Quingo Accessible Attractions: Docklands Canal Boat Trust, London

The Quingo Scooters team are always keen to encourage mobility scooter users to get out and about and visit interesting or unusual places. In our accessible attractions series, we aim to share some of the hidden gems; places that you wouldn’t usually visit or that you maybe thought weren’t accessible for your Quingo Scooter.

This week we’re looking at London in a completely different way and sharing information about the Dockland Canal Boat Trust.  London’s Docklands were originally built to cater for the rapidly expanding shipping industry but now comprises of sky-scraping offices and stylish restaurants and bars, all built around a vibrant cosmopolitan waterside setting.

Docklands Canal Boat Trust is a registered charity that provides boating holidays and day trips in a fully accessible canal boat, enabling you to see London from a completely different perspective. On the boat you’ll travel along the River Lee, River Stort and London’s Waterways.  The boat trips are suitable for all ages and provide a unique experience for everyone!


The Boat

Don’t worry if this is your first time on the waterways – the purpose built boat comes complete with a fully trained skipper and crew to do all the work for you whilst you take in the view! The friendly and knowledgeable crew of volunteers take care of steering, locks and mooring, so you’ll be in safe hands.

The boat operates from April until December, enabling you to make the most of the weather. It can be hired from one to five days Monday to Friday – whatever suits you.

The 70 foot broad beam boat includes the following facilities:

  • Ramp from quay to boat
  • Hydraulic lift for wheelchairs
  • Disabled Toilet and Shower
  • Toilet for Carers and Crew
  • Fully fitted kitchen
  • 4 bunks and 6 folding beds
  • Skipper’s cabin
  • Central heating
  • Day room
  • 240v electricity
  • Full safety gear including lifejacket and rings



There is a ramp and lift for mobility scooter access on all moorings on the tow path or pontoon, and there is ramp access nearby to exit the canal.

On board the boat itself, there are 2 bunks and 6 fold up beds. There is plenty of space for a few mobility scooters inside, and also outside at the bow. The toilet features support rails and a shower stool.

There is free parking at the home mooring for the duration of your trip.

If you’d like to find out more about a relaxing time away on the water, including how to book, visit The Docklands Canal Boat Trust.

About Quingo Scooters

The Quingo Scooters range features six models to suit your needs and budget. New models are now available from just £22/week on our new contract hire scheme which includes all servicing and maintenance, Insurance, Roadside Recovery, Call Outs and Consumables including Batteries and Tyres. For more information on this or the latest Quingo Scooter range, please visit our website. Alternatively, if you have any Service questions you can always contact us or call customer services on 01582 430 900.

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