My husband, daughter (age 19) and I are arriving On Virgin Atlantic (Gatwick South Terminal) at 6:55 AM on December 26. I've looked at the Dot2Dot website and their price for the 3 of us round trip would be L114.00(sorry -- no "pound" key!). They assist you with your luggage onto the Gatwick Express, then meet you at Victoria, again assist you with luggage and you are met by one of their shuttle vans which drops you at your hotel (or hopefully, private address as we are renting a flat in South Kensington).
If we do the "4 for 2" fare on the Gatwick Express, total round trip for the 3 of us would be L53.60 in Express Class or L88.00 in First Class. Are the perks worthwhile to be in First Class?
My husband has some difficulty walking due to extensive knee surgery and I don't think taking the Underground (to Kensington High Street which has no lift or escalator) is viable. Therefore, we would be taking a taxi from Victoria to the flat.
How much would the taxi cost and how do we go about arranging for another taxi to pick us up at the flat the morning of departure? Do we simply telephone for the taxi and are they reliable about arriving on time?
The Dot2Dot service is tempting because it provides seamless service -- but is it just as easy to get a taxi (keeping in mind that we are arriving on Boxing Day?)
Thanks for any and all assistance!