The station is located on the east side of Islington High Street, about 50 metres north of the junction of Pentonville Road (west), Islington High Street - leading to Upper Street (north), St. John Street (south) and City Road with Goswell Road coming together (east).
There are four entrances separated by pillars, from Islington High Street into a single concourse, which we will number from the south:
Note, there are various obstacles in the forecourt before it rises above pavement level as you move north towards a covered area with shops. There are two steps down to pavement level to your left, which eventually disappear, leaving a low wall between the forecourt and the pavement. We suggest you bear left from exits 3 or 4 to be sure you're following the pavement.
There's a Pelican crossing over Islington High Street about 15 metres north of entrance 3, which takes you to the junction with Liverpool Road. The crossing was fitted with rotating cones, but we found none of these on the east side of Islington High Street at the time of our survey. The post with push button is to your right. Cross half-way to the island, turn right, follow the railings on your left to locate the post and push button. We suggest it may be safer to go to the junction with Pentonville Road and cross there.
This is a two-stage crossing with tactile paving throughout. There's a post with push button and rotating cone to each side as you leave the pavement in either direction. On the central island, the post with push button and rotating cone is to your left as you cross in either direction.
There are posts with push button but no rotating cone as you cross to the west, though there is a cone to each side as you cross to the east.
This is a single-stage crossing with tactile paving throughout, though there's a tactile central island. There's a post with push button and rotating cone to each side as you cross in either direction. Though the left-hand posts are shorter than the right-hand ones.
This is a single-stage crossing with tactile paving throughout,though there's a central island. There's a post with push button and rotating cone to each side of you as you cross in either direction. Note that the left-hand posts are shorter than the right-hand ones.
There are two bus stops labelled G and F (from south to north) about 30 metres north of the station. At the time of our survey, these serve:
There are three trees with brick surrounds in the middle of the pavement between the station and stop G. There are also two phone boxes near the kerb within this space.
This guide is sponsored by
Centre for Human Computer Interaction Design, City University
to whom we extend our sincere thanks.
© 2008, Terry Robinson