The station is bounded by Praed Street to the southeast, Bishop's Bridge Road to the northwest (running northeast/southwest); London Street to the northeast and Eastbourne Terrace to the southwest (running northwest/southeast).
A slip way, for delivery vehicles runs northwest, from Praed Street, between the station and London Street.
Entrances and Exits
The station has seven entrances/exits. Four of these are from the southwest side of the station onto Eastbourne Terrace.
A fifth, southeast exit leaves from the concourse, opposite platform 10, via the slip way onto Praed Street.
The northeast exit, leaves from the bridge near the ramp from platform 9. Follow the path, turn left, (northwest) towards Bishop's Bridge Road, A4206. At the northeast end of the path is a brick wall sign posted "paths to left (northwest) Little Venice, Sheldon Square, Sainsbury's and Cannon's Health Club"; to the right, (southeast) leads to London Street which runs along the northeast side of the station.
The seventh exit is the walkway to the car park, which leaves from the far (northwest) end of Platform 1. This provides both stairs-only and step-free entry to the main part of the station.
This walkway leaves platform 1 going southwest then turns northwest. There is a free phone on your right as you move away from the station.
The Free Phone en Route to the Car Park
At the time of our survey, the following services were indicated.
The walkway continues for some distance, with various entrances to the car park. The details of this appear to lie beyond the scope of our survey.
The taxi way is no longer in use. This joined Praed Street at the junction with Eastbourne Terrace. Details of how to reach Eastbourne Terrace will be provided shortly.
The First Crossing of Eastbourne Terrace
This is a two-stage crossing with push buttons and rotating cones on both sides throughout; turn left then right in the central island.
Craven Road continues southwest from the junction of Praed Street and Eastbourne Terrace.
The Northeast Side of Eastbourne Terrace, Going Northwest from Praed Street
Opposite the main entrance to the station, about 100 metres from Praed Street, is Bus Stop E, Chilworth Street, with a bus ticket machine on the railings and a shelter with 2 benches. Chilworth Street leaves Eastbourne Terrace to the southwest, slightly southeast of here.
Continuing Northwest, Beyond Stop E
Go down 10 then 10 steps, going southeast. From the foot of these steps, is a railing to your left leading to the zebra crossing of the taxi way. Cross to the central island, there's a railing in front of you, turn right then left before crossing to the pavement. Go slightly right from here to locate the main entrance to the station, onto platform 1. Turn right towards the concourse.
Continuing Northwest, Beyond the Gap in the Railings
This is a one-stage crossing with sounder, push buttons and cones to your right. There is no obvious island in the middle of the road, except to either side of the walkway.
Continuing Northwest, Beyond the Second Crossing
This is a two-stage crossing with the button and cone to your right. Turn left then right on the central island, where the button is to your left.
Continuing Northwest, Beyond the Third Crossing
Southwest Side of Eastbourne Terrace, Going Northwest from Craven Road
Northwest Side, Going Northeast from Eastbourne Terrace
Southeast Side of Praed Street, Going Northeast from the Junction with Eastbourne Terrace
This is a single-stage crossing with buttons and cones to each side. You cross to the island between London Street and the slip way into the station.
Continuing Northeast from the Crossing before London Street
This is a single-stage crossing with buttons and cones to each side. The traffic is one way, from your left.
Continuing Northeast beyond London Street
This is a single-stage crossing with button and cone to each side.
The Slip Way
This runs northwest from Praed Street, down a slope into the station, about opposite platform 10. There's a pavement along each side of this road.
The Taxi Way
This is no longer available and is replaced by a new taxi rank leading from Bishopsbridge Road.
We understand the Passenger Assistance Reception is still accessed from platform 1 and is accessible from outside the station. Beyond (northeast of) this is:
The wall continues to the corner with Praed Street. There's tactile paving in front of you for the crossing of Praed Street. This should be treated as a single--stage crossing with button to each side when crossing away from the station. When crossing towards the station the button is to your right.
Stop B, Outside the Station, Left of the Main Entrance
Serves 705 bus to Victoria Station, Waterloo station, London Bridge station, and Liverpool Street Station.
Bus Stop D, Eastbourne Terrace; on the Southwest Side of Eastbourne Terrace
Serves buses towards Ladbroke Grove, Kensington, or Royal Oak, 7, 15 alighting only, 23, 27, 36, 205 alighting only, 436, N7, N15, N23, N27 and N36.
Bus Stop E, Chilworth Street; on the Northeast Side of Eastbourne Terrace
Serves buses towards Baker Street or Marble Arch, 7, 15, 23, 27, 36, 205, 436, N7, N15, N23, N27 and N36.
Bus Stop F, Paddington Station; on the Southeast Side of Praed Street
Serves buses towards Ladbroke Grove Kensington or Royal Oak; 7, 15, 23, 27, 36, 205, 436, N7 and N15. The 23, 27, 36 and 205 are 24 hour services.
Serves 7, 15, 23, 27, 36, 205, 332, 436, N7, N15 and Original London Tours. The 23, 27, 36 and 205 are 24 hour services.
© 2004, Terry Robinson
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