A well established guide, published in 1984, 1989, 1996 and 2003. This section includes the contents list. It is still the only integrated source of access information covering accommodation, the transport system and access to the major sights.

We are currently carrying out the research for a new edition of the guide in 2013, following the 2012 Olympics, and some of the new information is being progressively published on the website .

Access in London (2003) cover
Access in London was researched by Pauline Hephaistos Survey Projects (PHSP) with assistance from Artsline. All the information was gathered by visit.The 2003 edition has 438 pages.
ISBN 0-7475-6933-9

The cover design for the new
edition of the London guide.

If you want a copy, please send your address to:
Access Project (PHSP),
39 Bradley Gardens,
West Ealing,
W13 8HE, UK

or e-mail:

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The guide contents consist of:

  • Introduction
    • How the guide is arranged
    • Units and definitions
  • General Information
    • Climate
    • Emergencies
    • Maps and guides
    • Telephones
  • Specialised information
    • Contact points
    • Equipment repair and hire
    • Facilities for those with hearing impairment
    • Textphones
    • Facilities for those with visual impairment
    • Price concessions
    • Toilets
    • Useful websites
  • Travelling and getting around
    • Arriving by:
      • Air
      • Coach
      • Rail
    • Getting around:
      • By car or minibus
      • Parking
      • By taxi and minicab
      • Transport for London
      • Services for London residents
  • Accommodation
    • Hotels (60+ accessible hotels)
    • Camping
    • Hostels
  • Places of interest
    • Inner London (60 places)
    • Outer London (20 places)
  • Places of worship
    • Abbeys and cathedrals (5)
    • Churches (25)
    • Mosques, synagogues and temples (10)
  • Museums & galleries
    • Inner London (40)
    • Outer London (7)
  • Days out
    • Beyond the north/south circular roads (10 sites)
    • Outside the M25 (20 sites)
    • Lee Valley (12 sites)
  • Entertainment
    • Arts centres (10)
    • Cinemas (60+)
    • Music venues (28 jazz/pop etc + 10 classical)
    • Theatres (about 90)
  • Pubs and bars
    • West End and Centre (60+)
    • City (17)
    • Outer areas (200+)
    • Places for afternoon tea (8)
  • Shops
    • Central (30)
    • Suburban centres (12)
  • Sport
    • Cricket (Lords and the Oval)
    • Rugby (Twickenham)
    • Soccer (11 grounds)
    • Tennis (at Wimbledon)
  • Annual events
  • Open air activities
    • Boating and river trips
    • Markets
    • Parks
  • Exhibition halls
  • Recommended itineraries
  • Good loo guide
    • (listing and mapping 174 accessible toilets)

Maps and artwork include:

  • links to and from accessible rail stations (out as far as Guildford, Reading, Watford, Romford, Sevenoaks, Gatwick and Epsom)
  • accessible travel links on London’s underground system
  • hotels location
  • a diagram of accessible routes around the Tower of London
  • a diagram of accessible routes around the Royal Courts of Justice
  • a diagram of accessible routes around the Palace of Westminster
  • a diagram of how to approach the South Bank Arts Centre
  • the location of the principal shops
  • maps of good accessible toilets in central London