5 Accessible Attractions And Things To Do In London
Note: Whilst I have visited these, some haven't been recently (within last 3 months), this blog post is actually a banked post that I've had in my drafts in the case of something happening to me which means I'm unable to do travel reviews for a while. As you may have seen on my social media, I was injured in a car crash on the M25 which will take some time for me to recover from. Love to you all, Steph x
London - not only my nearest city since I'm less than 10 miles from the M25, but it's also the one I'm always visiting the most. Whilst London is the biggest bane of my life when it comes to accessibility, there are some attractions which believe it or not are actually accessible in London! Here I name and give a quick overview of 5 of them!
1. The Shard The Shard is definitely one of my favourite London Attractions, there's just nothing better than seeing London from above, they even have restaurants and a hotel in the building! The weirdest thing about this building though is the ability to do your business whilst admiring the views! Accessibility within the shard is excellent - well it should be since it was opened to the public in February 2013. My only bugbear with The Shard, however, is that some areas are dimly lit and there's no changing places toilet. The shard offers a ticket for disabled people with a free carer ticket included.
2. The o2 Arena Shopping Outlet? Check. Concert? Check. An easy way to get there? Check. Changing Places Toilet? Check. The o2 is literally my favourite place to be in London! Every time I'm at the ExCel, I make it a mission to go into the o2 Arena for something, whether that be shopping, grabbing a bite to eat, or seeing an event at the o2, there really is something for everyone at the o2, and with the shopping outlet now open, you really can make a day of it. It's also easily accessible by river bus and even the Emirates Cable Car which are both attractions in themselves since both offer very different views of the capital!
3. Sky Garden The Sky Garden, also affectionately known as the walkie-talkie due to the shape of its unique building is a not only a great place to grab something to eat or drink, but it's also home to London's highest public garden. The live music events held here are also really good, and not only can you visit Sky Garden during the day, but you can also visit at night, giving you 2 very different views of the capital! Unfortunately Sky Garden doesn't have a Changing Places toilet.
4. Southbank Southbank literally is the place to be! From live events to markets, restaurants and even home to the London Eye, Namco Funscape, and Royal Festival Hall as well as other attractions, there's something for everyone in this extremely culture rich part of London. Southbank Centre itself also has a Changing Places toilet which is massively welcome!
5. Tate Modern, and bankside A fan of art or Shakespeare perhaps? Bankside is for you! Not only home to Tate Modern, Britain's national gallery of international modern art, with various exhibitions on year around (also has a Changing Places toilet) but also to Shakespeare's Globe. Not only that, but the famous OXO Tower and Borough Market are also within easy reach of Bankside if you fancy venturing around this particular part of London for the entire day!
That's my more than 5 accessible attractions and things to do in London listed! Got any of your own things you like to do in the capital? Comment them below for others to see and get ideas from!