There is at least 1 push button box either side of the road, with a rotating cone to indicate when it is safe to cross.

General Accessibility (Little Argyll Street - Regent Street to Argyll Street)

  • Paths and Pavements View
    • Little Argyll Street connects Regent Street and Argyll Street.
      The street has a very slight uphill slope away from Regent Street.
      The pavements are generally level and consist of flagstone paving (photographs 1 - 9).
    • The street is not pedestrianised, however there is only light traffic during peak times.
      Traffic is westbound only, joining Regent Street.
    • There is a crossing point over Little Argyll Street at the junction with Regent Street (photographs 10 and 11).
      The crossing point is flush with the road and has no tactile paving.
      The road surface at the crossing point is block paving which has some contrast with the pavements.
  • Street Furniture and Features View
    • There is a kiosk at the junction with Regent Street, to the north, that narrows the entry into Little Argyll Street (photograph 12).
      There is no seating available along this street.
    • There is a lamp post located on the south side of the street and road signage on the east side with good contrast with the pavement.
    • There is a row of cycle racks on the north side of the street that narrow the walkway slightly (photograph 13).
  • Maps and Signage View
    • There is a Legible London wayfinding sign at the junction with Regent Street on the north side of the street (photograph 14).
  • Public Transport View
    • There are no bus stops on Little Argyll Street.
      The nearest bus stops are located on Regent Street, outside NatWest and Ted Baker.
    • The nearest taxi rank is located on Great Marlborough Street, opposite the entrance to Carnaby Street.
    • The nearest accessible step-free tube station is Bond Street, using the entrance on Marylebone Lane.

General Accessibility (Hanover Street - Brook Street to Regent Street)

  • Paths and Pavements View
    • Hanover Street joins Brook Street in the west with Regent Street in the east.
      There is step-free access throughout Hanover Street.
      The pavements have a flagstone surface which is generally even (photographs 1 - 14).
    • There are some roadworks and building work along the street.
    • There is a crossing point close to the junction with Hanover Square (photograph 8).
      This crossing point has dropped kerbs on both sides of the road, however there is no tactile paving.
      There is a one-way cycle track on the left hand side of the road, leading towards Regent Street.
  • Street Furniture and Features View
    • There is no seating along Hanover Street.
      The nearest seating is located within Hanover Square Gardens.
  • Maps and Signage View
    • There are Legible London wayfinding signs available at the junction with Hanover Square, and at the junction with Regent Street (photographs 15 and 16).
  • Public Transport View
    • There are bus stops on Regent Street, on both sides of the road, close to where Hanover Street meets Regent Street.
      The bus stops are less than 100m apart.
    • There are taxi ranks nearby on Regent Street and Oxford Street.
    • There are no tube stations on Hanover Street, the nearest being Green Park on Piccadilly or Bond Street off Marylebone Lane (west of Holles Street).
      Both Green Park Station and Bond Street Station have step-free access.
    • Oxford Street Station is also nearby, however this station is only accessed by steps.

Side Street Crossings (along Hanover Street)

  • Pollen Street is to the south of Hanover Street.
    The pavement is flush with the road and has no tactile paving.
    The road surface consists of block paving.

General Accessibility (Maddox Street - New Bond Street to Regent Street)

  • Paths and Pavements View
    • Maddox Street joins New Bond Street in the west with Regent Street in the east.
      There is step-free access throughout Maddox Street.
      The pavements have a flagstone surface which is generally even (photographs 1 - 7).
    • There are several areas throughout Maddox Street where roadworks are taking place (photographs 8 - 10).
    • The side road crossings along this street do not have dropped kerbs or tactile paving.
  • Street Furniture and Features View
    • There is no seating or street furniture along Maddox Street.
      The nearest seating is located on New Bond Street.
  • Maps and Signage View
    • There are Legible London wayfinding signs available at the junction of Maddox Street and Regent Street, and at the junction of New Bond Street and Maddox Street (photographs 11 and 12).
  • Public Transport View
    • There are no bus stops on Maddox Street.
    • The nearest bus stops are located on Conduit Street or Regent Street.
    • There is a taxi rank on New Bond Street close to the junction with Maddox Street (photograph 13) .
    • There are no tube stations on Maddox Street, the nearest being Green Park on Piccadilly or Bond Street off Marylebone Lane (west of Holles Street).
      Both Green Park Station and Bond Street Station have step-free access.

