Hello Londoners and those who know loads about London.
I understand everyone is going to tell me I'm crazy to drive from Liverpool to London but train tickets are going to be rather expensive as we did not book them in advance (last minute trip) and I love to drive. We have a gas tank friendly car and I am used to driving on congested northeast U.S. roads. Three and a half hour skiing day trips are a weekly occurrence in my family.
We are planning on leaving Aintree, Liverpool early A.M. on Monday the 30th, I hope to be on the road by 7. Our final destination will be a Mayfair area hotel. I've already checked and the congestion charge is not in effect.
Will an earlier start time work to our advantage?
Is Monday traffic around London particularly bad?
Should I expect it to take 4+ hours?
Other than "Don't drive to London" or "Take the train" does any one have any other sound advice that may be helpful?