The Cafe, River House
48-60 High Street, Belfast BT12BE

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Getting there

River House is accessible for pedestrians and cyclists via High Street.
The footpath on Rosemary Street is flat and quite well-surfaced for its entire length.
From Belfast City Hall, River House is approximately a 10 minute walk.

There are cycle racks in the car park which is accessed from Waring Street.

There is a Belfast Bikes station nearby at Corporation Street

For bus and rail users, travel to Belfast is available from several parts of Northern Ireland.

The closest train station is Lanyon Place, which is a 15 minute walk away.

River House is accessible via the Metro bus services within Belfast, and there is a bus stop just across the street from River House.

All buses operating on the Translink Metro network are wheelchair accessible, low-floor vehicles.

Private car and motorcycle users can park in the hi park, which has paid parking.

Venue accessibility information

We try to make our events as accessible as possible, for as many people to attend as possible. Please see below for specific information regarding certain accessibility factors for this venue. If you have questions, please get in touch.

General information

Gender-neutral bathrooms are provided. These are single-stall. One is wheelchair accessible.

The accessible toilet is not to Changing Places standards. You can find a map of Changing Places toilets on Belfast online.

Carers are welcome at all of our events.

Assistance animals are welcome.

The building is generally well heated. If you have arrived just as the building is opened, it may take 10-15 minutes to heat up.

Information for physically disabled people

There is a front door which is power assisted.

An accessible bathroom is located at the back of the premises.

The Cafe floor is flat and is suitable for most wheelchairs & other mobility aids. 

The Cafe has 4 lifts, it is on the 1st floor and all areas are accessible to wheelchair users.

All doors are standard office doors, wide enough for wheelchair users.

Comfortable chairs are available in the coffee shop.

Information for D/deaf, hard-of-hearing, and sound-sensitive people

We have headphones that can be used with a radio microphone system, to amplify sounds for hearing impaired people who do not wear hearing aids.

Assistance animals are welcome.

We will not have a sign language interpreter at this event.

We have an LCD writing tablet available, which are a useful form of alternative communication.

We have a small number of ear defenders for people who need hearing protection in social situations due to sound sensitivity.

Information for blind, partially-sighted people, and photosensitive people

Assistance animals are welcome.

Large print versions of resources can be made available.

Audio CD, DAISY CD, MP3 audio, Braille and tactile diagram versions of resources are generally not available, but can be made available upon request.

The Cafe has adjustable blinds to reduce sunlight and streetlight glare.

Information for Autistic, anxious and Neurodiverse people

Assistance animals are welcome.

We welcome anxious or nervous people to come along to all of our events early if they want to talk to an individual contact person before coming along. Please get in touch if you would like to meet someone one-to-one in advance, or turn up early by up to 30 minutes for an easier entry to events.

We have a collection of sensory / stim toys for people to use and play with. These are regularly cleaned for hygiene reasons!

We have a LCD writing tablets available, which are a useful form of alternative communication.

Information for people with severe allergies or who are immunocompromised

We welcome the use of safety / particulate masks for those that wish/need to use them.

First Aid information

In a health emergency, you should call 999 from the reception phone, or from a mobile phone. The address is 48-60 High Street, Belfast, BT12BE.

Food & dietary information

Food & drinks are not available at the venue.

We will require our staff, volunteers and visitors to not open or eat food containing allergens (nuts, etc) if they will affect your health. Please let a volunteer know and we’ll ensure this is put in place for you.

You can bring your own food and drink.

Tobacco, alcohol and unlawful drugs are not permitted to be used at the venue. You are welcome to bring your own prescription medication. A smoking area is available outside at the rear of the building.

“Accessibility & Getting Here” by Belfast Trans Resource Centre is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA v.4.0 and has been partly modified.