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Denmark Hill Station to Camberwell College of Art - Wilson Road - Foundation Centre

1 Wilson Road, London, SE5 8LU

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COVID-19 Information

  • The information in this section was taken in October 2020.
  • UAL is regularly reviewing all access to buildings and facilities in response to the latest government guidance. Check the updates on the Coronavirus: Important Information page to find out more.
  • There have been no changes to the parking.
  • An external queuing system is in place.
  • At peak times the fire exit and entrance/exit (GC03) is used into or from the car park area.
  • The fire exit will be staffed when in use.
  • Hand sanitisers have been installed in reception areas, near lift lobbies, at staircases, in toilets and at either end of the corridors, where possible near classroom doors.
  • Signage has been added to floors and staircases throughout.
  • Protective screens have been added to reception desks.
  • Some staircases are operating a one way system, others are two way with signage directing users.
  • Lift capacities have been reduced.
  • Some cubicles and urinals may be closed due to limited sink space.
  • For more information about the measures in place for Covid-19 please click here (new tab) .


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    • This route plan covers the journey from Denmark Hill Station to Camberwell College of Art Foundation Centre.
    • This route is approximately 1.12km (0.7 miles).
    • From the station to the college it is almost entirely a moderate downhill slope.
    • For those without mobility impairments, it should take approximately 15 minutes to walk.
    • It is likely to be challenging to those with mobility difficulties, especially on the return journey uphill.
    • Along the route there are some crossings without fully dropped kerbs.
    • There are also pedestrian crossings without audible or tactile notification of when/where it is safe to cross.

Start from Denmark Hill Station

  • This station is served by National Rail and London Overground trains.
  • There are lifts and ramps to give step-free access from all platforms to street level.
  • Portable ramps are available to overcome the step from train to platform.
  • There are no toilets at this station.

Turn left out of the station onto Champion Hill

  • Champion Hill has a long easy uphill slope.
  • Look out for narrow sections of pavement past the large street trees (as shown in photographs 1 and 2).
  • Continue past a bus stop (shown in photograph 4).
  • Continue ahead when the road bends away to the right (shown in photograph 6).

After 180m turn left into Grove Lane

  • There is a moderate downhill slope as the pavement curves to the left.
  • Continue down Grove Lane.

Just before the junction with Windsor Walk (80m) cross to the opposite side of Grove Lane

  • The crossing is marked by tactile paving (as shown in photograph 3).
  • The road surface is raised level with the pavement.
  • The road surface is block paving.

Turn left for 5m then pass between the green barriers on the right

  • The barriers are 95cm at the narrowest point (as shown in photograph 3).
  • There is a moderate uphill slope on the path after the barriers (as shown in photograph 4).

After 100m pass between the green barriers onto Camberwell Grove

  • Continue ahead 3m to the pedestrian crossing.

Cross to the opposite side of Camberwell Grove then turn left

  • There are dropped kerbs with tactile paving at the crossing (as shown in photograph 1).
  • The pedestrian crossing has a rotating tactile indicator button.
  • It does not have an audible warning signal.
  • Continue downhill on Camberwell Grove.
  • There are some uneven areas and loose chippings in the pavement around the street trees (as shown in photograph 3).

After 80m cross over Lettsom Street and continue ahead

  • There are dropped kerbs with tactile paving at the street crossing (as shown in photograph 1).
  • Continue ahead on the moderate downhill slope of Camberwell Grove.

After 120m cross over Grace's Mews

  • There are dropped kerbs with small areas of tactile paving at the crossing (as shown in photograph 1).
  • Some paving is uneven in this area.
  • Continue downhill along Camberwell Grove.
  • After 75m there is an access driveway to cross (as shown in photograph 3).
  • This is level with the pavement and has small areas of tactile paving.

After 90m cross over Ribbon Dance Mews

  • There is tactile paving at the crossing.
  • The dropped kerb still leaves a shallow step and the paving is uneven (as shown in photograph 1).
  • Continue along Camberwell Grove.
  • The pavement may be narrow near street trees and obstructed by bins (as shown in photograph 3).

At the junction with Camberwell Church St (160m) turn right

  • The pavement is generally wide and level in this area.
  • Pass shops and cafes to the right.
  • Continue along Camberwell Church St.
  • Take care crossing the unmarked driveway into a housing development (as shown in photograph 3).

Continue along Camberwell Church Street to the junction with Wilson Road (160m)

  • St Giles' Church will be on the right (as shown in photograph 2).
  • Cross the church driveway, which has shallow kerbs without tactile paving (as shown in photograph 3).

Cross to the opposite side of Wilson Road then turn right

  • There are steep dropped kerbs with tactile paving to mark the pedestrian crossing (as shown in photograph 1).
  • There is no tactile rotating button or audible warning on this crossing.
  • After crossing turn right and continue along Wilson Road with the college wall to the left (as shown in photograph 3).
  • There is an unmarked entrance to the college car park on your left (as shown in photograph 4).

After 80m the Foundation Centre entrance gate will be on your left

  • The main entrance is directly ahead of the gates.
  • The ramp to the entrance is to the left.
  • Please see the guide to the Foundation Centre for details.