Accessible London Attractions in partnership with TfL
We’re partnered with Transport for London to encourage independent and accessible use of the TfL network.
We have mobility scooters and powerchairs that are nimble enough to navigate public transport and city crowds. Which is why we’ve worked together with TfL to guide you through an accessible day out in the city. From historic landmarks to serene parks and world-class museums, there are countless accessible places to explore and enjoy. So grab your mobility scooter and get ready for an unforgettable day out in London.
Tate Modern 🎨
Art enthusiasts will be delighted to visit the Tate Modern, a world-class contemporary art gallery housed in a former power station. The gallery offers excellent accessibility, with ramps, lifts, and accessible toilets. Discover an impressive collection of modern and contemporary art as you roam the gallery’s spacious halls, and don’t forget to enjoy the stunning views of the London skyline from the accessible viewing platforms.
South Bank and the London Eye 🎡
Take a trip to the South Bank, a lively riverside promenade with stunning views of the River Thames and some of London’s most famous landmarks. Enjoy a ride on the accessible paths along the river, taking in the sights of the Tower Bridge, Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, and the majestic London Eye. You can also find plenty of cafes, restaurants, and shops along the South Bank.
Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens 🌳
Escape the urban hustle and bustle by visiting Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens, two interconnected green spaces offering tranquillity and natural beauty. Both parks offer smooth pathways, accessible toilets, and accessible entrances throughout. Enjoy the serenity of the Serpentine Lake, visit the Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fountain, or simply revel in the beauty of nature as you glide through the park’s tree-lined avenues.
The British Museum 🇬🇧
No visit to London would be complete without a trip to the world-renowned British Museum. This iconic institution houses a vast collection of artifacts from around the globe. The museum offers step-free access, ramps, and lifts to ensure an inclusive experience for all visitors. Take your time exploring ancient Egyptian mummies, the Rosetta Stone, and the Greek Parthenon sculptures.
Covent Garden 📍
Make your way to Covent Garden, a lively district renowned for its vibrant atmosphere and street performers. The area has undergone extensive accessibility improvements, including levelled walkways and accessible toilet facilities. Enjoy the lively atmosphere, browse the unique shops, and savour delicious treats at the accessible eateries dotted around the vibrant Piazza.
Kew Gardens 🌸
Venture slightly outside central London to experience the beauty of Kew Gardens, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The gardens offer accessible routes throughout, including ramps and lifts to access the various glasshouses and exhibitions. Marvel at the exquisite floral displays, visit the Palm House and the Waterlily House, and take in the tranquillity of the natural surroundings.
All portable travel scooters, Class 2 and selected Class 3 scooters can access the Tube. For buses, there is a specification for scooters to meet:
Max Length 100cm
Max Turning Radius 120cm
Max Width 60cm
Whilst these scooters are suitable for the TfL network, check with each venue as to their policy on which mobility scooters are permitted.
The scheme is designed to make accessible travel on London’s buses easier. Carrying a Mobility Aid Recognition scheme card allows you to easily and quickly let the driver know that your aid is suitable for bus travel.
Suitability of your mobility scooter, walking aid or wheelchair buggy will be confirmed by a travel mentor before the card is issued. To join the scheme, email TfL at email@example.com or find out more here.