Access Information

Access Information


Because all needs are different it is hard to make the blanket statement that We Are Accessible.


We are, however, committed to making our tour as accessible as possible for all who wish to join us. We have provided information below about the potential access challenges for each of our standard tours so that you can make a judgement as to whether they are suitable for you. If you have any questions or concerns please contact us at access@lootours.com



Navigating the Routes for Wheelchair Users and guests with limited mobility

(Steps, curbs, lifts, etc...)


  • All tours cover approximately 1.5 miles at a moderate walking pace.
  • All tours last between 1.5 and 2 hours.
  • We will do our best to discuss any potential needs before the tour, but if at any point you feel uncomfortable or unsafe please don't hesitate to let your guide know and we will find alternative routes.



The Original Loo Tour Route

  • The Tour begins at Waterloo Staiton, which has lift access from the Underground and mainline train stations. Street Access is via a ramp from waterloo station road.
  • The tour crosses the Jubilee/Hungerford Bridge which is accessible via lift from the South Bank & Embankment sides. Ocasionally the Jubilee Brige lift goes out of service due to bridge maintainance, which is unfortunately out of our control. If you require lift access please let us know in advance and we will confirm that it is working the day before the tour. In the event that it is not functional we can start the tour at an alternate location on the North side of the bridge or transfer your booking to another date or offer a full refund.
  • The majority of this tour travels uphill at a gentle slope.

  • The area between St Martin's Lane and Covent Garden has several steep drop curbes. We have had wheelchair users successfully navigate these before but they may not be suitable for everyone (and alternate routes can be taken).
  • We cross two patches of cobbled terrain in Covent Garden.
  • The final venue on the route (Cellar Door Cocktail Bar) is accessible only via steps, but does have an outdoor seating area at ground level (weather dependant.)

  • This tour finishes in the Covent Garden area, a 15 minute walk or short bus ride back to the starting point.




The Bloomsbury Route

Currently undergoing re-writes. Updated Access Information to come soon!!



Support Workers & PAs


We are happy to provide free places to support workers & PAs. If you require an additional ticket please e-mail access@lootours.com with your booking reference and we will book an extra place for you.



Support Animals


We welcome support animals on all our tours.

 


Audio Description


We endevour to keep our descriptions of each stop dynamic and informative. If you would benefit from additional audio description please feel free to e-mail us or speak to the guide at the start of the tour.



BSL Interpreters


Unfortunately we are generally unable to provide Sign Language Interpreters on tours. However, we are very happy to work with interpreters and to provide basic transcripts of the tour in advance where necessary.



Relaxed & Slower Paced Tours


For those who would benefit from more time or additional rest stops en-route we are happy to arrange low-cost private tours to enable you to have the fullest Loo Tours experience. Please contact us to discuss your access requirements and arrange a date.

Changing Places Toilet: Red brick wall with the Changing Places logo displaying a changing table, hoist and wheelchair

Photo Credit: Simone Valle