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Rookery

Covington Way, Streatham, London, SW16 3BX

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the grounds include the Rookery Cafe, a car park, formal gardens, Old English Garden, pond, walled gardens, wildlife areas, woodland and toilet facilities.
  • Related link Streatham Common.

Location

  • There is not a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest National Rail station is Streatham.
  • The nearest underground station is Tooting Bec.

Opening Times

  • The venue has seasonal opening times.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is free for all users.
    • The car park is located on Streatham Common.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • There is/are 0 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user with assistance.
    • Assistance may be required because there is / are slopes/ramps.
    • The car park surface is concrete.
    • The patron does not have to cross a road.
    • The car park does have a height restriction barrier.
    • The maximum height is 210cm (6ft 11in).
  • On Street Parking and Drop-off Details View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.

Outside Access (Covington Way)

  • This information is for the entrance located on Covington Way.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open away from you (push).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door(s) is / are permanently held open.
  • The door opening is 267cm (8ft 9in) wide.

Level Change (Covington Way)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located immediately beyond the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is easy.

Outside Access (Rear Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located opposite Streatham Common tennis courts.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open away from you (push).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door(s) is / are permanently held open.
  • The door opening is 266cm (8ft 9in) wide.

Level Change (Rear Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located immediately beyond the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is steep.
  • The width of the ramp or slope is 56cm (1ft 10in).
  • There is a / are step(s) to access this area / service.
  • The step(s) is/are located immediately beyond the entrance.
  • There is / are 1 step(s) to the area / service.
  • There is not tactile paving at the top and bottom of the steps.
  • The step(s) is / are not clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is / are medium height.
  • The steps do not have handrails.
  • The ramp or slope does not bypass the step(s).

Outside Access (Streatham Common)

  • This information is for the entrance located on Streatham Common.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open by sliding.
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door(s) is / are permanently held open.
  • The door opening is 290cm (9ft 6in) wide.
  • Comments View
    • There is another entrance located to the left of this one, with a width of 147cm and a steep slope immediately beyond entrance.

Parks and Gardens

  • The park or garden does have footpaths.
  • The path(s) has a / have concrete surface(s).
  • The majority of the path(s) is not / are not wide enough for wheelchair users.
  • There are easy, moderate and steep slopes on the paths.
  • There are bench seats situated along the paths for people to rest.
  • Comments View
    • The venue is situated on a hill, meaning that the majority of paths have a steep gradient.

Parks and Gardens (Formal Gardens)

  • The park or garden does have footpaths.
  • The majority of the path(s) is / are wide enough for wheelchair users.
  • There are bench seats situated along the paths for people to rest.
  • Comments View
    • Many entrances to the formal gardens have stepped access as seen in photograph 4.
    • The paths are cobbled and are extremely uneven.
    • There are medium and deep steps located throughout the formal gardens.
    • A pond is located in the formal gardens.

Outside Access (Cafe Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door(s) is / are light.
  • The door opening is 130cm (4ft 3in) wide.

Level Change (Cafe Entrance)

  • There is a / are step(s) to access this area / service.
  • The step(s) is/are located in the doorway.
  • There is / are 1 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The step(s) is / are not clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is / are shallow.
  • The steps do not have handrails.

Eating and Drinking

  • The following information is for the cafe.
  • The cafe is located on Streatham Common South Side, next to The Rookery.
  • Full table service is available.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is approximately 2m (2yd 7in) from the cafe entrance.
  • The standard height for tables is 74cm.
  • There is 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 and snacks.

Accessible Toilet

  • There are not accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.

Standard Toilet(s) (Cafe)

Level Change (Standard Toilets)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located on the path leading to the toilets.
  • The ramp or slope is steep.