We have many friends who come visit us in Greenwich. Some of these friends are disabled and, quite a few, are wheelchair users.
We thought it would be useful to write up some information for visitors – especially those who are here for a day trip to Greenwich.
By DLR /Cutty Sark Station Cutty Sark DLR station has step-free access. It is a light metro station on the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) Bank-Lewisham Line in Greenwich Town Centre.
By train there is a train service (from London Bridge station). From the station bus 177 will take you into the town centre. However, it is within walking distance but the pavements are not too even with some cobblestones and sometimes blocked by dustbins. The station itself is accessible.
By the underground/ North Greenwich station North Greenwich station is on the accessible Jubilee Line. From the station, there are many buses, you can take the bus 129 or bus 188 (you can take this bus from Waterloo or Russell Square all the way from London) towards Greenwich centre.
By boat Thames Clippers is another way of getting to Greenwich from the city of London. They are accessible by ramps. (but they are not always easily negotiable. You might require some help.)
Sites to visit
These are the sites we would recommend as places not to be missed in a visit to Greenwich:
The National Maritime Museum / Greenwich Park
The National Maritime Museum is a free museum good for the whole family and it has Greenwich Park
The Observatory is worth a walk up even if you dont go in (price £14 – ££16}. It has a great view. There are two routes up, a steep path or a more gradual but longer route).
Here are some videos we took of the accessibility of the Cutty Sark a few years go.
The open space near the Cutty Sark is usually bustling with stalls, buskers etc and often music to entertain the tourists and residents.
The 02 area/ Greenwich Peninsula
The 02 is adjacent to the North Greenwich Tube station. There are also buses (188) connecting to Russell Square and (108) to Stratford International as well as to neighbourhood areas like Woolwich and Lewisham. There is also parking free for those with Blus Badges.
Alongside it the Emirates airline/ cable car .
There is an accessible toilet (needs a radar key) by the exit of the N Greenwich station. And at the 02 with the restaurants too, many of them have accessible toilets. And a Changing Places toilet.
At the city centre, near the Cutty Sark, there is a portable loo.
All along there are restaurants and pubs, some of which have accessible toilets although it must be said that they are not so easy to locate. There is another Changing Places toilets at IKEA.