This is an irregular shaped space with the entrance and exit to/from the shopping mall on the west and the subway towards the museums leading north. Inside the gates, the steps towards the Circle and District lines lead east from the northeast corner, whilst the escalators towards the Piccadilly Line lead east from the southeast corner, which is recessed south from the main space.
Each set of steps is divided into two sections by a central rail.
The stairs from the exit leave from the southwest corner of the concourse. Go up three then 13 steps, going west into the east side of the shopping mall.
The stairs from the entrance leave from the east side of the shopping mall. Go down 13, then three steps, going east into the northwest corner of the concourse.
wall veers left to become south side
steps up west to exit|
A & M Confectionary
stairs down from entrance
pillar with two phones|
wall retreats with billboards
wall retreats again with Tube map
Oyster card dispenser
subway to museums, wall retreats twice with blank door on west side of first
3 leaflet racks
8 ticket machines|
Tensa queuing system for ticket sales windows
wall juts out and back again
ticket sales window
10 automatic gates, the left-hand ones are normally the ones you need
You queue from the north, turn left then right again past the ticket sales windows, towards the gate line.
There's a pillar east of each set of stairs between the concourse and shopping mall.
stairs to Circle and District lines, keep left|
slight slope up
help point, just beyond the top of the slope
passage to escalators, to Piccadilly Line
This passage leaves the southeast corner of the concourse, so that the right (south) wall, as you enter the passage angles right (to become the southwest wall). This then retreats south into the area at the top of the escalators.
wall juts out south before escalator
wall retreats south|
wall juts out
double blank door|
entrance to main concourse, slight angle to right, northwest
wall juts out northeast
assistance box, jutting out
blank wall with equipment, in alcove
pillar, suggest keep to right of this
gate line starts
pillar, gate line retreats west
7 gates, pillar in middle
gate line juts back east
4th pillar, in corner of gate line
barrier running east/west to the manual gate
top of stairs to Circle and District line
SOUTH KENSINGTON STATION
© 2008, Terry Robinson