I'm planning on spending the entire day tomorrow (Sunday) going to various tourist sites in London. I will have a ten year old with me. It appears to be cheaper to get a roundtrip Ascot to Richmond for the two of us, then switch to a one day travelcard for tube and busses, as opposed to taking rail to Waterloo, then buying a one day travelcard there. In addition, it looks like the tube from Richmond goes to the Hyde Park area, which is our first planned stop tomorrow.
First of all, is this reasonable? How long does it take to travel by tube to Hyde Park from Richmond?
I would like to do this because I feel that it gives us more flexibility, to go to the museums near Hyde Park first, then to other places in London, then back to Richmond and transfer to rail to Ascot, and that it would be cheaper. But when I try to add a travelcard onto my rail fare, it looks like it will add a card for my child, too, even though he is under 11 and would be free when traveling with me. Can I just get an oystercard or a travelcard made for me at Richmond? I did bring a passport photo. Can I just buy a one day travelcard for myself at Richmond tube station, and bring my son aboard trains and busses because he is under 11? Do I need something for my son to ride tube and busses with me, or do I just need to have my own travelcard or oystercard? We plan to travel to London for the next three days, Sun-Tues. Does it make sense to get a 7 day card? We can leave after peak AM commute - our only goal is to arrive at museums, which don't open until 10 AM anyway.