It’s hard not to fall in love with a city like London. There are iconic attractions – such as the London Eye, Big Ben or Buckingham Palace – and prestigious museums – such as the British Museum and the National Gallery. Fashionistas can shop and attend notable events, while foodies can indulge in a unique culinary experience. Even sports enthusiasts watch some of their favorite tournaments here.
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BUCKINGHAM PALACE, HYDE PARK, AND LONDON EYE
Start the day with a tour of beautiful Hyde Park. This green space in central London occupies an area of 140 hectares. In it, you will find a large lake, fountains, monuments and beautiful gardens with flowers.
Next, visit Buckingham Palace. The visit can last between 2 and 3 hours, but it is worth it.
Its official website provides useful accessibility information for the tour. As you will see, manual wheelchairs and walkers are also loaned. The elevators measure 148 centimeters deep by 94 centimeters wide. Likewise, there are accessible restrooms at the entrance and exit of the tour.
Finally, enjoy unforgettable views from the London Eye. The tallest Ferris wheel in Europe is accessible, but only two wheelchairs are allowed per module and eight in total. To avoid availability issues, you must book in advance through their website.
Discover the National Gallery, where you will be amazed by its extensive collection of European paintings from the 13th century to the 1900s.
The art museum is accessible. The street-level entrance is in the Sainsbury wing (to better situate yourself, take a look at the map provided on its web). In addition, the National Gallery’s website specifies the following information of interest for people with reduced mobility:
- There is a reserved accessible parking space on Orange Street, but reservations are required at least 48 hours in advance to the phone number indicated on the website.
- Accessible restrooms are located near all entrances. There is also a changing room with a non-slip floor, a height-adjustable washbasin, an accessible shower and a WC with grab bars, among other features.
- It is possible to reserve manual wheelchairs.
- Stools are available on request at the information desk and in the cloakroom.
KENSINGTON PALACE & NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM
Next, discover Kensington Palace and its gardens. There are elevators to be able to enter the three floors of the building. Likewise, visitors with reduced mobility can request manual wheelchairs and pick up a brochure with accessible routes.
You must buy tickets to enter the palace. On the other hand, they are not necessary to see the royal gardens.
Inquisitive minds have a chance to get some answers at the Natural History Museum. The wonderful collections allow you to discover the history of life on Earth and human evolution.
The building is accessible to all. Its services include accessible restrooms, elevators, and wheelchair rental. People with disabilities can also avoid the lines.
It is essential that during your trip you can adequately move to all the places you want to visit. Therefore, do not forget to take a look at this list with information on transportation and mobility equipment rental.
- Transport for London. TfL is responsible for London’s transportation system. Its website offers information on how to avoid stairs in the transportation network and tools to use accessibility services.
- National Rail. The Passenger Assistance service allows you to request assistance from different train companies.
- Taxis and minicabs. All London black taxis are wheelchair-accessible.
- London Express Wheelchair Hire. Rental of wheelchairs, scooters and accessories.
- London Wheelchair Rental. Wheelchair rentals.
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