Canterbury ShopMobility

We provide electric scooters and wheelchairs along with manual wheelchairs on an hourly, daily or weekly basis giving you the freedom and independence to explore Canterbury and all it has to offer.

electric wheelchair
electric scooter

Shopmobility is a scheme partially sponsored by Canterbury City Council which allows anyone with a mobility problem or impairment, whether temporary or permanent, to gain access to all tourist and leisure attractions that Canterbury has to offer.

Whether you are going shopping, visiting friends, doctors etc or simply to get out and about to escape the confines of the house, we can help.

Where we are

Our unit is located on the 2nd floor of the White Friars multi-storey car park, directly above Boots.

Unfortunately due to an address conflict Google Maps will show us located within the build a bear workshop.

The red dot on the map below indicates the easiest pedestrian access from Gravel Walk.

Here you will find lifts to take you to the 2nd floor. On exiting the lift we are located round the corner on the left.

Find us on Google Maps


When you arrive at the centre for the first time a member of staff will take down your details and then familiarise you with the equipment you wish to use. When you are satisfied with the instruction and feel confident enough, you are free to explore at your leisure.

We have convenient 3 hours free parking and toilet facilities for our disabled clients.

Our range of vehicles currently includes:

23 Electric Scooters

22 Manual Wheelchairs

3 Powered Wheelchairs

We recommend that you book in advance to ensure equipment will be available.

Hire Charges

We do not have a membership or joining fee and there is no deposit scheme, but there is a charge for the use of the equipment:

Electric Scooters and Powered Wheelchairs:

£4.00 for 2 hours

£6.00 per day

£30.00 per week

Manual Wheelchairs:

£3.00 per day

£15.00 per week

Contact us

Our Address:

14 Gravel Walk




We are Open:

Monday to Friday 10am - 4pm

Saturdays 9.30am - 4pm

Bank holidays 10am - 4pm

Tel : 01227 459889

Service outside these times by prior arrangement..

We recommend that you book in advance to ensure equipment will be available.


We are a registered charity and although we are partially sponsored by Canterbury City Council, we are required to obtain new vehicles for the substantial increase in demand that our service is experiencing, and to service and maintain our present fleet of scooters and wheelchairs.

We rely on sponsorship and generous benefactors to help us do this but it is becoming more difficult to attract sufficient support for our ever increasing costs.

We would be extremely grateful for any donations, whatever it may be, that you may be able to give and given in the knowledge that you will be supporting a valuable service without which would cause severe disruption, despair and a void in many disabled people's lives.

Canterbury Shopmobility is currently supported by:

sponsor list

We would very much like to add your name to our list.