Disabled Access Bars in London
From stunning restaurants and delicious cocktail bars to happy hour hang-outs, we have put together a list of some of the best disabled access bars in London. This list contains venues that have wheelchair access, disabled toilets, are spacious and have proven track records for ease of use for people with mobility difficulties, with great food and drink to boot.
Last updated on 28th October 2016
Foundation Bar in Covent Garden is a wheelchair friendly bar in London with a cutting edge décor, drinks menu and music. You can go for dinner, drinks or a late night of dancing to seriously fresh beats of House music and Club Classics at this central London club. Its expressive nature attracts a hip crowd who let their hair down but also a more relaxed after work crowd.
The Exhibit is a communal, wheel-chair accessible bar that prides itself on welcoming all - head down to swap stories, share ideas and make friends. This sociable space offers up plenty to do - putting on tons of events & gatherings that cover the full spectrum of arts, from comedy to cinema. So, if you're after a place where you can grab a cocktail and talk about David Bowie, The Exhibit is the place to be.
A spacious dance floor and bar area as well as low level seating makes Kanaloa an accessible venue. Located near Chancery Lane station, Kanaloa provides The City with a Tiki inspired paradise complete with palm trees and bamboo chairs. Kanaloa take their cocktail menu seriously, offering a range of Tiki influenced recipes alongside some classics, Kanaloa has a fantastic party atmosphere and the place to go for a slice of paradise.
Copa de Cava is London's very own slice of Catalonia. Head inside and you'll be greeted by a whole host of warm, friendly faces - this wine bar features an excellent team of staff who are always willing to accommodate. Enjoy your night gorging on plates upon plates of authentic, delicious tapas, and of course, washing it all down with a glass of Cava or two.
A top wheelchair friendly restaurant in London, The Refinery excudes an industrial sophistication, softened with touches of colour and texture throughout. The buzz and culinary theatre of the open plan kitchen can be enjoyed from the comfort of the restaurant, while the luxury of space allows diners to enjoy quieter corners for business lunches or corporate meetings.
The massive club space contains six stunningly original party rooms under one roof with an overall inclination to the bizarre. It’s a great West End club to go dancing, exploring and trying a quirky cocktail. They also serve tasty nibbles, stonebaked pizzas, burgers and miniature versions of British classics if you’re looking for a meal.
Core is the sort of place that wants nothing more than for you to truly enjoy your night. Head down to this wheelchair-friendly bar in the city and spend your evening gorging on all sorts of tasty grub - we're talking salt beefs sandwiches, aged rib-eye steaks and a number of big beefy burgers. And it wouldn't be a proper night out if you didn't wash it all down with a few punchy cocktails, would it?
Looking for a bar without stairs in the city? Barsmith ticks the box. The funny thing about this place, is that there is no single standout feature that makes it so special... it simply nails all of the fundamentals - a simple but charming interior, a genuinely welcoming atmosphere, and a team of staff who are more than happy to keep the (very reasonably priced) cocktails coming all night long.
The Folly is a botanically inspired bar, restaurant and deli on Gracechurch Street, away from the hustle of the City. Innovative mixology is showcased throughout the cocktail menu, from well-loved classics to a menu of low-calorie 'skinnies'. The perfect location for a relaxing drink when you're out and about in the City.
Loop bar is a London basement bar and club situated just off Oxford Street. For a cheap and cheerful night out with decent food and cocktails, this is as good a choice as you’ll get in the West End. It is sexier than your average bar, livelier than most restaurants and, with an upbeat yet unpretentious club that can meet all of your eating and drinking requirements.
The Drift brims with quirky collectables, hidden alcoves, a mixology table, a fine dining nook and a secluded cabana with a captivating view of Europe’s largest private aquarium. Sip on a range of well-crafted cocktails from well-loved classics to calorie-counted ‘skinnies’. A breath of fresh of air in the City, The Drift stamps out all stereotypes of city drinking and bars.
Just a minute from Covent Garden, Asia De Cuba is a restaurant serving Asian and Cuban cuisine. Due to the unusual amount of flavour offered, Asia De Cuba have wine suggestions alongside their meal options in order to provide their customers with the best possible flavour combination. If wine isn't for you don't worry as Asia De Cuba have a range of cocktails available including drinks which are large enough to share.
The Anthologist is a stylish all-day bar and restaurant which boasts a mixology table, deli, two cocktail lounges, a private room complete with 1950's kitchen and an alfresco terrace. Encapsulating a collection of all of your favourite things, The Anthologist offers a seasonal all day venue, an extensive wine list and skinny cocktails. The large floor space adds to the ease of mobility and allows guests to move about freely.
Tiger Tiger London is one of Piccadilly Circus' fun time bars with a varied crowd of all ages dancing the night away to top chart bangers. The restaurant, bar and club is split across two floors with differently themed areas to cater for your every need. Whether you are after a delicious dinner, a relaxing drink or simply want to show off some moves on the dance floor, Tiger Tiger aims to create the perfect setting for any type of night.
Camino is a charming Spanish bar that serves up some of the tastiest tapas in the capital. Head down to this vibrant, wheelchair-accessible venue and tuck into some Patatas bravas with a glass of Sangria in hand. And the staff here are a charming bunch too - whatever your requirements, you can bet that this lot will go the extra mile to make sure you feel at home.
St. Barts Brewery is one of the most elegant pubs with disabled access in London. Step inside this 120-cover venue and you'll be greeted by stunning interior a team of friendly bar staff. These chaps are happy to serve you whatever time of day - head inside of a morning for a proper full English fry up or pop by of an evening to sample some of their awesome ales.
The Mint Leaf Restaurant & Bar is a popular Indian restaurant in London, but that isn't where their talent ends. With a bar stocking over 500 spirits, a cocktail list longer than some food menus and happy hour promotions, what more could you want? Dark furnishings and low level seating create a modern interior to The Mint Leaf and due to the layout of the bar there is plenty of space.
Hoxton Square is where you will find Zigfrid Von Underbelly, a bar full of quirks and attitude. With an interior that is as eclectic as they come Zigfrid Von Underbelly's is a mish mash of different styles and cultures. Zigfrid Von Underbelly serves a range of cocktails, alongside the usual beers, wine and spirits accompanied with live music or DJ sets, Zigfrid Von Underbelly provides their customers with an experience they will not forget.
Looking for a great London bar with disabled access, affordable drinks and brilliant British plates? Then it's off to Holborn as Balls Brothers Shoe Lane can cater for any and all. With ease of access alongside spacious tables and top bites, Balls Brothers Shoe Lane is the perfect hideaway for top grub and drinks alike.
Jamies in Fleet Place is an awesome, disabled-friendly restaurant in London that always delivers a good time. This informal eatery is the perfect to spot to chill out with some friends over a bottle of wine and a good plate of food - there's no pretentiousness allowed here. On top of an exceptional selection of wines, Jamies also boast an awesome list of cocktails and some great beers on draught too.
Gem Bar and club is a versatile venue for any night out in Soho with its lavish décor, friendly atmosphere and a late night party arena in the basement. The interior style is a blend of industrial steel and a classy modern edge. The minimalistic furniture comes alive with the flirty deep red lights and chandeliers.
Conveniently located next to Liverpool Street - a disabled and step-free access station - Jamies is an awesome wine bar and restaurant that's really easy to get to. The spacious dining area here is perfect for those looking to head down and tuck into a menu full of delectable British dishes - salads, sandwiches, steaks, fish dishes and sharing platters. And the staff here know their wine here - take a recommendation and enjoy with your meal.