Things for the Elderly To Do In London
London is one of the most visited cities in the world. One natural reason is that it is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. However, London is a huge city and quite hard for elderly people to walk around. As a result, there are certain places apt for elderly people to visit. Following is a list of things for elderly to do in London. Read further to know what these places are so that the next time you plan to take some elders with you, you will be better equipped.
1) Royal Botanical Gardens
The Royal Botanical Gardens or the Kew Gardens is one of the most famous gardens which houses plants from around the world. The Kew Gardens is 121 hectares of gardens between Kew and Richmond in Southwest London. Elderly visitors can take special tours to visit the greenhouse. The greenhouse houses some unique plants such as giant lily pads.
2) Madam Tussaud’s Wax Museum
Madam Tussaud’s is famous for its lifelike wax models of important personalities all over the world. These personalities come from various backgrounds such as theatre, sports, music, politics, movies and many more. These wax models are displayed for the entertainment of the public. Visitors are allowed to stand next to these models and take photos. The museum is open on all days except public holidays. It has various ticketing options and the elderly may be able to obtain a discount.
3) The British Museum
One of the things for elderly to do in London is to visit The British Museum. This is one famous museum in London that houses artifacts which date back to millions of years. It also has artifacts belonging to different civilizations of the world including the Egyptian and Roman civilizations. Entry to this museum is free. One of the entrances from Russell Street has handrails which make access to the elderly easy.
4) Tower of London
The Tower of London is usually a well liked attraction amongst elderly visitors. They will enjoy the attractions such as Crown Jewels, Medieval Palace, Tower Green and a massive display of antiquities. There are certain areas which are very easily accessible to elders such as Jewel House and Crown Jewels. Other areas which are difficult for them to access can be skipped. There is easy ticket booking options.
5) National Gallery
The National Gallery is another art museum situated on Trafalgar Square in London. This art museum was founded in 1824 and it houses a collection of more than 2,300 paintings which date from mid-13th century to 1900s. The museum is a non-departmental public body and its collections to the public. The entry is generally free for the main collection whereas the special exhibitions will carry a small fee.
Now that you know some of the best places and things for elderly to do in London, the next time you plan to take some elderly tourists with you to London, you won’t have difficulties to visit these places.