Side Street Crossings (along Maddox Street)

  • Mill Street is to the south of Maddox Street (photographs 1 and 2).
    Traffic is northbound only.
    There are no dropped kerbs or tactile paving either side of the road.
    The road surface consists of grey tarmac.
  • Mason’s Arms Mews is to the north of Maddox Street (photographs 3 and 4).
    Traffic comes from both directions.
    There are no dropped kerbs or tactile paving either side of the road.
    The road surface consists of grey tarmac.
  • Pollen Street is to the north of Maddox Street (photographs 5 and 6).
    The crossing is flush with the Pollen Street access point.
    The pavement surface along Pollen street consists of block paving.

General Accessibility (Great Marlborough Street - Regent Street to Carnaby Street)

  • Paths and Pavements View
    • Great Marlborough Street connects Regent Street to Poland Street.
      The street is not pedestrianised and can be very busy with traffic.
      The pavement surface consists mostly of flagstone paving with areas of block paving in places (photographs 1 - 12).
      The road surface consists mostly of tarmac with the exception of the junction with Argyll Street, which is block paved (photograph 13).
    • Great Marlborough Street is well known for the Liberty department store with its mock-Tudor façade (photograph 14) and also the London Palladium.
      There is access to Carnaby Street from the south side of Great Marlborough Street (photographs 15 and 16).
      The majority of the street has a very slight uphill slope away from Regent Street.
      There is a steep slope on the south side of the street when passing the pedestrian access to Carnaby Street (photograph 17).
      The path also narrows significantly at this point (photograph 18).
    • There is a zebra crossing over Great Marlborough Street that has dropped kerbs on both sides which are not marked by tactile paving (photographs 19, 20, 21 and 22).
      There is also a central island that is flush with the road.
      Traffic flows both ways on Great Marlborough Street.
      There is written floor signage to indicate the direction of traffic.
      There are no visual signals available at this crossing point.
  • Street Furniture and Features View
    • There are a number of cafés/restaurants with external seating areas that encroach onto the path (photograph 23).
      There are also menu/advertising boards located along the path which may be difficult for those with visual impairments to detect (photograph 24).
      There is a refreshment kiosk close to the road crossing as well as lamp posts, road signage posts and bollards that causes the path to narrow slightly in places (photograph 25).
      There are no public seating areas available along Great Marlborough Street.
    • There are male and female public standard toilets available on the south side of Great Marlborough Street, at the access point to Carnaby (photographs 26 and 27).
    • There are likely to be cycles chained to lampposts and street signage posts.
  • Maps and Signage View
    • There are Legible London wayfinding signs at the junction with Regent Street (photograph 28), as well as at the junction with Ramillies Street.
  • Public Transport View
    • There are no bus stops on Great Marlborough Street.
    • The nearest bus stops are located on Regent Street, at the entry to Little Argyll Street, outside NatWest and Ted Baker.
    • There is a taxi rank on Great Marlborough Street, opposite the entrance to Carnaby Street (photograph 29).
    • The nearest accessible step-free tube stations are Green Park and Bond Street.
    • Oxford Circus and Piccadilly Circus are also close by but can only be accessed via steps.

On Street Parking (Great Marlborough Street)

  • 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 Great Marlborough Street.
  • There are not parking charges for the on street Blue Badge parking bay(s).
  • Parking is free for Blue Badge holders.
  • Free parking for Blue Badge holders is for 4 hours only.
  • Standard on street parking is available.
  • The on street standard parking bay(s) is/are located on Great Marlborough Street.

