Disabled access to the tall ships
Tall ships are historic vessels, not specially adapted for modern needs so we will be providing assisted access for wheelchair users and people with mobility difficulties. Access to visit the Tall Ships will be on Woolwich Pier from 9.30am to 11am every day during the festival.
Boarding a tall ship will require some ability to walk with assistance. We can also offer up close viewing alongside the ships. We’ll contact you to discuss your needs and work out the best way for you to view the ships.
If you’d like to board a ship, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org by Tuesday 11 April.
Viewing the ships from land
There are a number of unreserved seats at both festival villages, each with a viewing area reserved for wheelchair users. These are found at:
Greenwich riverfront- the lawn by the monument, to the right of the pier entrance
Woolwich- a raised platform at the far end of the English Heritage Riverside Walk.
Disabled travel to the Tall Ships Festivals sites
The DLR has step free access all along its route and serves both Greenwich and Woolwich.
There are established disabled parking bays in Greenwich town centre and there will also be some limited spaces reserved for Blue Badge holders at Park Row car park. The car park is at the junction of Park Row and Romney Road.