London Travel for Over 60’s
All your life, you have worked hard waiting to get free from your responsibilities. Now, it’s time to enjoy a dream vacation overseas where you can do a lot of great yet low stress activities. Fortunately, London is one of the leading global cities that happily welcome senior citizens to explore its magical wonders without putting a strain on your body or your pocket. The city has gained the reputation of the most senior friendly cities in Europe, offering discounted rates on London transport, sights, and other tours to travellers over 60. Here is a guide for older travellers and senior citizens to make most of their London trip:
Parks and Gardens
If you love walking in a leisurely way, then you will definitely love London’s park scene. Home to eight royal parks, the city attracts thousands of travellers every weekend for its green and open spaces. Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens are the most popular parks in Central London, whereas Primrose Hill is a famous area to watch the city skyline. Some of the other parks and open spaces in the capital are as follows:
- Spreads over an area of 242 acres, Kensington Gardens boasts magnificent trees and ornamental flowerbeds. The park is also home to Princess Diana Memorial Playground.
- Exhibiting open-air theatre, Regent’s Park is also home to London Zoo, which is the oldest scientific zoo in the world.
- Senior folks who have an obsession to see Buckingham Palace can visit St. James Park. To add extra flair to your experience, the royal park boasts a nice café that serves delectable tea.
UK’s capital is home to thousands of hotels, and many of them offer senior-friendly services. These services include barrier-free entrance, elevators, and other assisted facilities. Jumeirah Carlton Tower and Holiday Inn Greenwich are some of the best hotels in the capital that offer senior-friendly facilities. But, make sure that you bring an identity card that acts as a proof of your age to avail the services.
It is true that cycling is one of the best ways to explore the streets of London. However, the city’s public transport is always ready to assist you with nice discounts on fare. The most reasonable way to move around the city is London buses that have low floors and are perfect for senior travellers. Chauffeurs are quite calm and won’t head until all travellers are safely seated. If you are worried about crowd, then London Underground is not an option for you.
London black taxis are the most comfortable options, as they have room for wheelchairs too. However, they are expensive as compared to other public transport. If you want to see the best of London from a different perspective, go for a Thames Cruise. Comfortable seats, outstanding views, and picturesque scenery, what else do you need to have a fun-filled vacation?
Museums & Sightseeing
From traditional museums to modern marvels, London has everything to welcome its guests with its unique greeting style. British Museum, Victoria and Albert Museum, and Tower of London are some of the fantastic places that can interest to any history buff. On the other side, Tate Modern and Madame Tussauds are some places that can win hearts of any modern art lover.
The capital holds a traditional and timeless elegance that sheds its royal British monuments, like Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, and Big Ben. Besides, there are plenty of sights and activities for older travellers to enjoy the mesmerizing charm of the magical London.
By considering all these things, you will surely find London a senior-friendly city that has a lot to offer. So, get ready to enjoy a relaxing vacation in London this year.
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