LOVEBOX music festival is one of the more convenient destinations for wheelchair users. Held in Victoria Park, and now celebrating its 10th anniversary, the relatively confined event space, at least in comparison to Glastonbury or Reading, makes it much easier to navigate the various stages. Camping is not permitted, which removes the nagging feeling that you…

If you have read my recent story about my visit to Shoreditch you’ll know we passed a place that looked intriguing. It was McQueen a bar, club and restaurant named after the ‘King of Cool’ Steve – one of my idols. It looked busy and darkly glamorous. The bar looked inviting with leather Chesterfields and we didn’t…

I haven’t been to either Bar Prague (there’s one at Angel, Islington and one in Shoreditch, Hackney), but I did eventually get them on the phone . They are bars that serve ‘Traditional Czech bar snacks’ all day. Both are described as ‘bohemian’ and display local artist’s work. Both I’m assured have disabled access as…

Lieutenant No1 and I went the Oval last year , it rained but it was enjoyable nonetheless as we sat in the wheelchair enclosure at the Vauxhall End – I think?! It was very clean and access via the Alex Stewart Gate is easy. If you call in advance they can get you parking. The…

KOKO began life as The Camden Theatre and was opened on Boxing Day 1900. I went there when it was the Camden Palace in the 80’s and had many good nights there. It is now a venue for new musical talent and has been reviewed by Alex Taylor as he has a younger perspective on accessibility.…

Alex Taylor is  a wheelchair user and has an interesting site you should visit, disabled or not it’s entertaining – YKTS  (You Know The Score). He is a recent graduate from the University of Warwick and an aspiring journalist. He is also an Ambassador for The NSPCC. Here is his review of O2 Academy Brixton, which…

Update June 2013: A friend of BBS has concurred that Aqua Spirit is trendy & Accessible, thanks Christiane. They get a full 2 BBS Ticks! ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. I haven’t been to the bar at Aqua Spirit yet but I’ve been told I will like it. They also have a Spanish and a Japanese restaurant. They also, apparently,…