London Guide / Disabled London
Here is a list of organisations that are invaluable points of contact for disabled people planning a visit to London.
A book which might also be useful is Access in London that was written and researched by people with disabilities.
Provides information on disabled access to arts and entertainment events in London, and also lists which cinemas, galleries and theaters have adapted facilities for disabled visitors.
Address: 54 Charlton St, London, NW1
Telephone/Minicom No: +44(0)20 7388 2227
Fax No: +44(0)20 7383 2653
Official Website: www.artsline.org.uk
The 'Disability Now' campaigning newspaper also runs the UK's leading disability website, that puts you in the picture through its range of useful information including: articles, links, adverts and an archive.
Address: Disability Now, 6 Market Road, London N7 9PW
Telephone: 020 7619 7323
Fax No: 020 7619 7331
Minicom: 020 7619 7332
Official Website: www.disabilitynow.org.uk
Wheelchair Travel & Access Mini Buses
Offers a variety of converted vehicles for hire, including minibuses (with or without a driver) and cars with hand controls.
Address: 1 Johnston Green, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 6XS
Telephone No: +44(0)1483 233640
Official Website: www.wheelchair-travel.co.uk
DIAL (National Association of Disablement Information & Advice Lines)
Holds details of local groups that offer free information and advice on all areas of disability.
Telephone No: +44(0)1302 310123
Official Website: N/A
DAIL (Disability Arts in London)
Is responsible for producing a monthly magazine that contains listings, articles and reviews on the arts and the disabled (there is a voluntary subscription of £10 per year to receive this). DAIL is part of LDAF (London Disability Arts Forum +44(0)20 7916 5484) an organisation which arranges events for disabled people in London.
Address: Diorama Arts Centre, 34 Osnaburgh Street, London, NW1
Telephone No: +44(0)20 7916 6351
Minicom No: +44(0)20 7691 4201
Official Website: www.ldaf.ne