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Route from London Bridge Underground Station to Guy's Hospital Main Entrance

Guy's Hospital, Great Maze Pond, London, SE1 9RT

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Introduction

  • Comments
    • The route is approximately 270m in length. .
    • The route should take approximately four minutes. .
    • The Route involves travelling along Joiner Street, St Thomas Street and Great Maze Pond. .
    • You will encounter block paved and concrete surfaces.
    • The potential hazards on this route include; busy roads, crossing points, congested pathways and uneven surfaces. .
    • There is directional signage from the station to the hospital. .
    • This area may be heavily congested with pedestrians. At the time of the survey St Thomas Road was not in general use to traffic. .
    • There are no parking facilities at the station.

Joiner Street to St Thomas Street

  • Turn right on reaching Joiner Street and continue for 120m past the Joiner Street National Rail Station entrance as shown in photograph 2.
  • The surface of the pavement is block paving with the occasional manhole cover.
  • There is a slight downwards gradient towards St Thomas Street. This can be seen in photograph 6.
  • Continue past the Shard Viewing Gallery to reach St Thomas Street
  • As you reach St Thomas Street there are bollards with widths of 116cm with a strip of tactile paving in front of them. This is shown in photograph 8.

Cross St Thomas Street

  • There are tactile dropped kerbs on either side of the road.
  • The surface of the road is tactile and the height of the controls for the crossing is 117cm.
  • The lights produce an audible crossing signal.

Great Maze Pond

  • Continue along Great Maze Pond for approximately 40m.
  • The surface of the pavement is block paving with the occasional manhole cover.
  • In the centre of the pavement there are concrete squares surrounded by cobbled paving.

Great Maze Pond - Collingwood Street

  • Continue along Great Maze Pond.
  • After 40m you will come to a road. Continue along Great Maze Pond by taking the path to the right of the drop kerb and continue for another 50m.
  • Due to construction work at the time of the survey, the turning onto this pavement was 94cm wide and the pathway itself was 112cm wide.
  • The surface of the pavement is block paving with the occasional manhole cover.
  • There is a slight gradient heading downhill towards the road.
  • There is then a series of four lamposts in the middle of the pavement as you progress.
  • The first lamp post has a clearance of 136cm on either side.
  • The second lamp post has a clearance of 116cm to the left and 164cm to the right.
  • The third lamp post has a clearance of 134cm to the left and roughly 130cm to the right, this is dependant on the bicycle parking.
  • The fourth lamp post has a clearance of 144cm to the left and over 150cm to the right.

Great Maze Pond - Guy's Hospital Main Entrance

  • Turn right for 10m.
  • The surface of the pavement is block paving with the occasional manhole cover and street lamp.
  • After 10m Turn left for 35m to reach the Guy's Hospital main entrance.
  • There is a slight uphill gradient to reach the entrance.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the hospital.
  • The entrance area/door is 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/do contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
  • The main door(s) open(s) by revolving.
  • The door(s) is/are single width.
  • The width of the door opening is 210cm.
  • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Comments
    • There is a touch button on the revolving doors which slows them down and makes them accessible for wheelchair users. The button is 86cm high from the floor.