ENVIRONS

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Location

The station is bounded to the north by Duke Street Hill, which continues (east) into Tooley Street. Joiner Street, which is partially pedestrianised runs north/south between the Underground and mainline stations. Borough High Street runs north/south to the west, whilst St Thomas Street (east/west) runs south of the station.

The lower level of the mainline station lies east of the main concourse of the Underground station, whilst London Bridge Bus Station is at a higher level, above the Underground station and south of the main entrances to the mainline station.

Entrances and Exits

There are two exits leading north onto Duke Street Hill which we’ll call the west and east exit.

There are three routes to Joiner Street which lead to/from the mainline station. We understand that the two to the north (nearer Tooley Street) are entrances to the Underground station, whilst the third is an exit.

There's an entrance on each side of Borough High Street, the one on the west side is signed Borough Market.

The West Entrance, From Duke Street Hill

The west entrance from Duke Street Hill leads south into the Underground concourse, go up the slope.

East Side, Going South

  2 billboards
blank door
billboard
eight steps down, going south
billboard
recess to three pay phones
2 fast ticket machines
main concourse

West Side, Going South

  blank door
billboards
eight steps down, going south
main concourse

The East Entrance from Duke Street Hill

West Side, Going North

  3 billboards
Tube map
blank door
London Underground information board
fire hydrant
recess west
South Side
  billboard
Tube map
billboard
West Side, Going North
  billboard
map of area
bus map
billboard
direction board

North Side, Going East

  steps up to Bus Station
steps to exit

You go up four steps, going north onto the south side of Duke Street Hill.

East Side, Going South

  map of night buses
down four steps to concourse level
two entrances from London Bridge Mainline Station
2 billboards
2 billboards
exit towards London Bridge Mainline Station

The Entrances from London Bridge Mainline Station

Whilst details of the mainline station lie beyond the scope of this survey, we noted a series of automatic gates on the east side of Joiner Street. The signage suggests that these are exits from the mainline station from which you could either turn right into Tooley Street, or continue into the main concourse of the Underground Station.

The Exit Towards London Bridge Mainline Station

Although details of the mainline station lie beyond the scope of this survey, we noted a passage leading east, near the south end of the pedestrianised part of Joiner Street, past a series of retail outlets, towards the escalators to the mainline station.

As you leave the Underground Station, you'd turn right and continue along Joiner Street until you reached this passage.

The Entrance on the West Side of Borough High Street

This is just north of the junction with Southwark Street. You go down 3 x 16 steps, going north, into the lower concourse.

The Entrance on the East Side of Borough High Street

You enter facing east into the street level concourse.

Local Road Crossings

Duke Street Hill

There’s a crossing of Duke Street Hill outside the east exit. This is a single-stage crossing with tactile paving at each end. There's a push button with rotating cone to either side as you cross in either direction.

St Thomas Street

>The crossing to Guys Hospital

This is west of Joiner Street. This is a single-stage crossing with tactile paving at each end. There's a push button with rotating cone to each side as you cross in either direction. There's also a sounder at this crossing.

The Junction between Borough High Street (NorthSouth) and Southwark Street (southwest)

South Arm, Borough High Street

This is a single-stage crossing with tactile paving at each end and a tactile island in the middle. The push button with rotating cone is to your right as you cross in either direction.

Southwest Arm, Southwark Street

This is a two-stage crossing with tactile paving throughout. The push button with rotating cone is to your right as you leave the pavement in either direction. On the central island, you turn right then left. The push button with rotating cone is to your left as you leave the island in either direction.

North Arm, Borough High Street

We used the subway into the Underground station. Following the railings beside the kerb, past bike racks , round the corner left (north) into Borough High Street. You go up a slope to the subway entrance.

Local Buses

London Bridge Bus Station

From the east exit, go up 14 then 14 steps, going north, turn right (180 degrees, south) go up 14 steps, going south into a short passage which leads to the bus station.

Details of this bus station lie beyond the scope of this survey.

St Thomas Street

Bus Stop K, Guys Hospital, on the north side, serving 381 to Rotherhithe

Bus Stop L, Guys Hospital, on the south side, serving 381 to Waterloo.

Local Features

Joiner Street

The features on Joiner street are part of the mainline station which lies beyond the scope of this survey.

North Side of St Thomas Street, Going West from Joiner Street

  Starbucks Coffee, on corner
crossing to Guys Hospital
entrance to Southwark Primary Care Trust
bus Stop k, Guys Hospital, 381 to Rotherhithe
entrance to PCT
building site, including Operating Theatre Museum
Borough High Street

The South Side of St Thomas Street, Going East from Borough High Street

  Bus Stop L, Guys Hospital, 381 to Waterloo
entrance to Guys Hospital, details beyond the scope of this survey
crossing towards Joiner Street, mentioned above

The East Side of Borough High Street, Going South from St Thomas Street

  Barclays Bank, with two cash machines
newspaper stand
entrance to London Bridge Underground Station
One Hour Photo Shop
dental arts studio
Old Kings Yard, alley
Luncheonette takeaway
closed travel office
sandwich bar
estate agent
sandwich bar
Crossing of Borough High Street

The Bus Station

This guide is only concerned with the north side of this area, including the taxi rank and entrance to the Underground station. Details of the Mainline station and bus station itself lie beyond the scope of this survey.

Continue from the top of the steps from the east entrance, onto the pavement along the north side of the bus station and turn right (west) . The taxi drop-off point is on your left, after a few metres.

Turning left (east):

  tactile paving
2 entrances to mainline station to left
2 Nat West cash machines
2 Lloyds TSB cash machines
1 Barclays cash machine
main entrance to mainline station
WH Smith
front of taxi pick-up queue to right

Note that the entrance to the Underground station is immediately west of the mainline. The next exit leading north from the bus station takes you to London Bridge Walk.

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