I have the following itinerary for a 38 days visit to UK & will be grateful if you all could give any advice & suggest improvements to achieve a successful trip
I will be staying in Zone 4 near Arnos Grove station
London 7 days
Edinburgh 6 days
London 6 days
Cambridge 3 days
London 2 days
Paris 5 days
Coach tours out of London 2 days
London 7 days
My questions are as follows
1) I have done the maths with regards to London pass & found that it is cheaper to get travelcards (for 241 offers )& not be stressed out trying to visit too many places covered by the pass
Should I get 7 day travelcard with photocard for the 7,6 and 7 days & get day travelcard for the 2 days in London for Z 1-4?An oyster will serve the trips to & from Heathrow &/or Hampton Court(from Euston station)
Where can i buy the paper 7 day TC ?Any train station on the way from Heathrow on the first day of arrival & must the TC be purchased on the first day of the card validity period ?
It will be difficult to say @ this stage whether I will be using the buses alot to justify the purchase of TC, otherwise the cheaper oyster should be used
I am having problem registering for 241 site online as the page does not proceed despite trying both uk & Malaysian address.Could someone help me out there>
2 Coach tour to Stratford (Cotswold) & Bath,Windsor,Stonehenge have mixed reviews on mostly fantastic (great guides,local pub lunch) to insufficient time,crowded coach & traffic jam getting out of London.What is the consensus here .? I am laid back & will enjoyed an organised tour versus taking a train to each destination which warrant a whole day each
3 I wish I had booked longer for Edinburgh,still there is a lot to see/do in London
4 The 22 days in London is spread out 7,6,2 & 7 days
How should i approach this?
241 trips can be done for days for which paper rail TC are bought,& so non 241 trips for which I will use oyster or TC loaded on oyster.
5 Can we just go & visit Wilton's music Hall (Whitechapel) anyday more performances?
6Should another trip out of London to Hastings be practical or should I do/see all that we can see in 22 days in London?
I tried booking train to Hastings for a day return with East Coast Rail & dare not proceed when the en route stops shown is 'Hayward" & not Battle & Tunbridge Wells ,Is that correct ?
What train line should i book with?
I will ask you all later for more detailed planning questions
Thank you all in the community & be sure to contact me if you are coming to Malaysia