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London: A Big City For Big People

London: A Big City For Big People

Every city in the world has its ups and downs. Whether a place doesn’t have adequate public transportation or it lacks roomy accommodation, it can be difficult to find places that meet your needs without conducting a lot of research beforehand.

Fortunately, there are loads of always to find out about a destination before you get on that plane or train. To help you out with this, this post will explore London, diving in to figure out what could make it a good or bad choice for a plus-size traveler.

Destination: London

Accommodations

It can be hard to find a place to stay that is large enough to accommodate bigger bodies, even in modern cities. Many newer budget hotels are built to save space, so you don't always get a lot of square footage. And in a city as old as London, historic buildings weren't exactly designed with large bodies in mind. These buildings have been renovated to accommodate hotel rooms and en-suite bathrooms. Because of this, you may experience small double beds and tiny showers with little room to move around, especially in budget B&Bs. 

Where you find old buildings, however, you can also find large rooms, wide hallways, and spacious living areas to make sure that people are comfortable. You may have to pay a little more for extra space, but the beds in luxury hotels tend to be larger than those found in budget hotels, giving you even more reason to go this route. Upgrading to a nice historic hotel is also a great way to experience the city like nobility.

Attractions

Whether you like to go out and try new food or prefer to spend time learning about the history of a place, London has something for everyone in the tourism department. To make the most of this, it would be worth looking up how easy it is to access major attractions. Being such a big city, getting from place to place can take some time. To avoid long, uncomfortable walks, visit sites like V London City to help you find the best venues within easy walking distance. While planning your itinerary will take some time, it will make the whole journey much more pleasant. Plus, a lot of people find it helpful no matter their size.

Transportation

Of course, there will always be some negatives to a city like London. Being built in the past, the rules used for pathways, doors, and other restrictive areas weren’t standardized to be as inclusive as possible. This sort of issue is most prevalent on the public transport in the city. To avoid this, consider hiring a taxi.

Taxis can be a great way to see London, as these won’t force you to navigate the crowded Underground or buses. They are more expensive, though, so you will have to budget accordingly. You could also choose an accommodation close to those attractions you want to see most, allowing you to see your favorite sights on foot. 

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With all this in mind, it should be a lot easier assessing a location before your next vacation. Going on holiday can be nerve-wracking when you are worried about limitations. In reality, though, as time goes on, the world is becoming more and more inclusive, so don't let that hold you back!


Disclosure: this is a contributed post from an anonymous writer.

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