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10 accessible attractions in London

Here are 10 accessible interesting tourist sights recommended by VisitEngland, the country’s tourist information bureau.changingguarduk

1. Museum of London  

Get under the skin of London, from club-wielding Neanderthals to the Carnaby Street fashionistas of the sixties. The museum details the various transformations and tribulations thrown at London over the centuries. Perfectly positioned alongside the old city wall, it’s full of surprises and artefacts that will surprise even the most clued-up of Cockneys. The museum offers full accessibility for those with mobility impairments, with full physical access to all public areas as well as services for those with sight loss.

2. National Gallery 

Housing one of the finest art collections in the world, the National Gallery draws over five million visitors a year all eager to spend a few reflective moments gazing at masterpieces by Monet, Turner and the other world-class artists. Alongside this barrage of priceless landscapes sit more contemporary collections and temporary exhibitions in the adjoining National Portrait Gallery. The galleries provide British Sign Language-interpreted talks on paintings, art sessions for visitors who are blind and partially sighted as well as wheelchair access.

3. Theatreland

London is home to a glittering family of iconic theatres, many of which are more than 100 years old and have dazzling interiors that are just as show-stopping as the musicals, dramas and comedies on stage. In recent years many theatres in the West End have gone to great lengths to address the needs of wheelchair users. Remember to buy your tickets a good six to eight weeks before your trip though, as accessible seating is limited.

Continue reading on EasyEngland’s site.

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