From the stunning Buckingham Palace to the world-renowned Tower Bridge, London has a plethora of wheelchair friendly attractions for you to experience. Plus, I’ll throw in some tips to make your vacation easier.
Buckingham Palace. This historic residence of monarchs currently serves as both the office and London residence of Her Majesty The Queen. It’s one of the few working royal palaces that still stands in the world today. The Buckingham Palace is complete with level access and lifts for ease of access. Truly a “must see” in the Capital.
Natural History Museum. There’s hundreds of exciting and interactive exhibits in one of London’s most stunning landmark buildings. Despite being over 130 years old, the Natural History Museum has a range of access facilities complete with ramps and lifts throughout most exhibits. All the staff receive disability awareness and equality training, making your journey through the ages as hassle-free as possible.
Wembley Stadium. A world famous stadium built to the highest specifications, offering every visitor a one-of-a-kind event-day experience. Built with access into the stadium, well-lit customer areas and with disability and equality training so you can see your favourite team perform in this iconic sporting location.
Comedy Carnival London. London is well known for it’s diverse entertainment across the cities, from the IMAX to it’s various theatres in the West End, but why not experience something a bit out of the way. Comedy Carnival is Londons #1 ranked comedy club on Trip Advisor featuring world famous comedians. It is also fairly accessible by wheelchair & all the staff are accommodating to all needs.
ZSL London Zoo. The ZSL London Zoo’s goal is to provide equal opportunity for everyone to enjoy the animal exhibits and visitor facilities. The Zoo is amazingly more than 17 years old and contains many old buildings. Most areas in the Zoo are accessible for wheelchair users and those with special mobility restrictions.
Tower Bridge Exhibition. Learn how the most famous bridge works from the inside! The exhibition includes a walkthrough of the Victorian engines used to open the bridge with views of the Capital 45 meters above the Thames. You also get historical trivia from friendly guides. Level access is offered to the public and lifts are available in either tower.
Stay on the south side of the Thames to save money. Although it’s only a bit farther, the London accessible hotels located on the south side of the Thames are noticeably cheaper than the hotels in Mayfair and Westminster.
Take the boat tour at sunset. Your best photo opportunity for you with wheelchair accessible boats occur at sunset. The most popular route is between the Westminster Bridge and the Tower Bridge.
Visit TKTS to get cheap tickets. Get discounted tickets from the TKTS booth in Leicester Square. You only need to confirm with the individual theatre that the tickets are handicapped accessible. The best way to acquire accessible seats is to buy them directly from the theatre.
Get an oyster card. The oyster card is a credit card sized electronic card that’s used to pay for public transportation in London. It is used in Metro Station. You can buy an Oyster Card from dispensing machines inside the stations.
That’s it! Remember, you’re not limited to this list and you should definitely try any fun areas you see as long as you can access it. Time to prep for your London tour!