Accessible Conference, Meeting and Event Rooms


All meeting rooms & spaces at 1 Wimpole Street are wheelchair* accessible via lifts or ramps. Our three auditoriums are all fitted with removable front row chairs for wheelchair users; the Guy Whittle Auditorium and Naim Dangoor Auditorium both can accommodate up to 7 wheelchair users each; the Max Rayne Auditorium can accommodate up to 4 wheelchair users.

Our lift dimensions are 2.00m (height) x 1.58m (width) x 1.47m (depth), with dimensions of the lift doors being slightly smaller at 2.00m (height) x 0.92m (width). A wheelchair is also available at reception, please enquire with a member of our reception staff on arrival or contact us in advance. In the case of an emergency, there are evacuation chairs stored on the 2nd floor Library lift lobby as well as the 3rd & 4th floors.



There is one public disabled parking space near the main entrance on Wimpole Street.


Accessible Toilets

Accessible toilets are located:

  • Mezzanine floor in the Library
  • Ground floor, beside the Max Rayne Atrium
  • Lower Ground floor – there is one cubical in each of the male and female toilets which are suitable for ambulant disabled persons

Accessible toilets are also fitted with strobe fire alarms.
Facilities for the visually impaired and deaf or hearing-impaired guests


Guide Dogs

Guide dogs and dogs with specific training are more than welcome to events. The main reception desk has water bowls available upon request.


Audio Loops

All three of our lecture theatres have permanent induction loops for those with hearing aids and signs indicating to those to adjust their devices to use the loop system. We also provide headphones for those with hearing impairments, available upon request from our Audio Visual department.

*Please note when we refer to a wheelchair, we are referring to a standard-sized non-powered wheelchair. Please contact the Events Office on 020 7290 2951 for further information on accessibility for various powered wheelchair users.

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