I have read much here on the forum and elsewhere about rail/tube/train transport and my head is still spinning - it seems the more I read, the more I got confused. I think I have it figured out now but would appreciate confirmation I am on the right track, pardon the pun.
Solo traveler for one week with most (but not all) travel on tube or bus within Zones 1 & 2. Staying near Waterloo Station. I plan to buy an Oyster card upon arrival at Heathrow. Am I correct that when I buy Oyster, I can add onto it a 7-Day travel card for GBP29.20 and some PAYG, plus the 5 deposit?
Since the 2-4-1 deals won't apply for me, I don't think I need a paper 7-Day travel card - which I think most people get for those deals.
I also don't think I need a photo for the 7-day travel card amount to be loaded on Oyster, or do I?
Lastly, can the whole shebang be purchased with a credit card?
Thanks much for your patience and response to questions which have probably been answered but have been now lost in the jumble of what was my mind, pre-Oyster research.