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Artyard Bar and Kitchen

Bankside Hotel - Ground Floor, 2 Blackfriars Road, Upper Ground, London, SE1 9JU

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Introduction - Artyard Bar and Kitchen

  • Artyard Bar and Kitchen is located on the ground floor of the Bankside Hotel and is an informal all-day restaurant, serving fresh seasonal food, reflective and rejuvenating cocktails, local beers and wines.

Getting Here

  • By Air View
    • The nearest airports to central London are London City Airport, London Gatwick and London Heathrow.
      London City Airport is connected to the centre by the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) to Bank or Tower Gateway with interchanges to the rail and underground network at Canning Town and Stratford.
      From Gatwick airport there are fast trains connecting to London Bridge Station.
      Heathrow Airport is connected by fast trains to Paddington Station and is also on the Piccadilly underground line.
    • For more information on travelling to London by air please click here (opens new tab).
  • By Road View
    • The hotel is located in central London in the Congestion Zone.
      The hotel is located on Upper Ground.
      Upper Ground which can be accessed from the north or the south via Blackfriars Road.
      It may be easier to use public transport to access the hotel.
    • The hotel doesn't have it own car parking, There is nearby public car park and on street blue badge parking on Upper Ground. Please see the London South Bank Public Parking section in this access guide for more information on other public car parks in the area.
    • For more information on London traffic please click here (opens new tab).
  • By Bus View
    • There is a bus stop within 150 metres of the hotel.
    • The nearest bus stops are located along Blackfriars Road (A201).
      The bus services that use these stops include the; 45, 63, 388, N63 and N89.
      There are also bus stops located along Stamford Street (A3200).
      The bus services that use these stops include the; 381, N343, N381 and RV1.
  • By Train View
  • By Underground View
    • The nearest underground station is Blackfriars.
    • Blackfriars Tube Station is located approximately 500 metres from the hotel on the north side of the river.
      Blackfriars is on the Circle and District Lines.
      Access to the station is via Blackfriars Bridge. The station has step free access to platforms.
      Southwark Tube Station is a similar distance away to the south of the hotel, off Blackfriars Road. Southwark is on the Jubilee Line.
      The station has step free access to platforms.
    • For more information on London Underground please click here (opens new tab).
  • By River View

South Bank Public Car Parks

  • This section provides information about a number of public cars parks around South Bank.
    For more information about access and parking charges please visit the individual car parks.
    South Bank is located in the congestion charging zone.

On Street Parking (Upper Ground)

  • On Street Blue Badge Parking View
    • 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 Upper Ground.
    • The dimensions of the on street Blue Badge parking bay(s) surveyed are 280cm x 1000cm (9ft 2in x 32ft 10in).
    • There are not parking charges for the on street Blue Badge parking bay(s).
    • Parking is free for Blue Badge holders.
  • Comments View
    • There is also a small drop off area next to the taxi rank.

Approach

  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope on the approach.
    • The ramp/slope is permanent, has a slight gradient.
  • Step(s) View
    • There is a/are step(s) on the approach.
    • There is/are 3 clearly marked step(s), with a central handrail.
    • 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 extend horizontally beyond the first and last steps.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are between the recommended 15cm and 18cm.
    • The going of the step(s) is/are between the recommended 30cm and 45cm.
    • The step(s) has/have tactile paving at the top and bottom.
  • Comments View
    • This level change can be bypassed by accessing the main entrance from the left side as you face the hotel (the Blackfriars Road side).

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
    • The entrance area/door is not clearly signed.
    • There is step-free access at this entrance.
    • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The entrance door(s) does not/do not contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
    • A key card is required for access at this entrance.
    • The height of the key card reader is 105cm.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The width of the door opening is 190cm.
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The width of the door opening is 184cm.
    • There is a member of staff available for assistance at this entrance.
  • Comments View
    • Step free and/or slope free access to the hotel is only from the left as you face the entrance (the Blackfriars Road side).

Eating and Drinking (Ground Floor : Artyard Bar and Kitchen)

  • The following information is for the restaurant/bar.
  • The restaurant/bar is located on the ground floor.
  • There is step-free access to the restaurant/bar.
  • Full table service is available.
  • Food and/or drinks can be ordered from the service counter.
  • Food and/or drinks can be brought to the table.
  • The height of the service counter is medium height (77cm - 109cm).
  • There is not a lowered section of the counter.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • There is step-free access within the restaurant/bar.
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • This area does play background music.
  • The type of flooring in this area is tiles.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs have armrests on both sides.
  • The nearest table is approximately 5m from the entrance/opening.
  • The nearest table is approximately 2m from the till/counter.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 67cm.
  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 72cm.
  • Plastic/takeaway cups are available.
  • Plastic/takeaway cutlery is not available.
  • Drinking straws are available.
  • There are hand held menus available.
  • Menus are not available in Braille.
  • Menus are not available in large print.
  • Picture menus are not available.
  • Menus are clearly written.
  • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.
  • The type of food served here is English cuisine with a European influence.
  • The lighting levels are varied.

Accessible Toilet(s) (Ground Floor)

  • There is an/are accessible toilet(s) for public use.
  • Location and Access View
    • The accessible toilet surveyed is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • This accessible toilet is located on the ground floor next to the Artyard Bar and Kitchen.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 33m (36yd 3in) from the main entrance.
    • There is step-free access to the accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is heavy.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 86cm (2ft 10in).
    • The door has a horizontal grab rail.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 147cm x 314cm (4ft 10in x 10ft 4in).
    • The accessible toilet does not have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
    • The toilet has a non-slip floor.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 80cm (2ft 7in).
    • The transfer space is obstructed by the bins.
    • There is a flush, however it is not on the transfer side.
    • There is not a spatula type lever flush.
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is an emergency alarm.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.
    • There is a flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilet.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the toilet.
    • There is a/are female sanitary, waste paper pedal bin and open waste paper bin disposal units.
    • There is a/are coat hook(s).
    • The height of the coat hook is 100cm from the floor.
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • There is a/are wall-mounted grab rail(s) available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rail(s) is/are on both sides.
    • There is a vertical wall-mounted grab rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a horizontal wall-mounted grab rail on the opposite side of the seat to the transfer space.
    • There is a mirror.
    • The mirror is placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • There is not a shelf next to the toilet.
    • The toilet does not have a backrest or a cistern.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 44cm (1ft 5in).
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The toilet roll holder is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • There are vertical wall-mounted grab rails on both sides of the wash basin.
    • The wash basin tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • Taps have clear markings to indicate hot and cold settings.
    • There is not a soap dispenser.
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • There is not a hand dryer.
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is fair.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is fair.
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is poor.
    • The lighting levels are low.

Standard Toilet(s) (Ground Floor)

  • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Access to Standard Shared Toilet(s) View
    • The shared toilets that were surveyed are located on the ground floor next to the Artyard Bar and Kitchen.
    • The shared toilet(s) is/are approximately 30m (32yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
    • There is step-free access to the shared toilet(s).
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • An ambulant toilet with wall-mounted grab rails is not available.
    • There is not a lowered wash basin.
    • The wash basin(s) tap type is lever.
    • There is not a flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilet(s).
    • Lighting levels are low.
    • There is a/are similar standard toilet(s) available.