My husband and I will arrive at Terminal 3 LHR at 7:45 on 9/7 and depart LHR at 10:30 on 9/14 staying at the London Marriott Grosvenor Square. As we arrived at Gatwick last trip we are not familiar with the trip to/from LHR. We are planning on taking the tube to Green Park. Should we get off and walk from there or change to the Jubilee line to Bond St.? How difficult is the transfer - I just remember long walks between lines at some stations. Should we just retrace our route for the return? I am thinking we need to arrive at LHR by 8:00. Is that doable on a Saturday? We will have a couple backpack-style carry-ons and a larger rolling suitcase.
We are thinking using just PAYG Oyster or a 7 day travelcard zone 1-2 loaded with extra PAYG for the LHR trips and a trip to Hampton Court Palace. Not sure the 2-4-1 offers interest us much as only HCP and perhaps Churchill War Rooms are in the plans. If we just did PAYG would it make sense to buy a I day paper travelcard for the 2-4-1 at HCP? Also thinking of day trips to Oxford and/or someplace like Dover Castle. DH has specifically requested a castle trip and we have done Tower of London and Windsor - ideas for other castles (not ruins) that are easy day trips using public transportation?
Any suggestions for decent pubs near the Marriott? We plan to stay awake our first day and visit Portobello Market as we did on our first day last trip. Will want an early dinner in a casual setting. We also have reservations at the Wolseley on Monday for dinner - coq au vin is the plat du jour. Good or something better?
Thanks for all your help. I promise not to ask about tipping.