London, the capital city of the United Kingdom and the seat of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth’s throne, is one of the world’s top vacation destinations for wheelchair users and people with disabilities. This guide has been a long time coming, in large part due to the immense size of the city and the incredible history that envelops it. I have visited London more times than I can count, and I am thrilled to be able to share it with you through this accessible travel guide.
The British capital is an old city, with a history dating back to Roman times. Its metropolitan transit system, the London Underground (more colloquially, the “tube”), traces its history to 1863. With the city being a patchwork quilt of development across the centuries and decades, understanding the nature of accessibility in London can be a challenge. Fortunately, the British people have done a masterful job updating their historic treasure of a city to welcome visitors of all abilities. With this travel guide, you’ll be prepared to explore and experience all that London has to offer from the seat of your wheelchair!
For travelers looking to visit one of London’s West End theatres, visit SeatPlan to find detailed accessibility information and direct contact details for each venue’s access teams.
London’s Heathrow and Gatwick airports connect the city to the world.
Attractions & Sights
Historic buildings, royal palaces, world-class museums, public parks… London offers something for everyone.