General Accessibility (Conduit Street - New Bond Street to Regent Street)

  • Paths and Pavements View
    • Conduit Street joins New Bond Street in the west with Regent Street in the east.
      There is step-free access throughout Conduit Street.
      The pavements have a flagstone surface which is generally even (photographs 1 - 11).
    • There is a zebra crossing over Conduit Street, between Regent Street and Saville Row (photographs 12 and 13).
      The zebra crossing has dropped kerbs and tactile paving on both sides.
      This crossing point has a central resting area and written floor signage to indicate the direction of traffic.
    • Some side road crossings have dropped kerbs with no tactile paving.
  • Street Furniture and Features View
    • There is no seating or street furniture along Conduit Street.
      The nearest seating is located on New Bond Street.
  • Maps and Signage View
    • There are Legible London wayfinding signs available at the junction of Conduit Street and Regent Street, and at the junction of New Bond Street and Conduit Street (photographs 14 and 15).
  • Public Transport View
    • There are bus stops on Conduit Street on both sides of the road.
      The bus stops are less than 200m apart.
    • There is a taxi rank on Conduit Street, outside John Varvatos, close to Mill Street (photograph 16).
    • There are no tube stations on Conduit Street, the nearest being Green Park on Piccadilly or Bond Street off Marylebone Lane (west of Holles Street).
      Both Green Park Station and Bond Street Station have step-free access.

Side Street Crossings (along Conduit Street)

  • St George Street is to the north of Conduit Street (photographs 1 and 2).
    Traffic comes from both directions along St George Street.
    There are dropped kerbs but no tactile paving either side of the road.
    The road surface at the crossing point is grey tarmac which has some contrast with the pavements.
  • Saville Row is to the south of Conduit Street (photographs 3 and 4).
    Traffic comes from both directions along Saville Row.
    There are dropped kerbs but no tactile paving either side of the road.
    The road surface at the crossing point is grey tarmac which has some contrast with the pavements.
  • Mill Street is to the north of Conduit Street (photographs 5 and 6).
    Traffic is northbound only.
    There are no dropped kerbs or tactile paving at the recommended crossing point.
    The road surface at the crossing point is grey tarmac which has some contrast with the pavements.

General Accessibility (Foubert's Place)

  • Paths and Pavements View
    • Foubert's Place connects Regent Street in the west and Marshall Street in the east.
      Foubert's Place also provides access to Kingly Street, Carnaby Street, Great Marlborough Street and Newburgh Street.
      The majority of the street is level, with the exception of a slight uphill slope between Carnaby Street/Great Marlborough Street and Marshall Street.
      The majority of businesses along Foubert's Place have a stepped entrance.
    • The pathways consist mostly of flagstone paving, with areas of block paving when crossing Carnaby Street, as well as at the north end of the street (photographs 1 - 13).
      The surface of the path is mostly even.
    • The street is pedestrianised and can become very congested during busy periods.
  • Street Furniture and Features View
    • There is a café located between Carnaby Street/Great Marlborough Street and Marshall Street that has an external seating area.
      This seating area is partially enclosed by bollards with fabric screens (photograph 14).
      There are bollards located at the junction of Foubert's Place and Carnaby Street (west side), as well as at the east end of Foubert's Place lining the street on both sides (photographs 15 - 17).
      The bollards are not clearly marked but have good contrast with the path.
    • There are a number of menu/advertisement boards in various places along the street that could be difficult to detect for those with a visual impairment (photographs 18 and 19).
    • There is bench seating located at the east end of Foubert's Place, between the junctions with Marshall Street and Newburgh Street (photographs 20 and 21).
  • Maps and Signage View
    • There is a Carnaby wayfinding map located at the junction of Foubert's Place and Regent Street (photograph 22).
    • The Carnaby wayfinding map height ranges between 135cm and 185cm.
  • Public Transport View
    • There are no bus stops on Foubert's Place.
    • The nearest bus stops are located on Regent Street (Stops M and T), close to the junction with Tenison Court.
    • There are no taxi ranks on Foubert's Place.
    • The nearest taxi ranks are located on Regent Street and the north side of Great Marlborough Street.
    • The nearest accessible step-free tube stations are Green Park and Bond Street.
    • Oxford Circus and Piccadilly Circus are also close by but can only be accessed via steps.

