As part of a new series of blog entries, the Quingo team would like to highlight a number of accessible attractions for you and your Quingo in the major cities of the UK. Where better to start than the nation’s capital?
Places to visit in London on your Quingo
London is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. Home to more than eight million people, over the years there has been a significant change in respect to its accessibility, creating better conditions for both wheelchair and mobility scooter users.
3 of the best accessible places to visit in London
Here are three of the most popular, accessible London attractions:
- Museum of London – The Museum of London is one of the most popular places to go for tourists to the capital. From our prehistoric ancestors to the present day, the museum displays the long evolution of London over the centuries. The museum itself is perfectly positioned alongside the old city wall. Even those who’ve lived in London all their lives will be surprised at many of the artefacts and relics of their city’s past. The museum offers full accessibility for those with mobility impairments, with full physical access to all public areas.
- Buckingham Palace – If museums don’t really appeal to you, then you may be interested in visiting one of the very few inhabited royal palaces on earth. Touring around just some of the palace’s 775 rooms will give you an insight into the remarkable lives of our royal family. If you’re a fan of rococo furniture and masterpieces by Peter Paul Rubens and others, then this is a trip you wouldn’t want to miss out on. Visitor’s requiring step-free access can enter the palace in true royal fashion through the palace’s front gates. Quingo Toura, Vitess and Plus users should note though that visitors with Class 3 scooters will be asked to set their speed limiter to 4mph.
- South Bank – If you want to visit somewhere shiny and neon, then London’s South Bank certainly fits the bill. Shakespeare’s Globe, an exact replica of the original theatre, puts on a whole host of the Bard’s work. The imposing Tate Modern art gallery, the London Eye and the Southbank centre are all located here. Accessibility has been much improved in recent times with better signage and lighting, access ramps and handrails having all been introduced.
Getting around and about
Next week we’ll look at three more accessible attractions in London in part two of our blog post on London’s accessible hotspots.