If you’re thinking of a trip to London and plan to see the sights the city has to offer while there, you’ll want to check out these tips on London’s accessibility. While London’s transport system isn’t entirely accessible, it’s still possible for individuals with mobility requirements to navigate the city without too much trouble.
London Underground, Overground, and Docklands Light Railway (DLR) are hugely popular methods of transportation. Many stations along these transport systems are stepless and have ticket gates with wide entrances to make it easier for wheelchair users and individuals who travel with service animals. If you find yourself in a bind, you can always seek out staff assistance at all of the stations.
If you prefer to travel London via the streets, all of the city’s 8,000 buses are low-floor and able to kneel to the curb for wheelchair access. In addition, all licensed London black cabs are wheelchair accessible.
And if you want to check out the city from the water, all piers for river travel are step-free to allow wheelchair users a smooth transition from pier to boat.
As with any travel situation, it’s good to plan ahead and get as much information as you can about accessibility before arriving at your destination.
Check out more details on London's accessiblity here!