Access Directions and info for the Woolwich Disabled & Proud Festival

This festival is partly to celebrate Disability History Month ( Disability History Month runs from 22 November to 22 December every year ) and also the UN International Day of Disabled People (3rd December. The theme for this 2019 IDPD is ‘Promoting the participation of persons with disabilities and their leadership: taking action on the 2030 Development Agenda’ ).

We hope this page on access will help you to get to the events.

Venues: Woolwich Central Library, SE18 6HQ for stalls and evening performances
Workshops 3pm to 5 pm at Bathway Theatre, SE18 6QX

Getting there : Woolwich Arsenal DLR

This station is accessible. Check the TFL website for more info if you re coming with the DLR. The Woolwich Centre Library is 3 mins walk away. You can also go down Love Lane, it is next to a big Tescos.

Getting there : Bus stops

Many buses stop at the Woolwich Arsenal Station stop/ Woolwich Centre. Here is a list of bus times. If you’re coming from Greenwich – (N Greenwich) buses 161, 472 and (Greenwich) 177. This is also 3 min walk from the Woolwich Centre Library. Other buses 51, 53, 54, 96, 99, 122, 180, 291, 422, 469


There is parking at Tescos which is next door to the Library. Accessible Parking bays (uncertain)

Calderwood Street car park (4 min walk from Library) is a Pay and display, multi-storey car park with 445 spaces, includes 17 disabled bays
Monk Street Car Park (6 mins walk) Pay and display, 41 spaces, including two disabled bays

Woolwich Centre Library

The library is level access and, for the festival, on the ground floor only. Library shelves will be moved away forming a big space for perfomances. There are accessible toilets including a Changing Places toilet (with Radar Key). The exhibition rooms are off the main library and accessible. Stalls will be in the lobby. Some refreshments and snacks will be available before the perfomances start.

Bathway Theatre

Workshops are held here in Studios 1, 2 and the theatre, all on the ground floor. There will be someone holding the accessible entrance open. The accessible loo is next to studio 1 and on the same side of the building as Studio 2. There is a chill room in Studio 4 for people who need to take breaks from the workshops as they need. Teas and coffees will be available. Please let us know if you have access needs. We can only prepare what is requested. There is a BSL interpreter for the video workshop. Please email eleanor (at) for access requirements.

Accessible eating places in Woolwich Centre

If you would like a bite between or before events, here is a list of accessible eating places.

Roosters Woolwich 5 Old Stable Row, Love Ln, London SE18 6JR
They do have a limited vegetarian choices but an accessible loo, level access. Space is a bit tight.

Tesco Extra next to the library has a cafe and accessible loo.

Kailash Momo Restaurant is interesting if you’ve never had Tibetan and Nepalese food. Level access but no accessible loo. Vegetarian and vegan options.

There is a Weatherspoons pub (with accessible loo probably), and a Wimpy for other options. Woolwich market is nearby with fruit and vegetable stalls and a couple of food stalls. If you only want a coffee, there is a Costa next to the DLR station and Coffee Lounge (next to the pharmacy which has an accessible toilet).

woolwich Market sign - saying its been around since 1619
Woolwich Market sign