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Top accessible venues revealed
British Library
The British Library is one of the buildings voted for
The top 50 most accessible venues for disabled people in London have been unveiled by Mayor Ken Livingstone.

Disabled people from all over the UK voted for their favourite venues in a competition run by Transport for London (TfL) and BBC London in 2003.

The Rough Guide to Accessing London includes places ranging from theatres and cafes to zoos and parks.

Among the criteria inspected were wheelchair access, availability of hearing loops and helpful staff.

Other plus points were information in large print or braille, accessible toilets, the speaking of British sign language and affordability.

In the Entertainment category, venues ranging from the National Theatre, the Royal Festival Hall to the Tricycle Theatre and Ritzy Cinema were among 14 chosen.

The Museum of London, Tate Britain, the Cabinet War Rooms and the London Eye were among 19 Places of Interest voted for.

Best shops were Peter Jones, DKNY, Virgin Megastore 3, Harrods and Marks and Spencer Simply Food.

The 50 venues and places listed in the Guide will all receive awards from TfL.

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