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Michelle Leer
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Posted: Monday the 23rd May 2005 at 18:35




Pram friendly places or things to do in london


I have got a baby boy (9 months) who is too heavy to carry in a baby carrier, so I need to take my pram when I am out and about. Does anyone know of pram friendly places to go in London?

Tips greatly appreciated.

 
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Posted: Tuesday the 24th May 2005 at 17:39:




Hi Michelle,

Welcome to the Knowledge.

It really depends on the kind of things you're looking to do. Below is a list of places that are suitable for prams/pushchairs, I've listed a number of different activities but if you're after more specific information just let us know.

Walking and Sightseeing

The South Bank is a very flat area with a good concentration of attractions including the London Eye, London Aquarium, The Millennium Bridge, Tate Modern, Shakespeare's Globe and The Bankside Gallery. Access to these places should be fine as they are all setup to cater for disabled people.

Attractions

A lot of London's top tourist attractions are setup to allow access to wheelchairs and pushchairs, these include:

Madame Tussauds
London Zoo
The London Dungeon
Britain at War Experience
London Planetarium


Places to avoid

Oxford Street - the busiest retail street in the UK, not an ideal place for a pushchair.

Covent Garden - Lots of cobbled areas and again very busy with crowds of tourists.


Transport

The Tube isn't the best place for pushchairs so I'd recommend you use the buses where possible. The new buses
have good access and space for prams. Black cabs also have plenty of room.


Hope that helps, if you need any more information just post again.

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icoobaby2
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Posted: Tuesday the 14th April 2009 at 10:15:




Hello friend.I can understand your problem.It is very difficult to take the pram along the streets of the London.I have Disney Pushchair to carry my baby.I bought it from [URL REMOVED].I take it out only when I am out for walk in the park.

 
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Posted: Saturday the 1st May 2010 at 12:16:




I'm coming to London with my 5 month old and 2.5 year old. Thanks for the list of pram friendly things to do, will definitely be using it.

Does anyone have a list of wheelchair / pram friendly tube and train stations please?

The last thing I want is to be needing to change trains at a station and I have to get my 2 kids and a pram up and down stairs!!!

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Posted: Saturday the 1st May 2010 at 22:07:




ORIGINAL: GinaDee

I'm coming to London with my 5 month old and 2.5 year old. Thanks for the list of pram friendly things to do, will definitely be using it.

Does anyone have a list of wheelchair / pram friendly tube and train stations please?

The last thing I want is to be needing to change trains at a station and I have to get my 2 kids and a pram up and down stairs!!!

Thanks


Unless they're having engineering works, tube stations have escalators. However some then have steps at the entrances... hmm... There has to be a specialist site or webpage regarding this


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Posted: Wednesday the 5th May 2010 at 09:30:




ORIGINAL: GinaDee

I'm coming to London with my 5 month old and 2.5 year old. Thanks for the list of pram friendly things to do, will definitely be using it.

Does anyone have a list of wheelchair / pram friendly tube and train stations please?

The last thing I want is to be needing to change trains at a station and I have to get my 2 kids and a pram up and down stairs!!!

Thanks




Welcome to All In London Waving

We've got the disabled access at tube stations info listed in our database but it's not currently displayed on the site Sad

Your best bet is to look at the tfl maps here:

http://www.tfl.gov.uk/gettingaround/1106.aspx


In my experience of using the tube with a buggy I'd recommend that you try and stay above ground on the buses. Also, Camden station is a nightmare without a pram so stay well clear of it.


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