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St Christopher's Place

Barrett Street, Marylebone, London, W1U 1BF

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Overview (Key Accessibility Information)

  • This Access Guide contains detailed access information for St Christopher's Place.
    St Christopher's Place is located just off Oxford Street in the heart of London.
    Oxford Street is covered in a separate Access Guide.
  • There are several access points into St Christopher's Place from the surrounding streets; Gee's Court, Barrett Street/James Street and Wigmore Street.
  • St Christopher's Place is pedestrianised throughout.
    The pavements consist of block paving and flagstone concrete paving.
    There are some uneven surfaces and slight slopes in places.
  • There is some bench seating available in the centre of St Christopher's Place.
    There is a Legible London sign available within the centre of this area, next to the public toilets.
    There are visitor information maps available at the Gee's Court (Oxford Street) and Wigmore Street access points.
  • There are bus stops and taxi ranks nearby on Oxford Street, next to the Gee's Court access point.
    Bond Street Underground Station is nearby on Oxford Street, close to the Gee's Court access point.
  • There is limited on-street parking available on surrounding roads.
  • There are standard toilets available within this area.
  • To view the Access Guide for Oxford Street - Marble Arch to Bond Street Station please click here (new tab)..

Getting Here (St Christopher's Place)

On Street Parking

  • 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 the north section of Duke Street, next to Selfridges (photographs 1 and 2), on Portman Mews, west of Orchard Street (photographs 3 and 4) and on Barrett Street, north of Oxford Street.
  • The dimensions of the on street Blue Badge parking bays vary in size.
  • Parking is free for Blue Badge holders.
  • Free parking for Blue Badge holders is for 4 hours only.
  • On Street Standard Parking View
    • Standard on street parking is available.
    • The on street standard parking bay(s) is/are located on Duke Street, south of Oxford Street (photograph 5), James Street (photograph 6), Picton Place and Barrett Street which connect Duke Street north and James Street.
  • Comments View
    • All the parking bays are limited to a maximum of 4 hours, Monday - Saturday 08:30 - 18:30.
    • The standard parking bays are pay-to-park, by phone.
    • The standard bays are not free for Blue Badge holders.
    • Blue Badge holders are permitted a further hour free after the expiry of the paid-for time.
    • Parking in the area is very limited and visitors are encouraged to use public transport, however for information about the Blue Badge Scheme and parking in London please click here (new tab).
    • For information on where you can park with a disabled parking badge please click here (new tab).

Access Point (Wigmore Street to St Christopher's Place)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located on Wigmore Street, next to Costa Coffee and Ole & Steen.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this access point.
    • There is open access.
    • There are bollards at this access point.
    • The bollards contrast visually with the paving.
    • The minimum width between the bollards is 150cm.
    • There is an information board/map at this access point.
    • There is a visitor information map on the wall, to the right as you enter.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located on the approach and immediately beyond the access point.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.
    • The ramp/slope is permanent.

General Accessibility (Christopher's Place)

  • Paths and Pavements View
    • There is step-free access throughout St Christopher’s Place.
      St Christopher's Place is pedestrianised and can become very congested during busy periods.
      The pathway next to some shops is slightly raised creating a step.
      This small step is between 5cm and 14cm and varies throughout.
    • The pavements are uneven in places and consist of flagstone paving.
      there are some slight slopes in places along the path.
    • There are some raised manhole covers throughout this area.
  • Street Furniture and Features View
    • The nearest seating is located in the centre of the Piazza.
    • There are no waste disposal bins available along St Christopher's Place.
      There are bollards located on the pavement between Isola and Sofra, the gap between the bollards is 150cm wide.
    • Some restaurants have enclosed external seating areas.
      Some shops/restaurants have signs out front which may block the pavement in areas.
  • Maps and Signage View
    • There is a visitor information map on the wall close to the main access point.
    • The nearest Legible London sign is located in the centre of St Christopher's Place.
  • Public Transport View
    • The nearest bus stops are located on Oxford Street.
    • The nearest taxi ranks are located on Oxford Street.
    • The nearest tube station is Bond Street.
      Tube station access points are located on Oxford Street.

