My husband and I will be traveling through Stansted Airport in January on our way to a flight back to the U.S. (through Heathrow). We will be arriving on a Friday night and will have Saturday to explore the Stansted area. We chose to come through the Stansted Airport so that we could see a bit of England beyond just London.
I would greatly appreciate ideas of things to do in the Stansted area as well as any lodging recommendations. A small B&B or another economically priced hotel would be our preference.
Also, our flight leaves at 11am out of Heathrow on Sunday. Would it be better to take the coach from Stansted to Heathrow the night before and stay in a nearby hotel or is the line reliable enough that we could go in Sunday morning (of course, the weather may be a factor in that decision, too).
Thank you, in advance, for your help!