We are a group of 4 adults travelling to London in October. We will be arriving at Heathrow and staying at Russell Square for 7 full days beyond the day of arrival, coming in around 2 pm. I have read as much as I can about the Oyster cards and travel cards, including the 2-4-1 option. We will be seeing the usual tourist sites in London and are also planning day trips to Windsor and Greenwich (as well as Liverpool). Regarding the attractions covered in the 2-4-1, the only ones I can foresee pertaining to us will be the Tower of London and Churchill War Rooms. According to Rick Steves “London” guide, a group of 4 will actually do better taxiing most everywhere within London, except during rush hour.
SO… can anyone please help guide me on what sort of travel cards we should purchase once we get there, or in advance? I am inclined to keep things very simple and just do the Oyster card PAYG option. We will be more interested in saving time than money, unless the savings are substantial. (“Substantial” to me=around 15%) The overall cost of the trip is already up there anyway.
Thank you very much for any help!!