5 accessible places to visit near the O2 Academy Islington
Mar 31, 2023
Are you heading to a gig at the O2 Academy Islington and want to visit somewhere accessible before or after the show? We know as disabled people, finding accessible places (that you also enjoy) can be tricky. Recently we asked our followers and 21% said they don’t go out before or after a concert and that’s mainly due to not finding places or knowing the accessibility of them.
We, therefore, thought we’d provide 10 accessible places to go in Islington, UK based near the O2 academy:
If you’re fancying a meal before your gig, this may be the place to go. They offer several grilled food choices as well as an impressive beer list. There is access via a ramp on request and is super spacious inside. There’s an accessible bathroom that opens with a radar key. If it’s good weather you’re in luck as there’s also a lovely outside space fitted with fairy lights!
To find out more about Smokehouse and its access visit our app here.
Bellanger is a French cafe and restaurant that’s perfect to catch up with family or friends before your gig for either breakfast, lunch or dinner. It has a small bump to enter but 2 wide doors and lots of turning space once inside. You can also enjoy sitting outside in the summer with their terrace seating area - perfect!
To find out more about Bellanger and its access visit our app.
Neighbourhood is a pop-up restaurant owned by “Ramen Legend” Ivan Orkin. If ramen isn’t your type of food don’t worry. They also have baked goods from chef Rich Myers known for his signature cakes, pies, brownies and cookies. It is a step-free bar and restaurant with lots of space and seating. If this sounds like somewhere you’d like to go - it’s open until 1st May!
To find out more about Neighbourhood and its access visit our app.
The Three Johns
Are you just looking for a good old standard pub? It sounds like The Three Johns might be the place to head to. Bonus, it’s also a pizzeria so you can grab some stodge before the gig. It’s a step-free pub in Islington with lots of space as well as having an accessible toilet. Even better, it’s open until 1 am so perfect for the after-gig drink!
To find out more about The Three Johns and its access visit our app.
Sometimes sticking to what you know is comforting. Wagamama is a well-known chain restaurant perfect for those who enjoy classic dishes such as Katsu or Yaki Soba. There are several accessibility features to note at Wagamama such as braille menus, large print menus and a large spacious accessible toilet. Definitely, one to check out!
To find out more about Wagamama Islington and its access visit our website.
Whether you’re looking for a bite to eat, somewhere to have a drink or socialise and catch up with friends - these are just some suggestions of accessible places. We know that accessibility means different things to everyone, but we hope these suggestions help you find somewhere to go when you’re going to your next gig at the O2 Academy in Islington. If you do - let us know, we’d love to hear how you find it.
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