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Accessibility at the Geological Society

Accessibility at the Geological Society

The Geological Society of London aims to make all visitors to Burlington House feel welcome by providing support and creating as friendly and accessible environment as possible to anyone who wishes to make use of the Society’s facilities during their visit.

The following information will help you in planning your journey to Burlington House.


The Society is located at Burlington House, Piccadilly, London, W1J 0BG, which was developed by the government in the 19th century as a meeting place for the arts and sciences. Burlington House is located between Piccadilly Circus and Green Park London Underground stations, with four bus stops in between allowing for easy access. The main entrance to the Society is on Piccadilly.

The Society is open to the public Tuesday-Thursday 9.30am-5pm.

Mobility needs

The main entrance on Piccadilly is reached by a flight of three steps. There are then a further three steps inside by the Reception desk to access the rest of the building. Wheelchair ramps can be put out to aid access if required. This can be done before your visit by emailing [email protected] or calling +44 (0)20 7434 9944.

Accessible toilets are located on the ground and first floors. There is a lift for public use to access the basement and first floors.

A Personal Emergency Evacuation Plan (PEEP) will be put in place for each visitor with mobility needs. A PEEP will outline who is responsible for providing assistance (if required) and which areas of the building the individual with mobility needs is able to use (based on the specific needs of the individual). If an individual is able to use stairs in an emergency, this will increase the number of areas in the building that they can use. If an individual is unable to use stairs in an emergency, they will be restricted to using the ground floor spaces at Burlington House.

A wheelchair is available to borrow on request.

The Society can arrange free parking spaces in the Burlington House courtyard for blue badge holders, subject to availability. To book please allow at least two working days in advance by emailing [email protected] or calling +44 (0)20 7434 9944.

Visually Impaired and Hard of Hearing Visitors

Guide, assistance and hearing dogs are welcome at the Society.

There is a hearing assistance system fitted in our lecture theatre. The hearing system is a fixed induction loop. Look out for the T-loop symbol.

If you need further assistance during your visit to the Society, our staff will be more than happy to help you.