|| What is here
There is a café, Oriental Restaurant and Burger King in the building. They are not part of the London Aquarium.
Here are some details about the café…
It serves well priced salads and sandwiches.
Tables and chairs are not fixed to the floor.
Height of service area is 1000 mm.
Heights of tables are 7050 mm.
If you want to go as a group and bring your own lunches you can book the eating area inside the aquarium.
| Getting there
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No car parking. There is a drop-off point for coaches on Belvedere Road and off York Road.
|| Local mobility
53 148 211 and 453 are mobility buses operating during the day.
Accessible night buses N12, N44, N53, N148, N155, N159, N381, N453.
Buses 12, 159 are standard buses operating during the day.
Waterloo tube station is accessible for wheelchair users.
The venue is about 650 metres from the station.
Westminster tube station is accessible for wheelchair users.
The venue is about 515 metres from the station.
Embankment tube station, not accessible for wheelchair users.
The venue is about 740 metres from the station.
|| British Rail
Waterloo main line train station is accessible for wheelchair users.
For detailed access information call Waterloo station on 020 7922 2545.
The aquarium is about 650 metres from the station.
|| Access from outside
You could walk to the aquarium from Waterloo Station.
Route to the aquarium from Waterloo has no curbs.
Double front doors open to 1680mm wide and it has level access.
There is room for wheelchair users to move around in the entrance.
The pavement is very wide outside.
|| Getting around
Ground floor is level with room for a wheelchair user to move around.
There are 2 wheelchairs to use free of charge, these can be borrowed on a 'first come, first served' basis.
Reception counter is 1100 mm high.
There are sound loops on reception and staff are trained to use them.
There are sound loops on the touch screens in the aquarium.
The aquarium is painted black so it is quite dark.
It is lit by coloured lights and the lights from the fish tanks.
There are 4 floors of fish tanks to look at but not many seats around the building - some people may find it quite tiring.
Floor is covered in rubber bubble matting.
The lift has a minimum door width of 1300mm.
There is room for a wheelchair user to move around inside the lift.
|| Accessible toilets
The unisex toilets are fully accessible.
There is one toilet on every floor, well lit and not locked.
The folding doors are not heavy and minimum door widths are 880mm.
The trained staff are very helpful and can tell you a lot about the fish and other sea creatures.
Registered assistance dogs are welcome.
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