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Chelsea College of Arts - Route Plan

16 John Islip Street, Westminster, London, SW1P 4JU

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Introduction

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    • The route plans details the journey between Pimlico Tube Station and Chelsea College Main Reception. .
    • The route plans journey also details how to reach the John Islip Street entrance to the college.

Leave Pimlico via Bessborough Street North Entance

  • Bessborough Street's surface is slightly uneven block paving.
  • There is a slight gradient going towards the road downhill along the road here.

Turn left down Drummond Gate

  • The surface is slightly uneven block paving.
  • There is an easy gradient going downhill.
  • There are two service roads, both with cobbled dropped kerbs on either side.
  • Or alternatively take the pavement to your left it has a width of 90cm.
  • There is a patch of tarmac next to a tree near the Vauxhall Bridge Road Pedestrian Lights.

Cross at Vauxhall Bridge Road Pedestrian Crossing

  • Use the pedestrian crossing to reach the road.
  • There are two islands.
  • Both sides of the first island have tactile dropped kerbs.
  • The surface of the first island is cobbled and tactile paving.
  • The second island is at road height and has a surface of tarmac and manhole covers.
  • Cross from the island to the other side of the street which has a tactile paved dropped kerb.

Bus Stop Pimlico Station

  • The bus stop is to the left of the traffic lights just used.
  • It has a shelter, seating and an electronic departures board.
  • It serves routes 2, 36, 185, 436, N2 and N136.

Turn right up Vauxhall Bridge Road to John Islip Street

  • The surface is slightly uneven block paving.
  • There is an easy ramp uphill and a gentle one towards the road.
  • There is a covered area up the road when you reach the Lithuanian Embassy.

Turn left at John Islip Street

  • The road is slightly uneven block paving.
  • There is a slight gradient going towards the road.

Bus Stop Ponsonby Terrace

  • This stop serves routes 88 and C10.

Cross John Islip Street just before you reach Ponsonby Place

  • There are dropped kerbs with tactile paving on either side of the road.
  • There is a tactile paved island in the middle of the road.

Turn left and cross Ponsonby Place

  • Turn left.
  • The surface is slightly uneven block paving.
  • In about 5m you will find the dropped kerb to take you across Ponsonby Place.
  • It is concrete and there is another on the other side. The road is tarmac.

Head up John Islip Street

  • There surface is slightly uneven block paving.
  • There is a slight gradient going downhill and a slight gradient towards the road.
  • There is a bus stop on your left.
  • Shortly after this, you will come across The John Islip Street entrance to the campus.

Bus stop Chelsea College of Art & Design

  • There is a bus stop here that is sheltered and has seating.
  • It serves routes 88 and C10.

Chelsea College John Islip Street Entrance

  • On your right you will see one entrance to Chelsea College.
  • Through the first gate is an easy ramp that leads to the Chelsea Place Cafe, Chelsea Place Gallery and the Gatehouse Site Office.
  • There is then a service road with cobbled dropped kerbs on either side.
  • If you go up the road here you will find the entrance to the Chelsea Cafe, Rootstein Hopkins Parade Ground and from that is the entrance to Block E.
  • Blocks A, B, C, Block D, The Triangle Building and the Laser Design Studio can be reached through here but the route contains a steep ramp.
  • If you continue up John Islip Street on the other side of the ramp is the John Islip Sreet Entrance to Block E.

Continue up John Islip Street

  • The surface is slightly uneven block paving.
  • There is a slight gradient going downhill and another down to the road.
  • There are several cobbled sections next to trees.

Turn right and go up Atterbury Street to the Main Entrance

  • The urface is slightly uneven block paving.
  • There is a slight gradient going downhill and another down to the road.
  • There are several concrete sections next to trees.
  • On your right you will find the entrance to the Rootstein Hopkins Parade Ground.

Arrive at Chelsea College Main Reception Entrance

  • You will come across the entrance.
  • At the entrance there is a cobbled dropped kerb leading to a cobbled service road.
  • This leads to the block paved main entrance ramp on your right.