Where to hire a wheelchair in London
There are many London providers of wheelchairs and other accessibility equipment. Try Mobility Equipment Hire Direct or Direct Mobility, which specialise in the short-term rental of mobility scooters and wheelchairs. Book online in advance for delivery to your London accommodation during your visit.
Alternatively, check out London Wheelchair Rental, to have a lightweight folding wheelchair delivered to London Heathrow Airport on your arrival, or to your London hotel.
See Disabled Living Foundation’s guide for more information about wheelchair hire services in London.
Wheelchair hire at London attractions
You can also borrow a wheelchair when visiting some major London attractions, including the following:
- British Museum
- Madame Tussauds London
- ZSL London Zoo
- Buckingham Palace
- Natural History Museum
- Westminster Abbey
- Kew Gardens
- Royal Albert Hall
- St Paul’s Cathedral
Make sure to get in touch with the venue in advance to book a wheelchair on your preferred date. Find out full details of attractions offering wheelchair hire with AccessAble's guide.
Where to hire a mobility scooter in London
Many companies that hire out wheelchairs also have mobility scooters for visitors to the capital. Check out your options at Mobility Equipment Hire Direct or Direct Mobility, which specialise in short-term mobility scooter hire. For delivery to your accommodation in London, book online in advance.
Get easy access to London’s main shopping areas with Shopmobility. This scheme provides mobility equipment (such as scooters, manual wheelchairs and powered wheelchairs) at shopping centres throughout the capital. Some schemes charge and others are free, but it's always recommended that you contact them in advance.
Shopmobility facilities are available at:
- Westfield London
- The Mall Walthamstow
- Lewisham Shopping Centre
- Ealing Broadway Shopping Centre
Visit the Shopmobility website for the full list of Shopmobility centres in London.
Find out more about accessible services, tours and attractions in London.