Accessible Places in London
For people with disability, traveling might be a bit of a hassle. But, if you are in London, this doesn’t have to be the case. This Mecca for tourists from all over the world offers some of the best and most accessible places you can find.
The National Gallery serves as the home to one of the finest art collections on the planet. It draws more than 5 million visitors annually who are eager to see the masterpieces of Monet and Turner up close. There are also more contemporary collections alongside the priceless landscapes. The galleries offer wheelchair access, art sessions for partially sighted and blind visitors, and British Sign Language-interpreted discussions on paintings.
Museum of London
Discover London at its very core, from the Neanderthals wielding their clubs to the fashionistas of Carnaby Street back in the 60s. The museum showcases the different tribulations and transformations of London through the centuries. This perfectly positioned attraction adjacent the old city wall is filled with artefacts and surprises for everyone. The museum is fully accessible for people with mobility issues. It also has full physical access to various public areas and services for visitors with sight loss.
London is known for its glitzy chain of iconic theatres, most of which are over 100 years of age. They boast of dazzling show-stopping interiors. These are a perfect complement for the comedies, dramas, and musicals performed on stage. The West End has gone out of its way recently to cater to the needs of wheelchair users.
London Eye River Cruise
For best views, go to the top deck and enjoy viewing various known London spots. These include Tower Bridge, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Houses of Parliament, etc. A boat ride basically takes about forty minutes. You’ll pass lots of ancient and modern treasures throughout the ride. The cruise actually departs from out London Eye, which is another accessible London attraction. It offers panoramic views from the glass capsules. Disabled toilets and wheelchair access are provided.
St. Paul’s Cathedral
With the bulbous dome making a mark on London skyline, one of the most loved icons in London is St. Paul. Sitting alongside Basilica Di San Marco and Notre Dame in the hall of fame of the cathedral is the glorious masterpieces of Sir Christopher Wren. These include the dizzying dome above, mosaics, and sculptures.
Take a visit at one of the inhabited royal palaces across the globe at the summer opening of the state rooms in Buckingham Palace. Touring around some of 775 rooms of the palace provides you a glimpse of the fascinating lives of the royal family and might have you gesticulating madly at the grand interiors. It’s never a bad idea particularly if you are a fan of the masterpieces by Rubens and rococo furniture. Visitors who need step-free access can enter in real royal fashion style through the palace’s front gates. Mobility scooters and wheelchairs may be hired without paying for any particular fee.