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We'll (2 adults and 2 kids) be in London for 3 days, arriving 9:20 am the first day. First, should we buy a travelcard for that day? I'm not sure what our plans will be, but we will probably go to Tower of London or walk around the city. The next two days, we will definitely be getting a travelcard. Is VisitBritain a good site to buy from and should we get our travelcards at London or order them? Sorry for all the questions, but thank you in advance!

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1. Re: Travelcard

'Is VisitBritain a good site to buy from ...' No, it is not. '... should we get our travelcards at London' Yes.

What ages are your children? If 15 or younger they may buy Child rate Travelcards but if 16 or older they will need to buy Adult cards.

Have you read the two traveller articles about the two for one offers and National Rail issued Travelcards, both articles under Top Questions about London? If not, please do so as you will find that buying cards at a rail ticket office will not only allow you to use all of London's transport options but will also save pounds with the two for one offers.

Please let us know when you plan to travel and where you've booked, so we can suggest the nearest rail station for purchase of one day Travelcards. Let us know as well if you've booked to fly to Heathrow or Gatwick.

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The children will be 11 and 14 at the time. I haven't, but I will now, thank you!

We're traveling late June and we haven't booked yet, as we're still searching for hotels, but probably the Holiday Inn Express near Swiss Cottage. (If you have any suggestions for us that's up to the price of $250 per night that'll be great. I don't care if it's outside the center, as long as it is easy to get in the center.) We'll be landing at Gatwick and as for departing, we'll be going to Barcelona, but we're not sure yet which airport that'll be from.

Thanks!

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London hotel rates will be shown and charged in sterling, with the exchange rate subject to fluctuation every day between now and when you travel.

At present, your budget is about £170. I think you can find more central accommodation than the HI nearish Swiss Cottage, especially for travel from Gatwick.

Rates for the last six or seven days of June are from £69 to £169 per night at the Premier Inn Tower Hill in Prescot Street. The hotel is very near Tower Hill and Aldgate stations, with 11 buses making their way to and from Aldgate as very good alternatives to the Underground. For travel from Gatwick you would walk to the airport's rail station on arrival day, ask for a GroupSave ticket to London Bridge, and pay just £25 for the 26 minute rail journey, then another £6 or £7 for the taxi from London Bridge station to the hotel.

The PI Blackfriars (five minutes' walk from Blackfriars station for the train from Gatwick and Underground to Heathrow, should you decide to fly from that airport to BCN, with Blackfriars a step free station) and the PI Old Street are also worth a look. These are also well situated for transport in London and handy for trains from Gatwick airport.

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