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Sloane Street

Sloane Street, London, SW1

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Overview

  • This Access Guide covers the complete length of Sloane Street.
    This is a distance of approximately 1km (0.6 miles).
    This guide was created in December 2021 and updated in January 2023.
    The area may have changed since the guide was created, however for the latest news and updates please click here
  • The northern section of Sloane Street, near to Knightsbridge, and the southern section, near to Sloane Square, is known for luxury shops, particularly designer fashion brands.
  • Pavements are generally wide and level, but can be congested at busy times.
    There is busy two-way traffic for the full length of the street.
    There are controlled crossing points such as traffic lights and zebra crossings at intervals along the street.
  • Some of the side roads are also crossed at traffic lights or zebra crossings.
    Others are uncontrolled crossings.
    Most crossing points have dropped kerbs, but not all have tactile paving.
  • There are Legible London map signs at intervals along the street.
    There is no seating other than those at bus stops.
  • The main ways to get to Sloane Street are by train, tube, bus and taxi.
    Knightsbridge underground station is near the northern end of Sloane Street.
    Sloane Square underground station is near the southern end of the street.
    The nearest underground stations with step-free access are Green Park and Victoria.
    There are bus stops on both sides of Sloane Street.
  • There are no parking bays on Sloane Street.
    There may be limited pay-by-phone on-street parking bays in some side roads.
    There are public car parks nearby in Cadogan Place and Pavilion Road.
  • There are no public toilets in Sloane Street.
    There is a standard automatic toilet in Sloane Square, but this was out of order at the time of the survey.
  • To view the Access Guide for Sloane Square please click here (new tab)..
  • To view the Access Guide for Pavilion Road please click here (new tab)..
  • To view the Access Guide for King's Road please click here (new tab)..

Getting Here

Major Disruption 2023-2024

  • Sloane Street is undergoing major construction / road work projects during 2023 and 2024.
  • Visitors ought to expect obstacles and diversions involving surface changes and abrupt kerbs at any time.
  • Disruption points are likely to be variable in location according to contractor progress.
  • Sloane Street is also likely to be closed to road traffic at any time.
  • For more information on Sloane Street’s transformation please click here.

General Accessibility

  • Paths and Pavements View
    • Pavements are generally wide and level (photographs 1 to 4).
    • There are a small number of uneven areas where there are dropped kerbs at service vehicle access points across the pavement.
      There are also some uneven surfaces where there is bare earth around the base of trees (photographs 5 and 6).
    • Some of the shops have a row of large planters outside.
      A small number have post and rope barriers to manage any queues at their entrances (photographs 7 to 9).
  • Street Furniture and Features View
    • There is no seating in the street, other than at bus stops.
      There are a number of waste disposal bins along both sides of the street.
      There are potential obstructions from shop/restaurant signage boards.
    • There are some cycle racks near the edge of the pavement (photograph 10).
      There may also be bikes chained to lampposts and street signage posts.
    • If people visit between late April and September, or November to January, there is likely to be cafés or other events happening on the Square.
      For the remaining part of the year the quare will be empty, with just the fountain, war memorial and public seating.
  • Maps and Signage View
    • There are Legible London map signs near the zebra crossing opposite Harriet Street (west side), and near Pont Street (east side - photographs 11 to 12).
      There is also directional signage near to Hans Street (west side).
  • Public Transport View
    • There are 3 bus stops on each side of the street.
      These are at the south of the street, near Sloane Square, at the northern end, between Harriet Street and Basil Street and centrally near to Pont Street.
      All the bus stops have shelters and standard or perching seats (photographs 13 to 15).
    • The access point to Knightsbridge underground station, near the junction of Sloane Street and Knightsbridge is by steps only (photograph 16).

Main Pedestrian Crossing(s) (Junction with Knightsbridge)

  • This crossing is at the junction of Sloane Street with Knightsbridge.
    There are dropped kerbs with tactile paving on each side of the road.
  • There is a central pedestrian refuge with a level surface that is marked by tactile paving.
    The crossing is busy and the refuge is often congested.
  • The road surface is grey tarmac.
  • There is two-way traffic.
    The traffic direction is shown by painted floor signs.

Main Pedestrian Crossing(s) (Junction with Pont Street)

  • These crossings are at the junction of Sloane Street with Pont Street.
    There are steep dropped kerbs with tactile paving on each side of the road at all four crossing points.
  • There is a central pedestrian refuge with a level surface that is marked by tactile paving at each crossing point.
    The refuges are very small, meaning that it is safer to cross the road in a single stage.
  • The road surface is grey tarmac.
  • There is two-way traffic.
    At some of the crossings, the traffic direction is shown by painted floor signs.
    Some crossings have no floor signs or ones that are very worn.

Main Pedestrian Crossing(s) (Sloane Street (pedestrian crossing)

  • There is a push-button controlled pedestrian crossing on Sloane Street, near the junction with Basil Street.
    There are steep dropped kerbs with tactile paving on both sides of the road.
  • The road surface is grey tarmac.
  • There is two-way traffic.

Main Pedestrian Crossing(s) (Sloane Street (zebra crossings)

  • There are four zebra crossings to cross Sloane Street.
    These are;
    - near to Harriet Street (photographs 1 and 2).
    - near the northern junction with Cadogan Place (photographs 3 and 4).
    - south of the junction with Cadogan Gate/ Cadogan Place (photographs 5 and 6).
    - at the southern end of the street near to Sloane Square (photographs 7 and 8).
    There are steep dropped kerbs with tactile paving on each side of the road at all zebra crossings.
  • There is a central pedestrian refuge at the crossings near to Cadogan Gate/ Cadogan Place, and near Sloane Square.
    These have a level surface that is marked by tactile paving.
    The refuges allow the road to be crossed in two stages.
  • The road surface is grey tarmac.
  • There is two-way traffic.
    At the zebra crossing near to Sloane Square there is painted floor signage to indicate the direction of traffic.

Side Street Crossings

  • The crossing with the side street Cadogan Place at its northern end has a zebra crossing (photographs 1 and 2).
    There are dropped kerbs with tactile paving on both sides of the road.
    On the south side the dropped kerb is steep.
  • On the east side of Sloane Street, there are dropped kerbs with tactile paving at the junctions with Harriet Street (photographs 3 and 4) and the southern section of Cadogan Place (photographs 5 and 6).
    Some of the tactile paving is very worn.
  • Also on the east side, there are dropped kerbs with no tactile paving at the junctions with Ellis Street, Wilbraham Place and Sloane Terrace (photographs 7 and 8).
    Some of the dropped kerbs are uneven.
  • On the west side of Sloane Street, there is a pedestrian controlled crossing at the junction with Basil Street (photographs 9 and 10).
    The crossing has dropped kerbs with tactile paving.
    There are visual but no audible signals at the crossing.
    The control boxes have rotating cones to indicate the crossing phase.
    Basil Street was closed to traffic at the time of the survey.
  • At the junction with Hans Street, there are dropped kerbs with no tactile paving (photograph 11).
  • At the junction with Pavilion Street, the crossing is level with tactile paving on both sides (photographs 12 and 13).
    The Pavilion Street crossing surface is multi-coloured block paving.
  • Also on the west side, there are dropped kerbs with tactile paving at the junctions with Cadogan Gate (photographs 14 and 15) and Cadogan Gardens (photograph 17).