Greater London & City of London Visitor Attractions

Greater London & City of London Tourist and Visitor Attractions - many with brief details of disabled access. Along with the attractions listed on this page you may also find places of interest on the Greater London & City of London Heritage, Nature and Art Galleries and Museums pages. We suggest that you also visit the pages for the neighbouring counties to see what else there is in the area.

We support ‘Accessible Countryside for Everyone’ in providing a brief guide as to the access / facilities for the sites listed, where we have them.

 

Centre of the Cell - a science education centre based at Queen Mary, University of London. It is the first science education centre in the world to be located within working biomedical research laboratories - "learn about the amazing world of cells, the human body and the latest medical research...at least one medical or dental student and / or scientist join each visiting group to enhance the learning experience", fun-filled and curriculum-linked science shows and workshops - "sessions during the school holidays for the public to book"(group bookings)- "Centre of the Cell is fully accessible to wheelchair-users", lift, accessible toilets
www.centreofthecell.org

 

The Clink Prison Museum "built upon the original site of The Clink Prison, which dating back to 1144 was one of England’s oldest and most notorious prisons...learn all about this scandalous truth of Old Bankside through a hands-on educational experience, with the opportunity to view archaeological artefacts, handle torture devices, and to view and hear all about the tales of torment and many misfortunes of the inmates of the infamous Clink Prison" - "Please note, unfortunately this museum is not wheelchair accessible"
www.clink.co.uk

 

Cutty Sark Clipper Ship - Part of Royal Museums Greenwich - "the world’s sole surviving tea clipper, and fastest ship of her time...This legendary 19th-century sailing ship has been raised over three metres allowing you the jaw-dropping experience of walking directly underneath and touch the original hull planks and iron framework, which date back to 1869" - "Cutty Sark is wheelchair accessible with lifts providing access to all levels of the ship. For safety reasons, wheelchair spaces on the ship are limited to three visitors at any one time...baby change facilities and an accessible toilet are located in the lower ground floor by the Even Keel café"
www.rmg.co.uk/cuttysark

 

London Eye & River Cruise - Lambeth, London South Bank - For spectacular views of London, 4D cinema experience, Champagne Experience available also "The London Eye River Cruise is a 40 minute circular sightseeing tour, along the River Thames. Departing from The London Eye pier you will be taken on route to see the House of Parliament, though to The Tower of London and Tower Bridge, where you will return back to The London Eye Pier" - "we are only permitted to allow entry to two wheelchair users per capsule and eight on The London Eye at any one time...Our boarding ramp and boarding gates can facilitate a 37 inch wheelchair, including motorised wheelchairs...T Loop facilities in our Ticket Hall, 4D Experience and London Eye River Cruise.",
www.londoneye.com

 

Golden Hinde - "Experience the life of a 16th century explorer aboard the Golden Hinde, a full-sized reconstruction of the ship Sir Francis Drake used to circumnavigate the globe between 1577-80...interactive tours and programmes, complete with actors in period dress" - Unfortunately we have no accessibility information for this site
www.goldenhinde.com

 

Kensington Gardens - The Royal Parks - "Kensington Palace, the Italian Gardens, Albert Memorial, Peter Pan Statue and the Serpentine Galleries are all located within its 265 acres." "Electric buggies with wheelchair facilities, each seating five people glide around the parks providing half hour rides. It is also possible to be dropped off at a favourite place and be picked up later", wheelchair access, accessible toilets, baby changing facilities
www.royalparks.org.uk

 

London Dungeon - London Bridge - "The Dungeons brings together an amazing cast of theatrical actors, special effects, stages, scenes and rides in a truly unique and exciting walkthrough experience that you see, hear, touch, smell and feel. It’s hilarious fun and it’s sometimes a bit scary...19 interactive shows, 20 live actors, 1000 years of history...state of the art theming and special effects..2 awesome underground rides"step-free access is via The London Eye Ticket Office, "Navigating around The London Dungeon will be mainly via level pathways. However due to the nature of the attraction some floor surfaces are uneven...The attraction does cover three levels, however we do have a lift, and staff are in place to assist you around the tour", accessible toilets, please see their website
www.the-dungeons.co.uk

 

London Museum of Water & Steam - "Discover the story of London’s water supply and experience stationary water pumps in steam...Explore the exciting new Waterworks interactive gallery, prepare to get wet in the new outdoors Splash Zone", collection of magnificent steam pumping engines, railway, hands-on interactive exhibits, family activities, cafe, shop - "Approximately 85% of the museum is accessible to wheelchair users via rising platform lifts...Access to the Boulton & Watt, Maudslay & Bull engines is via ramp or rising platform lift. Access to the 90 inch engine is via stair-climbing lift and ramp. Access to the waterwheel courtyard and Diesel House is via ramp or rising platform lift", accessible toilet at the cafe
www.waterandsteam.org.uk

 

