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London is a bustling blend of many different cultures, and with that comes an incredible food scene; one of the best in the world, in fact. We’ve got everything from Michelin-starred hot spots to unassuming local restaurants. You don’t need to miss out if you’re in a wheelchair, as many places offer step-free or accessible access and dedicated accessible toilets to ensure your visit is as seamless and enjoyable as possible. Here’s our article to some of our favourite London restaurants that are wheelchair accessible.

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(WA = Wheelchair Accessible)

This is an image of Seven Dials Market. It is brightly lit and is full of people upstairs and downstairs dining at small tables or walking around and people watching. There is a bright skylight at the top of the ceiling and trees in the foreground.

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Seven Dials Market

First on our list of  London restaurants that are wheelchair accessible is Seven Dials Market, which is not just home to some of the city’s best street food but also hosts a bustling bar, events space and even a bookshop. Live DJs spin the freshest beats from Thursday to Saturday while various events unfold throughout the week. The food vendors change from time to time, but you can expect fare from renowned street food businesses like Kolkata, serving hot kati rolls and Bad Boy Pizza Society, which serves, you guessed it, banging pizzas. The whole place has full step-free access, including a lift and wheelchair-accessible toilets.

Seven Dials Market | Covent Garden | WA 

This is an image of a sleek, modern looking bar in a restaurant. There are small spotlights lighting the room giving it a dimly lit appearance. Bottles of alcohol line the back of the bar and are surrounded by a clean grey counter and modern seating.

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Sea Containers Restaurant

It’s all about delicious seasonal dishes at Sea Containers Restaurant, where food is served in a pared-back dining area with lovely river views. The ingredient-led menu offers a range of small and large plates that are best enjoyed shared. Expect wood oven flatbreads and whole sea bass served with brown butter and capers. The restaurant is suitable for those using a wheelchair as it’s based on the ground floor and has step-free access as well as an accessible toilet. When you’ve finished your meal, head to the hotel’s swish Lyaness Bar by multi-award-winning Ryan Chetiyawardana, AKA Mr Lyan; it boasts incredible views of the Thames and some of the best cocktails in the city.

Sea Containers | Waterloo | WA

This is an image of a bright modern restaurant. There are large windows that fill the room with light and give it a bright airy feeling. Wooden chairs and tables are neatly ordered around the room with cutlery and glasses placed on top. The room is empty apart from one member of staff at the very back of the room.

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This trendy Shoreditch restaurant got everyone talking when it first opened, and that chatter never really stopped. At Lyle’s, there’s an extensive list of tasty dishes that change frequently based on the seasons, including things like rock oysters and Neal’s Yard cheeses. There’s even a dedicated vegetarian menu and a separate wine list. As for accessibility for those in a wheelchair, the entrance to the restaurant is step-free on the ground floor, with smooth concrete floors and a dedicated accessible toilet.

Lyle’s | Shoreditch | WA 

This is an image of a dimly lit restaurant. There are lots of semi circle booths around the room that are empty. On the walls of the restaurant hundreds of paintings and artworks are packed together giving the room a decadent and luxurious appearance. The ceiling and architectural features are ornate and traditional.

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Berners Tavern

Michelin-starred chef Jason Atherton’s renowned restaurant Berners Tavern is one to bookmark for a celebration. This modern British restaurant is located in The London Edition Hotel and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily. The menus here embrace seasonal ingredients and dishes ranging from seafood and grass-fed meats to plenty of veggie options. You can gain access from the street if you’re in a wheelchair straight into the glam, chandelier-adorned dining room, and there’s also an accessible toilet that’s not too far from the restaurant itself.

Berners Tavern | Marylebone | WA

This is an image of a quirky, romantic restaurant. There are square tables with a leather chairs neatly lined up in the room and large windows letting lots of daylight flood in. At the top of the image there are various styles of chandeliers giving the restaurant an eccentric and decadent appearance.

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Mare Street Market

There’s around 10,000 sq ft to wheel around at London Fields’ trendy Mare Street Market, a hip Hackney hang-out home to more than just a restaurant and bar. Although you can enjoy a meal here – the menu includes British and modern European dishes – you can also get your hair cut, drink at the bar, get a tattoo or find an edible souvenir to take back home with you. It’s a multi-functioning space decked out in an Art Deco fashion with vintage chandeliers and rustic furniture. There’s a ramp that leads to the inside, which can be reached from around the back of the venue, plus a roomy accessible toilet and an outside area, which can also be accessed from the back.

Mare Street Market | Hackney | WA

This is an image of a restaurant. There are neatly prepared table and chairs around the space with cutlery and glasses on top. There are white curtains at the back of the room and an archway made of exposed brick splitting up the dining area from the open kitchen. The floor is made of wood and so are the chairs and tables.

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Social Eating House

Social Eating House is another venture by Michelin-starred chef Jason Atherton, and it’s also great for those using a wheelchair. This coveted restaurant nabbed its first Michelin star just six months after opening, boasting a contemporary bistro menu of delicious dishes made with the best seasonal and locally sourced produce. There are no steps on the ground floor, and lovely smooth flooring makes it easier to wheel about. Plus, there’s a well-kept accessible toilet located at the back of the restaurant.

Social Eating House | Soho | WA

This is an image of a dimly lit restaurant. There are square wooden tables in the room with candles and cutlery on the tables. The walls are bare and it is minimalistic.

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If Japanese is your choice of cuisine, Tanakatsu, sandwiched between Clerkenwell and Angel, is a must-visit. This restaurant is based on the Katsu houses you find throughout Japan, embracing the minimalist style and sleek, laid-back vibe. As for food, expect things like sushi, sashimi, katsu and teriyaki dishes, as well as sake, wine, beer and soft drinks. The uncluttered space makes manoeuvring around easier, and a ramp is available upon request (as there is one small step to enter). There’s also an accessible toilet.

Tanakatsu | Clerkenwell | WA

This is an image of a restaurant with wooden tables and chairs all in one line. There are colourful flowers on the table and the aesthetic is clean and minimalistic.

Image Courtesy of Artusi


Last on our list of London restaurants that are wheelchair accessible is this laid-back spot in Peckham, Artusi. It may be unassuming from the outside, but inside, the food is the centre of attention. Expect a chalkboard scribbled with seasonal Mediterranean dishes, like pasta and zhuzhed-up vegetables, with a wine list to boot. The entrance to the restaurant is entirely step-free.

Artusi | Peckham | WA

Need some help with your London itinerary? We’ve got ya covered, because we clearly indicate which of the TONS of recommendations we give you along each day’s route are wheelchair accessible. Have a look at our London itineraries.

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Jessica Dellow

Jessica Dellow is an East Londoner who loves to travel the world and eat her way around the city. When she's not eating, cooking or hanging out in the local pub, you’ll probably find her walking one of her BorrowMyDoggy dogs in Victoria Park with a coffee in hand.

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