We are traveling to London for seven nights at the end of this month. My husband is working some of that time and his company is paying for the first five nights of our hotel in the city, through Sunday night. Our flight leaves that next Wednesday morning. Sadly, we will not be back in the UK for a long time, and would like to use our time wisely.
Here is my question. If you were in my situation would you:
A. Rent a car on Monday morning and tour around, staying somewhere outside of the city (and therefore less expensive) returning the car on Wednesday morning before our flight? I have thought about the Cotswolds, Windsor, Stonehenge, Bath, etc., but would love other's opinions about where to go and where to stay. Would getting back to Heathrow on Wednesday morning be a problem because of traffic? Should we stay one night somewhere else and Tuesday night somewhere closer to the airport? If we weren't returning the car to the airport, what would be a good location to get to Monday morning and return the car Tuesday night?
B. Stay two more days in London and find a less expensive hotel for the last two nights? Would taking a day trip on the train be worthwhile for one of those days?
Anything else I might not be considering?
Thank you so much!