Elizabeth Line, the first day, Abbey Wood to Paddington.

It is Tuesday, 24th May 2022, and the first day of the Elizabeth line being open through central London. And as luck would have it, I had an important meeting in Chelsea late in the afternoon. I struggle with stairs, and also walking distances, for health reasons, and I share some of my important findings … Read more

DLR line, Limehouse, Elizabeth line and accessible London

I travel into London from Upminster, on the c2c, and often end up in Fenchurch street, from where I will take a bus across London. The front entrance of Fenchurch street station has lifts, escalators and a toilet. All are very good, and very accessible. Upminster station, on the c2c, has lifts, ramps for those … Read more

Accessible stations and travel in TFL London

My name is Kevan Wilding, and I like visiting London as often as possible. I am a London resident and travel free on their service most of the time, and I have been building a site about which stations are most accessible, and therefore which stations I would want to use, and the easiest routes … Read more

Public toilets in London

There seems to be a shortage of public toilets where ever I go. TFL and British Rail tend to be the best, and the worst are in London generally, unless you fancy a pint of beer. To add to the list of publicly available toilets are those at Trafalgar square, and also those in St … Read more

Queens Theatre, Billet lane, Hornchurch RM11

The Queens Theatre in Hornchurch was an old building in Station road when I first moved to Hornchurch. A couple of years later, a brand new theatre was planned and built between North street and Billet lane Hornchurch. Moving on, I worked in the bar in about 1979 for a brief period. There were some … Read more

DDA 2005 – Theatre access and discrimination by TFL?

The DDA 2005 suggests that providing a reasonable alternative method of using the service, e.g. the transport for London (TFL) buses and trains, are justified in having 40 to 50 steps in a station, by having alternative and occasional buildings or bus stop which allow access to wheelchair users who have no alternative methods of … Read more

Accessible Charing Cross road theatre 2021

Garrick Theatre – The Drifters Girl 2 Charing Cross Road, London, WC2H 0HH (718)Facilities: Disabled toilets, Infrared hearing loop, Wheelchair accessible Phoenix Theatre – Come From Away Charing Cross Road, London, WC2H 0JP (1012)Facilities: Disabled toilets, Infrared hearing loop, Wheelchair accessible Wyndham Theatre – Leopoldstadt Charing Cross Road, London, WC2H 0DA

Haymarket & Piccadilly circus theatres 2021

I visited Haymerket today, the 12th October 2021, looking for those elusive theatres I had missed on previous London visits recently. To get to Haymarket, I travelled to Charing Cross Railway station, then walked via Trafalgar square, staying on the northern edge and past the massive National Gallery, then along Pall mall east, and into … Read more