London is a historic, bustling and beautiful city which is waiting to be discovered by tourists around the world. And the good news is, if you use a wheelchair or mobility scooter, there are plenty of accessible attractions which you can visit in comfort. In this blog, we look at some of them to ensure your trip to London is an enjoyable and stress-free one.
The official residence of Queen Elizabeth II, this is an attraction which is iconic throughout the world - not just London! For those who are looking for easy accessibility, you can enjoy step-free access and are able to use a wheelchair or mobility scooter throughout the public areas of the building - so long as it is compatible with the lifts. There is also the Garden to explore.
For fun and fascination, you can visit the incredible Madame Tussauds, where you can find tourists from all over the globe gazing at the eerily real waxwork models. The great news is that every gallery, bar one, can be accessed by wheelchair-users via the lifts. However, you should note that there is limited availability - three wheelchairs at one time - and so slots need to be booked in advance.
The London Eye
While only having been in existence since 2000, the London Eye has already taken its place in the list of London landmarks which are instantly recognisable. You will find that this attraction is fully accessible, with each of the capsules able to accommodate two wheelchairs. That means you can enjoy the excitement of the slow ascent to the top of the loop, and see an amazing view of the capital, before gently coming down. Again, wheelchair slots must be booked in advance.
London is packed full of history from the UK, but also from all around the planet. At the British Museum, you can marvel at Ancient Egyptian mummies and Samurai armour, which is part of an amazing collection. You will find step-free access through most of the building and the museum can offer the hire of a wheelchair if needed.
That's our quick list of accessible attractions in London. overall, we are pleased to say top attractions in the city are wheelchair and mobility scooter friendly!