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Carr-Saunders Hall

LSE Carr-Saunders Hall, 18-24 Fitzroy Street, London, W1T 4BN

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  • Services / facilities within the building include catered student accommodation.
  • There are a total of 150 rooms within this building. There are 2 twin ensuite rooms available for students, one on the first and one on the second floor.

Getting Here

  • By Road View
    • Carr-Saunders Hall is located in the Fitzrovia area of Central London, on the corner of Maple Street and Fitzroy Street. These streets are close to the Euston Road (A501) and also Tottenham Court Road (A400) and Great Portland Street (B506).
    • Parking at the building is for contractors only, although it may be available for Blue Badge holders to use if requested in advance. There is on street parking available on Fitzroy Street.
  • By Bus View
    • The Hall can be accessed via a number of London Bus routes, including bus 14 (Putney Heath to Warren Street), 24 (Grosvenor Road to the Royal Free Hospital), 29 (Wood Green to Trafalgar Square), 73 (Victoria Bus Station to Stoke Newington), 134 (North Finchley Bus Station to New Oxford Street) and 390 (Archway Station to Notting Hill Gate).
  • By Train View
    • The nearest railway station is Euston. However, all of the London Terminal stations are within reach of the campus using public transport.
  • By Underground View
    • The nearest tube stations are Warren Street (on the Northern and Victoria lines) and Goodge Street (on the Northern line). Great Portland Street (on the Circle, Hammersmith and City and Metropolitan lines) is also close by.
  • Useful Links View

Useful Information

Building Parking

  • The building does have its own dedicated parking.
  • Building Car Park View
    • There are no parking charges.
    • The car park is located in the centre of the building.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • Designated Blue Badge parking bays are not available.
  • Public Car Parks View
    • There is not a car park for public use within 200m (approx).
  • On Street Parking View
    • Clearly signed and / or standard marked parking bays are available.
    • The on street standard parking bay(s) is/are located on Fitzroy Street.
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • The building car park is for use of contractors only.
    • If an individual with a disability required parking, they would have to get in contact with the reception in advance to arrange this.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
    • There is stepped access at this entrance.
    • The intercom is not in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
    • The intercom is at a height of 160cm.
    • A key card is required for access at this entrance.
    • The card reader/lock is not 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 single.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 99cm (3ft 3in).
  • Second Set of Doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 99cm (3ft 3in).
  • Step(s) View
    • There is a / are step(s) at this entrance.
    • The step(s) is / are located in front of the entrance.
    • There is / are 7 step(s) to access the entrance.
    • There is not tactile paving at the top and bottom of the step(s).
    • The step(s) is / are clearly marked.
    • The step(s) is / are medium.
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The handrails are on both sides.

Reception (Main)

  • The main reception is located to the left as you enter through the second set of doors.
  • The desk is 2m (2yd 7in) 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 bell to attract attention.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Comments View
    • There is also a medium height section of the reception to the left as you enter between the two sets of doors, however this is not generally used.

Getting Around

  • Access View
    • There is step free access throughout the majority of the building, via lift.
    • There is/are 1 clearly marked step(s), with no handrails, for access to the shared toilets and showers on all floors containing rooms.
    • The step(s) is/are shallow (2cm - 10cm).
    • There is/are 8 clearly marked step(s), with a handrail on the left going up, for access to the basement common room and male standard toilets.
    • The step(s) is/are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • There are doors in corridors which have to be opened manually.
  • Getting Around View
    • There is not clear signage for building facilities/areas in the foyer/reception area.
    • There is clearly written directional signage at key points of circulation routes.
    • There is high colour contrast between the walls and floor in all areas.
    • The lighting levels are varied.
    • This building does not play background music.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system.


  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located ahead and to the left as you enter.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are LGM-G-1-2-3-4-5-6.
  • Wall mounted information boards are not provided at lift landings.
  • The lift is approximately 8m (8yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 89cm (2ft 11in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 120cm x 120cm (3ft 11in x 3ft 11in).
  • There are 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 View
    • There is a similar lift located next to this lift that provides access to all floors except the lower ground mezzanine floor.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are LG-LGM-G-1-2-3-4-5-6.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • There are manual, heavy, single doors to access the stairwell from the first floor upwards and on the ground floor.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.
    • There is an additional similar staircase at the rear of the building that accesses floors 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6. It also leads to a fire exit on the lower ground floor.
  • Other View
    • The area(s)/service(s) on the floors which are not accessible is/are the lower ground floor.

Eating and Drinking

  • The following information is for the refectory.
  • Full table service is not available.
  • Food or drinks are ordered from the service counter.
  • Food or drinks can be brought to the table.
  • There is not a lowered section at the counter.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is 25m (27yd 1ft) from the lift.
  • The standard height for tables is 64cm.
  • There is not ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • Plastic / takeaway cups are available.
  • Plastic / takeaway cutlery is available.
  • Drinking straws are available.
  • Menus are wall only.
  • 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 hot and cold meals, snacks and drinks.


Ground Floor Common Room and Laundrette

  • Within the common room there are sofas with 38cm high tables (as shown in photograph 1) plus a computer room with the computers located on 69cm high desks (as shown in photograph 2).
  • There is also table tennis, table football and a pool table available (as shown in photographs 3 and 4).
  • The laundrette is located on the ground floor next to the female standard toilets (as shown in photograph 5).

Accessible Toilet

  • There is not an/are not accessible toilet(s) within this venue designated for public use.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Location of Standard Toilet(s) View
    • There are female standard toilets facilities on the lower ground floor and the ground floor.
    • There are male standard toilets facilities on the lower ground floor.
  • Standard Toilet Surveyed View
    • A female standard toilet was surveyed.
    • The toilet surveyed is located on the ground floor just off the stairwell.
    • There is step free access to the standard toilet(s) surveyed from the entrance.
    • The standard toilet surveyed is approximately 12m from the main entrance.
    • There is not a/are not cubicle(s) suitable for ambulant disabled people in the standard toilet(s) surveyed.
    • Lighting levels in the standard toilet surveyed are good.
  • Comments View
    • There is not level access to the male and female standard toilets on the basement level.