Skip to main content

Route Plan 3 Pankhurst House, Fawcett House & Pethick-Lawrence House to the Lionel Robbins Building

Houghton Street, London, WC2A 2AE

View Accessibility Symbols

Accessibility Symbols

For more information about what these symbols mean, view our Accessibility Symbols Guide.

Close this popup window.

Access Guide

Show Easy Read


  • The route plan is from Tower 1 to the Lionel Robbins Building. It goes via Grange Court and St Clements Lane.
  • The route covers a distance of approximately 100m and includes slopes ranging from easy to steep.

Pankhurst House and Fawcett House Entrance to Steps or Lift

  • Turn left as you exit Pankhurst House and Fawcett House.
  • Continue past the bicycle racks on the left and right.
  • Walk for 25m to the lift and steps ahead of you.
  • The lift is located to the left of the steps.
  • The surface consists of uneven tarmac.

Lift or steps to Centre Building Courtyard

  • Ahead there is a lift to overcome the steps up to Grange Court.
  • This lift requires an LSE keycard to operate.
  • The clear door width of the lift is 90cm.
  • The lift is 135cm wide and 155cm in depth.
  • The card reader and lift open button are at a height of 95cm and there is an exterior alarm which is at a height of 90cm.
  • At time of survey due to construction works the path had a width of only 82cm.
  • The height of the lift controls within the lift are at a height of 110cm.
  • There is an audible announcer, visual floor indicator, tactile markings and a hearing loop. There are identical, separate entry/exit doors and no mirror to aid reversing. The lift has a weight limit of 750kg.
  • Alternately, go up the 14 medium unmarked steps.
  • There is no tactile paving.
  • There are handrails on the left and in the centre.
  • Pass through the gate at the top and turn to the right onto Grange Court, which has a width of 90cm between the central handrail and the left gate and 83cm between the central handrail and the right gate.
  • After overcoming the level change either via steps or lift continue straight through the slight ramp to the Centre Building Courtyard. The ramp has a handrail through going through the middle.

Centre Building Courtyard to John Watkins Plaza

  • After entering the Centre Building Courtyard, continue across the courtyard toward the John Watkins Plaza on the right.
  • Head past the tree bed structures toward the ramp.

John Watkins Plaza to Lionel Robbins Building

  • On John Watkins Plaza, there is a long upward steep slope with handrails on either side for approximately 15m.
  • To access the slope there are bollards with a width of 145cm.
  • When you get to the top of the slope, the Lionel Robbins Building is directly ahead of you.