If you want to visit one of the most exciting cities in the world, a hub of the world and a center of trade and history, a place where you can enjoy art, royalty, nightlife, and fantastic dining opportunities, then London is the place to go. However, it is also an expensive destination. If you are disabled, you may worry that there is no way you can visit this amazing city if you are on a budget, but there are actually wheelchair accessible hotels in London that you can book on a shoestring. They are called hostels. Hostels are much cheaper than regular hotels, but offer most of the same benefits. And because of British and European equality and diversity laws, you should be able to access them even if you are in a wheelchair.
Enjoying Wheelchair Accessible Hotels in London
London is a huge city, so before you book your hostel, you should find out what you actually want to see. Once you know that, you can look for the nearest hostel to that location. There are lots of hostels in London, some of which offer shared rooms (they are the cheapest) and others that offer private rooms. The shared rooms certainly offer their own charm, sleeping in a huge dormitory with lots of other people who are excited about seeing this amazing city. Most of the time, these dormitories are single sex, so that is one less thing to worry about. Both shared and private rooms are affordable in hostels. You could sleep in a shared room for as little as $12 for a night, or around $47 for a private room. That is a fraction of the price of any other hotel.
You should also look at the amenities on offer in the hostels. What you will find might surprise you. There are often restaurants and bars on site, so you don’t have to cook or go out to an expensive restaurant either. Usually, these hostels offer bed and breakfast, which means your breakfast is sorted as well, which will make getting ready so much easier. Elevators and wheelchair access is usually included as standard and it is now even common to have free WiFi access in the hostels, so you can let your family know where you are as well.
Of course, you do have to consider safety. Generally, hostels are perfectly safe, but not every area of London is safe. So, once you have picked a hostel that you are interested in, do complete a quick Google search on the safety of that particular neighborhood. And general safety tips always stand as a traveler: let people know where you are, keep your important belongings on you, don’t show how much money you have, etc.
London is a superb city and you should never miss out on an opportunity to see it. If you are in a wheelchair, you have nothing to worry about because almost all hotels are fully accessible. And you don’t have to worry about prices if you choose hostels. Enjoy your stay!