Thank you all for the valuable information on this forum.
During our family trip (kids 7 and 10 years old) to London we are planning a daytrip to Brighton. The best option for a ticket for the four of us (e.g on Monday August the 4th) is a First Capital connect off peak saver return at 40.75 GBP. It is not an advance ticket (we don’t want to be restricted to specific trains) so can anyone please tell me it the above price is only for buying online or I can also buy the ticket at this price at the station when we arrive to London a few days before the travel date? Could off peak tickets to Brighton be sold out during the high season?
Since our hotel is near London Bridge station I have chosen this as a starting point but will the ticket be for boarding at this specific station only? I mean what if we decide to have a stroll before our trip and board from another station that this train stops at (e.g Blacfriars). Can we do that? So I guess the actual question is should we bother buying the ticket now or just buy before we board the train?
Thank you in advance!