I'm wondering what is the easiest and/or cheapest way for 4 adults to get from Heathrow to Bethnal Green.
How much would a taxi cost? Could 4 people and their luggage fit into one taxi? It's always just been me and another person in my past visits and from what I can remember, I'm not sure if 4 people and 4 suitcases would fit in a taxi...unless larger ones are available for the same price?
Would it be less expensive to take the Heathrow Express to Paddington then a taxi from there? I don't really fancy the thought of dragging suitcases up and down tube stations if we were to take the tube from Paddington to Bethnal Green. Buses might be easier to handle, provided that there aren't too many transfers and walks between stops and the Town Hall hotel aren't far...
Also, it might be a long shot, but I'm hoping to do a walking tour that starts at 1 pm in Covent Garden on the day we arrive. I thought it would be a good intro to the city. Barring delays, we're supposed to land in Heathrow Terminal 3 at 10:40 am on a Tuesday. Do you think it's possible for us to get from Heathrow to the hotel, drop-off our bags, and make it to Covent Garden by 1 pm? Or is it cutting it too close?
Thanks for all the help!