Hi everyone. I've been on here quite a bit the last couple of weeks and everyone's been very helpful. We are leaving for London this Saturday (can't believe it's here!) and I have some questions as I try to firm up last minute details.
We have tickets to the HP Studio Tour. Do I need to buy my train tickets in advance, or will day of be okay? If I purchase the tickets in advance, are they only good for a particular train (time) ? (There are two trains that could work for us that day). I would rather purchase once we're there, unless that will be a problem.
I will be staying at 40 Elm Park Gardens in Chelsea. Victoria seems to be the nearest rail station where I can purchase a 7-Day Travelcard, Is this correct? Of course, to get to Victoria, we will need to take a bus--can we pay that in cash as we board?
We are thinking of doing the Original Sightseeing Tour the day we get in (depending on if we're up for it). I don't want to purchase the tickets online, since I'm not sure if we're definitely doing it. Can I only purchase them at their main location in Picadilly Circus, or can they be purchased at any of the 5 departure points? (One of which is near Victoria Station, so that might be easier).
Finally, I'm firming up a loose itinerary. We will be there for 11 days with two teenagers--18 & 15. I'm thinking the maximum amount of larger museums we'd want to visit is three or 4 (so as not to bore them to death). I definitely have the V&A on the list, since we would like to try to see the David Bowie exhibit, if we can get tickets. My husband is interested in the British Museum and the Tate Modern. I was considering either the National Gallery or National Portrait Gallery. I don't want to spend the entire time in museums, so any input is greatly appreciated.
Thank you in advance. I'm sure this isn't the last you'll hear from me!