I have been planning our trip to London and folks here have been extremely helpful. We are two active seniors. I have some mobility difficulty and use a rollator( rolling walker) to tour( and sit). We are staying for 9 nights at Park Plaza Westminster Bridge Most of our travel will be by bus or taxi. We have 2 organized tours, to the Costwolds and to the Harry Potter Studio Tour both by coach already booked. I am wondering whether we should purchase a travel card or Oyster Card? I have also heard that the busses will sometimes wave the fare for the handicapped but I don't know if I fall into that category using only a rollator? We do plan to make a trip to Bletchley Park one day and I believe that involves using the train from Paddington Station. Can someone confirm that for me?
In addition to 2 evenings at the theatre and the day outings, we have nothing else planned as of yet. Wondering if we should combine the Tower of London/ St Paul's/ Changing of the Guard/ Thames River Cruise into a one day event via tour bus or try to do these things over time on our own. We have a day flight that arrives Heathrow at 9:30 PM so we hope that will minimize the jet lag. On our first full day Thursday, I thought we should take the Ho Ho and get our bearings, then return to the area of the Hotel near the river bank and the Eye. We could go and explore a little farther on Friday and over the weekend, and then concentrate on real touring the following Monday thru Friday. I would like to visit the museum where they have the mummies. My husband would love to see something that is associated with WWII. 2 additional outings I am considering. 1) a trip to Grenwich by boat, allowing the better part of the day there and returning for a tea somewhere. 2) a trip to Windsor, which I guess should be by organized coach. What would you think of those? I am pretty sure we will not be making another extended trip to London so I would like to see the important sights and some things like the Cotswolds that have always interested me. If we feel we have not seen enough we could always do one of those " Small Car Tours" that I have read about to fill in the remaining gaps around London like 10 Downing Street and Abbey Road ect.
All in all, do you have any comments or suggestions or do you find anything that we planned that looks like a waste( except Bletchley Park, which is a must) ? Anything that I should consider as " a must"? Thanks in advance. You have been so helpful since I was first thinking of staying at the Dockyards and taking the light rail to tour. I think I've come a long way with your help.