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

Sainsbury parking and accessibility

This is probably not an issue at all Sainsbury stores, as I am sure they are keen to welcome those with accessibility issues to spend their money in their stores. I know, we are a dieing breed, the good old disabled community who just want a reasonable deal whilst spending our money. The new Sainsbury … Read more

Victoria London Theatres accessibility 2021

There are two definite major theatres in Victoria, both are close to Victoria station, and well served by bus routes. The number 24 is a good choice, travelling from Pimlico to Hampstead Heath, it travels via Victoria, Westminster, Charing Cross, Leicester square, etc. As you can see, there are 3800+ seats at these two theatres … 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