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20 Kingsway

20 Kingsway, London, WC2B 6LH

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Introduction

  • Language Centre Entrance
    Ground Floor - Language Centre
    Basement - Computer Rooms
    Ground Floor - Teaching Room G.01
    First Floor - Teaching Rooms
    Second Floor - Teaching Rooms, Staff Counselling
    Third Floor - The Centre for Analysis of Risk and Regulation, Department of Accounting, LSE 100
    Fourth Floor - LSE 100 - Course Offices, LSE Careers
    Fifth Floor - Teaching and Learning Centre.

Getting Here

  • By Road
    • The LSE campus is located in central London, off Kingsway (A4200) and the Aldwych (A4).
    • This campus does not have its own car park, but Blue Badge and standard on-street parking is available nearby.
  • By Bus
    • The campus can be accessed via a number of London Bus routes, including bus 1 (New Oxford Street to Canada Water Bus Station), 59 (Streatham Hill to Kings Cross Station), 68 (West Norwood to Euston Bus Station), X68 (Croydon to Russell Square), 91 (Crouch End to Trafalgar Square), 168 (Royal Free Hospital to Old Kent Road), 171 (Catford to Holborn Station), 188 (North Greenwich Station to Russell Square Station) 243 (Wood Green to Waterloo Station) and 521 (Waterloo Station to London Bridge Station).
  • By Train
    • The nearest railway station is Charing Cross. However, all of the London Terminal stations are within reach of the campus using public transport.
  • By Underground
    • The nearest tube stations are Holborn on the Central and Piccadilly lines, Temple on the District and Circle lines, and Charing Cross on the Northern and Bakerloo lines.
  • Useful Links

Useful Information

Building Parking

  • The building does not have its own dedicated parking.
  • Clearly signed and / or standard marked parking bays are not available.

Outside Access (Language Centre Entrance)

  • Entrance
    • This information is for the entrance located off Kingsway.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • A key card is required for access at this entrance.
    • The card reader/lock is in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
    • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The door(s) is / are permanently held open.
    • The width of the door opening is 134cm (4ft 5in).
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 122cm (4ft).
  • Ramp/Slope
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located immediately beyond the entrance.
    • The ramp/slope gradient is easy.
    • The ramp is permanent.
    • The ramp does have handrails.
    • The handrails are on both sides.
  • Comments
    • The Language Centre Reception entrance provides level access to the Language Centre and room G.01 only. There is a deep step with a portable steep ramp to access the main building from this area.

Reception (Language Centre Reception)

  • The Language Centre Reception is located to your left on entrance.
  • The desk is 7m (7yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • The reception area is clearly visible from the entrance.
  • There is step free access to this reception area.
  • The lighting levels in the reception area are bright.
  • The reception desk/counter is medium height (77cm - 109cm).
  • There is not a low section of the counter (76cm or below) available.
  • The desk is staffed.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Comments
    • The lower section of the desk is 77cm high.
  • Opening Times
    • Monday 09:30 - 18:30.
    • Tuesday 09:30 - 18:30.
    • Wednesday 09:30 - 18:30.
    • Thursday 09:30 - 18:30.
    • Friday 09:30 - 17:00.
    • Saturday Closed.
    • Sunday Closed.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance
    • This information is for the entrance located off Portugal Street.
    • There is ramped/sloped or stepped access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 146cm (4ft 9in).
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 138cm (4ft 6in).
  • Ramp/Slope
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
    • The ramp/slope gradient is steep.
    • The ramp is portable.
    • The ramp does not have handrails.
    • The width of the ramp is 76cm (2ft 6in).
  • Step(s)
    • There is a / are step(s) at this entrance.
    • The step(s) is / are located in front of the entrance.
    • There is / are 2 step(s) to access the entrance.
    • The step(s) is / are not clearly marked.
    • The step(s) is / are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do not have handrails.
  • Comments
    • For assistance with the ramp you will need to contact security.
    • The ramp is the same one that can used for the ground floor level change.
    • At the time of survey one double doors in the first set of doors was locked resulting in a single door width of 73cm.

Getting Around

  • There is/are 1 clearly marked step(s), with no handrails, for access to teaching room G.01 from the main entrance.
  • The step(s) is/are deep (18cm+).
  • There is a steep ramp, with no handrails, for access to teaching room G.01 from the main entrance.
  • The ramp or slope does bypass the step(s).
  • The ramp is a portable ramp and has a width of 76cm. The step can also be overcome by accessing room G.01 via the Language Centre, if required.
  • There are doors in corridors which have to be opened manually.
  • Getting Around
    • There is clear signage for building facilities/areas in the foyer/reception area.
    • There is clearly written and pictorial directional signage at key points of circulation routes.
    • There is flooring in corridors which is shiny and could cause issues with glare or look slippery to some people.
    • There is good colour contrast between the walls and floor in all areas.
    • The lighting levels are good.
    • This building does not play background music.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Comments
    • The corridor upon exiting the lift on the basement has a width of 70cm.

Other Floors

  • Steps
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1-2-3-4-5.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • There are manual, heavy, single doors to access the stairwell from the first floor upwards.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are deep (18cm+).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on the left going up.
    • There is a landing.
    • There is a separate staircase leading from the ground to the basement floor. This can be seen in photograph 3.
  • Comments
    • The doors to enter and exit the stairwell have widths of 75cm.
    • There are handrails on both sides at the bottom of the staircase as can be seen in photograph 1. However, most of the staircase only has handrails on the left.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located in front of you on entrance.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are B-G-1-2-3-4-5.
  • Wall mounted information boards are provided at lift landings.
  • There are manual, heavy, single doors to access the lift lobby from the first floor upwards.
  • The lift is approximately 5m (5yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 69cm (2ft 3in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 83cm x 110cm (2ft 9in x 3ft 7in).
  • There are not separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is not a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • The lift does have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does have an audible announcer.
  • The lift does have a hearing loop system.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • The lighting level in the lift is bright.
  • Comments
    • The doors to enter and exit the lobby have widths of 75cm.

Accessible Toilet

  • There are not accessible toilet facilities within this venue.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Location of Standard Toilet(s)
    • There are male and female standard toilets facilities on the basement floor, the first floor, the second floor, the third floor, the fourth floor and the fifth floor.
  • Standard Toilet Surveyed
    • A male standard toilet was surveyed.
    • The toilet surveyed is located to your left when you exit the lift.
    • There is a male standard toilet in the same location.
    • There is step free access to the standard toilet(s) surveyed from the entrance.
    • The standard toilet surveyed is approximately 4m from the lift.
    • There is a/are cubicle(s) suitable for ambulant disabled people in the standard toilet(s) surveyed.
    • There are horizontal grab rails on both sides of the seat.
    • There is sufficient standing space in the cubicle for ambulant disabled people.
    • Lighting levels in the standard toilet surveyed are good.