We are 2 Adults and 2 children - 13 & 14yrs visiting London from 15-18 May. We will be staying near Stockwell. We are planning on pretty much the usual sightseeing since this is the first trip for the kids.
Tower of London
Natural History Museum
Evening at the Theaters
Harry Potter Studios
I am sure I will have more than a few questions while planning these 4 days in London and I will post them in this thread.
Since I need to buy tickets in advance for Madame Tussauds and Warner Bros Studios, I started off planning for these attractions.
QUESTION 1: For the 4 days we are in London, we plan to get Oyster card or Travelcard. Unable to decide which of the two would be more economical for the 4 of us.
Another point of confusion is that there seems to be an application process to get Oyster cards for 11-15yr olds. Should we get oysters cards for the adults and day travel cards for the kids?
All our travel will be in Zones 1 and 2 (except for when we go to Warner Studios).
I read that special fares apply from Euston to Watford.
http://www.tfl.gov.uk/tickets/14416.aspx has a mind boggling array of options and I have no clue as to where to even begin.
QUESTION 2: Planning our visit to the Harry Potter Studios in Leavesden:
Thanks adamhornets for starting this thread - very useful
As of now, tickets are available for all time slots on 15 - 17 May.
With help from http://www.tfl.gov.uk/ - Transport for London - we are planning on taking the metro from Stockwell to Watford.
Leave Stockwell at 9:30 and reach Watford Junction at 10:10. Catch the shuttle to the studios at 10:20, reach the studios at 10:35.
I am planning to get family tickets (83 pounds) for the 11:30 slot - just in case of any delay anywhere.
Let me know if this will work.
QUESTION 3: I gather that the tour takes about 3 hours which means we should be done by 2:30. We have the option of visiting St Albans as suggested by adamhornets or come back to London. What are our options if we come back to London? I am guessing we would be late for many of the attractions. Maybe get tickets for the theater that evening?