Wheelchair Accessible London

Accessibility

The wheelchair accessible facilities available in London

Places To See

The must-see wheelchair accessible attractions in London

DIY Walking Tours

Wheelchair accessible DIY Walking Tours in London

London is BUSY.

Which makes for a rather hectic visit for people in wheelchairs. But time your visit right, and it’s actually a great city for wheelchair users to visit.

Weekdays are better – and even better earlier in the week (but don’t even try to use public transport during the morning and evening rush hours).

Getting to London

London has numerous main train stations, dotted around the city. And where you begin your journey geographically in the UK will determine what London train station you arrive in.

Travelling by car? Central London has a “congestion charge”. Plus some seriously expensive parking rates. So driving is going to be an expensive option.

Let the train take the strain instead.

And once you arrive in your central London train station, simply take one of the famous London black cabs to your central London hotel (all of London’s black cabs are equipped with a wheelchair ramp).

Getting around London

Accessible public transport in London is a very mixed-bag.

All buses are theoretically accessible (all buses are fitted with an automatic/extendable ramp), with each bus also having a dedicated wheelchair space.

However, this wheelchair space can also be used as a space for prams & strollers. By law, wheelchair users have priority use of this space. But be prepared to verbally fight for it at times.

Not much fun.

And using the underground subway system (the “Tube”) needs a bit of advance planning. Most Tube stations are wheelchair accessible. Most. Some are not though. And of those that are, sometimes they are only in a certain direction. The same with interchanges.

But it definitely can be done. You just need to know in advance which stations and interchanges you plan to use. Transport for London (TfL) have an excellent online London public transport accessibility tool for seeing just which Tube stations are accessible (and if there are any limitations for each, or if you need to use a specific entrance).

The good people at wheelchairtravel.org have produced THE best, and most exhaustive guide to using the wheelchair accessible public transportation in London. You should definitely read this guide before visiting central London with a wheelchair.

The best way to get around central London – is also the most-expensive way to get around central London: the famous London black taxis (all are equipped with a wheelchair ramp).

But a combination of taxis and walking (rolling) though, is more than enough to visit the most popular visitor attractions in central London.

Wheelchair Accessible Attractions in London

Blue Badge Car Parking (Advance Booking),
Step-Free Access via the Montague Place Entrance,
Manual Wheelchairs Available,
Wheelchair Accessible Toilets (Great Court: Level 0),
No Changing Places Toilet,
Wheelchair Accessible Lifts,
Wheelchair Accessible Food & Drink

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Public Access (Only Part of Summer),
Step-Free Access via a separate Entrance,
Manual Wheelchairs & Rollators Available,
Wheelchair Accessible Toilets,
No Changing Places Toilet

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Totally Step-free Access,
Accessible Ticket Office,
Accessible Lifts,
Accessible Gondolas

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Wheelchair Accessible (partly),
Wheelchair Accessible Lift,
Wheelchair Accessible Toilet,
Wheelchair Accessible Cafe

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Step-Free Access,
Wheelchair Accessible,
Wheelchair Accessible Guided Tours*,
Wheelchair Accessible Toilet,
Changing Places Approved Toilet

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Step-Free Access,
Assisted Boarding Available,
Max. 2 Wheelchairs per pod,
Max. 8 Wheelchairs in total,
Wheelchair Accessible Toilet Available

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ONE wheelchair admitted each hour,
Max: 3 Wheelchairs in building at same time,
Advance Booking HIGHLY Recommended,
Wheelchair Accessible Lifts,
Wheelchair Accessible Toilets (RADAR key required),
Wheelchair Accessible Food & Drink options

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Step-Free Access via Sainsbury Wing entrance,
Wheelchair Accessible Throughout,
Wheelchair Accessible Lifts,
Wheelchair Accessible Toilets,
Changing Places Toilet,
Official Guided Tours are Wheelchair Accessible,
Wheelchair Accessible Café,
Wheelchair Accessible Gift Shop

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Accessible Entrances (Queen’s Gate/Exhibition Road),
Wheelchair Accessible Throughout,
Wheelchair Accessible Lifts,
Wheelchair Accessible Toilets,
Wheelchair Accessible Food & Drink options

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Wheelchair Accessible Lifts,
Wheelchair Accessible Roof Terrace,
Accessible Toilets (RADAR)

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Step-Free Access Available,
Wheelchair Accessible (Partially),
Wheelchair Accessible Lifts,
Wheelchair Accessible Toilets (Crypt)

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Step-Free Access,
Wheelchair Accessible,
Wheelchair Accessible Lifts,
Wheelchair Accessible Toilet,
Wheelchair Accessible Food/Drink

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Step-Free Access,
Wheelchair Accessible Throughout,
Wheelchair Accessible Lifts,
Wheelchair Accessible Toilets,
Changing Places Toilet,
Wheelchair Accessible Cafes,
Wheelchair Accessible Restaurant

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Accessible Car Parking,
Step-Free Access,
Wheelchairs and Mobility Scooters Available,
Wheelchair Accessible Toilet,
Changing Places Toilet,
RADAR Key Operated Lifts

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Carers Ticket is Free,
Step-Free Access,
Wheelchair Accessible Throughout,
Wheelchair Accessible Lifts,
Wheelchair Accessible Toilets

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Step-Free Access,
Wheelchair Accessible Throughout,
Wheelchair Accessible Lifts in both towers,
Wheelchair Accessible Toilet,
Wheelchair Accessible Glass Floor Walkway,
Wheelchair Accessible Engine Room,
Relaxed Opening Hours Available

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Step-Free Access,
Limited Wheelchair Accessibility,
Wheelchair Accessible Toilet

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Blue Badge parking available,
Step-free Access,
Wheelchair Accessible Throughout*,
Wheelchair Accessible Lifts,
Wheelchair Accessible Toilets,
Changing Places Toilet,
Early Opening Relaxed Visit available,
Wheelchair Accessible Food & Drink options

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Wheelchair Accessible Hotels in London

Step-free From Pavement to Reception,
Wheelchair Accessible Lifts to All Floors,
Wheelchair Access to both Restaurants,
Wheelchair Accessible Rooms

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Thank you so very much  – and have a great time in London.

Wheelchair Accessible Restaurants in London

Accessible Cafe,
Accessible Toilets,
Wheelchair accessible lift to upper floors

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Thank you so very much  – and have a great time in London.