Accessibility

We’re working hard to make the Festival accessible to all. If you have a specific question or to give us suggestions to improve our accessibility please email [email protected]

Accessible toilets

The Festival map shows the location of all the outside accessible and gender neutral toilets on Imperial College Road and in Princes Gardens, which will also have a mobiloo – a mobile accessible toilet with adult-sized changing bench and hoist. The Festival map will be available for download on the website in June. 

Public transport to the Festival

Visit Transport for London to plan a step free, accessible journey to the Festival.

Wheelchair access

Activities on Exhibition Road will be accessible for wheelchairs. If you have a particular enquiry or concern please contact us.

Accessible car parking

There will be blue badge parking on site which is available to reserve in advance. To book, please contact us.

Taxi drop off

If you have accessibility needs and require a taxi drop off area for the Festival, we recommend you arrange your taxi drop off to Falmouth Gate at Imperial College .

Maps

The Festival map will be available to download here in June. There will also be copies of large maps in the information tent over the weekend and our Festival volunteers are there to help you plan your day. 

Drinking water

There is free drinking water available on the Festival site where you can fill up your water bottle. See the map (available on the website in June) for exact locations.

Information tents

The Festival team will be on hand to answer your questions and point you in the right direction at our information tents. You can find them on Imperial College Road and in Princes Gardens. You will find the First Aid points here too.

Early opening for children with autism 

The Natural History Museum’s Dawnasaurs event is a free event for children on the autism spectrum and their families on Sunday morning. The event begins at 8am and includes a sensory space. You can book your place four weeks in advance over on the Natural History Museum website.

This will be followed by an early opening at the Hands-on Zone in Princes Gardens from 9.30-10.30am. Families with children on the autism spectrum can book up to five places for the early opening. 

Partner website links

Institutions along Exhibition Road have various provisions in place for your accessibility needs. Further information can be found below.

Imperial College Campus

Natural History Museum

Science Museum

Victoria and Albert Museum

Royal Albert Hall

Royal College of Music

Royal Geographical Society

Royal College of Art

Goethe-Institut