Discover London’s great accessible attractions and iconic points of interest with our guide on disabled friendly attractions. From globally renowned museums and galleries, to royal palaces, cathedrals and theatres, London strives to make its sights open to anyone who wants to visit.
Visit the world-famous British Museum to peer at first-rate artefacts from everywhere in the world, from prehistoric to current times. Must sees consist of the Rosetta Stone, Parthenon sculptures and Egyptian relics.
The British Museum has disabled access at the Montague Entrance, and stepless access to almost all of the building, via lifts. Different accessibility facilities include on hand lavatories, BSL guides, and audio descriptive publications. You can phone the museum ahead of time to lease a wheelchair for your visit.
Visit Buckingham Palace, the official London house of Queen Elizabeth II for the duration of the summer season. Buckingham Palace is one of the few last operating royal palaces on the planet, so do not miss it!
You’ll locate wheelchair and stepless access at a separate entrance at the front of the palace. Pre-book your trip in case you need assistance: wheelchairs are free to borrow for the period of your visit. Use your mobility scooter or wheelchair inside the Quadrangle and in the garden, and in the palace if it is compatible with the lifts.
The National Gallery
Be visually impressed by seeing the national Gallery’s stunning series of paintings from the 13th to the 19th century. Highlights include masterpieces from Botticelli, Da Vinci, Titian, Van Gogh, and Renoir.
Get disabled access into the National Gallery from four stepless entrances: the Getty, Sainsbury Wing, countrywide Café and Pigott education Centre. You can borrow a wheelchair, and BSL painting discussions and audio-manual transcripts are available.
Get closer to the world’s most famous celebrities, from Her Majesty The Queen to Beyoncé, at Madame Tussauds.
For safety reasons, there is a limit of 3 wheelchairs at any one time, so book your slot in advance online. All the galleries are accessible to wheelchair users via lifts, except for the Spirit of London journey. Helpers can visit Madame Tussauds London totally free, so long as they provide the essential paperwork.
The Tate Modern
Head to Tate modern to peruse a number of the best known works of art on the planet without paying a penny. Britain’s national gallery of current and modern artwork hosts extraordinary works by famous artists including Picasso, Rothko, Matisse and Dali.
Disabled access to Tate modern’s impressive building can be reached from both the River or Sumner street’s entrances, which have no steps. Explore all floors via the lifts and go from the Boiler House to the Switch House building through the Turbine corridor and the bridges on floors 1 and 4.
Discover all of the secrets surrounding one of London’s greatest landmarks Tower Bridge. Retrace the records of this important bridge and soak up the perspectives from the panoramic walkways, 45m (147 feet) above the river.
Both the bridge and the engine room’s entrances are disabled accessible and linked by a lift, so that you can commence your visit to from either part of the exhibition. Ask a staff member if you’d like to borrow a wheelchair.
ZSL London Zoo
Settle your curiosity about the world’s weirdest animals at ZSL London Zoo. Get close to the astonishing lions, adorable little penguins and any other 750 species as you enjoy an amusing family fun day out in London.
The entire zoo is open to wheelchair customers. Don’t leave out wheelchair-friendly Tiger Territory, with a lift to the viewing platform, and the aquarium, reachable via the disabled entrance adjacent to the main doorway. Wheelchairs are available to borrow (early booking required).
National History Museum
Appreciate the Natural History Museum’s stunning buildings, and be surprised by its sheer capacity of specimens and relics, from complete-scale dinosaurs to a model of a giant blue whale.
Borrow a wheelchair from the cloakrooms without spending anything and begin exploring: the Darwin Centre and all flooring inside the green, purple and blue zones are easily reachable via the lift. Other accessibility features consist of audio-descriptions, tactile and Braille courses and fun events tailored to kids with autism.
Discover Kensington Palace’s wonders and go to the stunning Royal Country Apartments. See regal exhibitions on permanent display, and learn about iconic figures like Queen Victoria and Princess Diana.
You can get to Kensington Palace easily from Kensington Gardens, and all floors have lift access. Disabled facilities include BSL and audio described excursions for the visually impaired; while wheelchairs are available to borrow on a first come, first served basis you may also see Kensington Gardens’ most scenic spots on a 1/2-hour tour via an electric kart (early booking required).
The London Eye
See many of London’s top sights from the top of the wheel, as you rotate up over the river on a half-hour ride.
The London Eye is fully disabled accessible: it lets in access to 2 wheelchair users per cart and 8 in general at any one time. Book your slot in advance to avoid disappointment.