With the October half-term approaching, it’s likely that you’re going to have to find some ways to entertain the kids for a few days. And given London’s sheer influx of tourist attractions, there’s sure to be some London sights you haven’t seen yet! With the kids in tow, and the whole family likely to get involved, it’s important to make sure that wherever you’re going is accessible for everyone. After all, no one should be left out of the fun!
There are all kinds of features that contribute to making a London tourist attraction accessible. No one person is alike and we all have different ways of interacting with the world around us. Knowing this, mobility aid company, Cool Crutches and Walking Sticks, has done some research into the accessibility of London’s top tourist attractions.
They’ve looked at features such as wheelchair access, sign language, and blue parking, to determine which of London’s attractions can be enjoyed by the most people.
The British Museum came out on top of the heap as London’s most accessible tourist attraction. It did well across the board, with a full roster of accessibility features. The museum was praised for “a fully accessible experience for all its visitors”.
Among the many ways the museum caters to visitors are quieter visiting times, accessible toilets and seating, British Sign Language Guides, object handling sessions, touch tours, and much more.
Trailing close behind The British Museum in second place was the Harry Potter Warner Bros Studio Tour. The much-loved attraction was praised for making “significant efforts to accommodate visitors with disabilities”. While some areas are challenging for wheelchair users, the tour provides assistance in a variety of other ways that cater to many disabilities.
London’s most accessible tourist attractions
A variety of attractions proved themselves to be widely accessible – with theatres, museums, and immersive attractions among the top draws. The top 10 most accessible tourist attractions in London are:
- British Museum
- Harry Potter Warner Bros Studio Tour
- Tate Modern
- Natural History Museum
- Globe Theatre
- Houses of Parliament
- Buckingham Palace
- Westminster Abbey
- Tower of London
- London Dungeon
There’s no need to be stuck wandering around another ground-floor gallery or staying at home due to accessibility concerns. Vast swathes of London are open to everyone. Whether you’re a local resident exploring your own city or a visitor, a day out should be easy and stress-free!