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Southwark Cathedral

Venue Accessibility Profile (last updated: 21 November 2016, 23:19)

Address Details

Name Southwark Cathedral
Address London Bridge
Borough Southwark
Town/City London
Post Code SE1 9DA
Within the congestion charging zone? Yes
Access summary Access for wheelchair users.The majority of the complex is wheelchair accessible Services or facilites for sensory impaired people. Induction loops,Large print service sheets and visitor leaflets

Area Map

This map is based on the venue's postcode, and so is not entirely accurate.
Please contact the venue if you require a precise location.

For information on disabled parking in the vicinity of this venue, view this area's Blue Badge parking map.

Further Details

Type of venue Places Of Worship
Further keywords Cathedral, Shop, Education Centre, Conference, Concert venue, Cathedral
General information Cathedral, Conference and Concert Venue (Church of England).
Venue leaflet available Yes
Accessibility guide available Yes
Audio CD available No
Member of Attitude Music Charter Yes
Accessible meeting room available No
Accessible performance space available Yes

Contact Information

Switchboard/Enquiry Line No 020 7367 6700
Fax 020 7367 6730

Getting To

Nearest BR station and approximate distance (metres) London Bridge
400 metres
Nearest tube station and approximate distance (metres) London Bridge
Bus information 17,21,35,40,43,47,48,133,149,501,521, RV1, D1


On-site parking availability No
Designated disabled bays nearby
Off site parking? Snowfields Guys Hospital, parking meters along Southwark
Best place to drop off passengers Cathedral Street / Southwark Street / Montague Close
Taxi services Book your own Cab
Blue Badge icon View the Blue Badge parking map for this area

Main Entrance

Level Access Ramped
Ramp Gradient Slight
Ramp Type Fixed
Door Type Double
Door Opening Inward
Further Entrance Notes The South-West Doorway is adjacent to Borough Market.

More Accessible Alternative Entrance

Level Access Yes
Door Type Double
Door Opening Inward
Location of alternative entrance The North-West Doorway is accessed from the riverside.

Access Inside

Venue is all on one level No
Venue has unavoidable steps Yes
Are the steps highlighted? Yes
Are there any handrails? One side
Floors served by lift All
Type(s) of lift Public
Location of accessible fire exits and refuges Please refer to venue leaflet there are several accessible fire exists within the complex.

Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair accessible screens/areas The majority of the complex is wheelchair accessible

Limited Mobility

Staff will assist Yes

Facilities for Hearing Impaired

Induction loop available Yes
Infra-red system available No
Locations of induction loops / infra red systems Cathedral floor and all conference/ meeting rooms
Details of signed events On request

Services for Visually Impaired

Are audio described tours available? Large print service sheets and visitor leaflets

Information Formats

Large print Yes

Guide Dogs

Are guide dogs welcome? Yes
Guide dogs can remain with owner Yes
Restrictions No


Availability Restaurant: Yes
Bar: Yes
Café: Yes
Location Cathedral Refectory / Restaurant
Are there unavoidable steps? Yes
Can carrying assistance be provided? Yes
Refreshments service offered Self service
Movable seating available? Yes


Location On north side of the complex - fully accessible although on two levels.
Wheelchair accessible Yes
Staff will assist When able to

Toilets and Phones

Adapted toilets Male:
Unisex: Yes
Location of toilets please refer to venue's leaflet
Unavoidable steps to one or more of the above Yes
Use of private phone available if necessary Yes

Seating, Concessions and Activities

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