Apsley House Access

Access information for the site is listed below. For more information, or if you have particular access needs, please contact us before you visit. Please note that some facilities may require booking in advance.

Mobility/Older Visitors
Wheelchair Loan
No
Mobility Scooter Loan
No
Site Folders
Yes
Accessible Toilets
No
Adult Changing Area
No
Handrails
No
Easy-use Cutlery
No
Assistance Dogs Welcome
No
Wheelchair Access
 

Disabled access is very limited for those with impaired mobility, as there are no ramps and only one lift in the building. Visitors are advised to bring a companion.

Entrance/Set Down
Please call site in advance.  
Disabled Parking
Limited, free parking is available for disabled visitors. It is essential to book parking in advance. Parking spaces are between 5-15m away from the entrance. Cobbled forecourt with 5 steps to the front door. Please note there is no ramp available.  
Onsite Transport
No Information Available
Stairs
Five steps to the front door. Eight steps down to the lift. There are three steps down to the basement gallery.  
Lift Access
Lift provides access to the first floor, but there are 8 steps down to the lift itself.  
Seating and Rest Points
Chairs are located in the dining room and the Red Striped Room. Carry stools are available on request.  
Pathways: Surface and Gradients
Cobbled stones in forecourt, mosaic tiles in the shop and inner hall. Rest of the house is carpeted.  
Dog Bowl and Toileting
No Information Available
Blind/Visually Impaired
Braille Guides
No
Braille Signage
No
Handrails
No
Accessible Toilets
No
Torches
No
Assistance Dogs Welcome
No
Sensory Experiences
No Information Available
Audio Tours
Yes
Site Tours
The multimedia guide is very descriptive and suitable for visually-impaired visitors.
Handling Objects
No Information Available
Tactile Models
No Information Available
Areas of Low Lighting
House interior can be quite dark, and some rooms are dimly lit to protect the contents.  
Colour Contrasts
No Information Available
Large Print
No Information Available
Dog Bowl and Toileting
No Information Available
Deaf/Hard of Hearing
Vibrating Fire Alarms
No
Tour Transcripts
No
Film Subtitles
No
BSL Tours
Yes
Assistance Dogs Welcome
No
Induction Loops
No Information Available
Audio Installation Transcripts
No
Dog Bowl and Toileting
No Information Available
Learning Difficulties
Accessible Toilets
No
Adult Changing Area
No
Easy-use Cutlery
No
Basic language Audio Tours
Multimedia guide available in English, German, Spanish and BSL.
Easy Read Material
No Information Available
Large Print Material
No Information Available
Dyslexia Friendly Material
No Information Available
Sensory Experiences
No Information Available
Handling Objects
No Information Available
Culinary/Dietary
Easy-use Cutlery
No
Bottle/Food Warming
No
Child Size Portions
No
Highchairs
No
Special Diets
No Information Available
Health and Safety
Deep Water
None
Trip Hazard
Uneven surfaces and change of surface throughout
Sheer Drop
None
Slip Hazard
Cobbled stones in forecourt, mosaic tiles in the shop and inner hall.  
Steep Slope
None
Steep Stairs
2 staircases of standard incline
Beware of Traffic
Visitors have to cross very busy roads to reach the site.
Uneven Ground
Some undulating surfaces within the property; cobbles in forecourt

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Apsley House

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149 Piccadilly, Hyde Park Corner, London, W1J 7NT
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