I'm thinking about visiting London December 18 - 28 (though I could add a of more couple days). I'm in Seville so discount flights are into Stansted. I've previously spent a little time in London so am interested in using some of this visit for side trips out of the city - Cambridge or Oxford, Salisbury, maybe even Cardif or other further places. I'm just planning now so hope you can help me focus my thinking some. I understand that I'll have to plan around Christmas and Boxing Day schedules.
Considering flights via Stansted, area to stay in London that will be accessible from airport and then to tour by walking or tube to major attractions. Hotel recommendations in the $100 - $125 range appreciated.
Would you base in London and do day trips only or split nights among additional locations? I'm fine with a routing that takes me out of London for a few days so will appreciate your ideas on this. Suggested itinerary and hotel
recommendations for other locales?
I'm a 60+ solo female. I love history, architecture, art and quirky places. I'm a walker and will be using public transport rather than a car.