25 Places To Visit For a Fun + Accessible Day Out in London
If you are a parent – or have a child - with special needs, finding activities and events suitable to visit in London can be a challenge.
Whether it’s somewhere with ramps, accessible toilets and parking spaces or venues that will suit those with hidden conditions such as autism or mental illness, a day trip in the city often requires strategic planning.
To support people with diverse needs in enjoying the best of Britain’s attractions – whatever their disability – a new edition of The Rough Guide to Accessible Britain, written in partnership with the National Autistic Society, equips visitors with all the information they need to set out with confidence, so they can simply concentrate on making the most of their day.
The Rough Guide to Accessible Britain provides clear and helpful advice to highlight the very best inclusive and accessible days out for people of all abilities, from museums and art galleries, to wildlife parks and gardens.
If you’re looking for an accessible day out in the city, see below for London's most accessible venues:
- Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
- The Roundhouse
- Wembley Stadium
- Discover Children’s Story Centre
- V&A Museum of Childhood
- ZSL London Zoo and Regent’s Park
- Lord’s Cricket Ground
- Spitalfields Market
- St Paul’s Cathedral
- London Transport Museum
- Royal Academy of Arts
- Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens
- Kensington Palace
- The View from the Shard
- The Science Museum
- Westminster Abbey
- Greenwich to Westminster River Trip
- Cutty Sark
- Old Royal Naval College
- National Maritime Museum and Royal Observatory
- Greenwich Park
- WWT London Wetland Centre
- Horniman Museum and Gardens
- The Polka Theatre
- Eltham Palace
Each venue has been thoroughly checked out by Rough Guides’ team of reviewers, who either have a disability themselves or visited the venue with a disabled friend or relative.
The book places a particular focus on accessibility for people with neuro-diverse and mental health conditions and has drawn on advice from specialist organisations such as the National Autistic Society. It showcases many examples of best practice, with venues large and small providing imaginative solutions to the challenges posed by hidden disabilities.
The book doesn’t just cover London, The Rough Guide to Accessible Britain lists accessible places across the whole of the UK.
You can download your free copy of The Rough Guide to Accessible Britain here.