London’s best accessible attractions

A young woman on a mobility scooter looks towards a glass-fronted Docklands Light Railway station

For over 30 years, TGA Mobility have been committed to providing quality mobility products to help their customers thrive. TGA offer mobility products to suit all kinds of people with a variety of needs, including scooters and powerchairs that are nimble enough to navigate public transport and city crowds. 🏙️ 

Come with us as we guide you through an accessible day out in the city. From historic landmarks to world-class museums, there are plenty of accessible places around London to explore and enjoy.💂 

So, grab your mobility scooter and get ready for an unforgettable day out in London. 🦼

A young woman on a mobility scooter waiting to board a bus at a bus stop

Accessible venues and neighbourhoods across London 

Tate Modern 🎨 

Undoubtedly, the art enthusiasts among us will be delighted to visit the Tate Modern. This world-class contemporary art 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. Afterwards, don’t forget to enjoy the stunning views of the London skyline from the accessible viewing platforms. 

South Bank and the London Eye 🎡 

Then take a trip to the South Bank, a lively riverside promenade with stunning views of the Thames and some of London’s most famous landmarks. Enjoy a scenic journey along the river, taking in the sights of Tower Bridge, Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, and the majestic London Eye. In addition, you can find countless cafes, restaurants, and shops to peruse along the South Bank. ☕🛍️ 

A man on a mobility scooter travels on the bus with a travel mentor

TfL Travel mentoring 

Our free travel mentoring service supports those with a mobility requirement or a disability to feel more confident when travelling on the network. We can:

  • Help you plan an accessible route 
  • Accompany you on your first few practice journeys
  • Assist you virtually via apps available on most smartphones 

We can help you take all types of journeys including bus, Tube, DLR, London Overground, Thames Clipper river boats and the IFS Cloud Cable Car.

Find out more about the service.

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 include smooth pathways, accessible toilets, and accessible entrances throughout.  

Enjoy the serenity of the Serpentine Lake, visit the Diana Memorial Fountain, or simply revel in the beauty of nature as you head through the park’s tree-lined avenues. ⛲ 

The British Museum 🇬🇧 

Of course, 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. Additionally, 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 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 piazza. You can even just indulge in the joy of window shopping, there’s so much to see!

A green card reading 'Mobility Aid' attached to the underneath of a black mobility scooter

TfL Mobility Aid Recognition scheme 

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 us.   

Please watch this video for practical information and advice on accessing public transport using your mobility aid.

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, and take in the tranquillity of the natural surroundings. 🌴 

Choosing the right mobility scooter for you

Mobility scooters, powerchairs and wheelchairs help millions of people stay mobile in the UK. TGA products can be used by anyone with limited mobility, and are equally perfect for both short and long-distance outings.

Many modern mobility scooters can now fit in a standard car boot, therefore can be taken along on longer trips and holidays. In addition, TGA’s products can handle all sorts of terrain, including the high street, up grass-covered hills, and even the beach. 🏖️ 

A man on a mobility scooter with a travel mentor in an Tube station

TGA Mobility would like to offer a 10% discount on products approved for the TfL network with code: TFL10 

Offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer For more information you can call TGA Mobility: 0800 208 8030

TGA products that have been approved for use on our network

🦼 Approved for TfL buses: 

Minimo, Minimo Autofold, Minimo Plus, Whill C2, Whill F 

🦼 Approved for the Underground, TfL Overground and Tram Network: 

 Minimo, Minimo Autofold, Minimo Plus, Whill C2, Whill F, Maximo, Maximo Plus, Zest, Zest Plus and Vita Lite 

All portable travel scooters, Class 2 and selected Class 3 scooters can access the Tube. For buses, scooters must not exceed a maximum length of 100cm, width of 60cm, or turning radius of 120cm.

✅ Please note, whilst the aforementioned scooters are suitable for the TfL network, check each venue or attraction’s individual policy on which mobility scooters are permitted on their premises. 

Share your tips for accessible places and things to do 

Post your fun recommendations in the comments. 👇🏼 

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Use our travel tools 

Visit our travel tools webpage to find details about our journey planner, TfL Go app and how to plan an accessible journey

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