Understanding the accessibility needs of families is critical and can really decide which attractions are worth visiting and which are simply unsuitable. Check out my top 10 accessibility-aware attractions and plan a day trip soon.
- The Warner Brothers Studio Tour.
Harry Potter fans come in so many guises and, happily, the Warner Brothers Studio Tour has sought to welcome absolutely everyone! From Slytherins to wheelchair users and everyone in between, nobody is excluded from the fun and you can get more information when you book your tickets.
- Tower Bridge.
It might be a surprise, but Tower Bridge is fully accessible, with lifts connecting visitors to every part of the tour. Going a step further, wheelchairs are available to use as well, in case a long day takes its toll.
- London Zoo.
Nothing is off limits at London Zoo, not even the high level platform above the tiger enclosure, as there is a lift ready to use. Wheelchairs can be borrowed onsite, but it’s best to book them in advance and the parking is excellent as well.
- The London Eye.
Yes, seriously, you can enjoy the sights and experience of the London Eye, regardless of accessibility requirements. Always book in advance, as there is a maximum number of wheelchairs allowed per car, but even mobility scooters are allowed too.
- Madame Tussauds.
Booking in advance allows you to get a little closer to all of the models at Madame Tussauds, thanks to the trained staff that are on hand to help you navigate different floors and display areas. Priority treatment!
- The British Museum.
With barely any stairs to be found inside, the British Museum feels as though it has been built with accessibility in mind, which is great, as the exhibits are not to be missed. Sign language guides and audio guides are available too, to really cater to absolutely everyone.
- The Globe Theatre.
Easy to navigate in a wheelchair, the theatre also offers signed and captioned performances, as well as relaxed events, to welcome theatregoers with autism. It doesn’t get much more inclusive than this.
- The Science Museum.
Every gallery here is fully accessible and guides are available in tactile or large print varieties. Booking ahead could give you access to sign language events and even object-handling sessions too.
- Kew Gardens.
Gorgeous and fragrant, Kew Gardens are a must-visit attraction for everyone and with a lift in place, everyone can enjoy the treetop walkway as well. The land train can accommodate a wheelchair and ensures that nobody has to miss an inch of the amazing site.
- St Paul’s Cathedral.
A truly breathtakingly stunning building, St Paul’s Cathedral can be enjoyed by everyone. Wheelchair access is simple and clearly marked, while audio guides and sign language tours can also be pre-booked, without incurring extra costs.
It’s fantastic to see that London has been striving to be as accessible as possible and it makes day trips so much more fulfilling.
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