- Rail and Tube: The nearest station is Paddington which is approximately a 5 minute walk from Bishop’s Bridge Road.
- Bus: Buses 7, 23, 27 and 36 operate services in the area. Please alight at Bishop’s Bridge Road or Westbourne Terrace and walk approximately 5 minutes to the venue.
Given the Inquiry's profile, with significant media coverage, social media commentary and with proceedings live streamed, we are required to follow the standard practice for high-profile public buildings. We are an entirely public Inquiry and have a duty of care to anyone that attends.
The physical security baseline measures (set by the Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure and the Cabinet Office) state that, where members of the public are attending a building, an appropriate screening process should be applied. For this reason, we need to put in place security checks similar to the security measures in place at the Royal Courts of Justice, museums and other civic venues. Further information about these measures can be found here.
There will be security checks and a bag search on entry for all persons attending the hearings. We encourage those attending to arrive in plenty of time and to think carefully about what they bring with them on the day. The following items will not be permitted inside the venue:
- Any type of knife or bladed article – for example pen knives, key-ring knives, belt knives, craft knives or cutlery
- ‘Sharps’ – for example, scissors, syringes (unless these are for medical purposes), craft needles
- Replica guns – for example lighters or jewellery that looks like a gun or toy gun
- All photographic, audio and video recording equipment, whether digital or analogue, with the exception of mobile phones (which should be switched to silent in the hearing room). Attendees are not permitted to film, take videos or make recordings on the hearing floor
- Work tools – for example hammers, screwdrivers, wrenches, nails
- Alcohol, non-prescription drugs, solvents and other potentially harmful substances
- Any other item which, in the opinion of the security officer, could be used as a weapon, cause a hazard to others in the building or be used to disrupt proceedings
The layout of 13 Bishop's Bridge Road is set out below and the venue and rooms are clearly signposted.
The public seats in the main hearing room are prioritised for the bereaved, survivors and local resident core participants.
There is also a separate quiet room and private streaming room for the bereaved survivors and residents.
There are ushers on site who will be able to assist and can direct you or answer questions you might have.
13 Bishop's Bridge Road layout
Hearing room floorplan
Free Wifi is available, and information about how to connect will be displayed in the venue.
Enquiries about the venue or attending a hearing can be made to: [email protected]