Getting about in London can seem overwhelming, however with the right planning and transport it is far from it.

Both Visit London & Transport for London have some great accessibility guides which you can find here.
‘it’s everyone’s journey’ has been developed by the Department for Transport in partnership with industry, disability groups and disabled people.
Take a look here.
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Overground Trains

  • Worcester Park station has 3 disabled parking bays and a ramp and lift to both of the platforms

  • The Station is a 7 minute walk from Ablestay

  • Trains run every 1/2 hour to London Waterloo, more frequently in rush hour

  • If you pre-book your tickets, the conductor will be expecting you and will assist in the ramp for the train (but you don't need to)

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London Underground

The London Underground is becoming increasingly more accessible.  However, you will need to plan your journey on the Underground as some stations are inaccessible, due to the Victorian infrastructure. 

 

We have found the staff to be extremely helpful and knowledgeable, the signage excellent and every effort is made to assist.  So please don’t underestimate the tube and give it a go!  We feel it gets bad press!

 

https://tfl.gov.uk/transport-accessibility/wheelchair-access-and-avoiding-stairs

 

Step Free tube guide - https://content.tfl.gov.uk/step-free-tube-guide-map.pdf

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Step free map

Bus

There are accessible buses in operation across 700 London bus routes, all fitted with low-level floors, wheelchair ramps and audiovisual announcers.

 

Wheelchair users can travel free of charge on all Transport for London buses, and registered assistance dogs are also welcome on-board.

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Taxis

  • All London ‘Black Cab’ taxis are wheelchair accessible. The older ones will be too small for a large chair but the new fleet of larger electric cabs, LEVC are amazing as shown in the photos.  There also many Mercedes Vito cabs which have good access too. 

  • Uber is widely available all across London.

  • Uber Access is a wheelchair accessible taxi

  • Uber Assist is an option for those who need additional assistance in a standard uberX vehicle – such as older people and those who want an extra hand getting from A to B.

  • UberX is also available for people with disabilities, assistance animal owners and riders with foldable wheelchairs.

River Taxis

Thames Clippers are the perfect way to see London from the river and get quickly from Putney to Woolwich.  Tickets and route planning are easy, using their app, found on the website home page – www.thamesclippers.com.

All boats are wheelchair accessible as are the majority of piers. All accessibility information can be found at - https://www.thamesclippers.com/plan-your-journey/accessibility

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Baroness Grey-Thompson road tests TfL

Chelsey’s fully accessible journey to Greenwich on the river

Sophie’s fully accessible journey from Waterloo to The O2

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