Winter is a magical time to visit London. In the colder months, the capital city is filled with festive activities and cosy days out for the whole family. Prepare to wrap up warm and enjoy the best of what London has to offer this winter. Here are our top three picks for disability-friendly and accessible days out in the capital city that can be enjoyed with the entire family.
- London Eye
Located right in the heart of the capital city, the Coca-Cola London Eye is one of the city’s most popular tourist attractions.
You can experience breath-taking 360-degree views of the River Thames, Houses of Parliament, and Big Ben from one of the high-tech capsules. The gradual rotation takes around half an hour and allows you admire the hustle and bustle of city life taking place below you, all lit up by the beautiful Christmas decorations.
The London Eye is fully accessible for the whole family. You can book a Wheelchair time slot in advance to make sure that you’re not left disappointed on the day and they also have team members on hand who can help if you need assistance.
- Winter Wonderland
Get into the festive spirit during your trip to London and experience Hyde Park’s spectacular Winter Wonderland. Book to see one of their entertaining winter shows, such as the Nutcracker on Ice or the Circus Megadome, or visit the Magical Ice Kingdom.
The whole family can enjoy the winter festivities and many of the attractions can be booked in advance if any of your party have special requirements. Wheelchairs can be accommodated at all the bookable attractions, the walkways and public spaces all have disabled access and disabled badge holders can park free of charge.
Wrap up warm and enjoy the Christmassy cheer with the entire family at Hyde Park this winter.
- Natural History Museum
If you want to escape the winter chill, arrange a day out at London’s impressive Natural History Museum to explore its vast range of specimens, collections and exhibitions.
The Natural History Museum provides an accessible environment for all their visitors. They have parking spaces available for wheelchair accessible vehicles, which can be booked in advance. Wheelchairs are available to hire for free and wheelchair accessible toilets and lifts are marked clearly on the museum map. Also, guide dogs are welcome into the museum and there are audio descriptive guides available for any visitors with visual impairments.
If you want to plan a trip to the UK’s vibrant capital city this winter, follow our three top tips for inclusive and disability-friendly days out that you can enjoy with the whole family.