Disabled Access to Nightlife While Getting Best London Hotel Deals
As far as nightlife is concerned, no other place can beat London. The capital city is quite renowned for its amazing and fun-filled nightlife and offers plenty of things to do. The city is vivacious for all travellers including those who need special care and attention. Thus, disabled travellers need not miss a chance to visit this ultimate holiday destination.
The city invites everyone to be a part of its charm and disabled travellers too can participate as by law there are public entertainment venues, which have made reasonable adjustments to ensure that the venue can be easily accessible to disabled people. Other than getting best London hotel deals here are some entertainment zones that are altered as per disabled tourists:
Most of the major cinema chains in London feature induction loops or infrared systems with which the noise in the backdrop is reduced, thus giving a clearer sound. Some cinemas also marks audio descriptions, however for that you need to pick a pair of headphones which is usually chargeable.
The cinema at the ICA is wheelchair accessible and guide dogs are also welcomed for them. Loop systems are also incorporated at the cinema.
Though, not all nightclubs are disabled friendly, but London's two biggest nightclubs Ministry of Sound and Fabric are wheelchair accessible. Fabric also features disabled toilets and for the later one only the ground floor is accessible, but this is the place where the main dance floor is. Book a stay at hotels near Barbican tube, thus to get a convenient access to Fabric. Brick Lane's 93 Feet East and Corsica Studios are also wheelchair accessible.
Bars & Pubs:
Most of the branches of chains like O'Neill's and Walkabout do have disabled toilets but unfortunately not all of bars and pubs have. If you are in any doubt, then it is always better to first enquire with the venue. The inner venues in London are wheelchair accessible, have permit guide dogs and also have disabled toilets. Copita, The Garrison, The Long Acre, All Bar One and The Clarence are few of them.
Just like cinemas, there are several theatres in London that have subtitled performances and audio descriptions. Theatres also has a feature of British sign language in which an interpreter stands in a major position and communicates to the audience as what is happening in the show. Following theatre are the most suitable for disabled travellers: London Coliseum, Soho Theatre, The Barbican and National Theatre. These all have disabled toilets, lifts, infrared sound amplification and wheelchair spaces too.
Thus, even disabled visitors can enjoy London's nightlife to the fullest without any inconvenience.
About the Author:
Abhinav Jain is an associate editor of Londonhotels4u dot com.