Access Point (Oxford Street - Gee Court)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located on Oxford Street, between Intimissini and H&M.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this access point.
    • There is open access.
    • The width of the gap is 110cm.
    • There is an information board/map at this access point.
    • There is a visitor information map on the wall to the left as you enter.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located on the approach and just beyond the access point.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.
    • The ramp/slope is permanent.
    • The width of the ramp/slope is 110cm (3ft 7in).

General Accessibility (Gee's Court)

  • Paths and Pavements View
    • Gee's Court runs from Oxford Street to the Piazza.
      There is step-free access throughout Gee’s Court.
      Gee's Court is pedestrianised and can become very congested during busy periods.
    • The pavements are uneven in places and consist of flagstone paving.
    • There are some raised manhole covers throughout this area.
  • Street Furniture and Features View
    • There is no seating/resting areas along Gee's Court.
      The nearest seating is located in the centre of St Christopher's Place.
    • There are no waste disposal bins available along Leicester Place.
    • Some shops/restaurants have signs out front which may block the pavement in areas.
  • Maps and Signage View
    • There is a visitor information map on the wall close to the main access point.
    • The nearest Legible London sign is located in the centre of St Christopher's Place.
  • Public Transport View
    • The nearest bus stops are located on Oxford Street.
    • The nearest taxi ranks are located on Oxford Street.
    • The nearest tube station is Bond Street.
      Tube station access points are located on Oxford Street.

Access Point (James Street to Barrett Steet and the Piazza)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located off James Street, between Café Creperie and Pizza Express.
    • There is step-free access at this access point.
    • There is open access.
    • There are bollards at this access point.
    • The bollards contrast visually with the paving.
    • The minimum width between the bollards is 190cm.
    • There is an information board/map at this access point.

General Accessibility (Barrett Street and the Piazza)

  • Paths and Pavements View
    • Barrett Street and the Piazza runs from James Street to St Christopher's Place and Gee Court.
      The pedestrianised part of Barrett Street runs from James Street to St Christopher's Place and can become very congested during busy periods.
      There is step-free access throughout Barrett Street and the Piazza.
    • The pavements are uneven in places and consist of block paving.
      The colours of the block paving vary between different shades of grey.
    • There are some raised manhole covers throughout this area.
  • Street Furniture and Features View
    • There is bench seating available in the centre of Piazza opposite Carluccio’s.
      The seats are 46cm high.
    • There are no waste disposal bins available along Barrett Street and the Piazza.
      There are bollards located on the pavement between Isola and Sofra, the gap between the bollards is 150cm wide.
    • Some restaurants have enclosed external seating areas.
      Some shops/restaurants have signs out front which may block the pavement in areas.
  • Maps and Signage View
    • There is a Legible London sign located in the centre of St Christopher's Place, next to the public toilets.
  • Public Transport View
    • The nearest bus stops are located on Oxford Street.
    • The nearest taxi ranks are located on Oxford Street.
    • The nearest tube station is Bond Street.
      Tube station access points are located on Oxford Street.

Step(s) (Barrett Street - Public Toilets Closed)

  • There is a/are step(s) located on Barrett Street, next to Carluccio's and Pizza Express.
  • There is/are 15 step(s).
  • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
  • The height of the step(s) is/are between 15cm and 18cm.
  • The depth 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 of the step(s).
  • 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.

Standard Toilet(s) (Barrett Street - Closed)

  • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Toilet Facilities View
    • The female and male toilets are located on Barrett Street, next to Pizza Express and Carluccio's.
    • There is stepped access to the toilet(s).
    • The colour contrast between the external toilet door(s) and wall(s) is good.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • An ambulant toilet cubicle is not available.
    • The height of the wash basin(s) is 100cm.
    • The wash basin(s) tap type is sensor.
    • Lighting levels are moderate to good.
    • There are barriers to enter both the female and male toilets.
      The barriers are 50cm wide and there is a charge of 50p to enter.

Step(s) (Female Standard Toilets - Closed)

  • There is a/are step(s) located between the barrier and the toilets.
  • There is/are 2 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 between 30cm and 45cm.
  • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The lighting levels at the step(s) are moderate to good.

Step(s) (Male Standard Toilets - Closed)

  • There is a/are step(s) located between the barrier and the toilets.
  • There is/are 2 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 between 30cm and 45cm.
  • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The lighting levels at the step(s) are moderate to good.