Traveling abroad is often a stressful experience for those of us with disabilities, largely because there is so much uncertainty around accessibility. Even as a constant traveler, I experience a bit of apprehension each time I depart the United States. But, when I depart for London on Wednesday, I’ll face no such concern.
You see, London is a city where, after arriving to the airport, I can take a nonstop train to the city center (check out my review of the Heathrow Express), hail a wheelchair accessible taxi with a wave of my hand (100% of London Black Cabs have a wheelchair ramp), and ride the iconic city buses for free (read my guide to accessible public transport in London). For me, London is a dream destination for its high level of accessibility — it truly is one of the best cities in the world.
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