Older couple & granddau, age 15, tentatively anticipate staying 3 nights at Kew Bridge London Travelodge - I think that is in Brentford. Hotel is just 0.25 mile (0.15 km) from Kew Bridge train station (but 1.5miles from Kew Bridge tube station - not walking distance!). We plan to commute 2 days in toward central London to catch hop-on/off bus. Is it correct that we can start either Original or Big Bus tour at or near Victoria Station? If so, is it feasible in time & cost to catch train from Kew Bridge Train Station to Victoria Station? It appears that a green line goes directly from Kew to Victoria? Or is that a tube route? Or would tube or bus be better? Or another location with a budget hotel - such as Clapham Junction?
Another Question: The above hotel location is convenient from Heathrow for our flights - should we go by taxi or ____? We'll each have luggage - a sizeable suitcase, overnite bag & personal item. Back problems mean I have to be careful lifting a 45lb (21kg) suitcase.
Normally in US & in Europe we travel by car (as we will do elsewhere in Britain) & when entering a large city we drive to a train or tube station - but all that commuting is time-consuming! This time we are trying to stay closer-in & make more use of public transit but our guide books don't seem to have adequate info to give us much help using London transit,
Any assistance would be most appreciated!
Thank You in Advance for any responses you can give us.