London Hotels: Accessibility
Most London hotels offer a good degree of accessibility, in that they offer wheelchair friendly accommodation and step free access. Some London hotels manage to go that extra mile and ensure that their staff receive extra training to increase awareness of the needs of disabled people.
Many London hotels also offer onsite blue badge or offsite parking, audio indicators in lifts, Braille signage and telephones with large buttons. Most London hotels allow assistance dogs.
A great way to find accessible London Hotels is to search via the Direct Enquiries website. Commissioned by the London Development Agency, the website provides lots of London accommodation information including:
1. Detailed access of communal spaces and hotel room information
2. Photographic routes through the hotel - this for example could be how to get from a room to the hotel restaurant, or how to get from the reception to the lift
3. How to get to the hotel, be it by public transport or car.
The website features hotels in all areas of London in all price ranges, here are just a few examples:
1. Holiday Inn London, Kensington Forum. Part of the Holiday Inn family and featuring 906 bedrooms, this is one of the London's largest hotels. Accessible hotel rooms feature large beds, adapted ensuite bathroom facilities and ceiling track hoists - the hotel can also provide interconnecting rooms for carers.
2. The Landmark London. Ranked amongst the capital's leading luxury hotels, the Landmark boasts some of the largest guest rooms in the city. Like many hotels in London, The Landmark has staff trained in accessibility awareness and offers hearing loops and accessible guest rooms.
3. Novotel London Tower Bridge. Part of the great value Novotel group, this London hotel has 12 accessible rooms with adapted ensuite bathrooms as well as interconnecting rooms. Situated in London's most historic district, the Novotel is perfectly placed for visitors who wish to visit St Paul's Cathedral, Tower Bridge, the London Eye and Tate Modern.
About the author:
Visit London is funded by partnership subscriptions and commercial activity. It receives public funding from the Department for Culture, Media and Sport via the Mayor of London and the London Development Agency and London Councils.