Disabled Access & Support

Middle Temple endeavours to make the Inn and as many of its buildings, facilities, services and publications as accessible and as inclusive as possible for all of its guests and members.

Building Access

The Middle Temple has been engaged in a programme of works for a number of years intended to provide step free access into and around our buildings thereby making them accessible to all.

Hall – There is an external lift adjacent to the main entrance which gives full access

The Ashley Building, including the Library, the Archive and the Treasury Office. There is a ramp giving access to the lower level lobby and the lift has been adapted to travel from this level to all six floors.

Pavements around the inn have been adapted to provide dropped kerbs and studded paviors have been laid to assist the visually impaired locate crossing points.

New signs have been made and put up adjacent to all entrances to the Inn to assist visitors to locate the parts of the Inn they wish to visit.

New entrances have been formed into the rear of 2-3 Pump Court and the rear of the Queen Elizabeth Building (which also benefits from having an accessible toilet for the disabled) giving full wheelchair access into and through 1 – 4 Pump Court and QEB.  

The Inn is seeking to agree with Heritage England and the City of London, adapting the entrances to 4 Brick Court and the adjacent 5 Essex Court to provide step free access.

The entrance to Lamb Building has already been adapted to provide step free access as has Blackstone House, Fountain Court and 35 Essex Street.

The redevelopments works which have just commenced at 1 & 2 Garden Court will provide lifts at either end of the building thereby giving full access from QEB through into Fountain Court.

It is our intention to continue this programme of works to provide step free whilst recognising that in some cases due to the Listing of the buildings, their design and layout present clear challenges.

Disabled Parking

Disabled parking is available in Brick Court car park. However additional spaces can be reserved upon request. Please contact Front of House Supervisor, Paul Parkes via 07447 590353 or via email.

Events

Support at the Inn's membership and educational events can include but is not limited to:

Alternative versions of printed material (e.g. on coloured paper or large print versions).

Transcriptions of lectures and talks.

Text to speech friendly versions of electronic documents.

Hearing loop support for lectures and talks in Hall.

Sign language interpretation.

Middle Temple Library

Middle Temple Library has a suite of equipment to support members with disabilities. Further details can be found here.

Disabilities Liaison

If you have have concerns over your ability to access the Inn's resources or would like to request support please email the disabilities liaison, Richard Frost