General Accessibility (Tenison Court)

  • Paths and Pavements View
    • Tenison Court connects Regent Street in the west to Carnaby (Kingly Street) in the east.
      The street has a slight slope from west to east along its entirety.
    • The pathway consists of flagstone paving and is mostly even throughout (photographs 1 - 6).
    • The street is pedestrianised and can become congested during busy periods.
  • Street Furniture and Features View
    • There are side entrances to some business along the street, meaning stock deliveries can sometimes cause the pathway to become obstructed.
    • There is a light installation along the street that uses white light to split your shadow into a rainbow of colours on the street walls.
      This could potentially cause issues for those with a visual impairment.
  • Maps and Signage View
    • There are no Carnaby wayfinding maps or Legible London wayfinding signs on Tenison Court.
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    • The nearest Carnaby wayfinding map and Legible London wayfinding signs are located where Carnaby Street meets with Broadwick Street.
    • There is no seating available along Tenison Court.
  • Public Transport View
    • There are no bus stops on Tenison Court.
    • The nearest bus stops are located on Regent Street (Stops M and T), close to the junction with Tenison Court.
    • There are no taxi ranks on Tenison Court.
    • The nearest taxi ranks are located on Regent Street and the north side of Great Marlborough Street.
    • The nearest accessible step-free tube stations are Green Park and Bond Street.
    • Oxford Circus and Piccadilly Circus are also close by but can only be accessed via steps.

General Accessibility (Beak Street)

  • Paths and Pavements View
    • Beak Street connects Regent Street in the west and Lexington Street in the east.
      Beak Street also provides access to Kingly Street, Carnaby Street and Marshall Street on the north side, and Warwick Street, Upper John Street and Upper James Street on the south side.
      The majority of the street has a slight uphill slope from west to east.
      The south side of the street is very narrow in places.
      The majority of businesses along Beak Street have a stepped entrance.
    • Beak Street is not pedestrianised and can be very busy with traffic.
      The pathways consist mainly of flagstone paving with areas of tarmac and block paving (photographs 1 - 9).
      The access to Kingly Street, Carnaby Street and Marshall Street from the north side of Beak Street is mostly level, with 130cm - 150cm wide gaps between the bollards (photographs 10 - 17)
      The bollards are not clearly marked but have a good contrast with the pavement.
    • There are three side street crossings on the south side of Beak Street.
      The crossing over Warwick Street (photographs 18 and 19) has dropped kerbs on both sides, with no tactile paving.
      The crossings over Upper John Street (photographs 20 and 21) and Upper James Street (photographs 22 and 23) do not have dropped kerbs or tactile paving.
      None of the three crossings have visual/audible indicators available.
      The road surface at all three crossings consists of tarmac.
  • Street Furniture and Features View
    • There is a cycle rack located on the east side of Warwick Street (photograph 24).
      There is no seating available on Beak Street, Warwick Street, Upper John Street or Upper James Street.
      There are menu/advertisement boards in places along the pathway on the north side of Beak Street and could be difficult for those with a visual impairment to detect.
    • There are bollards and road signs in various places along Beak Street, most notably at the junctions with Warwick Street, Upper John Street and Upper James Street.
    • There is access to Kingly Court via a walkway located off Beak Street, on the north side of the street (photograph 25).
  • Maps and Signage View
    • There are Carnaby wayfinding maps located between Warwick Street and Upper John Street on the north side of Beak Street, and between Upper John Street and Upper James Street on the south side of Beak Street (photographs 26 and 27).
      The Carnaby wayfinding map heights range between 135cm and 185cm.
    • There is a Legible London wayfinding sign located at the west end of Beak Street, at the junction with Regent Street (photograph 28).
  • Public Transport View
    • There are no bus stops on Beak Street.
    • The nearest bus stops are located on Regent Street (Stops V and L), close to the junction with Beak Street.
    • There are no taxi ranks on Beak Street.
    • The nearest taxi ranks are located on Regent Street and the north side of Great Marlborough Street.
    • The nearest accessible step-free tube stations are Green Park and Bond Street.
    • Oxford Circus and Piccadilly Circus are also close by but can only be accessed via steps.

