London Attractions for Everyone

Enjoy London your way, by exploring the city’s iconic landmarks and tourist attractions with our family-friendly accessible London guide.

We’ve picked some of the most accessibility-friendly attractions in London, with ideas for everyone from the culture vulture to the person who loves a bit of a gander at the rich and famous. Read on for detailed guides to all of the attractions labelled on our map, and we’ve even popped a few sample routes at the end if anything takes your fancy. With our JourneyCare service, assisted travel to and from London is a breeze.

1. Buckingham Palace

Try to catch a glimpse of a royal!

Stop by one of the capital’s most famous addresses - Buckingham Palace. If you go early enough, you can watch the prestigious Changing of the Guard ceremony at 11 am outside the palace. Make sure to arrive with plenty of time to spare, because it can get quite busy!

Once you’ve taken in all the pomp and pageantry of the ceremony, why not visit the Buckingham Palace State Rooms? They’re fully accessible, with wheelchairs and wheeled walkers that can be pre-booked free of charge for the duration of your visit.

How to get there

Once you arrive at London Euston, which has step-free access for wheelchair users, take the Victoria Line to Victoria Tube station and use the accessible entrance on Cardinal Street. From there, it’s just a short trip along the main Buckingham Palace Road and you’ll be right near the gates.

2. British Museum

Embrace your inner culture vulture

If you like history, priceless treasures and the chance to see all the stuff you loved as a kid, London’s world-famous British Museum is home to historical artefacts like Ancient Egyptian mummies, Viking treasures and more. It’s very accessibility friendly: the majority of the museum has step-free access via lifts and the Montague Place Cafe also has step-free access with table service.

There is an accessible entrance to the museum on Montague Place and mobility aids like wheelchairs are available on request.

How to get there

It’s easy to get between London Euston and the British Museum: simply hop on either the 59 or the 68 bus from Stop E outside the station (or the 168 from right outside) and then get off the bus on Theobalds Road. This is on the other side of the museum from Montague Place, but you can navigate around the building to the accessible entrance if you need to.

3. Tower Bridge

Experience breathtaking views and architecture

You can’t mention a London tour without talking about Tower Bridge! One of London’s most iconic landmarks, the bridge is known for its stunning glass floor and the Victorian Engine Rooms. If you’re a bit of an engineering geek, you can learn all about the inner workings of the famous bridge. Wheelchairs and stools are available from the North Tower ticket office as well as in the Engine Rooms exhibition.

How to get there

As it’s just a stones-throw away from the Tower of London, take the same route as you would there - the Circle Line to Edgeware and then get off at Tower Hill.

4. The Coca-Cola London Eye

Get a bird’s eye view of the capital

Fancy seeing London from the sky? Take in the capital’s spectacular skylines on the Coca Cola London Eye, which is fully accessible and holds up to two wheelchair users per capsule. If you can book in advance, we’d recommend it. Definitely one for when the weather’s good, though London in the rain still takes a good picture.

How to get there

Take the Northern line directly from London Euston to Waterloo station; you can also get the Jubilee line if you’re coming from elsewhere. After that, it’s a nice journey down the embankment for a few minutes. Why not try the accessible Thames River cruises after your jaunt on the Eye?

5. Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre

Literary classics with the Bard

You don’t have to go all the way to Shakespeare’s birthplace to relive his landmark plays and sonnets. The Globe Theatre is just over the river from the Tower of London and is wheelchair accessible, with allocated seating for wheelchair users during performances. It has ramps and power assisted doors, as well as an access scheme. Catching a show? There’s a full access guide with further information on access seats and guide dogs.

How to get there

The Globe Theatre is about 15 minutes away from London Bridge station, accessible from Euston on the Northern Line. Alternatively, you can hop on a Thames Riverboat to right outside the theatre from Embankment Pier, but be aware you’ll need to use an alternative route to the Embankment Station as there’s sadly no lift.

6. Madame Tussauds

Rub shoulders with your favourite celebs

Why not take some selfies with Hollywood's biggest stars? Whilst it’s not quite the glamorous backdrop of Los Angeles, Madame Tussauds is perfect for bringing some showbiz glitz to the capital. As part of their policy, only three wheelchair users can be on site at any one time so you’re advised to book a slot in advance. The whole venue is accessible via lifts except for the Spirit of London ride and free wheelchairs can also be pre-booked in advance.

Getting there

Madame Tussauds is just a short trip away on the number 18 bus, which you can catch right outside Euston Station (Stop F) and ride to pretty much the front door to the museum on Baker Street.

7. ZSL London Zoo

Explore wildlife and exotic animals

Kids will love the chance to escape to the Brazilian rainforest or African jungle and come face to face with majestic lions and gorillas at ZSL London Zoo. Most of the zoo is wheelchair-friendly including the Aquarium and the Land of Lions and there’s a lift to the viewing platform to the Tiger Territory. Wheelchairs can also be booked in advance for a refundable deposit of £25.

How to get there

Camden Town is the closest Tube station from Euston but it’s about 20 minutes from the Zoo Entrance. We’d recommend taking either the 253 or 168 bus instead.

8. Tate Modern

See renowned artwork for free

The splendour of the iconic Tate Modern is only matched by some of the artistic geniuses hosted by the gallery including Picasso, Matisse and Dali. The Riverside and south entrances have level access and all floors can be accessed via lifts. Mobility scooters, walkers and wheelchairs can be booked in advance or made available at the gallery.

How to get there

Hop onto the Northern line to Waterloo and then change onto the Jubilee Line towards Southwark Station: from there it’s around ten minutes to the museum. If you’re coming from the other side of the river you could also consider the Thames Riverboats.

9. Kensington Palace

Explore the magnificence of the palace

Kensington Palace features all the regal wonders you’d expect from Britain’s esteemed royal family. It’s an accessible venue, with ground-level access from Kensington Gardens and all three floors accessible via lift.

Wheelchairs are available to use free of charge at arrival and portable seating is available on a first come first served basis. Kensington Gardens can be accessed via electric buggies on tours during certain times of the year if booked in advance.

How to get there

Hop on the Victoria line towards Brixton and get off at Green Park Station, where you’ll see a stop right outside for the number 9 bus. From there, it’s around a fifteen-minute journey to the Palace stop.

Suggested Routes

Can’t make up your mind what to visit? Here are a few suggested routes, based on the weather, your kids, and if you’d like to pretend you’re very cultural and organised.

Got the little ones?

Don’t take them to the Tate (unless they’re a little Picasso). Try this family-friendly route instead:

  • 7 - ZSL London Zoo

  • 6 - Madame Tussauds

  • 4 - Coca-Cola London Eye

Got great weather?

Lucky you! London looks lovely in the sunshine. Get the best of the city with:

  • 1 - Buckingham Palace

  • 3 - Tower Bridge

  • 4 - Coca Cola London Eye

  • 9 - Kensington Palace

Actually, it’s raining…

Surprise, surprise. But London can still be a laugh if the weather is awful:

  • 2 - British Museum

  • 5 - The Globe Theatre

  • 6 - Madame Tussauds

Culture Vulture?

We all love a bit of art, and London’s got a lot of it. Try this cultural route:

  • 2 - British Museum

  • 8 - Tate Modern

  • 5 - The Globe Theatre

The Essentials

If you only had one day to see London ever, we’d recommend…

  • 1 - Buckingham Palace

  • 3 - Tower Bridge

  • 5 - The Globe Theatre

If you’re feeling adventurous or your trip lasts a few days, try and fit them all in, as there’s definitely something new to see at each stop. Just make sure you leave time to sample some of the fine food and drink the city’s known for!

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