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For general queries, please contact [email protected] or call 0207 407 6969.

For all queries about short courses, please email [email protected] or call 0207 407 6969.

For all queries about academic courses, please complete our Enquiry Form here or call 0207 407 6969.

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Art Academy – Mermaid Court Campus
165A Borough High Street
London SE1 1HR
tel: 0207 407 6969

Nearest Tube/ Rail: London Bridge or Borough
We are a 5 minute walk. Please note that London Bridge has two exits, the most direct route is to follow signs to “Borough High Street”.

Art Academy – Bankside Campus
185 Park Street
London SE1 9SH
tel: 0207 407 6969

Nearest Tube/ Rail: London Bridge
We are a 10 minute walk.


Art Academy London’s premises are old buildings which inevitably means that access to some areas can be problematic for people with a physical disability.

The ground floor and some other areas of our main building (at Mermaid Court) are accessible to all, with wheelchair access at the rear of the building. Please contact us ahead of your visit for assistance.

0207 407 6969 [email protected]

For some, parts of our buildings will remain inaccessible for the foreseeable future (areas of the main building and our second building at Mermaid Court). We are committed to improving access to all our buildings and are working towards making all areas of our campus fully accessible to all.


We have a legal duty to make sure that all people who use or visit our buildings can reach a ‘place of total safety’ in the event of a fire safety emergency. The legislation describes a ‘total place of safety’ as being “a place, away from the premises, in which people are at no immediate danger from the effects of a fire”. A Personal Emergency Evacuation Plan, or PEEP, is a bespoke ‘escape plan’ for individuals who may have difficulties evacuating a building to a Total Place of Safety without support or assistance from others.

PEEPs may be required for any member of our community (students, visitors, staff) that may have one or more of the following:

  • Mobility conditions
  • Sight conditions
  • Hearing conditions
  • Neurodiverse or mental health conditions
  • Other circumstances that may affect a person’s ability to evacuate (this could include people with underlying health conditions, or who are pregnant or who have a short-term injury, such as a broken leg).
  • The key question that determines whether a PEEP is required is “can you evacuate a building unaided in a reasonably prompt manner during an emergency situation?” If the answer is no, then a PEEP is likely to be required.


For short-term visitors, such as attendees at Academy events and open days it is not practical to put in place individual PEEPs. We have developed a standard set of PEEPs for visitors with a range of needs. These can be found here. Please inform the relevant member of staff (your primary contact) of your needs and which of the standard options is applicable to you, ahead of your visit. Should you be unsure about how to contact, please contact the reception in the first instance using the contact details above, who will be happy to help.

Should you feel that none of the standard options are relevant to your individual needs, please contact us at [email protected] who will be able to assess your individual needs with you ahead of your visit, using the PEEP form for visitors which is available here