General Accessibility (Heddon Street)

  • Paths and Pavements View
    • Heddon Street is located between New Burlington Street and Vigo Street.
      The street is pedestrianised, however loading only traffic is permitted between the hours of 03:00 - 11:00, 7 days a week.
      There is no parking on Heddon Street.
      The pavement surface consists of block paving with some flagstone paving at the north end of the street (photographs 1 - 12).
    • There are 2 points of access into the street, both from Regent Street (photographs 13 and 14).
      The street is known for its high end restaurants and bars including the Ice Bar and Gordon Ramsey's Heddon Street Kitchen.
      The street has a long, very slight downhill slope from north to south.
      The majority of the businesses in this area have stepped access.
    • There is a road crossing on Regent Street over the south access point to Heddon Street (as shown in photograph 15).
      The crossing is flush with the path and has no tactile paving.
      The surface of the crossing is block paving and mostly even.
      There are no visual or audible signals available at the crossing.
  • Street Furniture and Features View
    • There are bollards located at the north end of the street with a width of 105cm (photograph 16), and bollards located at the south end of the street with a width of 115cm (photograph 17).
      The bollards cause the access into the street to narrow.
      There are a number of menu boards located along the street that may be hard to detect for those with a visual impairment (photograph 18).
    • Many of the restaurants have external seating areas.
      The seating is enclosed in most cases by large planters that have good contrasts with the pavement (photographs 19 and 20).
      However, there are seating areas that are not enclosed and obstruct the street in places (photograph 21).
    • There is an ATM available at the south end of the street (photograph 22).
  • Maps and Signage View
    • There are no Legible London wayfinding signs on Heddon Street.
      There are signs listing the restaurants and bars on the street located at the north access point (photograph 23).
  • Public Transport View
    • There are no bus stops on Heddon Street.
      The nearest bust stops are located on Regent Street (Stop L and Stop V), opposite Hamleys.
    • The nearest taxi rank is located on Regent Street, outside Burberry.
    • The nearest accessible step-free tube station is Green Park, using the entrance from the park at the rear of the station building.

General Accessibility (Glasshouse Street (Piccadilly Circus - Regent Street))

  • Paths and Pavements View
    • Glasshouse Street runs between Piccadilly Circus and Regent Street.
      There is step-free access throughout Glasshouse Street.
      The pavement surface throughout this area consists of flagstone paving and concrete block paving (photographs 1 - 7).
      The paths are level throughout.
    • Glasshouse Street is pedestrianised between Piccadilly Circus and Air Street.
      Some areas of Glasshouse Street are opened to vehicles for deliveries.
      The pedestrianised roads have a patterned block paving surface.
    • Glasshouse Street crosses the following roads; Air Street and Brewer Street/Warwick Street (if required).
  • Street Furniture and Features View
    • There is no public seating/resting areas along Glasshouse Street.
      There is restaurant outdoor seating areas and menu boards located in places along the pedestrianised part of Glasshouse Street (Air Street to Piccadilly Circus).
    • There are no waste disposal bins located along Glasshouse Street.
      There are a number of large planters located along the pedestrianised parts of Glasshouse Street (photograph 8).
      There are some cycle racks located at the junction with Brewers Street.
    • There are bollards on the pedestrianised part of the road, at the Air Street crossing point and Brewer Street crossing point (photographs 9 - 12).
      The bollards contrast with the pavement.
      The width between the bollards is over 150cm.
  • Maps and Signage View
    • There are no Legible London wayfinding signs located along Glasshouse Street.
    • The nearest Legible London wayfinding signs are located outside the access point for Piccadilly Circus Underground Station (Regent Street East), within the main Piccadilly Circus area.
  • Public Transport View
    • There are no bus stops located on Glasshouse Street.
    • The nearest bus stops are located on Regent Street.
    • There are no taxi ranks located on Glasshouse Street.
    • The nearest taxi ranks are located on Air Street and Regent Street.
    • There are no underground station access points located on Glasshouse Street.
    • The nearest underground station is Piccadilly Circus.

Side Street Crossings (along Glasshouse Street (Air Street, Brewer Street, Warwick Street))

  • There is no dedicated crossing point for Air Street.
    The recommended crossing point is where the path is flush (level) with the road (photographs 1 - 4).
    There is no tactile paving either side of the road.
    There is one-way traffic at this crossing with no written floor signage to indicate the traffic direction.
    There are no signals to indicate when it is safe to cross.
    There are bollards on the Piccadilly Circus side of this crossing point.
  • There is no dedicated crossing point for Brewer Street.
    The recommended crossing point is where the path is flush (level) with the road, outside The Warwick (photographs 5 - 6).
    There is no tactile paving either side of the road.
    There is one-way traffic at this crossing with no written floor signage to indicate the traffic direction.
    There are no signals to indicate when it is safe to cross.
  • There is no dedicated crossing point for Warwick Street.
    The recommended crossing point is where the path is flush (level) with the road, outside The Leicester Arms (photographs 7 - 8).
    There is no tactile paving either side of the road.
    There is one-way traffic at this crossing with no written floor signage to indicate the traffic direction.
    There are no signals to indicate when it is safe to cross.