London Zoo - Daily animal shows and talks, over 750 different species of animal, a number of indoor and tropical enclosures and animal houses, Land of the Lions ("Three walkways cover the 2,500sqm exhibit with thrilling, immersive Indian-themed areas to explore "), Europe's only spider walk-through! and more - "The Zoo is more than 170 years old and contains many old buildings, 12 of which are listed. However, most of the Zoo is accessible for wheelchair users and those with walking difficulties...Tiger Territory is wheelchair friendly and has a lift available for visitors to access the higher viewing platform", a limited number of wheelchairs available for hire, accessible toilets, "A changing hoist/disabled facility is located at the First Aid point"
www.zsl.org/zsl-london-zoo

 

Lord's Cricket Ground (Tour) - St John's Wood - "Tours of Lord's give visitors the opportunity to go behind the scenes at the Home of Cricket and explore some of the most famous sights in sport" also offer a "Traditional Afternoon Tea", two retail outlets - "There is level access within most parts of Lord’s", lifts, accessible toilets, some restrictions please see website
www.lords.org

 

Madame Tussauds London - Marylebone - "15 exciting interactive zone, allowing you to come face to face with some of your favourite icons and famous faces. Along with this you also have the opportunity to ride through London's history on the Spirit of London Ride, as well as meeting Sherlock Holmes in our immersive new experience. Star Wars and our Marvel Super Heroes 4D experience are also within our attraction" - Accessible except for a themed ride known as the ‘Spirit of London’, "For safety reasons we can only accept three wheelchair users in the building at any one time and it is strongly advised that you pre-book in advance...our trained staff will ensure that guests with disabilities are transported safely from floor to floor within our building by means of a lift specially designated for this purpose"
www.madametussauds.com/London

 

Royal Observatory - Part of Royal Museums Greenwich - "Visit the Royal Observatory Greenwich to stand on the historic Prime Meridian of the World, see the home of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), and explore your place in the universe at London’s only planetarium...experience the wonders of the night sky with expert commentary from real astronomers", exhibitions, shows & events - "All the toilet and baby change facilities at our museums are wheelchair accessible...Pre-booked groups visiting the Planetarium, accompanied by a British Sign Language interpreter, can request a low level spotlight during the screening to allow for interpretation"
www.rmg.co.uk/royal-observatory

 

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park - "five world-class venues, to concerts, festivals, art installations and much more...Brave London's number 1 attraction, the Slide at the ArcelorMittal Orbit...Take a cycle around the mountain bike course, experience the BMX course or try a lap of the Velodrome...Swim in the world class London Aquatics Centre...Play a game of tennis or introduce the children to hockey at the Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre", park covering 560 acres of east London - "the Park offers good step-free access, hard-standing surfaces, regular seating and accessible Blue Badge car parking for each of the venues. The venues themselves have been designed to offer high levels of accessibility with facilities provided across the Park including; accessible toilets, accessible changing facilities including baby changing facilities, induction loops and audio assistive systems...We run a daily mobility service on the Park allowing visitors to hire a wheelchair, mobility scooter, have a sighted guide or take a ride on the Park Mobility buggy" - with Changing Places Facilities at Stadiam blocks 124 & 149, Copper Box Arena on Ground and 1st flors changing-places-icon
www.queenelizabetholympicpark.co.uk

 

Shakespeares Globe - Bankside - "a unique international resource dedicated to the exploration of Shakespeare's work and the playhouse for which he wrote, through the connected means of performance and education..visit the exhibition and tour the Globe Theatre, and to watch productions, ranging from original practices to world premières", includes an open air theatre, exhibition space and Swan Bar and Restaurant. wheelchair access, lifts, accessible toilets, call their Access Information Line on 020 7902 1409
www.shakespearesglobe.com

 

Thames Barrier Info and Learning Centre - one of the largest movable flood barriers in the world. "The Thames Barrier Information Centre is a small exhibition centre where you can learn how the Thames Barrier was designed and built, and how it works" - Disabled access / facilities but some restrictions please see website
www.environment-agency.gov.uk

 

The O2 (Millennium Dome) - Greenwich - The O2 arena, up to 20,000 capacity, indigO2 for live music, The O2 bubble, World class exhibitions, Cinema - 11 screen multiplex, restaurants and bars. Climb an icon, 90 minute experience which will take you on an uplifting expedition across the roof fo spectacular 360 degree views of London from the viewing platform - "The O2 is fully accessible. Lifts and public areas are designed for wheelchair use...All of the boats are wheelchair and pram accessible by ramp" accessible toilets including a Changing Places changing-places-icon
www.theo2.co.uk

 

Tower Bridge - "step inside the most famous bridge in the world to explore its iconic structure, spectacular views and glass floor, modern exhibitions and magnificent Victorian Engine Rooms...learn about the inner workings", take a tour, - fully accessible, "Fixed Induction Loops are available at the Ticket Office, North Tower, at the Engine Rooms entrance and in the gift shop...adapted toilets are located in the South Tower"
www.towerbridge.org.uk

 

Wembley Stadium & Tour -"award-winning, fully guided experience features Wembley's most exclusive, behind-the-scenes locations such as the England Dressing Room, Players Tunnel, Press Room and much, much more" - designed with accessibility, accessible toilets across all levels of the stadium, accessible changing facilities located on Level 1 at block 104, accessible shuttle to Wembley Park Station for events -
www.wembleystadium.com

 

 

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