Projections of demand and supply for accessible hotel rooms in London

Date published: 
01 November 2017

The main points from Working Paper 90:

  • London is one of the most visited cities in the world, with 19.1 million international visitors, spending around £11.9 billion in 2016.
  • London must ensure that it can provide suitable accommodation that meets the needs of all those that wish to visit, including those with accessibility requirements.
  • Comparisons of projected supply and demand show that London would currently meet demand for accessible hotel rooms when using the mobility impaired definition of accessibility.
  • However, London would require between 9.7% and 14.2% of all new hotel rooms to be accessible if it was to meet demand using the wider all disabled definition of accessibility.