I thought I'd already posted this question but it seems to have disappeared so sorry if it turns up twice.
My husband and I are making our third trip to London in late August.
Last time we had the children with us and made great use of the 2 for 1 offers using travel cards. This time I had thought we'd get Oyster cards loaded with 7 day pass (as we'd done all of the 2 for 1 sights we wanted to see). Then I saw that HCP is a 2 for 1 and wondered about paper cards. I decided that as it was August and quite a busy time (we are there over the last bank holiday weekend) I should probably prebook tickets to HCP. In this case we were back to the Oyster as you can't use 2 for 1 and prebook.
NOW we are thinking of doing the Churchill War Rooms so maybe back to paper tickets. We could however do this on the day we arrive from the Cotswalds by train.
My convoluted questions are these;
If we go for the paper tickets (seven day) how do we pay for our tickets to HCP? I see on the great western that we can get from London Victoria (close to our hotel) to HCP return for about GBP25 for both of us. (that's going peak time as I think I'd like to be there when it opens) Would I be better pre buying these tickets or just pay the difference from end of zone 2 on the day? If I would be better buying the tickets would they be eligible for the 2 for 1? At HCP I mean.
Now, my husband is not a big public transport fan, probably due to the fact that our public transport is so bad, so will probably use taxis a bit. Maybe I would be better getting Oyster PAYG money which will cap at the daily travel rate. I know no one can answer that for me but what are your opinions? We are staying fairly centrally and don't mind a bit of a walk.
Thanks very much for your opinions in advance.