We are planning 1+ week trip to Ireland, but wanted to do a quickie weekend in London. We'll have our pretty well traveled 5 & 7 year old with us. Our thought at the moment (and you can feel free to chime in with opinions here....) is to arrive into Dublin (from Texas) in the morning and immediately depart for London. We'd prefer not to rent a car in London but stay close to the Tube to get around.
Initially I thought we'd just fly DUB->GAT since we'd be at the airport already anyone. However, someone suggested I look into taking the ferry over as he said it was very cost effective and would take 3h there, 1h back on the faster one? First, is this accurate? And secondly, where are the ferry ports in both Ireland & London? Is the Irish one close/easily accessible from the airport with 2 kids + luggage? Is the British one close to the Tube?
While we'd like to keep this budget friendly, we'd also like to balance this out with convenience since we will likely all be tired from our trip over, and balance with time since we will only have a weekend in London. Thoughts please to help us decide!