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Address and Map

Open Inclusion

Bankside 3, 90-100 Southwark St, London, SE1 0SW

Tel: +44 20 3950 1957

See the map on Google Maps online (opens new window).

Here are some photographs of our office. Outside the building entry is in a pedestrianised area just off Southwark St heading north (towards the Tate Museum). Inside the reception area, there is a reception desk straight ahead and chairs and a big screen on the right of the floor. Please ring us when you get to the lobby so that we can come down and check you in.

There is a pedestrian area with some bollards in it. To the right is Bankside 3 a glass edifice with revolving doors and a side door

Accessibility information

Outside access

The entrance has large revolving doors in the centre and a manually opened door on the left which is wide enough for all wheelchairs including power assisted ones.

The pavement outside is level, and does not have a gradient. Please be watchful for the four bollards in the paved area designed to mark the edge of the car pickup area.

Step free access

Our office is step free and accessible to wheelchair users.

We are located on the sixth floor which is accessible via a lift, and both our office and meeting rooms are all step free. There are accessible toilets on our floor.

Dogs

Dogs are welcome in our office. If you require a bowl of water for your dog, please ask us.

Induction loop

We have a portable Hearing Loop that we put into any meeting room or space in our office and take to focus group sessions when we travel. Unfortunately, the building does not have a hearing induction loop system at the reception. If you are deaf or hard of hearing and there is anything further we can do to make your visit easier, please let us know.

Noise Levels

The communal areas of the space such as the lobby can be busy and therefore noisy. Our offices are generally relatively quiet other than business teams in discussion or videos of work being played in closed meeting rooms.

Reception

The reception area has high lighting levels and a security guard can help anyone who requires assistance with the side door.

When you enter the building, there is a reception desk located in front of you, to the right. The reception staff will already have been informed that you are coming to the office, so just give them your name. Please call us once you have arrived so we can come and collect you from the lobby.

 

Car Parking

The Blue Badge Parking website displays useful information on the location of parking spaces for blue badge holders.

The nearest blue badge parking spaces are in the following locations:

  • Southwark St in front of Jo and the Juice – 1 bay
  • Southwark St by the corner of Bear Lane – 1 bay
  • Bear Lane – 1 bay
  • Hopton Street – 1 bay
  • Chancel Street – 1 bay

The map below displays nearby blue badge parking spaces, indicated by a blue pin.

A map showing blue badge parking spaces around the office

Public Transport

Arriving by Bus

Name: Lavington Street (Stop code: SW) if heading east from Waterloo Station

Routes served: RV1 – towards Tower Gateway. 381 – towards Peckham

Location: This bus stop is located right by the pedestrian area that leads to the building

Average walking time from entrance: less than 1 minute

 

Name: Lavington Street (Stop code: SQ) if heading west from London Bridge Station

Routes served: 381 towards Waterloo

Location: As you step off the bus, turn left and about 40 meters down the street there are lights at a pedestrian crossing. Cross the road, turn to your right and walk approx the same distance back on the other side of the road. The office will be on your left hand side through the pedestrian area before the M&S.

Average walking time from entrance: 1-2 minutes

 

Arriving by Train

Blackfriars (Train station)

Please note there are two entrances/exits from Blackfriars rail station, as the station sits across the River Thames on a bridge. We are closest to the south side.

Distance from our office

  • The exit on the South side of the river is 0.4 miles  (approx 7 minutes walking)
  • The exit on the South side of the river is 0.5 miles (approx 11 minutes walking)

Rail networks served

  • First Capital Connect
  • South Eastern
  • Thameslink

Please note that the Circle and District lines of London Underground also serve Blackfriars Underground station which is located at the northern exit of Blackfriars railway station.

 

Blackfriars station map showing exits on both sides of the River Thames.
Blackfriars station map showing exits on both sides of the River Thames.

 

Disabled access

Both the North and South entrances of Blackfriars Station are step free, with lifts from street level to the platform.

There are ramps available to board the train from the platform although you will need to ask staff to assist you.

Walking directions
North exit

When you are at the North exit turn left to cross Blackfriars Bridge. When you reach the other side of the river, walk a further 200 metres until you reach a major junction which is with Southwark Road. Turn left down Southwark Road and continue approx 0.3 miles (450 metres). The office will be on your left hand side. There is a pedestrian area just after you pass a Coco di Mama and before you get to the M&S. Go into that area and the building is Bankside 3 which is on the right hand side. Bankside 2 is on the left.

South exit

When you are at the South exit, after the turnstiles turn right and head out of the station past a small cafe. Immediately after you leave the building turn right where there is a ramp as well as a set of stairs that heads down to Hopton Street. At the street turn left and navigate across the cobbled area heading towards the Tate Modern which is directly in front of you onto Holland Street. Follow this street to Southwark Rd and turn left onto it. Walk past the Blue Fin Building and some cafes. The office will be on your left hand side. There is a pedestrian area just after you pass a Coco di Mama and before you get to the M&S. Go into that area and the building is Bankside 3 which is on the right hand side. Bankside 2 is on the left.

Map
North Exit

Pedestrian route from Blackfriars Station (northside) to the office

South Exit

Pedestrian route from Blackfriars Station (southside) to the office

Links to further station information about Blackfriars

National Rail

DisabledGo Access Guide

 

Arriving by Tube/Underground

Southwark

Distance from our office

0.4 miles  (approx 9 minutes walking)

Tube lines served

Jubilee (grey line)

Disabled access

The station is step free from street to tube train via a lift. The lift is located to the left of the main entrance.

Walking directions

When you exit the station, cross the road at the lights and head east along Union Street. Turn left into Great Suffolk Street after you have gone under the railway bridge. Follow Great Suffolk St for 3-4 minutes until you get to a major intersection with Southwark Rd. Cross at the lights and then turn right along Southwark Rd. Continue for approx 0.3 miles (450 metres). The office will be on your left hand side. There is a pedestrian area just after you pass a Coco di Mama and before you get to the M&S. Go into that area and the building is Bankside 3 which is on the right hand side. Bankside 2 is on the left

Blackfriars (Tube station)

Distance from our office

0.5 miles (approx 11 minutes walking)

Tube lines served
  • Circle (yellow line)
  • District (green line)
Disabled access

Both the Circle and District lines have step free access via a lift to and from platform level, however there is a gap/step between the train and the platform.

Walking directions

When you exit the tube station turn left to cross Blackfriars Bridge. When you reach the other side of the river, walk a further 200 metres until you reach a major junction which is with Southwark Road. Turn left down Southwark Road and continue approx 0.3 miles (450 metres). The office will be on your left hand side. There is a pedestrian area just after you pass a Coco di Mama and before you get to the M&S. Go into that area and the building is Bankside 3 which is on the right hand side. Bankside 2 is on the left.

Map

The map of the route is the same as if you were coming from the northern exit of Blackfriars railway station – see above.

 

Santander Cycle Hire

There is a Santander cycle docking station (Southwark Street) which is located outside the front of the office, less than 1 minute walk away. The docking station has space for 21 cycles.

 

Contact

If you have any questions about your visit please contact the person you’re due to visit, and they’ll do their best to help you.