26 Leake Street
At 26 Leake Street we welcome everyone and want our venue to be available to as many people as possible.
The entrance to 26 Leake Street, is situated halfway along the Leake Street Arches. There is step free access to the venue from this entrance. The area from the main entrance to the reception is sloped.
Information on getting to the Leake Street Arches can be found on AccessAble.
Plan your journey
Use Transport for London’s journey planner to find your best route. The postcode for the entrance is SE1 7NN.
Getting around BFI Southbank
The main LFF Expanded at 26 Leake Street entrance is situated half way along the Leake Street Arches.The area from the main entrance to the reception is sloped.
All works in the 26 Leake Street space are accessible to chair users. Liminal Lands has a slightly uneven floor surface. Provision has been made for anyone unable to use the uneven surface to participate using the flat surface adjacent to it.
The best route is via Waterloo/York Road for those travelling south.
The exhibition takes place across two levels. There is lift access between the two levels.
The maximum dimensions for a scooter/powered wheelchair for this lift is 800mm wide and 1350mm long with a maximum weight of 250kg.
Blind and visually impaired visitors
Guide dogs – We welcome guide and assistance dogs at LFF Expanded at 26 Leake Street. Please book in advance so that we can allocate the most appropriate seating. We are able to provide drinking water for your dog and, where staffing allows, we’ll be happy to look after your dog during your visit.
Safe spaces and quiet areas
LFF Expanded at 26 Leake Street is a complex exhibition space that some may find overwhelming.
We have identified some quieter areas that visitors may wish to use in order to get away from the crowds and these can be found in the following areas:
The Lounge Space
There are two toilets adapted for wheelchair users. They are situated adjacent to:
The Reception Area
The Museum of Austerity
Adult Children is also suitable for audiences who are blind. Registered blind customers go free. Please call Box Office on 020 7960 2102. Museum of Austerity is free to experience and is an accessible work.
To book access tickets or ask any questions about access, please contact our dedicated box office number on 020 7960 2102 (lines open 10.30am to 9.30pm daily – from Wednesday 6 October to Sunday 17 October) or email firstname.lastname@example.org. We welcome calls using text relay services.
BFI Southbank accepts the CEA card, which entitles the holder to one free companion ticket. For further information please visit the CEA website.
Deaf and hearing-impaired visitors
Most works use headphones. Both bone conduction headphones, and headphones large enough to accommodate most hearing aids are available if required.
See a list of works with subtitles and D/deaf or hard of hearing subtitles.
Physical and mobility-impaired visitors
LFF Expanded has a number of spaces allocated for wheelchairs and visitors with mobility impairment.
Please book your wheelchair seat in advance to avoid disappointment. This will help us allocate tickets for companions.
All tickets must be pre-booked and if you wish to experience the works unassisted, wheelchairs or scooters can be stored in the reception.
If you need any further information or assistance, please speak to the box office manager on duty.
Using VR headsets
Visit the Oculus safety centre for more on the safe use of VR headsets.