General Accessibility (Vigo Street - Burlington Gardens to Regent Street)

  • Paths and Pavements View
    • There is step-free access throughout Vigo Street.
      The pavements are mostly even and consist of flagstone paving and tarmac (photographs 1 - 15).
      Most of the shops and restaurants in this section have step-free entrances, with only a few having steps.
    • The street is not pedestrianised, however there is only light traffic during peak times.
      Traffic is one-way, eastbound along Vigo Street.
      The pavements narrow slightly between Burlington Gardens and Sackville Street.
  • Street Furniture and Features View
    • There is no seating or street furniture available along this section.
      The nearest seating is located on New Bond Street, at the junction with Grafton Street.
  • Maps and Signage View
    • The nearest Legible London wayfinding signs are available at the junction of Vigo Street and Regent Street and at the junction of Old Bond Street, New Bond Street and Burlington Gardens (photographs 16 and 17).
  • Public Transport View
    • There are no bus stops on Vigo Street.
    • The nearest bus stops are located on Regent Street, near the junction of Regent Street and Vigo Street.
      All the bus stops have bus shelters with route maps and perching seats, 55cm - 65cm high.
      Some of the shelters also have displays of the services due.
    • There is a taxi rank on Vigo Street, opposite Superdry and next to the Regent Street junction (photograph 18).
    • There are no tube stations on Burlington Gardens, the nearest being Green Park on Piccadilly.
      Green Park Station has step-free access.

Side Street Crossings (along Vigo Street)

  • Sackville Street is located on Vigo Street, opposite Burberry and close to Regent Street.
    There are dropped kerbs with no tactile paving on either side of the road.
    The road surface is tarmac.
    There are no visual/audible indicators at this crossing point.

General Accessibility (Swallow Street - Regent Street to Piccadilly)

  • Paths and Pavements View
    • Swallow Street connects Regent Street in the north with Piccadilly in the south.
      There are a number of office buildings and restaurants located along the street.
      The street has a long, slight downhill slope from north to south.
      The majority of the businesses have step-free access.
    • The north end of the street is pedestrianised, however loading only traffic is permitted between 06:00 - 11:00, 7 days a week.
      The south end of the street is not pedestrianised.
      The flagstone pavements have a flush surface with the block-paved roadway (photographs 1- 10).
      There is a road crossing over Swallow Street at the south end of the street.
      The crossing surface is light grey coloured block paving which contrasts with the darker grey road surface (photograph 11).
      The path is flush with the road and there is no tactile paving at the crossing.
    • Approximately half way along Swallow Street there is a junction with Vine Street.
      Vine Street is not pedestrianised and has the same paving and road surfaces as Swallow Street.
      There is a road crossing over Vine Street at the junction with Swallow Street.
      The crossing surface is light grey coloured block paving which contrasts with the darker grey road surface (photograph 12).
      The path is flush with the road and there is no tactile paving at the crossing.
  • Street Furniture and Features View
    • There are some external seating areas for the restaurants at the north end of the street (photograph 13).
      Most of these seating areas are enclosed by large planters or partition walls that cause the path to narrow significantly (photograph 14).
      There are no public seating areas available on Swallow Street.
    • There is a lamp post on the west side of Swallow Street located in the centre of the path (photograph 15).
      This both narrows the path and could be considered an obstruction for those with a visual impairment.
  • Maps and Signage View
    • There are no Legible London wayfinding signs on Swallow Street.
      The nearest sign is at the Regent Street/Vigo Street junction.
  • Public Transport View
    • There are no bus stops on Swallow Street.
      The nearest bus stops are located on the west side of Regent Street (Stop E and Stop D).
    • The nearest taxi rank is located on Regent Street, outside Hollister.
    • The nearest accessible step-free tube station is Green Park, using the entrance from the park at the rear of the station building.