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General Accessibility in London and United Kingdom

Main Cities an Tourist Regions

United Kingdom useful info for disabled visitors

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Accomodations in the United Kingdom, expecially in London, it is usually expensive. London is a very wide town and to stay in a centrally located hotel it will help you to move easily. Many hotels in London have "adapted" rooms but sometime these rooms can not be suitable for anybody expecially if the adaptations were made many years ago.
The hotels we are dealing with are fully accessible, they have no stairs or steps on the way to the rooms, the lifts are wide and our disabled guests will be able to move all around the buildings. The rooms we book for people with disability have usually roll-in shower and WC with grabs. The hotels have usually 1 or 2 accessible rooms but there are hotels with many accessible rooms up to 10..


The public transport system in the main United Kingdom towns are generally well organized and in London the network includes the underground railway.

London Underground
Unfortunately the London Underground was built over one century ago and at that time accessibility was not considered as important. In recent years London Underground has decided to improve accessibility and the works to adapt the main stations are on the way. The District line has accessible stations and is connected with the Piccadilly line accessible stations. The Jubilee line is accessible too. The Heathrow airports terminals 1,2,3 & 4 are conected by accessible passages to the Piccadilly line. The Docklands Light Railway (DLR) on the right river Thames side is fully accessible and all the railways staions have free access by lifts or ramps.

Taxis and cabs
The traditional black English cabs are widely available and their fares are cheaper than in other European towns. A large portion of them are easily wheelchair accessible and by the end of the years 2000 all of them are supposed to be accessible. The most accessible are the Metrocabs and you can stop them in the street while running if they are free.
Minicabs are easier to use for a wheelchair traveler but you must book in advance.

The traditional 2 floors English buses are not accessible! But the London Transport Authority is improving the accessibility of the London standard buses. The main accessible bus service is Stationlink which links the main London railway stations by vehicles with a lift. There are also on some lines special low-floor buses and the access is easy due to an extending ramp.

Minivan with driver
We can book for our guests minivans with lift and with and English speaking driver. We use for our guests special vans with powered lift, in few cases we use vans with ramp. The vans can transports up to 8 passengers plus our driver. We calculate our rates for maximum 7 pax, because during the sightseeings and the excursions a guide'll use the seat near the driver. In case the party doesn't ask for the guide the available seats'll be 8. In few case the vans can transport less than 8 pax. Usually vans can take in up to 2 or 3 wheel chairs.

Rent a Car

We can rent a car from many companies like Avis, Hertz, Maggiore, at very competive rates.
Cars with hand controls are very few andt available on demand. Minivans with lift  to be rented for self driving (by an ablebodied driver)are available  too.


The Eurosta
r train from Paris is accessible (2 chair spaces each train) and bring you to the Waterloo railway station, downtown located in the center of London. The Waterloo station is fully accessible too.

Ferries from France, Belgium, Ireland and Netherlands are accessible too by lift access from the car deck to the upper decks of the ship..


On request we can supply expert guides for your sightseeings or excursions in all major languages and handling by experienced staff on arrival and departure in each British port of call.
We can provide medical and nurse assistance, book for you manual wheelchairs, electric wheelchairs or scooters to rent, provide tickets for any artistic show, event or fair all around Italy, in few world we can provide you what you need.

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